James and the Giant Peach is the story of an orphan who is raised by his cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge. He encounters a gigantic magic peach and begins an adventure that takes him around the world. On the giant peach James befriends some magically altered garden bugs who travel with him. The musical is based on the popular children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. The music was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also wrote the music for Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman and La La Land!
Please note that the dates for this show have changed, this show will run for two weekends, from November 9th through November 18th. The Production Schedule is available as a PDF on the Show page of this website.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 10th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 11th @ 12:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 11th @ 5:00pm
  • Thursday, Nov 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 16th @ 9:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 16th @ 12:00pm  
  • Friday, Nov 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 17th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 18th @ 12:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

Preferred seating is $20 and does not discount for seniors or children. School Show tickets are $8 each for groups of 10 or more. Individual School Show seats are all $20, including reseller tickets.

Louden Nelson Community Theater:

301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Ladahlord - narrator

  • Nicole McCartney

James Henry Trotter

  • Caleb Marchessault

Aunt Spiker

  • Elleda Spitzer

Aunt Sponge

  • Adia Beaulieu


  • Zyriz De La Torre


  • Stoli Wolfgang


  • Emily Merriner


  • Michael Navarro


  • Jostin Barber


  • Jaime Thomas

Matron Nurse Sally

  • Emily McPherson

Mr. Trotter

  • Jason Couchman

Mrs. Trotter

  • Lucia Marheineke

Dream James

  • Joshua Couchman

Vagrant 1

  • Saira Nordstrom

Vagrant 2

  • Sarah Brooke

Vagrant 3

  • Sydney Gannon

Dance Captain

  • Bryn Baker

Dance Captain Assistant

  • Madeline Clawson

Dance Core

  • Adelina Waymire
  • Aliyah Navarro
  • Bryn Baker
  • Jason Couchman
  • Jaycee Barber
  • Joshua Couchman
  • Lucia Marheineke
  • Madeline Clawson
  • Molly Gannon
  • Rachel Schultz

Featured Ensemble

  • Ariana Hoffman
  • Desiree Tinkess
  • Dominic Bokulich
  • Emily McPherson
  • Emma Brooke
  • Genevieve Epperson
  • Jaime Thomas
  • Lily McLaughlin
  • Saira Nordstrom
  • Sarah Brooke
  • Sydney Gannon

Crowd Ensemble

  • Christian Spaulding
  • Eliana Perry
  • Ellie Deihl
  • Emma Brown
  • Isabella Alvarez
  • Micah Baird
  • Qynn Meulman
  • Sydney Peterson

Oompa Loompa Ensemble

  • Bella Cosentino
  • Brooke Fisher
  • Dani Dunn
  • Hannah Miller
  • Lily Brown
  • Micaiah Trujillo
  • Quinn Baird
  • Riley Fisher