Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR., Begin. 3/1
Children's Playhouse of Maryland's spring 2014 production of Disney's "Alice In Wonderland, Jr." showcases the talents of thirty student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore and Harford Counties. Performances are 1 p.m. the weekends of March 1-2, 8-9, and 15 -16 in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. An additional 4 p.m. show March 9 will be sign language interpreted by CCBC students in the Interpreter Preparation program. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available from the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-2787 (ARTS) [Hours: Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.] or online at www.cpmarts.org. Space-permitting, tickets will be available at the door. Group tickets are also available.
Rachel Miller of Baltimore, Md. appears as Alice, with Olivia Aubele of White Marsh, Md. as the White Rabbit. The Queen and King of Hearts are Katie Blomquist of Bel Air, Md. and Devonte Tasker of Baltimore, Md.
Other principal roles include: Tiffany Flaharty of Bel Air, Md. (Tall Alice), Allison Naglieri of Parkville, Md. (Small Alice), Brendon Morrison of White Marsh, Md. (Caterpillar), Sam Patterson of Towson, Md. (Tweedle Dee), Max Wolf of Parkville, Md. (Tweedle Dum), Leo Hojnowski of Dundalk, Md. (Mad Hatter), Jules Einhorn of Pikesville (March Hare), Jared Davis of Gwynn Oak, Md. (Dodo Bird), Emily Davis of Towson, Md., Kate Lutz of Rosedale, Md. and Maia Vong of Towson (Cheshire Cat).
Matthew Byrd of Arbutus, Md., Gwen Lowell of Baltimore, Md., Maggie Moloney of Bel Air, Md., Kevin Franiak of Perry Hall, Md., and Grace Sunderland of Towson, Md. appear as the Royal Cards. Sofia Alvarez of Ellicott City, Md., Zachary Byrd of Arbutus, Md., Sammy Jungwirth of Nottingham, Md., Dylan Morrison of White Marsh, Md., and Summer Reed of Towson, Md. are the Unbirthday Ensemble.
Other cast members are: Sarah Altiere of Baltimore, Md. (Lily), Emma Hester of Nottingham, Md. (Petunia), Reagan Krahling of Dundalk, Md. (Daisey), Ali Radomsky of Essex, Md. (Violet) and Emily Ricci of Nottingham, Md. (Rose).
Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs this production, with musical direction by Julie Parrish and choreography by Amanda Dickson.
"Alice in Wonderland, Jr." is based on Disney's animated film adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll story. David Simpatico did the book adaptation and additional lyrics and Bryan Louiselle adapted and arranged the music. While studying in the park with her older sister, Alice begins to daydreams about following a talking White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Her ensuing adventure includes trying to get directions from a disappearing Cheshire Cat, joining a wild tea party with the Mad Hatter and friends, dancing with a Dodo, trading rhymes with twins Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and playing crochet with the Queen of Hearts, where she almost loses her head. Disney's animated film featured tunes as "The Un-birthday Song, "I'm Late" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah".
The Administration Building Lecture Hall is located next to parking lot 4 on the Essex campus. The facility is wheelchair-accessible and requests for accommodation should be made at the time of advance ticket purchase. For more information about this production, call the Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS), or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. For directions, go to www.ccbcmd.edu.