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STARS Theater Company brings the musical adventure of  JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to life beginning Friday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.

* Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m.;   * Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m.;

* Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.; * Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.;

* Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m.;

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  For reservations and information call 817-925-1430.

Join James and his friends Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Spider, and Earthworm as they set sail on the adventure of a lifetime in Roald Dahl’s magical story, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.  Cheer as James learns the value of teamwork and overcoming his fears.  With the help of his friends, he escapes the hands of his evil aunts, Spiker & Sponge, and sails across the ocean in search of a new home. 

Several local young people are featured in the production.  James is played by Southlake resident, Joel Smith. His friends Grasshopper, Spider, Centipede, Ladybug, and Earthworm are played by Pierson van den Dyssel and Skyler Clark of Southlake, Matthew Martinez of Flower Mound, Lauren Henesey of Mansfield, and Lauren Raymond of Grand Prairie.  The evil stepsisters Spiker & Sponge are played by Southlake residents, Alli Calvert and Coleman Hahn.  James Wade, also of Southlake plays Ladahlord the Magician.

The production is directed by Lu Anne Tyson of Hurst with choreography by Sue Hurst of Grapevine and vocal direction by Vicki Keller of Arlington.  The production is great for the entire family.  Pack up the kids and head to the theater for this musical adventure.   JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Jr runs two weekends beginning Friday, January 6 at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.  For information call 817-925-1430, or visit the website at

STARS Theater Company is a non-profit educational theater for young people located in Northeast Tarrant County. STARS provides professional guidance, education, and training in theater arts to young people. Our professional staff includes a voice instructor, choreographer, and director. - Contact Lu Anne at  
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