Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre

The musical adaptation comes to life on the Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre through August 14, 2022.

The Alliance Theatre is now presenting the world-premiere musical production, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY. Based on the witty and charming children's book by Oliver Jeffers, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY celebrates the joy of reading and the insatiable appetite for knowledge in a hilarious family production.  The musical adaptation comes to life on the Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre through August 14, 2022.

In the Alliance's world premiere telling of THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY, lead character Henry loves books.  But he hates reading them. Because books are so full of... words! Annoying, complicated, indecipherable words! Then one day he discovers the most amazing alternative to reading - eating the books whole. By chowing down, chomping, and literally digesting the contents of whole libraries, Henry gets smarter, and smarter, and smarter... until his tummy doesn't feel so good. A story about literally biting off more than you can chew, this delightful musical is great fun for the whole family.

The cast for THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY features Alexander Chen as Henry, Rhyn McLemore as Ms. Penn/Mom, Brad Raymond as Dad/Doctor/Game Show Host, India Tyree as Olivia/Reporter/Student/Artist, and Juan Carlos Unzueta as Rover/Jeff/Reporter/Student. Jontavious Johnson and Kyra Peirce serve as understudies.

THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY is directed by the Artistic Director of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, Jamil Jude, and marks the fourth production at the Alliance by playwright Madhuri Shekar, a former winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

The creative team includes Choreographer Danielle Swatzie, Lyricist Christian Albright, Composer Christian Magby, Set Designer Kat Conley, Costume Designer An-lin Dauber, Sound Designer Jeremiah Davison, Lighting Designer Ben Rawson, and Music Director Chris Brent Davis. Additional production support is provided by Stage Manager Liz Campbell, Line Producer Christopher Moses, COVID Coordinator Haylee Scott, and Young Performer Supervisor Kate Walsh.

Photo Credit: Greg Mooney

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Brad Raymond, Alexander Chen, and Rhyn McLemore

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Alexander Chen and cast

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Rhyn McLemore, Juan Carlos Unzueta, India Tyree, and Alexander Chen

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Juan Carlos Unzueta and Alexander Chen

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Brad Raymond and Rhyn McLemore

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Alexander Chen and Brad Raymond

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Alexander Chen, Brad Raymond, and Rhyn McLemore

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Juan Carlos Unzueta, Alexander Chen, and India Tyree

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Juan Carlos Unzueta and Alexander Chen

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
India Tyree, Brad Raymond, Alexander Chen, and Rhyn McLemore

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Alexander Chen

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Juan Carlos Unzueta, Alexander Chen, and Brad Raymond

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Rhyn McLemore and cast

Photos: First Look at THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY at Alliance Theatre
Juan Carlos Unzueta




More Hot Stories For You


MEAN GIRLS Original Cast Members to Join 2023 Junior Theater Festival AtlantaMEAN GIRLS Original Cast Members to Join 2023 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta
December 1, 2022

Original Mean Girls Broadway cast members will take part in the 2023 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta happening in Atlanta, GA, January 13-15, 2023.

Woodwindist/Composer Josh Sinton Embarks On 10-City Tour This DecemberWoodwindist/Composer Josh Sinton Embarks On 10-City Tour This December
November 29, 2022

​​​​​​​Woodwindist, composer and creative musician Josh Sinton caps off an extraordinarily productive and busy year with a 10-city tour, Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 18. Performances include stops in New York City; Baltimore, MD; Cary, NC; Richmond, VA; Knoxville, TN; Athens, GA; Pittsburgh, PA; Bloomington, IN; Kansas City, MO; and Chicago, IL.

The Springer Opera House Celebrates GivingTuesday with a Wise Investment in the Springer Theatre AcademyThe Springer Opera House Celebrates GivingTuesday with a Wise Investment in the Springer Theatre Academy
November 28, 2022

This GivingTuesday, the Springer Opera House will inspire generosity by raising money for the Wise Investment Scholarship Fund. The fund, created in honor of Springer Theatre Academy founder Ron Anderson, provides tuition at-cost for students in the community to attend the Springer Theatre Academy. 

Two Holiday Concerts, Broadway Boys, And Theatre Showcases to be Presented at At ArtsKSUTwo Holiday Concerts, Broadway Boys, And Theatre Showcases to be Presented at At ArtsKSU
November 28, 2022

Kennesaw State University's College of the Arts will complete the fall semester with several patron-pleasing performances. After watching 'A Christmas Story' at least three times and shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, do something completely different and attend a variety of ArtsKSU events.

Live Arts Theatre Announces Full Cast For AMERICAN SONLive Arts Theatre Announces Full Cast For AMERICAN SON
November 28, 2022

Live Arts Theatre has announced the full cast for 'American Son' by Christopher Demos-Brown. This regional premiere of the play has been more than three years in the works, and the cast and crew are excited to share it with local audiences.