Warner Theatre Stages JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.
Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. will be performed on the Warner Theatre Main Stage February 24 and 25, 2018 featuring the students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education!
A boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean! Based on one of Roald Dahl's most poignantly quirky stories, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.
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.
Performances of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. are Saturday, February 24 at 2 pm and 7 pm andSunday, February 25 at 2 pm. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
The WTCAE Young Actors Series is sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation.
About the Warner Theatre
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org