James and the Giant Peach TYA (2017)

Theatre For Young Audiences

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl


Four performances of James and the Giant Peach TYA were held on June 16-18, 2017 in the Lambert High School Theater (805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee, GA).

Graphic Artwork: Jason Friend

2017 National Performing Arts Festival - Walt Disney World !

The Play On Players cast of James and the Giant Peach won the "Superior Rating Award" and the "Showcase Award for Overall Top Rated Group" at the National Performing Arts Festival in Walt Disney World (February 23-26, 2017)

Congratulations to all of our award winners at NPAF 2017!

Showcase Award for Overall Top Rated Group: Play On Players
Superior Rating Award: Play On Players
Individual Performance Award: Roman Banks
Individual Performance Award: Grant Key
Individual Performance Award: Jonathan Ingram
Individual Performance Award: Kodi McDearmont
Solo-Duo Competition Award: Reagan Townley & Shanden Vance

Production Team and Crew

Director:Carly Ann Berg, Haden Rider
Music Director:Haden Rider
Choreographer:Carly Ann Berg
Stage Manager:Jody Key
Assistant Stage Manager:Morgan Coolick
Soundboard Operator:Nick Thompson
Light Operator:Katie Leveille
Moving Lights:Dylan O'Donnell
Spot Operator:Carina Shanks
LED Lights:Shayne Powell
Backstage Tech Crew:Morgan Coolick, Makeena Greene, Caroline Patrick, Sam Patrick, Alex Pearce
Set Building Crew:Deangela Chastain, Paul Goebel, Asa Chastain, and many parents from the Acting Troupe of Lambert
Costume Crew:Kawanna Martin, Sandy Kettler, Earline Sturges, Emily Warlick, Sallie Jackson, Kathy Cognway, Cheryl Martin, Susan Haddon, Hannah Rose Jackson, Lauren Neese

Cast of James and the Giant Peach TYA

Ladahlord:Roman Banks
James:Jonathan Ingram
Lady Bug:Alexandra Johnson
Spider:Reagan Townley
Grasshopper:Shanden Vance
Earthworm:Grant Key
Centipede:Josiah Jackson
Spiker:Madison Warlick
Sponge:Halli Rider
Matron Nurse:Carolina Frederick
Buzz:Jonathan Marciniak
Mrs. Trotter:Alexandra Johnson
Mr. Trotter:Shanden Vance
Rhinoceros:Jared Guerrasio, Asa Chastain


Meg Abrams, Aidan Bryce Carlton, Asa Chastain, Miriam Chastain, Anderson Cheek, Briana Conway, Matthew Conway, Roy Conway, Madison Crews, Grace Dorminy, Katherine Doyle, Elizabeth Duetemeyer, Carolina Frederick, Andrew Friend, Madeline Gallagher, Maddie Greene, Jared Guerrasio, Avery Haddon, Kaleigh Hoynes, Jonathan Marciniak, Seth Martin, Caroline Neese, Catherine Peets, Morgan Sauer, Holden Shanks, Madison Sturges, Emma Tillirson, Holly Tillirson, Reagan Townley, Madison Warlick

Additional NPAF cast:

Nicholas Deaton, Jordan Garrett, Kodi McDearmont, Liv Semel

Special Thanks

A Special Thanks To: Acting Troupe of Lambert, QAB Baseball Academy, Georgia Design & Graphics, The Red Phoenix Theatre Company, and to all of the wonderful POP parents! THANK YOU!!

Photo credits: Dave and Emily Warlick, and NPAF photographer in Disney World

James and the Giant Peach was presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials were also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com