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In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's original work, Alice in Wonderland, the Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will present THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, an original Off-Broadway musical performed by kids, for kids.

Based on the classic books by Lewis Carroll, this original musical starring TADA!'s resident youth ensemble follows Alice and all the (un)usual suspects in the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. The musical starts in modern day Coney Island where Alice, a young girl, doesn't fit in with the other kids on the boardwalk and runs away to an abandoned fun house. The other kids follow and become the characters in the world of Wonderland, where Alice is on trial for growing and changing.

Will Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum defend Alice against the unruly judge, The Queen of Hearts? What does the King of Hearts have to say about all the goings on? Will Alice ever fit in and find her garden? Will she be found innocent or guilty? Will she keep her head? Who wins the game of croquet - Alice or The Queen? The witnesses (Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, March Hare and the Dormouse) testify and share the adventures they have with the different sized Alices and the jurors will decide her fate.

TADA! musicals are approximately one hour long and are intended for family audiences. Audiences can also join an interactive experience with TADA! Teaching Artists on stage to learn a song and dance after the May 3rd or May 9th 4pm show.

The show has music by Drama Desk Nominee Eric Rockwell and lyrics by Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League nominee Joanne Bogart. The book is written by William Brooke. Janine Nina Trevins, Executive and Artistic Director of TADA! directs the production and TADA! Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Joanna Greer will choreograph. Adam Jones serves as musical director.

THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND runs April 25th-May 17th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tadatheater.com.

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