Rochester University Presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Rochester University’s Department of Theatre and Music presents James and the Giant Peach, a musical directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA.

From the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen comes a new musical based on Roald Dahl’s imaginative children’s book.

James is sent to chop down an old peach tree by his atrocious aunts when he encounters a strange man offering magic that could change the course of his life. James soon finds himself journeying across the ocean in a giant peach alongside some unusual companions – human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Together they embark on a scrumptious and scary adventure, discovering along the way the true meaning of home and family.

Evening performances of James and the Giant Peach will be November 9 – 11 and November 16 – 18 at 7:30 p.m., while matinee performances will be November 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will take place in the RAC Theater on the campus of Rochester University at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Tickets are $5 for students (ages 5 and up) and $13 in advance ($16 at the door) for adults. To purchase tickets online, visit For more information (including group sales), call 248-218-2149 or e-mail

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Rochester University is an accredited liberal arts educational institution that prepares students for professional and personal success as they serve in God’s world. Founded in 1959, the university offers bachelor’s degree majors in traditional and accelerated learning formats and a master’s degree in missional leadership.

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