Thursday, July 30, 2009
'James and The Giant Peach' Opens Friday at Rose Center in Morristown
This weekend is the ONLY chance to see the 18th annual theatrical production from the Rose Center Summer Players program, with "James and the Giant Peach" at Rose Center in Morristown starting Friday. The cast of young actors and their parents and the RC staff and even humble me, as director, are eager for you to come see the show. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm at Rose Center and a Sunday matinee at 2 pm. Tickets are only Five Dollars (What A Bargain!!) and you can make reservations now by calling Rose Center at 423-581-4330. Seating is limited so reservations are very much suggested.
MJPhotography Online has three pages of photos of the cast and the show, like the one at the top of the page and one more for you below. You can look through all of them by clicking here. She sure does excellent work!!
Also, the Citizen Tribune of Morristown has a short video promoting the show, with some cast interviews, which you can see by clicking here. (I hope to have a video here on the blog very soon, so check back later today.
The story of the play is based on Roald Dahl's classic children's story, "James and The Giant Peach" and has many funny scenes, and some staging wonders including the Giant Peach itself and a host of giant insects who all become the new best friends of young James. His parents sadly are taken from him in a bizarre fatal accident involving a large rhinoceros which has escaped from the zoo. His two mean and very selfish Aunts - Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker - take young James into their home, but a chance magical encounter with a mysterious stranger allows for James to help create a Giant Peach, which he uses to escape from his evil Aunts and travel across the ocean and into America. The insects and the peach and James have to battle sharks and even a large and deadly giant octopus on their way to safety.
The young actors have worked very hard to create the costumes and help make the sets and even selling ads for the show's program, all a part of Rose Center's annual educational program. And it has been a real honor for me to help stage this production and a whole lot of fun putting this show together for all those who attend and we hope you can make time to see it. I know that the cast and myself have had a fantastic summer putting this show together.
We'll even make sure to have some fresh, hot and tasty peach cobbler and ice cream and other suitable snacks on sale at the concession stand for all who attend.
Hope to see you there this weekend!!