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Children’s Theater to Present "The Big Bad Musical” at United Presbyterian Church

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The popular children’s musical, “The Big Bad Wolf,” hopes to make audiences howl with laughter when it is presented in the Fellowship Hall at United Presbyterian Church, 20 Old Indian Road, West Orange on Feb. 24 and 25 beginning at 3 p.m.

The Big Bad Wolf, backed by his two faithful Wolfettes, is on trial and the audience is the jury that decides his fate. Enter Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, the prosecutor representing the plaintiffs in their class-action suit: the Boy Who Cried Wolf, his Shepherdess mother, Little Red Riding Hood and her Granny, the Woodsman who saved them from the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs.

Although she dislikes “pro-bono” work, the Evil Stepmother is the Big Bad Wolf’s defense attorney. The courtroom is presided over by an unusual judge with a penchant for magic beans.

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Sydney Grimm, a reporter from Enchanted Forest News Live Court TV, is there to cover all the action, which heats up just before the verdict with a big revelation from Little Miss Muffit.

Audience members might be surprised by the result of the big question: is the wolf guilty, and does he deserve punishment? Or is he a victim of circumstance?

Admission is five dollars at the door, but all children attending in a fairy-tale costume will be admitted free of charge. Adults in costume will receive a dollar off admission. For more information, call (973) 951-6939.

The Big Bad Musical, written by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur, is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, CO. The Big Bad Musical is a one-act Children’s Theater production, performed by adults for children.

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