On Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, GFA’s middle school put on their spring musical, James and the Giant Peach Jr., featuring student actors and crew from grades 5-8. The musical told a story of magic, bravery, and the power of friendship, quickly becoming a family favorite for the packed Performing Arts Center.
After several weeks of hard work, James and the Giant Peach Jr. was brought to life. For more about those involved in the musical, click here.
Slideshow images from the play:
In her ‘Note From the Director,’ Isabella Ferrante ‘19 talks about the hard work that was put into the production, and the deeper meaning she hopes everyone took home with them:
“Whether you read Roald Dahl as a child or are about to see the story for the first time, we welcome you to Greens Farms Academy’s production of James and the Giant Peach Jr.
This was my first time directing a full length musical and it was an amazing group of individuals to work with. The kids were all so flexible, eager, and supportive as they worked together and took on their roles in this show, familiar or not. The parents and production team did everything they could to support the kids and ensure our collective success. Over 60 people worked for 9 weeks and, together, we created our best rendition of Dahl’s magical story.
When life thrusts you into a difficult situation or the odds don’t feel in your favor, the story of James and his found family reminds us that life is what you make of it. Whether a magic man hands you a potion book or a friend offers their help, there are always forces seeking to help you through the darkness and empower you. Let our musical remind you of the power you have within yourself, especially with the help of those you choose to love and call family.”