The Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch of the West to be put on trial

OSWEGO — It’s official.

After many, many, many years of scaring little pigs, intimidating Little Red Riding Hood and flying around on her broom in the Land of Oz, two of the most-wanted fairytale villains are going on the trial of the century.

Little Red herself of course, will be called to the stand after many scary walks in the woods to grandmother’s house to finally tell all. Red’s grandmother will tell how the alleged culprit, the BB Wolf, is not as nice a guy as he would like to make everyone think. The Three Little Pigs are just back from building their houses for the umpteen time and are sure to tell everyone, including the judge, how frustrating it has become to build the same houses over and over and over, only to be knocked down by that big blowhard Wolf himself. Audiences will also hear from Hansel and Gretel as well as the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

The cast includes: Judge, Ethan Fowler; Bailiff, Ellie Laird; District Attorney (D.A.)- Hannah Kandt; Clerk (A hand Only), Stephanie Johnson; Wolf, Noah Pauldine; Pig #1, Nina King; Pig #2, Amelia Wentworth; Pig #3, Alaina Stuart; Little Red Riding Hood, Grace Syrell; Grandmother, Annabella Sobrino; Boy Who Cried Wolf, Trevor Griffiths; Badger, Noah Water; Short Order Chef,  a mystery person; Defense Attorney, Caylyn Salmonsen; Scarecrow, Gus McDonald; Flying Monkey, Noah Wate; Dorothy, Eva Kandt; Witch, Brooklyn Saternow; Hansel, Jesse Pauldine; Gretel, Amelia Wentworth; Sleeping Beauty, Katie Gerth; Snow White, Abigail Smith; Prince, Collin Hatch; Several Dwarves, Nina King, Alaina Stuart and Trevor Griffiths; and Magic Mirror, Annabella Sobrino.

The jury will be picked directly from the audience. That’s right, when those attending the show for this Christmas production, co-sponsored by the Oswego Players and the Theater Arts Youth Academy (TAYA), they might get to sit in the jury box and be a part of the actual trial.

The “Fairytale Courtroom” will start on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Dec. 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. And for those who can’t make it then, we will hold court again on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14, 15 at 2 p.m. Get to the Civic Arts Center early as the seats in the Frances Marion Brown Theater will surely fill up fast for this all family show. Tickets go on sale Nov. 15 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 315-343-5138.

This Christmas production is possible through the generous support of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, the Oswego County/City Youth Bureau, the Oswego County Community Foundation and the CNY Arts organization.

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