FEBRUARY 12-21, 2016
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin, and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this spelling bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a hug and a juice box.
A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius, a fast-paced crowd pleaser, and an instant theatregoer favorite.
Musical Comedy, Rated PG-13 (due to brief mature language, and mild mature content).
MARCH 11-20, 2016
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Peacock Players is proud to present the New Hampshire debut of Roald Dahl’s fantastical new musical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean together on a giant piece of fruit. Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a new musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (A Christmas Story the Musical and Dogfight) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley), critics rave that James and the Giant Peach is a “masterpeach!”
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean; the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.
Musical Comedy, Rated G
Spring Semester starts the week of
February 8th-12th, 2016.
Peacock Players is distinctively the only youth theatre in New Hampshire that provides its own theatre arts education programs. Our inclusive theatre classes provide opportunities for growth and expansion throughout every age group and talent level. Whether you want to perform on Broadway – or just be more comfortable in front of other people – our theatre curriculum will provide training that can be applied to every facet of your life.