This post was contributed by Denise Clapsaddle, costume designer for James and the Giant Peach. While some plays benefit from a minimalist set and costumes—you know, like black body suits for the actors and a couple of chairs on a bare stage—James and the Giant Peach isn’t one of them. People rightly expect something, well, big … Continue reading The Making of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: The Costumes
The title itself is a bit of a spoiler. It's not James and the Big Peach or James and the Pretty Large Peach. It's James and the Giant Peach! Right there, that tells you that something giant has to appear on stage. The stage directions in the script suggest that a spotlight can be used for the peach. Some … Continue reading The Making of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: The Set
NBYT is excited to announce the beginning of a new program that will bring educational touring performances to area schools. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has funded the development of the program along with initial performances in New Britain schools in the fall. NBYT has been brainstorming this idea for a while, and … Continue reading NBYT TO BEGIN EDUCATIONAL TOURING PERFORMANCES FOR SCHOOLS
Did you know that businesses, clubs, and organizations—or even individuals—can sponsor a child's participation in NBYT programs? The cost for our summer musical production of Into the Woods Jr is $375, but a donation of any amount can be made to the NBYT Young Actors Fund to help participation costs for this program or other productions … Continue reading Help Send a Child INTO THE WOODS!
NBYT is rehearsing an adaptation of the Roald Dahl adventure, James and the Giant Peach, for performances on May 29, 31 and June 1 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center. In James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl’s fantastic story comes to life. Young James Henry Trotter wants to escape when he is sent to live with … Continue reading JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Coming May 29 – June 1