Alice and all of her Wonderland friends are coming to the Struthers Library Theatre. By royal proclamation of the Queen of Hearts on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., you are invited to follow Alice down the rabbit hole into the whimsical world of Wonderland
This beautiful dance adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice" is a presentation of the Allegheny Regional Dance Theatre. The holiday show will delight the entire family as the magic and mystery of this classic children's book are captured dramatically on stage.
The dance begins as Alice joins her mother, sister, and friends at her birthday party. When the party is over, she falls asleep and her adventure begins. She follows the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole, then tries to find her way out of the maze of The Corridor of Doors. Finally choosing just the right size door she finds herself in Wonderland where things are not always what they seem. She introduces herself to the local citizens and finds that although she is befriended by the Cheshire Cat, he keeps disappearing. She meets the absurd but wise Caterpillar who confuses her even more before she ends up at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Alice meets the Lory Bird, Sarah Dietsch, and the Dodo Bird, Alyssa Samuelson
Will the real Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum please sit down?? Choreographers Molly Dies and Nicole Cunningham get into the spirit of the dance while the real Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum look on, Taylor Ellsworth and Rachel Stewart.
Shirley Schafer works on Tina Schuler's
Guest artist Laura Baldensperger as the Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts - Laura Baldensperger, Alice - Molly Huey, and
the Mad Hatter - guest artist, Jordan Spencer
Prepare to be awed by a magical garden of dancing flowers, butterflies, many animals of Wonderland, marching cards and dancing roses along with a bizarre croquet match. Among the most memorable characters are the Mock Turtle, zany Lory and the Dodo Birds and their friends Tweedledee and Tweedledum who don't help her one bit on her journey home. Accepting a delicious tart from the Knave of Hearts only gets her arrested, and taken before the fearsome Queen of Hearts. Will Alice loose her head? You'll just have to see for yourself!
The story of Alice in Wonderland will be brought to life by a cast of very talented local dancers. Creative and inventive choreography throughout the performance was taught by Fiona Bell, Linda Dies, Laura Baldensperger, and Sue Spencer. Molly Dies and Nicole Cunningham set the dance for Tweedledee and Tweddledum.
The many magical costumes for the production are being altered and fitted by Fiona Bell, Shirley Schafer, Dawn Dietsch, Robyn Samuelson, Heather Cass, Beth Ellsworth, Jennifer Wortman, Katie Courson, and Pam Kennedy.
Don't be late for this very important date with the Allegheny Regional Dance Theatre of the Struthers Library Theatre. The exciting new production packed with fantasy and humor is pure family entertainment. This event is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Warren County
Tickets prices at $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students will be available at the theater office or at the door. Children age 5 and younger attend for free. Call the theater at 723-7231 to reserve handicapped seating.