Congratulations to Stratford student Britta Johnson. Britta wrote a full-length musical for her school to perform. Not only did she write the book, lyrics, and the music for Big Box Story, she also directed the show! It’s been so successful that it was chosen to be performed for one night at the prestigious Stratford Festival‘s Avon Theatre.
The plot, which she described as “satire, silly and [with] about a million characters,” was inspired by her hometown’s real-life battle against big-box retailers, Johnson said. “I wanted it to be fun for people my age, something that would engage them,” she said, adding that community youth have indeed been engaged in opposing corporate giants.