Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party – the Musical Comedy
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“STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!” raves L.A. PARENT. “A splendid children’s theatrical experience with a terrific new twist. The quality of performance is so pure and bright that children are fascinated throughout, all the while being exposed to superior theater that does not pander to their young age. The entire cast is very strong. The music and lyrics by Evelyn Rudie are the magic of the show. They provide a style and energy that keeps the children glued to the action.” “We couldn’t have said it better ourselves,” says Playhouse audience coordinator Patricia Williams. “Everyone loves this show – girls, boys, parents and grandparents – everyone comes out smiling.” Follow Alice as she accepts a party invitation to visit the wonderful Wonderland characters of her youth and returns to find her old friends the Queen of Hearts, the Cards, the Tweedles, the White Queen, and some new ones, too, all as delightfully silly as ever. Will Alice prevail or are the Cards stacked against her? Will the Queen suffer a heart attack? Will the surprise tea party come off with civili-TEA or hostili-TEA?
Lovely audience participation helps Alice set a topsy-turvy Wonderland aright in this zany musical comedy perfect for kids ages 2 to 102. “It’s the best of British Panto, American-style!” raves novelist/raconteur Chris Sullivan. Gorgeous costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, lilting musical numbers and a charmingly bedecked rose garden enhance the “clever clowning and buoyant silliness” (L.A. Times) of this audience favorite crowd-pleaser.
Presented by renowned Actors’ Repertory Theatre, the show features Katy Erin Corbell, Molly Gilman, Lauren Holiday, Casey Maher and Mary Ann Pianka. The internationally acclaimed Family Theatre musical comedy, performed on three continents over the past 30 years, is part of a theatre festival celebrating Santa Monica Playhouse’s 55th year of continuous theatrical and educational services to the community.
Come in costume and receive a two-for-one coupon for any future Family Theatre performance!
The Playhouse’s acclaimed “Alice” has toured world wide and now she’s back by audience demand to bring you a pun-derful afternoon of theatre magic. Princess and Mad Hatter Birthday and Tea Parties, hosted by a favorite fairy tale character from the show, are available with every performance. Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 12:30.