Musical runs July 19-21 in Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gateway Players Theatre presents “The Trial of the Wicked Witch – The Musical.” Book by Craig Sodaro, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Murray.

Performance dates are July 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

This musical will be directed by Patricia Haddock, produced by Kathi Grenier, Musical Director is Chris Rubenacker and the Stage Manager is Gwen O’Brien.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4285780

Presented by permission through special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company.

THE STORY: The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes in the land of Once Upon a Time in this madcap musical feat. Witnesses for the prosecution and defense provide a variety of toe-tapping tunes such as a swinging Big Bad Wolf in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” an operatic Rapunzel in “I Love to Sing,” and a rocking Gingerbread Man in “Go, Gingie, Go!” The Wicked Witch herself casts a musical spell with “Escape Velocity.” The audience acts as jury in this trial and gets to determine the fate of the Wicked Witch. Guilty or innocent, you can be assured that this show is “Wicked Awesome.”

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