BELLEVUE - Characters from classic fairy tales are brought together when the Children's Theatre of Bellevue Society for the Arts presents the courtroom comedy, "The Big Bad Musical" this weekend.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. This musical comedy is meant to appeal to audiences of all ages
with a cast of 55 from northern Ohio.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLENE DAVIS-GARDNER
Republic children (from left) Callie Prosser, Haylee Steinmetz, Xavier Walker and Drew Steinmetz are cast in “The Big Bad Musical.”
The jury must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world. The Big Bad Wolf (Trevor Schaffer) is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybook characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood (Taylor Woodruff), her grandmother (Emma Knudsen), the Three Little Pigs (Ethan Washburn, Joshua Higgins and Graeme Schwartz) and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf (Adam Shanaman).
With Sydney Grimm (Alexa Hammer) as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest - the Evil Stepmother (Alexis Burns) and the Fairy Godmother (Briana Keyser) - clash in a landmark trial.
The testimony of the wronged characters suggests the wolf deserves severe punishment. His counsel, Evil Stepmother, resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, but Wolf makes a good case for himself.
In addition to those named, cast members are Aiden Hayward, Alli Scott, Grace Oddo, Jaden Janae Beck, Alivia Colvin, Alix Kaman, Libby Cloud, George Schaffer, Isaac Carson, Logan Hayward, Samuel Colvin, Paul Coffelt, Richie Barcus, Madeline Biedrzycki, Maddie Cummings, Abby Wheeler, MiKayla Michaels, Chloe Branum, Mackenzie Miller, Marissa Nevills, Grace Booze, Morgan Cummings, Cortney Slaven, Jessica Jarrett, Katherine Jarrett, Mackenzie Jarrett, Brooke Coan, Sage Garcia, Tess Lepley, Aliyah Wright, Annalise Smith, Gabby Russell, Vanessa Shanaman, Ashley Light, Maren Coffelt, Samuel Coffelt, Lindsay Sneider, Lily Schwartz, Gabriella Brown, Emma S. Laughlin, Elijah Schindley, Callie Rosser, Drew Steinmetz, Haylee Steinmetz, Xavier Walker, Addison Foreman and Samuel Merritt.
Was he born a criminal or made one?
The production is directed by Danielle Hayward. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.
Call (419) 484-2787 for reservations or visit www.bellevuearts.net to learn more.