by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Timothy Allen McDonald (Young People’s Theatre). An orphan finds adventures in a magical fruit in this musical based on the Roald Dahl book. Previews from Feb 6, opens Feb 9 and runs to Mar 18, see website for schedule. $10-$41.
In this musical version of Roald Dahls classic, the young James and a group of insects go on an ocean adventure aboard a magical piece of fruit, learning along the way the importance of family and choice. The adaptation takes too long to involve its young audience, despite some catchy tunes and good performances.
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Location - Young People's Theatre