ARLINGTON - The Big Bad Wolf is on trial for his alleged misdeeds, but is he really just a victim of circumstances?

The answer to that question will be decided when Arlington Middle School students present the musical "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Mack Performing Arts Center.

Performances are free and open to the public.

Written by Joseph Robinette, "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" brings together all of your fairy-tale favorites who make the courtroom lively and fun. The notorious Big Bad Wolf (Gracie Smith) and attorneys Hogney Dangerfield (Katie Berger), Weasel (Saige Snow) and Weaselton (Simon Metcalfe) are fighting a class-action lawsuit by beloved and quirky characters including Little Red Riding Hood (Anna Freebern), her Grandmother (Jamie Keel) and the Three Little Pigs (Tess Belnap, Florrie Hynds and Elizabeth Fischer). With Judge Malady (Lily Spencer) and the Bailiff (Whitney Walsh) trying to keep order in the chaotic courtroom that will be remembered forever after.

Play Director and Arlington Music and Choral Teacher Patti Cody chose "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" because of the play's setting and music. "This is such a cute play, set in the 1950s with lively music of the time. These kids are very talented, and I knew they would enjoy just how upbeat and funny the whole play is to perform."

The production includes a total of 26 Arlington students in the cast. Cody will be accompanied by Pianist Deborah Weiler with assistance from Stage Manager Brian Howe. For more information about the performance, contact Cody at codyp@bvsu.org or 802-375-2589.


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