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Theater review: Casa’s ‘Three Little Pigs’

From left, Brandon Wilhelm as “Bao,” Clinton Greenspan as “Cha”, Stefanie Tovar as “Siu” and Christopher J. Deaton as the “Big Bad Wolf” in Casa Mañana Theatre’s “The Three Little Pigs.”
From left, Brandon Wilhelm as “Bao,” Clinton Greenspan as “Cha”, Stefanie Tovar as “Siu” and Christopher J. Deaton as the “Big Bad Wolf” in Casa Mañana Theatre’s “The Three Little Pigs.” Casa Mañana Theatre

What it’s about: Casa Mañana Theatre’s “The Three Little Pigs” is a new musical adaptation of the favorite fairy tale. When Mother Pig (Brett Warner) says the piglets are now grown up enough to move out of their comfortable pig sty, the three little pigs must seek out their own fortunes and build their own homes. Bao is the brainy pig (Brandon Wilhelm) who is always reading a book. Cha (Clinton Greenspan) is the sporty pig who likes to show off his muscles and Siu (Stefanie Tovar) is consciously aware of her environment. With catchy musical numbers, the three set off on an adventure.

What parents will like: The Fort Worth production is tailored to the little ones and clocked in at just under 1 hour and 20 minutes, which included an intermission. While the story doesn’t go much deeper than the original yarn, the children will be thoroughly engaged.

What kids will like: The familiar story will be easy to follow even for the youngest children. The Big Bad Wolf (wickedly good Chistopher J. Deaton) does a great job of interacting with the audience so as not to frighten the little ones with his big, bad ways. He even goes as far as calling them “chicken nuggets.” By the end of this performance, the kids were yelling out loud the next steps of the play: “Blow down the stick house!”

Maricar Estrella: 817-390-7720, @maricare

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Recommended for: All ages

When: March 18-April 3

Where: Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth

Cost: $16-$35

Info: www.casamanana.org

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