Our annual high school musical is one of the highlights of our school year. These high-caliber productions are well-attended, professionally produced, and highly entertaining!

This year’s musical is James and the Giant Peach based on the popular children’s novel by Roald Dahl and is a fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

Tickets go on sale January 27, 2020.

Shows are Fridays/Saturdays, February 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:00 pm and Sundays, February 16 and 23 at 2:00 pm

Admission is $17 for adults, and $12 for seniors (65 and +) or students (18 and under).

Tickets are available at

Tickets are available in the box office, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from
11 am – 1 pm in the gym lobby. The box office phone number is (231) 946-0715.

Tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.


is presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International

Show Synopsis from

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: 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 that 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.

Musical Team

Stacia Sexton, Director
Jamie Hardesty, Music Director
Minda Nyquist, Choreographer
Misha Blodgett, Production Manager
Scott Carter, Sound Director
Jeff Block, Scenic and Lighting Designer
Risa Alecci/Emily Liberatore, Costume Designers
Allie Herryman, Puppet Designer
Maureen DeYoung, Producer

Student Team

Olivia Ludka, Stage Manager/Student Assistant Director
Eddie Broad, Assistant Stage Manager
Jack Williams, Student Production Manager
Jake Witczak, Assistant Student Production Manager


For the complete list of the cast and crew, click here.

Ladahlord Finnegan Ritchie

James Bryson Ritchie

Spiker Athena Gillespie

Sponge Sophia Stiles

Ladybug Abby Chittle

Grasshopper Gabe Maday

Earthworm Whitney Paulson

Spider Katie Donahue

Centipede Oliver Boomer

Matron Nurse Isabel Niemer

Mr. Trotter Connor Boyle

Mrs. Trotter Sam Tocco

Billy Bobby-Cop Zealand Tarrant

Bobby Bobby-Cop Laura Krueger

Karla Kreatour Libby Gorman

Vagrant 1 Emma Laible

Vagrant 2 Molly Ritchey

Vagrant 3 Bianca Temple

Vagrants Sarah Elshaw, Rachel Dunphey Sophia Campillo

Buzz Rachel Dunphey

Lead Reporter Ella Provins

Reporters Josie Gorman, Sam Tocco, Emma Laible

Garden Guild Carter Thelen, Gabe Salgat, Connor McIntyre

Bitsy Botanica Zavier Tarrant

Hollywood Agents Seville Tarrant, Libby Gorman, Molly Ritchie, Isabel Niemer

Stunt Performer Zennor Tarrant



Connor Boyle
Sophia Campillo
Rachel Dunphey
Sarah Elshaw
Cora Garrey
Katelyn Gaylord
Josie Gorman
Libby Gorman
Emma Laible
Kendra Mason
Connor McIntyre
Ella Provins
Isabel Niemer
Molly Ritchie
Gabe Salgat
Haley Soto
Seville Tarrant
Zealand Tarrant
Zennor Tarrant
Bianca Temple
Sam Tocco
Gabrielle Yarch


Carter Thelen
Savian Tarrant
Zavier Tarrant
Claire Noggle
Laura Krueger


Courtney Alpers
Sofia Call
Maya Olin
Ava Provins
Alisabeth Wallace