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Saturday, September 18, 2010

On Stage Next Weekend: "James and the Giant Peach"

There are several shows hitting the stage next weekend, but I have to admit to being partial to this one:
I should admit - I'm one of the producers for the show, and it's been a blast to be part of the production!

The cast is terrific, the show is a lot of fun, and it's a play all ages will enjoy!

Here's the press release with all the info:
The play James and the Giant Peach, which is based on the classic children’s book, will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at the Renaissance Center (the old Huntington High School) on Sept. 24, 25, Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 2:00 p.m.

The stage show tells the story of a young boy who is treated badly by his wicked Aunts. He manages to escape from their clutches with the help of several giant insects and a peach that magically grows to giant size. The group has to make their way through several adventures as they try to find a new home. The author of the original story is Roald Dahl, who is best known for his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The show includes a cast of 30 young actors from around the Tri-State area – some are stage veterans, and for some, it’s their first community theatre production.

The play is directed by local playwright and actor Jonathan Joy, and is the first of three productions that make up the 21st season for First Stage Theatre Company. The other two shows are Once Upon a Mattress in November and Rugrats - A Live Adventure! in March 2011.

James and the Giant Peach will be staged at the Renaissance Center at 900 Eighth Street in Huntington, W.Va. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 304-416-KIDS (304-416-5437) or visit the website at www.FirstStageTheatre.org.

The First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts.

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