JJ Kunkler as James. Photo courtesy of USCB Center For The Arts

Beaufort Children’s Theatre brings ‘James and the Giant Peach JR’ to USCB

From staff reports

USC Beaufort’s Center for the Arts invites you to “Be at the center of it all” with a fantastic line-up of events for the upcoming season, including “James and the Giant Peach JR.”

It’s Roald Dahl’s amazingly popular “James and the Giant Peach” – a musical for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, A Christmas Story the Musical, The Greatest Showman) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: “James and the Giant Peach is a “MASTERPEACH!”

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach … and launches a journey of enormous proportions.

Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach – among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities – but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements.

Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, they learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. This show will quickly become one of your all-time favorites.

Showtimes for “James and the Giant Peach JR” are Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., at the USCB Center for the Arts at 801 Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort.

Tickets and details are available online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145.


This exciting Beaufort Children’s Theatre production features 87 local residents, ages 8-18, including: Adalyn Aebersold, Aidan Rock, Allison Perlinger, Alyssa Dibble, Alyssa Wells, Amelia Decanin, Anna Claire Stansell, Ava Lute, Avery Blesie, Avery Merrick, Brea J. Parker, Brianna Dibble, Brynlee Coburn, Catherine Cozad, Ceci Wareham, Charlie Rhoten, Charlotte Bauer, Chase Dibble, Chloe Cowins, Christopher Jenkins, David Barr, Easton Woods, Emma Brem, Emma Ren Dykeman, Eva

Breazeale, Everett Johnston, Finn Brock, Gabriel Davidson, Garrett Seckinger, Genevieve Murray, Gray Williams, Hailey Heckert, Hannah McKinnon, Hannah Schranz, Hayden Strawn, Hendrix Spurlock, Ian Brooks, Iris Hock, Isobel Amundson, Ivey Elizabeth Savage, Jackson Hamilton, Jai Desai, James Riddle, Jane Rubin Irish, JJ Kunkler, Jonathan Greene, Josephine Murray, Katie Cechini, Kaylyn Smith, Korinne Lyn Mueller, Lauren Grice, Layla Steinhauser, Leah Murray, Lelia Gould, Lilly Grace Johnson, Lily Kate Ferguson, Logan Forrestall, Lorelei Gardner, Luke Strebe Mackenzie Goodrich, Madeline Hardy, Madelyn Colton, Maggie Smith, Makenna Beever, Maren Tillapaugh, Mary Margaret Ackerman, Molly Smith, Naomi Bonds, PD Knox, Peyton Brock, Raynor Gault, Rebecca Thompson, Regan Paxton, Rials Gault, Riley Kunkler, Riley Phifer, Romelo Bartholomew, Rostan Baisch, Seabrook Duryea, Sidda Leigh Brock, Skyler Holmes, Sofia Pagliaroli, Spencer Carroway, Summer Estrella, Trinity Jolly, Tripp Thiesen and Wynn Staiger.

Want to Go?

Who: Beaufort Children’s Theatre

What: James and the Giant Peach JR

When: 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20

Where: USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort

Tickets: Tickets and details available online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling 843-521-4145.

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