MIS/HPMS will present its spring musical, James and the Giant Peach, Jr. with four performances April 26-29, 2018. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach, Jr. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. 


The all school show, with special guest director, Megan Kelly Bates, and under the music direction of Ms. Katie McDaniel, includes 116 cast and crew members who will bring James’ story to life.  Timothy Allen McDonald wrote the musical adaptation andmusic and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the dynamic duo behind Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, and the Academy Award winning film, La La Land.


The audience will follow James as he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.  This adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.


Performances are:


* Thursday, April 26th at 7:00pm

* Friday, April 27th at 4:00pm  

* Saturday, April 28th at 7:00pm

* Sunday, April 29th at 2:00pm


The musical will be held at the Highland Park Middle School Auditorium located at 3555 Granada, Dallas, TX 75205, and is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased beginning Tuesday, April 24th in the HPMS cafeteria during lunch (10:30am-1:00pm) or in front of the auditorium 30 minutes prior to each show. 

 * The show runs approximately 75 minutes including intermission.