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What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”
When Justin (Ryan Tewell) puts off writing his book report until the last minute, he mixes up the stories and characters of the two books and creates some interesting and fun situations for Dorothy (Madison Ward), Alice (Kami Fillman) and the all the other characters to work through, with hilarious results. The familiar cast is presented in some interesting and different ways.
The Cowardly Lion is played by Jacob Chabra, the White Rabbit by Eliza Fish, the Tin Man by Sophie Zapf, the Mad Hatter by Chase Costin, the Scarecrow by Hannah Caison, the Dormouse
by Nic Tewell, the Queen of Hearts by Gina Flow and the Wicked Witch by Sidney Parker.
This fun-filled romp, with script and lyrics by award-winning children’s playwright Joseph Robinette and made fresh by Broadway musical director Karl Jurman, “Dorothy Meets Alice” is a fun and fanciful fantasy at its finest.
The show is directed by veteran director, singer and actress Debbie Skillman, with choreography by Bev Veenker, a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Faculty Award by Dance Educators of America. Other recipients of this award are Gregory Hines, Michey Roner, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anne Miller. The set is by Broadway scenic designer Paul Bertelsen.
Stagestruck Players will present “Dorothy Meets Alice” at Playhouse 211 at St. James (on N.C. 211) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets prices are adults $17, students $12, children 12 and younger $6.
For tickets and directions to the theatre, visit www.playhouse211.com.