Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Directed by Darryl B. Hovis
Choreographed by Christine Hinchee
Musical Direction by Jason Liebson

Awards and Recognition

  • OC Premiere

Reviewer Quotes

“ Magical sweetness... something that can make a theater lover squeal with delight. ”

Broadway World


On the Fyda-Mar Stage…

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags — his odious aunts — and he’s a very lonely little boy indeed. One day, something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow … and grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects, all waiting to take James on a magical adventure of enormous proportions. We invite you to crawl inside the giant peach and take a peek. Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book and featuring music by the Tony and Academy Award-winning songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and La La Land, this family musical takes you on an amazing voyage across the ocean.

Recommendation: Wonderful for the entire family, ages 4 and up.


Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Executive Producer
Elizabeth Jones

Associate Season Producer Laurie Smits Staude


  • Save $5 by attending Previews (Feb 16-Feb 18).
  • Save $2 by attending Evenings (Feb 23-Mar 4 5pm). Limited availability.
  • 30% off for Groups of 10 or more.
The Chance is thrilled to be providing at least one "Relaxed Performance" per show in our TYA Family Series. These performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. More specifically, it's an environment that:
  • allows the audience to talk during the performance
  • has certain lights and sound effects tempered
  • leaves the audience lights on at half to make it easy to step out or return
  • split up the the lobby between a quiet area and an activity area
To reserve, call the box office at (888) 455-4212.

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Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
1 hour, 15 minutes with no intermissions
Special Notes:
  • Photos & autographs after each performance.
  • Kids under the age of 4 are only admitted at the "Relaxed Performance" on Feb 24 at 11am.
  • Babes in arms and children under four are not permitted.
  • 30% off for groups of 10 or more.
  • Relaxed Performance on Sat, Feb 24 at 11am.
  • Join us for a Tea Party Opening on Sun, Feb 18 at 6pm... Meet the characters and play games during a special post-show reception.