Musical comedy set for Thursday

Published 3:28 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Approximately 25 students at Georgiana School are clearing throats and dusting off shoes in preparation for their performance of “The Big Bad Musical.”

The musical comedy is a story of little red riding hood and the Three Little Pigs suing the Big Bad Wolf for mistreatment.

Melissa Vickery, a Georgiana teacher who is making all of the costumes for the show, said the drama club is putting the musical on.

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A team of teachers will be helping with the musical including band director and musical director Abby Turner, costume designer Janet Croley and AmeriCorps member Jerry Stephens.

“Since it’s our second production, we were waiting until after the first one to see the participation,” Vickery said.

“It’s mainly elementary students, but we have a couple of high school students.”

Because it is a musical, Vickery said the students have been working on different choreography including the Big Bad Wolf’s Wolfettes.

“They are basically his background singers and will be doing some choreography,” Vickery said.

The set will be a basic courtroom that will be full of fairytale characters putting the Big Bad Wolf on trial.

The performance will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the R.L. Austin gymnasium.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

“We hope that (the audience) will have a good time and enjoy the comedy and the storyline,” Vickery said.

“(We also hope that) students will get involved and hope to make it a bigger production. Each time we do it maybe we can do it larger.”