Communion of Saints School presents 'James and the Giant Peach'

Communion of Saints students rehearsing. From left: Mark Heltzel (Earthworm), Susan Nwoke (Spider), Marlon Washington (Grasshopper), Charlie Wilson (James) and Bailey Fischer (Centipede).

"Come with me and you will see the most amazing things," declares Ladahalord, the narrator of the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel James and the Giant Peach. With Lydia Chanenka's direction and set design, this production at St. Ann Church will entertain audience members of all ages during its two-night run, May 13 and 14.  

Students from kindergarten through eighth grade at Communion of Saints School are eager to share their talents with the audience.

Adapted for the stage by Timothy Allen McDonald, the play tells the story of James, whose parents are tragically killed in a freak zoo accident. He goes to live with his horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life is no fun until the boy accidentally drops some magic crystals near the old peach tree and strange things start to happen.

The story of James and an incredibly large peach unfolds on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, in Powers Hall at Saint Ann Church, 2175 Coventry Road, in Cleveland Heights. Both performances are at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for those 12 and older, and free  for those under 12.

Amy Fischer

Amy Fischer is a volunteer at Communion of Saints School. For more information call 216-932-4177 or visit

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