"James and the Giant Peach is magical sweetness... something that can make a musical theater lover squeal with delight. A wonderfully touching show... filled with heart. Whether you re a parent looking for an outing for the kids, a lover of musicals who's interested in the latest local offering or a fan of the book, there's something here for everyone. I was absolutely delighted by the outcome."
"Seattle Children's Theatre stages yummy James and the Giant Peach. The kind of magic the late British writer [Roald Dahl] conjured a little sweet, a little sour, a little edgy and sure to pique a child s imagination. The captivating world-premiere musical delights in dressing up the story in bright colors and jazzy tunes. It stays true to the author by not talking down to kids, and not sugaring up a story that finds its own zigzag route to a happy ending. [It features] music-hall-style songs in the blithe, catchy score by the young team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Along with a charming score, Timothy Allen McDonald s book is adroit."
– The Seattle Times