The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

A children’s musical based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith ©1989
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

Script & Lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric
Music by Paul Gilvary & William Rush

GENRE: Family musical comedy
LENGTH: 50-60 minutes
CAST: 3 females, 1 male, 1 either (5-8 actors possible)
SET: A courtroom in Piggsylvania

There are two sides to every story. Now the long-suppressed account of the Big, Bad Wolf is finally brought to light in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, where the audience acts as the jury to decide the Wolf’s fate. Parents and children will delight in this exploration of who really is to blame. A thrilling courtroom dram-edy… with music! and ham!

“One of the best children’s shows of the year. Case closed.” —The New York Times

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! sparkles on the musical stage, with book and lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric and music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush… The Oregon Children’s Theater has dived into the trough of creativity, and pulled up a juicy plum of a show with fun music and lots of humor. It’s a good piece for young children, with a lesson to learn in this new version of the children’s tale: There’s more than one side to a story, and just because someone’s different, that doesn’t mean they’re evil.” —The Oregonian

“A retelling of the classic tale with catchy rockabilly tunes… Kids and adults will be entertained as the Big Bad Wolf tries to convince us that he’s not all that bad… The show is peppered with just enough adult in-jokes to keep us engaged along with the kids… Don’t miss this show. The kids can’t wait to go back.” —Chicago Parent

“One of those rare shows that draw people of all ages together in shared glee at something that’s funny, fresh and good-natured.” —

“A perfect example of what children’s theater should be: fun, lively, and NOT insulting to the intelligence… Like episodes of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs makes kids laugh but is also filled with jokes that work on another level, causing adults to chuckle.” —Fort Myers Florida Weekly

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Premiered February 2007, Lifeline Theatre (Chicago, IL)

National Tours:
Dallas Children’s Theatre (2012-13)

Regional Tours:
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (Southeast USA: 2008-09, 2013)

Produced by:
Atlantic Theater Company (New York, NY)
Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY)
Asheville Creative Arts (Asheville, NC)
Bay Area Children’s Theatre (Oakland, CA)
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Children’s Theatre of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (Columbia, MD)
Dallas Children’s Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Derby Dinner Playhouse (Clarksville, IN)
Dutch Apple Theatre (Lancaster, PA)
Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
Eau Claire Children’s Theatre (Eau Claire, WI)
Florida Repertory Theatre (Ft. Myers, FL)
Gifford Family Theatre (Syracuse, NY)
Hillcrest High School (Country Club Hills, IL)
Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
La Comedia Dinner Theatre (Springboro, OH)
Lightbox Theatre Company (Spurlock, CA)
Millbrook Playhouse (Mill Hall, PA)
Morgan-Wixson Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)
The Naples Players (Naples, FL)
Niagara University (Niagara University, NY)
Northwestern Missouri University (Maryville, MO)
Oregon Children’s Theatre (Portland, OR)
Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (Orlando, FL)
Players Club of Swarthmore (Swarthmore, PA)
Roanoke Children’s Theatre (Roanoke, VA)
Rocky Mountain Deaf School (Denver, CO)
Rose Theatre (Omaha, NE)
Rothesay Park School (Rothesay, Canada)
Santa Monica Theatre Guild (Santa Monica, CA)
Spartanburg Little Theatre (Spartanburg, SC)
Stages Theatre Company (Hopkins, MN)
State Fair Community College (Sedalia, MO)
Theatre Aspen (Aspen, CO)
Theatre in the Square (Marietta, GA)
Theatre of Youth (Buffalo, NY)
Town Hall Theatre (Centerville, OH)
Tugboat Children’s Theatre (Duluth, MN)
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Production photos by Kelsey Jorissen

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