CAST OF JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, the summer production of the Palestine Community Theatre, includes the following: Tanna Adams as James (on top of the peach), Tome White as Grasshopper, Brandi Derr as Ladybug, Larry Weber as Earthworm, James Ingram as Centipede, and Kiarrah Webster as Spider. (Photo submitted)



Palestine Community Theatre’s summer production of James and the Giant Peach, brings literature to life through comedy, song, and dance and hits the stage July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6 at the historic Texas Theatre in downtown Palestine.

Get your tickets ($15 Adult and $10 Student ages 4-18) at Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Palestine Visitor Center, Blake Furniture, Discount Pools, and online now at

Don’t miss your chance to see some of Palestine and surrounding communities’ greatest talents in this fun, full-length musical adaptation about James and his adult-sized insect friends and their adventures in a floating, flying peach.

The cast and crew have been hard at work all summer perfecting their craft so you can enjoy this story based on the book by Roald Dahl who also wrote such hits as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG.

This show, sponsored by Nucor Vulcraft Grapeland and Ellen Weber DDS, has something for every one of all ages, from ballads to quirky, upbeat songs with dance, lots of comedy, a touching story about family, and even a few facts about insects you might not know.

Put it on your calendar so you can leave reality outside the doors and enter the world of live theater. You’re guaranteed to go away with a smile on your face humming your favorite tune from the show, and you’ll be supporting the Arts in East Texas.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, and Sundays start at 2:00 PM.

There will be a complimentary reception at 6:30 PM before the curtain goes up on the first Friday, July 28.

For more information, visit our website ( or call 903-922-1126.