Bringing the original Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass stories to musical theatre, can be a daunting prospect. The continuity in staging both stories requires many scene and costume changes. To follow these complex tales with all of their twists and turns, can put most production costs well over the budget of most schools, colleges or community groups.
Alice in Winterland is a modernised version, using some of Lewis Carroll’s most popular characters and adding a couple of my own, to create a new simplified story, in which Alice receives an invitation from the ‘Hatter’ to his Winterland Tea Party.
There are only two set changes throughout the whole play and as you will see, there’s no need for expensive and extensive construction, as from the 2nd Act, each scene leads straight into the next, using music and lighting to achieve the desired effect.
As with any of my original musicals, I’m always aware of the costs involved in producing any show, especially in community theatre, so it has always been my aim to give young, or up and coming talent, the opportunity to perform live on stage This can only be achieved if there is enough finance available to make it possible.
Dennis A. Westgate.
KNAVE OF HEARTS
The Playing Cards
Various other characters
WHEN YOU HAVE
WITH A SMILE
I AM THE QUEEN
JUST LOOK AT
The winter school holidays are a time of exciting anticipation and Alice is tidying her bedroom prior to adding the Christmas decor.
During the shelving she picks up a copy of her own adventures in Wonderland, prompting the thought of what happens to all of the characters during winter.
She's about to place it when a card drops from the fly-leaf. It's an invitation from the Hatter to a Winterland Tea Party... Who could resist?
These three music videos are only to promote the musical - The actual content has been adapted for commercial presentation
Running time 2 hrs approx