Fountain Hills Youth Theater to perform ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Fountain Hills Youth Theater will perform “James and the Giant Peach.” (Submitted photo)

Fountain Hills Youth Theater has announced the opening of the third show of the 2018-19 season: “James and the Giant Peach.”

This adventure of James Henry Trotter, which is based on Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” comes to life in this dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises.

Viewers will see James (as he cleverly gets the peach out of danger) and meet the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. Viewers will also see James’s mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a sticky end.

“James and the Giant Peach” will feature producer Aimee Avery, Artistic Director Ross Collins as director and a cast of Audrey Alcorn, Allison Avery, Brooklyn Avery and Azailya Bonnenfant, among others.

James and the Giant Peach will play at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundays from March 29 through April 8. All tickets are $12.

Technical aspects of the show are also supported by local youth who work both backstage and in the light and sound booth, a release states.

Performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Youth Stage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office.

This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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