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  • Writer's pictureAthena Pitts

CHS Theatre presents "James and the Giant Peach TYA"

Chillicothe High School thespians will grace the stage of the auditorium later this month to perform their first production of the school year.

Opening night for Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach TYA is set for November 17th, at 7 p.m.

Advisor and CHS ELA teacher Mrs. Amanda Betz said that work began at the beginning of October.

"This is a student-run production," said Betz, "and it's cool to watch them take on the leadership roles, own them, and do such an amazing job."

Lily Augg, Darius Ragland, and Mack Robinson (CAVS MEDIA/QUINLAN NETTER)

Betz said that the show is directed by senior Lily Augg, Aaron Ballentine is in charge of music and Darius Ragland is the choreographer.

"I have lots of great cast members," Betz said. "A few that come to mind who are doing amazing are Mack Robison and Grace Shaefer. They play our villains: Spiker and Sponge."

Show times include:

  • Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at

Article by Athena Pitts with contributions from Quinlan Netter and Kara Tapp.

Cast List

Ladahlord: Darius Ragland James: Will Lawson/Belle Rinehart Spiker: Gracie Schafer Sponge: Mack Robinson Spider: Stella Ngalle Earthworm: Isaac Rouleau Centipede: Hendrix Myers Ladybug/Mrs. Trotter: Ellie Cochenhour Grasshopper/Mr. Trotter: Aaron Ballentine Glow Worm/Buzz: Lucas Parks

Matron Nurse: Madison Gothard Willy Wonka/Cop: Noah McAdams Lead Cop: Jamie Bridenbaugh

Other Cops: Lily Augg, Siri Lincke, Deacon Crawford, Katherine McCallum, & Noah McAdams

Madame Garden Guild President: Sophia Mickey Bitsy Botana: Chevelle Hartley Garden Guild Member: Reagan Helmick Reporter 1: Carly Routte Reporter 2: Star Riggin Ensemble: Lauren Christian, Eyana Nash, & Summer Sanford

Student Directors: Amelia Holsinger, Lily Augg, & Noah McAdams

Student Music Director: Aaron Ballentine

Student Choreography: Darius Ragland

Student Tech Director; Noah McAdams

Student Master Carpenter; Zion VanHoose

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