KEYSER - Apple Alley Players have announced the cast for their upcoming children's summer musical "James and the Giant Peach.”

By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Apple Alley Players have announced the cast for their upcoming children's summer musical "James and the Giant Peach.”
A family-friendly production, “James and the Giant Peach” will be presented June 9-11 and 16-18 at the Larenim Park Amphitheater near Burlington.
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, the musical version of “James and the Giant Peach” features original music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Apple Alley’s version is under the direction of Tommy Nester, who directed last summer’s “Godspell Jr.” at Larenim. Curtis Westfall and Skylar Spanburgh will also be returning as choreographers, and Chris McCabe will direct the music.
The cast members are as follows:
• Ladahlord: Jesse Wilson
• James Mom: Brielle Windle
• James Dad: Justice Courrier
• Karl Kreatour: Audrey Rogers
• Matron Nurse: Whitney O’Haver
• James Trotter: Jace Courrier
• Spiker: Jaiden Courrier
• Sponge: Hannah Yazdani
• Spider: McClairen Eisenhour
• Grasshopper: Connor McCabe
• Ladybug: Hannah Tucker
• Earthworm:Brendon McCabe
• Centipede: Trevor McCabe
* Vagrant Solo 1: Brielle Windle
* Vagrant Solo 2: Jonah Reel
* Vagrant Solo 3: Tanner Minney
• Billy Bobby-Cop: Gabriel Pezzanite
• Reporter 1: Lisa Lewis
• Bitsy Botana: Claire Reel
• Buzz Hollywood, Hollywood Agent: Justice Courrier
• Willy Wonka: Justice Courrier
• Oompa-Loompas: Claire Reel, Jonah Reel, Joe Rogers, Cooper Cox, Tressie McCarty, and Gracealyn Moncrief
• Screaming Woman: Maddie Taylor
• Jake: Joe Rogers
• Joe: Connor Spurling
• Lucille Van Kooglestein: Sydney Nines
• Bunny Mackenzie the Third: Eliza Duncan
• Sea Gulls/Featured Dancers: Sydney Nines, Brielle Windle, Tanner Minney, Claire Reel, Jonah Reel, Abbey Duncan, Isabelle Duncan, Eliza Duncan, Rachel Still, Kiersten Swaney, and Abbey Mclaughlin
• New Yorkers/Angry Crowd/Cruise Ensemble/Garden Guild/Reporters/Hollywood Agents/Ensemble: Sydney Nines, Justice Courrier, Helen McCarty, Tressie McCarty, Whitney O’Haver, Brielle Windle, Kate Elkins, Tanner Minney, Jonah Reel, Claire Reel, Abbey Duncan, Eliza Duncan, Isabelle Duncan, Hannah Loar, Connor Spurling, Rachel Still, Dakota McKneely, Cooper Cox, Abbey Mclaughlin, Kishiah VanMeter, Candace Lowery, Alonzo Judy, Gabriel Pezzanite, Maddie Taylor, Niaya BeallKiersten Swaney, Raven, Malone, Audrey Rogers, Joe Rogers, Gracealyn Moncrief, and Lisa Lewis.
“James and the Giant Peach” tells the story of James Henry Trotter, a boy who has lost his parents in a horrible accident involving a hungry rhino at the zoo and is left in the care of two conniving, pick-pocketing aunts. The aunts see James as a possible source of income and free labor, and orders him to cut down the peach tree in their yard..
James happens upon a book of magic potions, however, and tries his hand at mixing one up. He accidentally drops the potion by the tree, and when the potion works its magic, a giant peach grows on the spot.
Ordered by his aunts to guard the potentially productive peach, James finds a mysterious door and enters the fruit to discover an amazing world inside.
Details on ticket prices will be announced at a later date.