This "music hall" version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass was a New York Shakespeare Festival production. Swados composed the score, adapted the book and directed for the stage. Meryl Streep starred as "Alice" at New York's Public Theatre.
Later aired on PBS and titled Alice at the Palace, this imaginative rendering of the Lewis Carroll classic is performed concert-style on a bare stage, the actors in modern rehearsal clothes. Stylistically, the music ranges from rock to country/western to calypso, as the outlandish characters of "Wonderland" are reinterpreted in this "story theatre"-type setting.
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"Ms. Swados' new dramatized cantata...made me think of Carroll very deeply...[She] magnificently catches most of Carroll's divine nuttiness." - The New York Post
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: Pop/Rock
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
WHITE KNIGHT / MOCK TURTLE / WHITE RABBIT / MARCH HARE
WOMAN 1 / EDITH
WOMAN 2 / DUCHESS / A QUEEN
WOMAN 3 / RED QUEEN / GRYPHON
WOMAN 4 / PAT
MAN 1 / CHESHIRE CAT / UNICORN
MAN 2 / TWEEDLEDUM / TEA TABLE
MAN 3 / BABY / BILL / DOORMOUSE / TWEEDLEDEE
MAN 4 / LION
MAN 5 / MAD HATTER / CATERPILLAR / JABBERWOCK
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
Plus a 7 piece musical accompaniment
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