Magical Theatre Company, Northeast Ohio's professional resident and touring theatre for young audiences and families, announces the opening of a play based on Roald Dahl's book, "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)" on Oct. 14.

A friendly giant with vocabulary problems delivers sweet dreams to children. With the help of Sophie, a plucky, young orphan, he embarks on a quest to save the children of England from the "frightsome" child-eating giants. This fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures is a "gloriumptious ringbeller!"

Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Holly Barkdoll, The BFG stars Mark Ross of Akron in the title role and Caroline Martin of Norton making her Magical Theatre Company debut as Sophie. Highlighting the play will be 12' giants onstage. Magnificent giant puppets created by Magical Theatre Company's resident "Creature Maker" Mark Jenks.

The BFG runs October 14 through 23, on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Reserve online at or call 330-848-3708. The newly renovated Magical Theatre Company is at 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave. in Barberton.