Bay Path University presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

LONGMEADOW – Bay Path University’s Performing Arts Department presents the spring play, James and the Giant Peach, March 4-6, 2016. See Roald Dahl’s classic tale come alive on the stage for all ages. The production will feature live orchestration, steampunk-styled costumes, and a meet and greet with the characters following each performance.
A complementary arts-and-craft and story hour, Miss Spider’s Web of Homespun Wonders, will be offered in the hour prior to each performance. Families are welcome to come weave webs, color characters from the story, and hear an abridged retelling of Roald Dahl’s whimsical tale. Show-related treats will be available at Spider and Sponge’s Whackery Snackery.
Individuals with and without autism and sensory needs, along with their families, are invited to see James and the Giant Peach in a comfortable and supported environment at a sensory friendly and ASL interpreted performance on March 6 at 11:00 a.m. The script will not change, but various technical elements will be softened to accommodate sensitive eyes and ears. A “quiet room” will be available with sensory friendly toys for anyone who needs a break from the performance. To customize a visit prior to the performance to explore the theatre, “meet your seat,” and/or obtain performance guides, please contact Bay Path’s Performing Arts Department at 413.565.1361.
James and the Giant Peach is directed by Kevin Barlowski and features actors from Bay Path and local theatre guilds. Performances will be held March 4 at 7:30 p.m., March 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and March 6 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for senior citizens, $5.00 for children under age 18, and free for college students. Family bundles, which include two adult tickets and two tickets for children, can be purchased for $30.00. All performances will be held in Mills Theatre on the University’s Longmeadow campus. To purchase tickets, go online to or call the box office at 413.565.1307.