News Release, Port Tobacco Players

Next up in PTP’s 70th Season of shows Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach March 15 through April 7, 2019

  • Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
  • Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Produced by Amy Wathen Cooksey  | Assistant Produced by JaNeene Sanders  Directed by Matt Jameson
  • Music Director Stephanie Gioia Ely | Choreography by Brooke L. Howells

Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! 


When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that 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, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a team.

We are very excited to announce that the March 16th 3 PM matinee will be our first “Sensory Friendly Performance” in partnership with Charles County Parks and Recreation.  This will include brighter house lights, a reduction in strobe lighting and surprising noises, designated quiet areas in the theater, and the ability for patrons to talk or move around during the performance.

A guide to the performance will be provided as well.  We are so happy to be able to offer this new opportunity for the community.   

This production runs for 4 weekends March 15 – April 7, 2019

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
  • Sundays at 3pm.  $18 – Adults | $15 – Seniors/Students/Military

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