For ages 8-12: THE BIG BAD MUSICAL

Afterschool workshop programming for ages 4-7 has been postponed to spring 2018. Please contact us for more information.


Book by Alec Strum
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

A courtroom has never been as lively and fun as in the BIG BAD MUSICAL! The notorious big bad wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest – the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother – clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming. Yet, even though the infamous Evil Stepmother resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself. Was he born a criminal, or made one?

WORKSHOP DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 25 – December 4 (4:30 – 6 PM) 
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday, December 6 (6 PM) & Tuesday, December 11 (6 PM)
LOCATION: 5342 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115 (Uptown JCC)
TUITION: $285 (JCC Member Rate is $260)*
*Tuition includes two comp tickets per child / additional tickets available for purchase – $10 + box office fees)
ADDITIONAL FEES: Families are responsible for providing a costume for their performer.
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Southern Rep’s Afterschool Workshops are presented in partnership with the New Orleans Jewish Community Center

There are two steps!

  1. Click here to fill out the registration form
  2. Submit payment here, by phone at 504-522-6545, or by check to Southern Rep Theatre, 2541 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration is not complete until Tuition Payment is received. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is complete. If we do not meet our minimum registration requirement, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. You will be notified in advance of the first day of class if this happens.

Because we believe that every young person in New Orleans deserves access to arts education programming, we offer scholarships for those families that need financial assistance. Please email us at education@southernrep.com with inquiries and questions.

If your child is on the cusp of the age ranges, feel free to email us at education@southernrep.com and we will make sure to place your child in the workshop that is right for them. Each workshop has a cap to ensure the highest quality experience for all participants, so please register early to ensure your child’s spot!


Cameron-Mitchell Ware

Cameron-­Mitchell Ware is a performer/teaching artist from New Orleans, actively creating in New York City and Los Angeles. Recent New Orleans credits include Coalhouse Walker Jr. in RAGTIME (2017 Big Easy Award Winner: Best Actor in a Musical; Cripple Creek Theatre Co.), Dudley in A KINGDOM, A CHASM (Vagabond Inventions), and Segismundo in SUENO (Cripple Creek Theatre Co.). As a teaching artist, he has held residencies and facilitated interactions with theatre & dance for learners across the country with various arts organizations including The Wolftrap Arts Institute, KIDsmART, Theatre for A New Audience, Young Audiences, and The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. Cameron-Mitchell holds degrees in Musical Theatre and Sociology from Loyola Marymount University.

Madeleyne Perault

Madeleyne is a recent graduate of Loyola University who became involved in children’s theatre at Southern Rep over the summer when she worked on both PETER PAN and SHREK: THE MUSICAL JR. She found a love for arts education there and hopes to continue work in this field.

Jaime Jimenez

Jaime is a sophomore mass communication major at Loyola University, originally from Houston, Texas. “My favorite way of teaching theatre is to go from a lens 1000 feet up to a lens 10 inches from the ground. I want big choices and then tone it down from there.”


We believe that every young person is an artist. Our Fall Theatre Workshops aim to encourage and cultivate the artistry, imagination, and creativity of New Orleans’ young artists. We will be offering workshops for youth aged 4-7 and 8-12.

These workshops have been tailored to be creative, exploratory, and process-based. Both workshops culminate in a performance for families, friends, and loved ones, but we want to make sure that we focus on the progress and experience of each child. As always, we accept all performers without an audition and each child will perform at the end of the workshop. These workshops are about discovering how to use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to create theatre and how to work together. And of course, these workshops are all about fun!