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SMSU Theatre Presents 'James and the Giant Peach'

Published Monday, February 09, 2015

The cast of 'James and the Giant Peach'
The cast of 'James and the Giant Peach'

The SMSU Theatre Program will present Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach as its first spring semester production.

Public performances will be Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. Dinner theatre will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, February 28. All performances are in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

Based on the beloved children's story by British author Roald Dahl, this production will use puppetry and the magic of theatre to tell the delightful story of nine-year-old James Henry Trotter. Come witness the excitement as James escapes his dreary home life via a miraculous giant peach that carries him and several larger-than-life insect friends on a great adventure across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City.

The show is best suited for ages 7 and up. Younger audience members are welcome, though they might find some parts scary!

The SMSU Student Hospitality Opportunities (SHO) Club is hosting dinner theatre on Saturday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 28. The menu consists of cabbage minestrone soup, pork with peach glaze and spicy habanero chutney (or, the vegetarian option of crispy cauliflower steak with white wine peach and onion sauce), cornbread dressing, lemon green beans with almonds and oven dried tomatoes, and dark chocolate cake with mocha mousse layers, New York-style vanilla ice-cream and raspberry coulis topped with a chocolate stencil.

Dinner theatre tickets require a minimum of five days advance notice. Dinner seating is from 5:45-6:15 p.m. in the Culinology Restaurant located in IL 117.

Tickets are available at and at the door. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for students (k-college) with ID. Dinner is optional and tickets are $22 per person. The performance on Thursday, Feb. 19, is free to SMSU students with a valid student ID.

For more information, please call the Theatre office at (507) 537-7103.

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