Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

May 8 - 17, 2020

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Mackey Theater

When James finds himself magically transported into a gigantic peach, he discovers human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities! Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. Featuring a score by the Tony Award winning team of Pasek and Paul; (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"

Creative Team

  • Book: Timothy Allen McDonald

  • Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

  • Director: TBA


For more information please contact Julie Gilliland at (216) 521-2540 x22

Beck Center for the Arts – one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater in the nation - is proud to announce our 71st Anniversary Youth Theater season for 2019 - 2020!

 Beck Center Youth Theater alumni include: Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black; Manhattan ), Isabela Moner (Dora and the Lost City of Gold;Transformers: The Last Night), Rory O’Malley (Hamilton; Tony Nominee, Book of Mormon); Daniel Reichard (Drama Desk Nominee, Jersey Boys); and Alice Ripley (Tony Winner, Next to Normal).

 Audition Information:


Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Direction and Musical Direction by Jordan Cooper

Choreography by Sarah Clare

Fridays, May 8 & 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, May 9 & 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, May 10 & 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Student Matinee: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*

Auditions: Saturday, February 8 (2:00-5:00- or 6:00 pm) & Sunday, February 9 (12:00-3:00 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm), 2020

Callbacks: Monday, February 10 (5:00-8:00 pm), 2020

 *Students must be enrolled in the same semester that the show performs in to be eligible to participate in the production.  You do not have to be enrolled at the time of auditions.