Alice in Wonderland (Turner)
by Lewis Carroll, Charles Turner, Steve Moore
Short Musical, Comedy / 13m, 10f
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.
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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.
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- Time Period: Contemporary, Victorian (British and American)
- Duration: 75 Minutes
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.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Special Effects
- Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Medium
TWO OF CLUBS
THREE OF CLUBS
FIVE OF CLUBS
NINE OF CLUBS
QUEEN OF HEARTS
KING OF HEARTS
- Ensemble cast
- Cross gender casting
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
The play was originally written for production by a community college drama department and the purpose was to provide about 20, or so, individual vignette parts within the hour-long format of a musical for children. However, other producing groups may wish to expand or condense the cast to suit their own needs. The male/female casting designation is also based upon the casting of the original production. Given the fantasy nature of the story and setting, many "liberties' can be taken. For instance, in the original production the part of the Queen of Hearts was played by an imposing, strong-voiced man (to get the right "command" for the character) and the part of the King of Hearts was played by a small young woman in order to get the contrast in characters.
Music Material Rental Packages
1 Piano/Vocal Score
10 Vocal Chorus Books
Alice in Wonderland was first presented at El Camino College in Torrance, California, on May 30, 1975. It was directed by Dorothy La Spina.