WHAT: Encore Theatre and Children's Performing Theatre of Independence present “Trial of the Wicked Witch, the Musical” by Stephen Murray and Craig Sodaro (2017), directed by Sandy Dempsey and produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 and July 20-21; 2 p.m. July 15 and July 22.
WHERE: Sermon Center Powerhouse Theatre, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 50-older and $4 for children 12-under. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 816-325-7367.
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes in the land of Once Upon a Time in a madcap musical featuring several favorite character from many fairy tales. The cast includes the Fairy Godmother as the judge, the Three Little Pigs as bailiffs, Jack the Giant Killer and the Evil Stepmother and Red Riding Hood as opposing attorneys. Witnesses for the prosecution and defense provide a variety of tunes such as a singing Big Bad Wolf, an “operatic” Rapunzel, a rocking Gingerbread Man and a prince who charms the court. The witch even casts a little spell with her “Escape Velocity.” The audience acts as jury and gets to determine the fate of the Wicked Witch. (from histage.com)
Jenny: Delores Champ
Denny: Cecilia Rancatore
Benny: Molly Friel
Red Riding Hood: Kimberly Kuhlman
Evil Stepmother: Becky Como
Jack the Giant Killer: Jacob Simmons
Wicked Witch: Arwen Como
Fairy Godmother: Susan Medler
Sleeping Beauty/Dezzy: Breana Smith
Snow White/Izzy: Lily Schraml
Hansel: Lauri Strode
Gretel: Lila Atkinson
Rapunzel: Kyleigh Hendrix
Prince Charming: Sam Culver
Cinderella/Gingerbread Man: Erin Oyster
Rumpelstiltskin: Marci Strode
Big Bad Wolf: Ares Brinkley
911 operator: Virginia Hudson