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Toronto Entertainment News for the Family

Beloved children’s classic James and the Giant Peach
NOW EXTENDED TO JANUARY 4 at Young People’s Theatre!

Young People’s Theatre has announced that the musical James and the Giant Peach has just been held over for a second time due to overwhelming audience demand. YPT is extending their special Holiday schedule which will now include performances at 11 am and 2 pm on most days from December 26 to January 4. Visit for complete schedule details.

Created by Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, (credits include Broadway’s A Christmas Story: The Musical and the NBC’s television musical-drama series Smash) the show will be presented on the Mainstage beginning November 24 and must close January 4. Some performances are already sold out.

When young James Trotter is ordered to chop down his overbearing aunts’ scraggly old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that accidentally grows the world’s largest peach – and so begins an adventure of enormous proportions. In keeping with YPT’s season theme of “fairness”, James finds himself cast in the role of peacemaker among a group of human-sized insects with over-sized grievances.Join them for their peachy escape over the ocean… away from James’ greedy aunts and toward the Empire State Building!

Directed by Sue Miner, James and the Giant Peach features Lana Carillo, Alessandro Costantini, Saccha Dennis, Jacob MacInnis, Stewart Adam McKensy, Dale Miller, Nicole Robert and Karen Wood.

Musical Director: Jason Jestadt; Choreographer: Jen Shuber; Set Designer: Yannik Larivée; Costume Designer: Robin Fisher; Lighting Designer: Jason Hand; Sound Designer: Michael Laird; Assistant Director: Dale Miller; Stage Manager: Kristin McCollum; Assistant Stage Manager: Dini Conte.

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