Help decide the fate of the Big Bad Wolf during East Mississippi Community College’s production of “The Big, Bad Musical” by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Dottie Smith Family Center for Instrumental Music Education on the Scooba campus.
During the play, the notorious Big Bad Wolf is slapped with a class-action lawsuit by fairytale characters that include Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, the Fairy Godmother and more.
“He is on trial for all of his wrongdoings and an audience member will get to decide the ending,” EMCC Director of Choral and Music Instruction Wendy Smith said. “There are three possible outcomes: guilty, not guilty or hung jury. Whatever ending is given to us is the one we will do. The students who are acting in the play have to learn all three endings.”
The play is open to the public. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
The play is a collaboration between the EMCC Music Theatre, the EMCC Choir, the Reflection Singers and the EMCC Mighty Lion Band’s wind ensemble and percussionists, in cooperation with the Pioneer Drama Service. Band Director Stephen Stringer will play guitar.
“The play will involve a combination of vocal and instrumental EMCC musicians,” Smith said. “We’ve come together to put on a really unique performance. This is not an easy play to do, but we think the audience will enjoy it. Our students have worked hard to make it all come together.
“The EMCC Wind Ensemble, Mr. Steve Stringer on guitar, and Mrs. Martha Blackwell on piano add so much to the play. Their dedication and sharing of their skills have helped to upgrade this play performance. I am glad to see so many people coming together to make this play a success.”
A dress rehearsal that is open to EMCC students and staff will take place April 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Cast members for East Mississippi Community College’s production of “The Big, Bad Musical” are, from left, Jabaubi Nash, Brejenn Allen, Shakeeria White, Timothy Clay, Rebekah Loving, Ivy Way, Lauren Mott, Kaylin Williams, Dominique Wilson, Kaylyn Jones, D.J. Hutton, Tyler Miller, Ashley Henley, Taylor Lairy and Jaquavis McNutt.