BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, on her madcap adventures in this fast-paced take on a classic tale. Based on the classic tale by Lewis Carroll, this adaptation of the musical sets the story in a hospital, where a child’s boredom gives way to imagination as the doctors, other patients, and hospital staff all transform into the strange characters of Wonderland. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, the worlds between make-believe and real become blurred as Alice is transported to a quirky new and wondrous world.
“These young actors are working hard to create a strong culture of trust and mentorship”, says Bass, the director and an NEYT alum, “this multi-aged cast is creating this world with skill and spunk and I feel so fortunate to be a part of making young professional theater here in our hometown”.
With plenty of singing, dancing, and acting, and highlighted by fantastical costumes and intricate work with projections and shadows, this show will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” performs May 5 – 7 and 12 – 14: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from 12 – 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro.
New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.
Thank you to our generous sponsors: First Advantage Dental, Baystate Financial, and the Winston-Prouty Center for Child and Family Development. New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.