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First Stage presents Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach”

First Stage’s 29th season begins with family favorite Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach”, opening this Friday, October 16th at The Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater (929 N. Water St. in Milwaukee). The show will run through November 15th.

This show is best for everyone ages 6 and up.

Show description: “When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which 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. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this musical of epic proportions.”

Catch the openig night performance this Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $15, and may be purchased online at, through the First Stage Box Office by phone at (414) 267-2961 or through the Marcus Center Box Office at (414) 273-7206.

Don’t miss the Pay-what-you-choose performance on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.!

Here is a list of performance dates:

· Friday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. – OPENING NIGHT

· Saturday, October 17 at 1 & 3:30 p.m.

· Sunday, October 18 at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. – PAY WHAT YOU CHOOSE PERFORMANCE

· Saturday, October 24 at 1:00, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

· Sunday, October 25 at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m.

· Sunday, November 1 at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m.

· Saturday, November 7 at 1:00, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

· Sunday, November 8 at 1 & 3:30 p.m.

· Saturday, November 14 at 1:00, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.

· Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 & 3:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception: Friday, October 16 – Following the opening night performance, First Stage invites all patrons to attend the Opening Night Reception at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, located one mile from the Marcus Center at 325 W. Walnut Street. Patrons can mix and mingle with the cast and crew of Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH while enjoying refreshments, courtesy of First Stage.

About First StageSince 1987, First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain; unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills; and dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community. In 2012, First Stage was selected to participate in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. First Stage is a member of TYA/USA, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Arts Partners, and is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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