Elementary school play slated

TICONDEROGA - Was the Big Bad Wolf really that bad?

People will have a chance to find out when the Ticonderoga Elementary School music department presents The Big Good Wolf Wednesday, March 17, in the new school cafeteria.

The play will begin at 7 p.m., following the school Parent-Teacher Association book fair at 6 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served.

The play is an original story written by Wayne Chagnon, school music teacher and play director.

It's a spoof of the famed Little Red Riding Hood character with 38 speaking roles for students.

"In this tale the Big Bad Wolf is tired of being dubbed as the menace of the town and he vows to go good, but he sometimes has wolf-type relapses and really has to work through his bad desires," Chagnon said. "He manages this by becoming kind of like the problem solver of the town and through this he falls into the good graces of the townsfolk.

"He also tries to encourage Cinderella's three evil stepsisters and Hansel and Gretel's evil stepmother to follow suit,"he continued. "Although remorseful for his past actions, the king still insists that the wolf 'do his time' for his past misdeeds even though he has turned a new leaf.

"The town's folk plead with the king and queen to free the wolf all while the evil stepsisters and stepmother are plotting to get rid of Hansel and Gretel," Chagnon said. "One stepsister sees the light and turns on her posse and the wolf springs into action and does what dogs do best - sniffs out the evil doers and saves Hansel and Gretel and also requires the band of women to follow his lead and go good."

The finale will involve the audience singing along to Carol King's classic "You've Got A Friend."

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