Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Families make tonight's performance of 'James and the Giant Peach' a special treat

It's Wednesday but many parents will be making an exception to the family’s rule: no outings on a school night in order to see tonight's presentation of “James and the Giant Peach” by All The World's A Stage at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township.

“We’ve got a great cast performing a great story,” said Lou Fazzini, founder and director of All The World’s A Stage, a theater group comprised of some of areas most promising young performers. 

"James and the Giant Peach" cast member Alex Oparka who plays the Centipede, at left, along with Jon Sangster who plays James.

A magical peach, an imprisoned boy and insect friends – it all comes hilariously to life in Ronald Dahl’s delightful dramatization revealing the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises.

“James and the Giant Peach” cast members, above left to right, are: Emily Ruhlman (Earthworm), Lorna Roy (Spider), Lauren Bergeski (Grasshopper), Ashleigh Dobbin (Glowworm), Ashleigh Motoligin (Lady Bug), Alex Oparka (Centipede), and Jon Sangster as James.

Turn off the TV and join Macomb County’s award-winning youth theatre troupe at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts for a special presentation of “James and the Giant Peach.” There’s also a matinee showing April 26 at 10 a.m.  Curtain time for the show is 7 p.m.  Tickets of $10 in advance and $12 at the door can be purchased online at Macomb Center or by calling 586-286-2222. The Macomb Center is at  44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. 

Running time for the show is approximately one hour – so you can be home before 9 p.m.

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