Elora Community Theatre produces all youth musical ‘Wonderland’

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.

Ticket information

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