Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Contemporary, Victorian (British and American)
Settings Of Play -
With the exception of the opening and closing scenes (same set), the rest of the play is all set in the realm of fantasy and totally open to the imagination of the designers. The costuming of the show is total fantasy with the exception of Alice's costume which can be either Victorian or contemporary with very little influence on the rest of the show. The last four pages of the script deal with production notes about certain "special effects" in the show and how the original producers and others have accomplished them.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Special Effects
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
This engaging musicalization of the well-known classic has toured with enormous success and has grown in popularity since its publication. The journey of Alice through the mirror to the land of bizarre characters and strange "pretzel-logic" is retold in this ingenious adaptation with a great sense of farce and a loving touch of humanity. All the popular characters are brought to life with full flair and color. The music is extremely melodic and captures the essence of plot and character developments.
Alice in Wonderland was first presented at El Camino College in Torrance, California, on May 30, 1975. It was directed by Dorothy La Spina.