We LOVE this quote from Benj Pasek, who is half of the hit songwriting duo Pasek and Paul. They were interviewed on their approach to the development of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach a few years ago by Playbill’s Michael Gioia.
Check out the rest of the interview here. Pasek and Paul have gone on to become celebrated composers and lyricists for their work on A Christmas Story and Dogfight. This year alone, they’ve won an Oscar for Best Original Song, “City of Stars,” from the movie musical La La Land and six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen.
We’re so excited to bring this quirky and complex tale written by Roald Dahl to magical life on our stage with James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Our Winter classes are definitely going to have a blast. Are you registered for a Winter Class yet? Make sure that you’re registered by this week! Winter registrants have exclusive access to our Spring New York City Trip to see Disney’s Frozen on Broadway as well as the best Black Friday deals available to our customers.