Posted: February 19, 2019
Hope International University’s theatrical production of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky story, James and the Giant Peach is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
HIU’s Center for Music & Worship Arts will stage public performances at 7:00pm on April 5, 6, 12, and 13* in HIU’s Pacific Auditorium. The talented cast includes HIU students and alumni representing a broad spectrum of academic programs and disciplines.
Under the direction of Ember Williams for well over a decade, HIU’s spring musical has become a popular annual event for the local community as well as alumni and friends of the University. And for the fourteenth consecutive year, HIU will also host special matinee performances for local elementary, junior high, and high school students, which includes a meet and greet with the cast.
General admission tickets are available for $12 each and can be reserved online or by calling 714-681-7235.
*Alumni and Friends Night -- by invitation only.