James and Jaime bring Giant Peach to Penn Yan

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The cast of James and the Giant Peach prepares for this week's production of the classic children's story.

The Penn Yan Middle School Drama Club will present an adventure of epic proportions in their production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic children’s story, James and the Giant Peach Jr. is a fantastical tale of a young child, some insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant peach.

James and the Giant Peach Jr. runs Feb. 9 through 11 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium, 515 Liberty St. Penn Yan. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door; or by purchasing a PYCSD Drama Club Season Ticket from any Penn Yan Academy or Penn Yan Middle School cast or crew member. For more information, email Tina Webber at twebber@pycsd.org.

Two casts give more opportunities for PYMS students to experience leading roles and the responsibilities and learning that come with performing them.

Jaime Cast:

Ladahlord - Samantha Denson

Jaime - Kaley Griffin

Ladybug - Emmaleigh Stempien

Grasshopper - Riley Dallos

Spider - Skyann Morgan

Earthworm - Kendall Bailey

Centipede - Dylan Hassos

Spiker - Lilyan Shoff

Sponge - Elle Harrison

James Cast:

Ladahlord - Samantha Denson

James - Joe Droney

Ladybug - Jayden Hollister

Grasshopper - Keuka Miranda Wiltberger

Spider - Cailyn Warren

Earthworm - Emily Stork

Centipede - Maddie Martini

Spiker - Amelia LeVea

Sponge - Massan Jensen

Making up the singing and dancing ensemble are: Vanessa Martinez, Morgan Andersen, Lila Holly, Ollieve Hawthorn, Sophia Smith, Braxton Smith, Julia Hawthorn, Harlyn Gray, Cadence Cummings, Clarissa Enos, Samantha Trank, Hailey Brown, Hannah McCarley, Alaina Smith, and Kaley Pinckney.

What: James & the Giant Peach Jr. 

Where: Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium

When: Feb. 9 - 11 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $8 at the door, or by season ticket purchase