James and the Giant Peach Offers Juicy Roles for Young Thespians

Registration is now open for Dramatic Academy Spring,
March 24-May 31

Bangor, ME – Penobscot Theatre Company is now registering youths aged 4-14 for its upcoming Dramatic Academy production of James and the Giant Peach. Classes will begin March 24 and run every Tuesday and Thursday until May 28t. The students will perform James and the Giant Peach at the historic Bangor Opera House on May 29, 30 and 31. Registration will close March 24.

In this lively adaptation of the classic story by Roald Dahl, James escapes the clutches of his evil aunties via a giant, magical peach and some wily insect friends. Together they journey across the countryside, over the ocean, to the outer limits of the imagination in a heartwarming story of teamwork and triumph!

“James and the Giant Peach is the final Dramatic Academy program of the school year and I couldn’t think of a better way to finish our tremendous season!” said Amy Roeder, Penobscot Theatre Company’s director of education. The beloved story was dramatized by Richard R. George from the novel by Roald Dahl and is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Peach follows the successful Dramatic Academy productions of Frankenstein in the fall and Holes this winter.

To learn more and to register, please visit the theatre’s website at www.penobscottheatre.org (under the Education tab) or call (207) 947-6618 x107.

Amy Roeder

About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.