Missoula Children's Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00PM
East Auditorium

Missoula Children's Theatre presents <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>

13 Adult, $9 Child, $2 Lap Pass (for Children under 2 Years Old)

Don’t miss the youth in our community perform Alice in Wonderland, the final performance of their week-long theater residency with Missoula Children’s Theatre. The ticketed Final Performance is available for everyone, but to participate in the free residency, children in grades 1-12 must audition. Check out the details below or check out our Summer Camp page .

To Audition for the FREE week-long Theater Residency • June 19 – 24

The acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts welcome children entering 1st – 12th grades to audition to take part in the upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland. No advance preparation or experience is necessary; enthusiasm and a smile are the most important!

AUDITIONS: Monday, June 19, 2017 • Main Lobby • 10am to noon (applicants must participate in the entire two hour audition)

Auditions begin promptly. We recommend arriving 20 minutes early to sign-in. This is a large group audition and we expect at least 150 children to audition; 50 to 60 roles will be cast. Those selected must be available each day, June 19– 24, for rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsal schedules vary depending on role. Schedules will be given to cast members on Monday, June 19th. Monday, June 19th certain roles will rehearse from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Tuesday, June 20th through Friday, June 23rd, certain roles will rehearse from 10:00am to 12:00pm and/or from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Please bring a bag lunch. On Saturday, June 24th, dress rehearsals start at 10:00am and last through the day leading to our two performances.

This week-long theater residency is provided free-of-charge by the Education Through the Arts program.

Come see the show!

Music by David W. Simmons

Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W. Simmons

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”