Summer school in the Delavan-Darien School District was a “howling” good time.
Just ask the performers in this year’s middle school theater production, The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy.
In the musical, the notorious Big Bad Wolf — of fairy tale fame — is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by quirky storybook characters who want to get even, including: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.
As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming. Yet, even though the infamous Evil Stepmother resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Ms. Wolf makes a good case for herself.
Was she born a criminal, or made one?
The cast featured (in order of appearance)
Breanna Yartey, as Mrs. Evil Stepmother; Ronnell Fleming, as The Big Bad Wolf; Juliana Huerta, as Sydney Grimm; Savannah Perkins, as Ms. Fairy Godmother; Faith Rothkopf, as Red Riding Hood; Shannon Piecha, as Grandmother Hood; Silvia DeLaCruz, Cristal Duran and April Davis as the Three Little Pigs; Jacob Prado as Bill Woodcutter; Caitlyn Karbash as Old Mrs. Shepherd; Madeline Carroll as Sleeping Beauty; Timmy Wesly-Bee as The Boy Who Cried Wolf; Xochitl Prado, Collette Riviere, Taiya Schroeder, Jordane Torres-Raby and Sophia Valadez as The Wolfettes; Lillian Fessenden as The Bailiff; Naitaly Napodano as Judge Wise Old Woman; and Gwen Acheson as Miss Muffett.
Collette Riviere was this year’s Stage Manager, and Jailyn Schroeder was the Assistant to the Director.
The musical was directed by Delavan-Darien Elementary Music Teacher Janet Palmer.