FERGUS – The Elora Community Theatre presents its first all youth production, Wonderland (the musical misadventures of a girl named Alice through the Looking Glass). The musical was adapted by James DeVita with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.
Directed by Deb Stanson, Eileen McLaughlin and Jennifer Roeder, a cast of 36 local youth bring this musical to the Fergus Grand Theatre stage.
Wonderland is an unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.
With hip-hopping music, it is an upbeat, coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore.
The audience will recognize some of their favorite familiar characters of Alice’s Wonderland along with meeting dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, plastic light-saber wielding knights and much more.
“An eclectic mix of music that ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop to bluegrass will have you grinning like a Cheshire cat,” officials say.
“You’ll love the toe-tapping musical renditions of Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter as well as other great numbers such as Anything’s Possible, Step by Step and the hysterical I was a Good Egg But Then Done Went Bad, sung by Humpty Dumpty and the Dixie Chickens.
The show will be on stage at the Fergus Grand Theatre on June 21 at 7:30pm, June 22 at 2 and 7:30pm and June 23 at 2.
Tickets are available at the Fergus Grand Theatre box office by calling 519-787-0887 or online fergusgrandtheatre.ca