Book by Charles Turner
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moore
Adapted from Lewis Carroll's Alice in
Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice in Wonderland (Turner) | Full Length Musical Comedy

  • About the Show

    The journey of Alice through the mirror to the land of bizarre characters and strange "pretzel-logic" is retold in this ingenious adaptation with a great sense of farce and a loving touch of humanity.

    This engaging musicalization of the well-known classic has toured with enormous success and has grown in popularity since its publication. The journey of Alice through the mirror to the land of bizarre characters and strange "pretzel-logic" is retold in this ingenious adaptation with a great sense of farce and a loving touch of humanity. All the popular characters are brought to life with full flair and color. The music is extremely melodic and captures the essence of plot and character developments. Alice in Wonderland was first presented at El Camino College in Torrance, California, on May 30, 1975. It was directed by Dorothy La Spina.

    Synopsis

    With the exception of the opening and closing scenes (same set), the rest of the play is all set in the realm of fantasy and totally open to the imagination of the designers. The costuming of the show is total fantasy with the exception of Alice's costume which can be either Victorian or contemporary with very little influence on the rest of the show. The last four pages of the script deal with production notes about certain "special effects" in the show and how the original producers and others have accomplished them.

    Casting Information

    CASTING

    13m, 10f

    CASTING ATTRIBUTES

    Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

    CASTING NOTES

    The play was originally written for production by a community college drama department and the purpose was to provide about 20, or so, individual vignette parts within the hour-long format of a musical for children. However, other producing groups may wish to expand or condense the cast to suit their own needs. The male/female casting designation is also based upon the casting of the original production. Given the fantasy nature of the story and setting, many "liberties' can be taken. For instance, in the original production the part of the Queen of Hearts was played by an imposing, strong-voiced man (to get the right "command" for the character) and the part of the King of Hearts was played by a small young woman in order to get the contrast in characters.

    CHORUS SIZE

    Medium

    ALICE
    WHITE RABBIT
    DUCK
    DODO
    GRYPHON
    MOCK TURTLE
    CATERPILLAR
    TWEEDLE-DEE
    TWEEDLE-DUM
    CHESHIRE CAT
    COOK
    DUCHESS
    MAD HATTER
    MARCH HARE
    DORMOUSE
    TWO OF CLUBS
    THREE OF CLUBS
    FIVE OF CLUBS
    NINE OF CLUBS
    QUEEN OF HEARTS
    KING OF HEARTS

    Production Material

    SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

    Small/Combo

    MUSICAL STYLE

    Classic Broadway

    VOCAL DEMANDS

    Easy

    1 Piano/Vocal Score
    10 Vocal Chorus Books

    Flute
    Clarinet
    Percussion
    Bass

Partners & Associates

  • cipc
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  • samro