Don’t miss the youth in our community perform Alice in Wonderland, the final performance of their week-long theater residency with Missoula Children’s Theatre. The ticketed Final Performance is available for everyone, but to participate in the free residency, children in grades 1-12 must audition. Check out the details below or check out our Summer Camp page.
Music by David W. Simmons
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and David W. Simmons
The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”
Every person in the theater must have a ticket, regardless of age. Lap passes available for any child 2 years and under. They can only be attained in person at the Ticket Office on the day of the show. Children with a Lap Pass are not allowed to occupy a regular seat, and must remain on the lap (or in the arms) of an accompanying adult.