James and the Giant Peach

“A little magic can take you a long way.”

Forced to move in with his wicked aunts, James Henry Trotter is “the saddest and loneliest boy you could find.” See what happens when James accidentally spills the enchanted gift from a mysterious stranger at the foot of a tired peach tree!

Rated G



Family Performances
Oct 2 & 9, 7:30 pm
Oct 3 & 10, 4:30 pm
Oct 4, 2:30 pm

School Matinees
(Pre-registration only. Closed to the public.)

Details under “Teachers” tab.
Oct 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 9:30 am & 11:30 am (no 11:30 am show on Oct 7)

Special Events

Stage Tour (a behind-the-scenes look at the show!)
Tuesday, Sep 22, 6:00 pm, Pearce Auditorium
Free admission

Meet-the-Actors Reception
Oct 2, following the 7:30 pm opening night performance
Included with opening night ticket

Ice Cream Social with the Cast
Oct 4, following the 2:30 pm performance
Free admission


Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 202 Boulevard NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

Buy Tickets

Ticket Information

Family performance tickets are $12-15 for adults and seniors, $8-10 for children and students,* depending on seat location.

If you need ADA seating, or for group discounts (12 or more seats), please contact the box office at 678-717-3624.

*University of North Georgia and Brenau University faculty/staff/students must contact the box office for discount tickets. Official school ID required.

Create a Season Package!

Purchase tickets to this production and one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount. Three or four shows receive a 15% discount and five shows receives 20% off. Discounts will be shown on the payment screen. Contact the box office for more details.


School Matinees

Pre-registration only. Closed to the public.
Thursday, Oct 1, 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Friday, Oct 2, 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Wednesday, Oct 7, 9:30 am
Thursday, Oct 8, 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Friday, Oct 9, 9:30 am & 11:30 am

School matinee tickets are $6 for students, $10 for chaperones, and free for teachers (one free ticket per ten paid tickets). Homeschool families are welcome in groups of 10 or more.

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

  • Unsecured reservations for groups of 10 or more are accepted until Sep 1.
  • A 50% deposit is due on Sep 1 to secure your reservation.
  • NO REFUNDS AFTER SEP 1. Additional seats may be purchased while they last.
  • Update your reservation numbers in early August. Don’t forget to include parents and chaperones in your reservation total. We do not sell individual tickets for school matinees and cannot add to your group total after Sep 1. Should you need to cancel, contact the box office ASAP, preferably in early August.
  • Add your teacher name in the memo area of your checks to help us keep track of multiple school reservations.
  • Final balances are due on Sep 15.
  • Limited scholarship funds are available for students who are unable to pay for a ticket. Written requests for financial assistance must accompany your final payment. Please contact our box office at 678-717-3624 for more details.

Study Guide

WonderQuest’s James and the Giant Peach study guide will be available for download on Sep 1.

Cast & Crew

Creative Team & Crew Heads

    Playwright and Director: Gay H. Hammond, WonderQuest Director, GTA Resident Dramatist, and Brenau Associate Professor
    Scenic Designer: Stuart Beaman, GTA Resident Designer and UNG Professor
    Costume Designer: William Mellette, GTA Alumnus and Guest Artist
    Sound Designer: Kyle Cantrell, GTA Guest Artist