RIDGEFIELD — Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, “Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.” is a new take on the tale. Featuring a “wickedly tuneful” score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery may very well become a classic.
Journey Theater Arts Group will present “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” with performances spanning across two weekends, Feb. 17-26. Public performances will be held Fri., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 18, 7 p.m.; and Fri., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. All performances will be held at Ridgefield High School, located at 2630 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield.
Presale adult tickets are $14; youth and senior tickets are $10. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $9. There is a “Family Day” performance on Sat., Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of “enormous proportions.” James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
Tickets are all sale now at www.journeytheater.org or by calling (360) 750-8550.
About Journey Theater Arts Group
Journey offers dozens of classes in drama, dance, voice and more, and also produces 12 shows in four locations during the school year and a professional-level community theater musical each summer. Journey strives for excellence, while providing a welcoming and encouraging environment where kids ages 6 to 18 and their families can build life-long skills and friendships.
Journey is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, with offices located at 1400 NE 136th Ave., Suite 201, in Vancouver. Contact at (360) 750.8550 or www.journeytheater.org.