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Maple Grove Youth to Appear in 'James & The Giant Peach' at Stages Theatre Company

Sep 17, 2019 01:11PM

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Maple Grove resident London Rogers, 11, has been cast as Ensemble and is scheduled to appear in the upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s "James and the Giant Peach" at Stages Theatre Company.

 Rogers previous performances has included productions with Stages at FAIR School Crystal in Hairspray and Alice in Wonderland as well as productions with Prior Lake Players Club and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre.

Roald Dahl’s "James & the Giant Peach" shares musical adventure of James, his insect friends and their journey across the ocean on a giant peach. Opening night at Stages Theatre Company is Sept. 20, 2019 and continues through Oct. 20.  

"London is looking forward to being able to give people enjoyment, getting to know new people and learning from other actors," according to Stages Theatre Company.

Visit for specific performance dates, times and ticket information, or call the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 952-979-1111, option 4.

Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children under 17.

“The music, by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, captures the emotional essence of this story,” Director Melanie Salmon-Peterson said. “This music makes me feel the story of James and the Giant

Peach- the loss, the adventure, the discoveries and the journey of finding one’s place in the
world, of finding one’s family.”

The cast for Roald Dahl’s James & Giant Peach features:
Georgia Becker (Ensemble)
Faith Culbertson (Spiker)
Edric Duffy (Ensemble)
Mia Dougherty (Ensamble)
Lillian Hochman (Earthworm)
Ella Rose Kozak (Ensemble)
Isabella Larson (Ensemble)
Sadie Nelson (Spider)
Alanna Renee Nyberg (Ensemble)
Lindsay Odegaard (Sponge)
Trent Walter Ramert (Ladahlord)
London Rogers Ava (Ensemble)
Sam Rosewarne (Ensemble)
Arianna Sanford (Ladybug)
Jon Schumacher (James)
Laura Michelle Silmser (Centipede)
Daniel Untiedt (Grasshopper)
Mazzy Jean Wagner (Ensemble)

The Creative & Production Team includes:
Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Music Director: JC Lippold
Choreographer: Laura Mahler
Puppet Designer: Kim Ford
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Set Designer: Mina Kinukawa
Costume Supervisor: Christa Ludwig
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Costume & Make Up Designer: Stacy Palmer
Stage Manager: Emily Sullivan

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