Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Stage THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, 11/15-16
It's almost here; a journey through your wildest dreams!
An all-new Alice in Wonderland like you've never seen it before, Through the Looking Glass will come to life on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. and November 16 at 8 p.m., featuring eye-popping sets, costumes, black light theatre, magic and puppets. Tickets are only $25 for adults and $15 for students.
Join many of the beloved traditional Lewis Carroll characters - the Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and more - as they take you a whole new journey to wild new world with floating heads, talking animals and a tap-dancing egg. Follow teenage Alice as she learns to "look in the mirror" and like what she sees. With an exciting original pop score, this adventure is fun for all ages and filled with magical twists for entire family!
New this year is a professionally-recorded cast album featuring a full orchestra, available for purchase at the show.
"Through the Looking Glass is incredibly visual, entertaining and funny," said the show's director, Andrew Kato, who conceived and developed the piece. "It's highly imaginative, and its pastiche pop score is so witty and smart that we knew we had to release a cast album. I guarantee that this high-energy musical will have our audiences dancing in their seats to the score's uptempo, catchy tunes."
The story follows a modern-day Alice who is having trouble fitting in with her peers at school. To learn how to face her rivals - a trio of sassy mean girls - she steps through a 'looking glass' to transport herself into a far-out land to find some answers and her way back home. But not before she takes a magical boat ride, battles with the Jabberwock and jitterbugs with a group of friendly flowers.
"The production is reflective of the youthful issues that kids face every day, and Alice learns real-life lessons from the kooky characters along her journey," said John Mercurio, the production's writer, composer and lyricist. "This production will appeal to all ages because everyone can identify with Alice. Everyone has gone through that difficult time of their life when they're coming to terms with 'fitting in.'"
The musical stars 31 local children and teens, ages 8-18, who will all sing, dance and act throughout the production, otherwise known as "triple threat" performers. They were discovered through the Theatre's popular First Step to Stardom auditions this past spring.
The original musical is the fifth collaboration between two local industry professionals and longtime friends: Mercurio, of North Palm Beach, and Kato, of Jupiter, the Theatre's producing artistic director.
The show features original choreography by West Palm Beach choreographer, performer and dance teacher Ricky Nahas. Part of the Emerging Artist Series, Through the Looking Glass is sponsored by Elmore Family Foundation, John Osher and Albert E. & Bertie W. Einstein Fund, Inc.