From Page To Stage, Youtheatre Brings Children's Book To Life

May 10, 2017

This weekend, Fort Wayne Youtheatre is wrapping up the spring season with its fourth annual Fairy Tale Fest.

This year's celebration is full of iconic characters and story lines, including an original adaptation of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach," set in the 1980s. 

Leslie Hormann and Gregory Stieber trying out one of Gregory's clever stage settings for "James and the Giant Peach."
Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Youtheatre

Festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy productions of  "The Lorax" and  "Crumpet the Trumpet," performed by Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Dance Collective, and another amusing chapter of Youtheatre's "Fractured Fairy Tales."

Performances, as well as a wide assortment of interactive outdoor activities will take place in several locations around the downtown Arts Campus.

For a look at what's in store, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Youtheatre's executive and artistic director, Leslie Hormann, and play director, Gregory Stieber to learn how the stories will be coming alive, from page to stage.

Event Information: 

Pre-fest performance of "James and the Giant Peach"
@ Arts United Center
Friday, May 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Youtheatre's 4th Annual Fairy Tale Fest
@ Arts United Center & Downtown Arts Campus, Fort Wayne
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Find more information, and a complete listing of events at Fort Wayne Youtheatre's website.