WAKEFIELD – For a week and a half if you purchase the streaming service for an upcoming Little Red Hen Theatre (LRHT) production, you’ll get to watch it over and over again.
According to a release from LRHT, the box office is open and ready for business as tickets to stream their most recent musical production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach are available for audiences of all ages.
Adam Goos is the Managing Director of Little Red Hen Theatre and he said they approached the production more like a film project by removing the audience seating and filmed it in a 360 camera style.
“We put it together very differently than the last show,” said Goos. “Because we knew from the beginning that we were going to have to stream this and not have a live audience. So, the process has been different but I think we’ve ended up with a really great show.”
The production is described as a “juicy peach of a musical” and features a cast of 24 actors from ages six to 60 and up. The “on-demand” streaming service will begin Thursday, July 16 and can be viewed once or several times between then and Sunday, July 26 for ticket holders.
Goos added that they never had the entire group of actors working on the stage and off the stage throughout the process from start to finish.
“It’s definitely a little bit different than other shows that we’ve done,” Goos added. “But the support from the cast and from the crew has been tremendous and the community so without that we wouldn’t be able to do it. So, we’re really happy we’re still trucking along.”
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors as they can be purchased by visiting littleredhentheatre.com, by phone at 402-287-2818 or during the theatres regular business hours. The two-act production will total an hour and a half with an intermission in-between for viewers to pause the show.
To hear the complete interview about the Little Red Hen Theatres upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach click on the ‘Community’ drop-down at waynedailynews.com by selecting the ‘Podcasts’ tab.
A trailer of James and the Giant Peach can be found on the Little Red Hen Theatre Facebook page.
For information about upcoming events call 402-287-2818 or visit www.littleredhentheatre.com. The 2020 Season of “Connections and Family” will continue with a murder mystery dinner on Saturday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal is also scheduled to perform at the Little Red Hen Theatre on November 7; ‘A Christmas Carol’ December 4 – 6 and a magic show with performance dates to be determined.