Tickets to this event were generously provided by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are the author’s.

We Couldn’t Decide on a Favorite Part of the Show

Pair music from Pasek and Paul (The Greatest Showman, La La Land) with our talented cast and costume wizards at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, and you’ve got an incredibly entertaining show for all ages.

In fact, I think it was the best show I’ve seen this year.

When you come to James and the Giant Peach, get ready for lots of catchy songs, a fantastical storyline, and some good laughs.

Every character was so colorful and exciting. They each lived into their parts so well. When polled, my family of five listed probably every single character as a favorite.

I especially enjoyed the ensemble: they were a great support to the main characters and brought extra energy to the stage.


At only 75 Minutes Long, it’s an Excellent Outing for Kids

I wasn’t sure how my 5 year old would do at the performance: he had been reluctant to get in the car when I told him it was time to go to show. But who sat with rapt attention the entire show? That five year old boy.

(His favorite characters were Grasshopper and Centipede. The grasshopper because he was green [my son’s favorite color] and the centipede because “the centipede had a hat and centipedes don’t have hats.” As you can see, he’s a very shrewd theatre-goer.)

My older girls easily sat through the 75 minute show, and in fact, my 10 year old was surprised at how soon it ended. We didn’t want it to end!

James and the Giant Peach Will be Right Before Your Eyes Until May 5

James and the Giant Peach is playing April 26-28 and May 2-5. 

Showtimes are 7:30 PM, Thursday through Saturday, with 2:00 PM matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Runtime is 75 minutes.

I’d say this show would be excellent for people aged 5 -100.

Tickets range from $12 (for students) – $20 and can be purchased online or at the box office at (616)222-6650.

30 N. Division, Grand Rapids MI

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