“James & the Giant Peach”

May 19-28 at University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall

(Tucson) Christian Youth Theater brings the Roald Dahl classic “James & the Giant Peach” to the stage for the FIRST time in AZ.  This full-length, premiere musical, will be brought to life this spring, May 19-28 at University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall.

Join James Henry Trotter as he finds magic in the most unlikely of places, and launches himself on an adventure of enormous proportions.  Only in this musical will you find yourself “Floating Along” with human-sized insects, with oversized personalities.  With music from the talented team of Pasek & Paul (La La Land and A Christmas Story the Musical) it’s sure to be a master “peach”!

CYT has worked tirelessly on creating a complete experience for its audience, from detailed sets, to the amazing costumes all done in a Steampunk theme.  Each costume piece took over 20 hours to create.  The talented team of Sandra Ford, Nina Christenson, and Lizzy Naff connected the excitement of the Steampunk fashion era with the magical storyline of James & the Giant Peach, and what emerged is truly a sight that needs to be seen.

“We are so excited to be the first company in AZ to produce the full-length musical of James & the Giant Peach, as well as being the 5th non-school company in the nation to be given the rights.  It is a classic tale for all ages with an amazing score that will keep you dancing and singing the whole time”, says CYT Artistic Director and Director of “the Peach”, Heather Kerr. CYT’s James & the Giant Peach has all the elements to be a standout production.  You do not want to miss this spectacular Arizona Premiere!


Show times are the following:

  •  Friday, May 19th – 7:00pm 
  •  Saturday, May 20th – 2:00pm
  •  Saturday, May 20th – 7:00pm 
  •  Sunday, May 21st – 2pm
  •  Friday, May 26th – 7:00pm
  •  Saturday, May 27th – 2:00pm
  •  Saturday, May 27th – 7:00pm
  •  Sunday, May 28th – 2:00pm

Video credit: Abigail Ford

CYT’s “James & the Giant Peach” will have eight public performances
May 19
th – 28th at University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall.

Tickets are just $15 and are available at

About Christian Youth Theater
CYT Tucson is a local non-profit theater arts organization providing instructional classes and live musical performance opportunities for Tucson youth ages 5 – 18.  CYT’s past performances have included “Les Miserables” and “Willy Wonka” at the Fox Theatre, “The Music Man”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at Pima Community College, and “The Little Mermaid” and “Mary Poppins” at Crowder Hall.

For more information on Christian Youth Theater and “James & the Giant Peach” contact Heather Kerr @ (520) 751-7510.