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Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland opens on a scene of Alice reading over her sister Delilah’s shoulder. Alice sees the White Rabbit scurry down a rabbit hole and decides to follow him. In Wonderland, she meets an assortment of strange characters, including the Cheshire Cat, who advises her to attend a tea party thrown by the March Hare. After the Mad Hatter tries to cut her hair, Alice runs away from the tea party. She soon finds herself in a garden where servants are painting roses red to appease the Queen of Hearts. Alice is called upon to testify against a tart thief. When Alice admits she knows nothing about the crime, the Queen orders her execution. Alice wakes up at the last minute to realize this was all a dream.
For either audition, Students may come prepared with a monologue, but are not required to. Auditions will be cold reads from the scr
Caterpillar: The Caterpillar teaches Alice how to cope with the difficulties she encounters in Wonderland. He teaches her how to change size and thereby adapt to her environment when needed.
Mad Hatter: The Mad Hatter is one of the members of the Mad Tea Party. He also appears as a witness during the trial. He is occasionally very rude and provokes Alice during the tea party. When he is called upon by the Queen, he is very nervous and frightened.
Cheshire Cat: The Cheshire Cat is the only character in Wonderland who actually listens to Alice. With his remarks, he teaches Alice the ‘rules’ of Wonderland. He gives her insight in how things work down there.
*This is a concept character – the “cat” will appear on stage but the actor will “speak” for him from backstage. This is great role for those who can be dramatic vocally but are new to or frightened on stage.
Queen of Hearts: The Queen of Hearts rules over Wonderland and is a tyrant – violent, authoritative and dominant. She likes to play croquet with live flamingoes and hedgehogs as mallets and balls (but only when she wins, and by her own rules) and constantly orders the beheading of people when something isn’t to her liking (although these orders apparently never are actually carried out). She also has her own ideas about how trials should be conducted, and is feared by all other Wonderland inhabitants because of her lack of patience and explosive character.
Mouse: this is one of the creatures that falls into the pool of Alice’s tears. He tries to dry the others by telling them the driest story he knows.
Duck, Lory, Old Crab & Eaglet: All fall into Alice’s pool of tears.
Dodo: another creature that fell into the pool. He suggests to do a Caucus race to get dry.
Fish/Frog-Footman: He serves at the house of the Duchess and brings and invitation from the Queen.
Duchess: She is very ugly and mistreats those around her. She is also fond of finding morals in things. She tries to be in everyone’s good books (especially the Queen’s one) by acting very complimentary.
March Hare: He is holding a tea party with the Hatter and the Dormouse. The party will continue forever, as they live in a frozen time. Later on, the March Hare is a witness during the trial.
Dormouse: another member of the tea party and witness. He constantly falls asleep and is mistreated by the Hare and the Hatter.
* This is a concept character – the “dormouse” will appear on stage but the actor will “speak” for him from backstage. This is great role for those who can be dramatic vocally but are new to or frightened on stage.
Five, Seven and Two (Chapter 8); they are playing cards and the Queen’s gardeners. They’re painting roses red because they planted white ones by mistake.
Knave of Hearts: He carries the crown and is later accused of stealing tarts.
King of Hearts: The Queen of Hearts’ incompetent husband. She completely dominates him. The King doesn’t have much notion of how a trial works, but is rather stubborn.
Gryphon: He takes Alice to the Mock Turtle. With him he explains the Lobster Quadrille to Alice.
Mock Turtle: He seems to be very sad and constantly sobs. He tells Alice about his schooldays.
Red Chess Queen: She lets Alice join the game of chess and advises her how to move. She also tells her how she should behave as a queen. She expects Alice to abide to the rules of proper etiquette.
White Chess Queen/ Sheep: She is very chaotic. During the story she suddenly changes into a sheep.
Guard, Gentleman in White Paper, Goat, Beetle, Horse, Gnat: A mix of characters Alice encounters during her train trip through the 3rd square. * Some of these characters may be voice only.
Tweedledum: fat twin brother of Tweedledee, dressed as a schoolboy. With his brother he shows Alice the sleeping Red King and tells her about the Walrus and the Carpenter. The brothers are rather affectionate with one another, but don’t hesitate to fight over insignificant matters. They are also cowardly.
Tweedledee: fat twin brother of Tweedledum, dressed as a schoolboy. He broke his brother’s rattle and they decide to fight over it.
Humpty Dumpty: an egg who sits on a very narrow wall. He is very proud, rude, easily-offended and claims to be the master of words. In the end he (presumably) falls off the wall.
White Knight: The White Knight cannot ride his horse properly, likes inventing things and is a little melancholic. He is also the only one who is truly nice to Alice and later she remembers him best.
Additional Characters/Roles: Additional characters and roles may be added dependent on the size of the cast.
Show: October 16 – November 1
Cast: 14 + Ensembl
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