‘Peach’ musical preps for stage

Bookwriter McDonald plans reading

Is there a future for “James and the Giant Peach,” a tuner based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book?

Bookwriter Timothy A. McDonald is planning on a reading of the project at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Conn., in 2009. McDonald is co-writer with helmer Christopher Gattelli of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” bowing Sunday at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Creative team for “Peach” — including a composer and helmer — is not yet assembled, though McDonald is in discussions with Pilobolus Dance Theater. The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded a $30,000 grant for the show’s startup at the not-for-profit.

Goodspeed project is unrelated to a nonmusical production of “Peach” adapted for the stage by David Wood and helmed by Whit McLaughlin at the Arden Children’s Theater, part of the Arden Theater Company in Philadelphia.

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