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)

CAST

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