Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company,  will present “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” a live comic play for ages 5 and older.  The play will be performed January 20 through February 5, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM.

This play, originally produced by Dallas Children’s Theatre, has been a smash-hit across the USA!  Three classic fairy tales, with three famous trios (the Little Pigs, the Billy Goats Gruff, and the Three Bears) begin in their usual “once-upon-a-time” fashion… but things change on the way to “happily-ever-after.”  The pigs imagine life without a wolf, the goats can’t face another troll, and Papa Bear has had enough of Goldilocks!  The trios join forces for a hilarious mashup of some of the world’s oldest tales!

The play is performed by 19 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 14.  Evie Braude, Millie Lovett, and Lily Segars play the Three Little Pigs; Ella Clayton, Hattie Perry and Braxxton Sommers play the Billy Goats Gruff; and Jillian Barry, Autumn Harbison, and Tripp Keeton play the Three Bears.  Also featured in the play are Goldilocks (Anna Kate Stanley) and the Big Bad Wolf (Levi Vinsant).

The rest of the cast includes Logan Bell, Jenna Blumberg, Skylar Justice, Maria Kauffman, Elijah Payne, Quintin Rhodes, Aedan Smith, and Jared Watkins.  Nine actors are making their KCT debuts.

Catherine Blevins, a senior at Hardin Valley Academy, serves as the show’s stage manager.  Wheeler Moon, a junior at West High, is the play’s scenery designer.  Quintin Rhodes, an 8th-grader at Gresham Middle, is the show’s lighting designer.  Sean Sloas will perform the duties of Production Manager.  Zack Allen is the show’s director..  KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of stage plays for children.

The show is presented in partnership with The Ritchie Campany and is sponsored by The Comcast Foundation, Clayton Family Foundation, Home Federal Bank, the City of Knoxville, and Lusidmedia.  Assistance was also provided by Bandit Lites and Prestige Cleaners.