“Alice In Wonderland” playing at The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre12:00AM / Thursday, July 14, 2005
Chatham, NY - Fanciful creatures and very unusual adventures fill the world of “Alice In Wonderland”, playing at The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre here for three weeks, July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. Youngsters will recognize many characters from the original story, and delight in some new ones who live in this wondrous place.
Alice’s adventures start when she tries to follow a large White Rabbit who sings “I Am Late!” She meets the Cheshire Cat who keeps “Smiling” all through the show, while Tweedledum and Tweedledee tap dance and the Queen of Hearts challenges everyone to the strangest Croquet game ever seen! On her travels Alice meets the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse at a very unusual “Not Birthday Day” tea party, Humpty Dumpty and a moody Caterpillar, as well as talking flowers and their gardeners. With all their help (except the Queen, of course), Alice finds her way home, leaving her new friends to enjoy the wonderful world of Wonderland.
Bridget Cox will play Alice; she was Wilbur’s friend Little Red Riding Hood in the opening Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre production, and also plays Anne in “La Cage Aux Folles”. Peter Hamon is the White Rabbit, he played Detleff in “Student Prince” and Pat Denning in “42nd Street”. Katie Fox-Kirsch will be the Cheshire Cat, she danced a lovely ballet as Louise in “Carousel”. Tap-dancing Tweedledum and Tweedledee will be Byron DeMent and Erin Spears; Mr. DeMent was Jigger and Ms. Spears was Mrs. Mullin in “Carousel”. Lauren Elizabeth Loss will be the Queen of Hearts; she played Julie Jordan in “Carousel.
Aspiring performers enrolled in The Mac-Haydn Theatre Junior Apprentice program who are appearing in the show will be Augie Abatecola, playing The King of Hearts and The Caterpillar; Minerva Campbell as Humpty Dumpty, Britany Boivin as the Dormouse, Elizabeth Cohen as a Soldier and Gardener, and Caitlin Walsh and Catarina Fisher as feature dancing flowers.
Other area youngsters in the show include Lindsay Sikora, Michael and Kailey Miller as Gardneners and Soldiers; and Theresa Murphy and Mercedes Miller as Flowers.
Sprightly songs help the action along as Alice wanders through amazing and awesome adventures in this original adaptation that is ideal for children of all ages to enjoy. Performances of “Alice In Wonderland” are Friday and Saturday mornings at 11; individuals are encouraged to attend the Saturday performances. Tickets are $8.00 for children and adults. Major credit cards accepted. No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. Air conditioned. Visit The Mac-Haydn Theatre website at www.machaydntheatre.org. Call 518-392-9292 for further information and reservations.