Photos by Stephanie Mennell Photography
Severna Park Middle School presented its production of "James and the Giant Peach" the weekend of March 29-31. There were four performances of the musical, which was based on the renowned Roald Dahl children’s story.
The story followed James and his crew of invertebrate characters as they crossed oceans, soared in the sky, and encountered a series of sweet encounters and outrageous pit-falls.
There were 63 students cast in the show, with nearly 20 tech crew members, and dozens of volunteers and faculty members making the ambitious production possible. Andrew Kessler starred as James, Parijita Bastola as the Earthworm, Olivia Blake as the Ladybug, Joseph Schroeder as the Centipede, Annabelle Wellschlager as the Spider, Lainey Ordakowski as Sponge, Paige Davis as Spiker, and Gianna Dicks as Ladahlord.
The show was directed by theater veteran Atticus Boidy, with musical direction from SPMS chorus teacher Sara Metcalfe. Morgan Gingerich was the choreographer, and Kathy Falk was the producer.