The North Platte Community Playhouse Summer Children’s Theatre program will present two performances of James and the Giant Peach, Saturday and Sunday.The performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday.
More than 50 local youth will be featured in the play, after they attended a two-week workshop to prepare.
They learn about all aspects of theatre with the most important goal being to have fun, playhouse manager Scott Carlson said.
Admission is a free-will donation to support the North Platte Community Playhouse and make programs such as this possible.
The performance is made possible by Kwik Stop Food Stores, The Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
The directors are Carlson and Lou Cox-Fornander.
Mother - Natalie Miller
Father - Jared Wullschleger
Narrator - Branna Patterson, Allie Hasenauer, Tatum Bagwell
Aunt Sponge - Cassie Brown
Aunt Spiker - Whitney Miller
James Trotter - Sam Mackley
Little Old Men - Abby Young, Kyrie Jenny, Dakota Guthrie
Crowd Member - Racheal Young
Old Green Grasshopper - George Gipe
Silkworm - Mia Hilber-Hansmeier
Centipede - Kinsley Ballentine
Spider - Ciera Carlson
Ladybird - Beth Goentzel
Earthworm - Jaylee Shaner
Glow-Worm - Ashley Kosmicki
Captain - Drew Phillips
First Officer - Case Axthelm
Second Officer - Grady Lashley
Cloud-Men - Derek Patterson, Danny Phillips, Caleb McKeon, Ethan Schmidt, Gabe Jenny
Onlookers/Passengers - Ellie Granger, Ryleigh Lampe, Ember Lehman, Karisa Lower, Brenna McAdam, Tobye Miller, Livy Phillips, Caitlin Roundy, Rylee Schroeder, Sierra Staab, Savanna States, Paige VanSkiver, Rebecca Ady, Hannah Armstrong, Kate Axthelm, Kaylee Carlson, Morgan Fischer, Akoia Forder, Allison White, Chloe Wiegand, Molly Young and Morgan Baker.