The Media Theatre presents its own spin on “Alice In Wonderland” weekends February 2-23. The hour long musical for youth may be seen on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. throughout February and has two special Sunday afternoon performances on Feb. 3 and 10 at 1 p.m.
Lewis Carroll’s story follows the adventures of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a strange, fast-paced world of odd characters where reason seems to be non-existent. She meets a large talking caterpillar, singing flowers and mushrooms, and a Royal Court that is run by a nasty Queen who refuses to allow anyone to win at her croquet game.
The Media Theatre’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic is written by Tim Haney with music by Laura Kiehner. The cast of 35 features students of the theatre’s New School, plus ensemble members from its acting classes, as well as several adults. The main lesson is that home is the best place to be although often we wish to be somewhere else. Other lessons include trusting in those around you and being thankful for what you have.
This production of “Alice in Wonderland” is fun, fast-paced, and makes every effort to not be frightening for young children. The croquet game is played with volunteers from the audience as Flamingos and Hedgehogs and includes fun with beach balls.
Rose Valley teen Erika Roberts returns to The Media Theatre stage as Alice, the young girl swept away into a world of fantasy after she becomes intrigued by an anxious White Rabbit, played by Springfield’s Michael Wells (recently seen as young Tommy in “Dr. Dolittle”).
For tickets to “Alice In Wonderland” visit www.mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.