Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Annual Jean Louise Thieme Youth Musical

The Center Theater – February 24 – 6:30pm, February 25 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm

TICKET PRICES (WITHOUT $2 FEE) : $8 Kids/$18 Adults

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale starring Jackson’s homegrown talent.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Water by the Spoonful – Quiara Alegria Hudes

Black Box – April 27-29, May 4-6

TICKET PRICES: (WITHOUT $2 FEE) – April 27 & May 4 – $15 , All Other Dates – $25

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour by hour, day by day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. WATER BY THE SPOONFUL is a heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.

Thin Air Shakespeare – The Tempest

The Center Amphitheater –  July 7 – 9 and July 14 – 16 – Lawn opens at 6:30. Performance at 7:30

Free

Thin Air Shakespeare celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary with William Shakespeare’s The Tempest!

Set on a remote island, the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Musical

Black Box – Oct 12 – 14 and 19 – 21 – 7pm

Ticket Prices (WITHOUT $2 FEE) – Oct 12 & 19: $20 All Other Dates: $30

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.