Young Artists Invited to Create Poster for BSC Youth Theatre Production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach”

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is calling all young artists between the ages of 8-15 to create a poster for BSC’s summer Youth Theatre production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, July 26 – August 12, 2018.

Create an 11” x 14” poster that promotes Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach musical production opening July 29 at the Berkshire Museum.  Sponsored in part by Macaroni Kid.

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this is an adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery.  When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Written by the Academy and Tony Award-winning team that created the music for Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and A Christmas Story, the Musical.

Entries will be judged using the following criteria: Does the poster effectively illustrate and convey the show? Does the poster clearly express the message of the show? Does the poster convey that it’s a musical production?

Poster elements: Entrants must use all the 11” x 14” space. The poster must contain the full name of the show ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Please do not include Barrington Stage Company, URL, phone number.  BSC will add that information to the bottom of the poster.

Contest Rules:
All entries must be received by June 15, 2018 at 5:00pm. Posters may be mailed or dropped off as follows: Attn: Giant Peach Poster Contest, Barrington Stage Company, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Image size: 11” x 14”. Please include artist’s name, age, contact information (including email and phone) on the back of the poster.

Winners will be selected in the following categories: 8-11 and 12-15 years of age. Entries must not be matted or mounted. Poster orientation: Portrait.  If submittal is not in the right orientation it will be disqualified. Only original artwork will be considered (no magazine cutouts). Contest is open to anyone within the appropriate age groups listed.

Winner in each of the age categories will win the following: 8 tickets to BSC’s Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach at the Berkshire Museum. Meet and greet with cast following the show. A hardcover copy of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach signed by the cast of the show. Winning poster produced and displayed at the Berkshire Museum and BSC offices. Also featuring placement on Macaroni Kid and BSC’s official websites.

Barrington Stage Company representatives will choose the finalists.  Winners will be notified on June 22, 2018 and will be posted on BSC’s website.

With poster submission, entrants confirm that the creation and its copyright is fully owned by them and that they have respected all copyrights of others. Any creation using copyrighted material will be withdrawn from the competition. Should a copyright owner come forward after the poster has been selected, produced or distributed, the person who has submitted the poster for the competition accepts full liability for all resulting claims, damages and costs.  Posters remain the property of Barrington Stage Company.

For more information call (413) 499-5446 or

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