‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ set for this weekend at Cocalico Middle School

By on March 2, 2016

The Cocalico Middle School production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” is set for Thursday through Saturday, March 3 to 5, in the middle school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

“Alice in Wonderland Jr.” is the musical version of Disney’s 1951 classic animated feature based on the novels of Lewis Carroll. Theater-goers will share Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she travels down the rabbit hole chasing the elusive White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble gum-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Along the way, Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. This fast-paced adaptation features clever dialogue and great versions of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-Birthday Song,” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

Photo by Preston Whitcraft The Cocalico Middle School cast of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”

Photo by Preston Whitcraft
The Cocalico Middle School cast of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”

Featuring a cast of 45 students and 18 student technical crew members, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” is a large-scale production. Holding lead roles are Sarah Leighton as Alice, Caroline Baum as the White Rabbit, Leah Knapper as rge Mad Hatter, and Jillian Musser as the Queen of Hearts. Also featured are the combined talents of Sarah Adkins, Megan Rodriguez, and Carleigh Erkinger playing the Cheshire Cat, and Haley Wittenberg and Lilly Boronow as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

The show is being directed by Amanda Narehood with assistance by producer and vocal instructor Jordan Shomper.

Other production members include Kathi Pittsburg, Brad Kafferlin, Becky Grimwood, Todd Harehood, and Rebecca Shuey.

Tickets are $5 and all seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased through Cocalico Middle School by calling 717-336-1471 during regular school hours or can be purchased at the door on the nights of the show based on availability.

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