October 17 – November 16, 2014
Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00
ASL/Audio-description dates: Friday November 14 at 7:30 and Sunday November 16 at 3:00
All public performances offer open captioning
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A new musical written and directed by Andrew Barbato.
Based on the books "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and "Alice through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. Musical Director: Robert L. Rucinski. Composer: Lesley DeSantis and Andrew Barbato. Orchestration: Douglas Makuta. Movement: Carla Martinez. Scenic design: Matthew T. Lazure. Costume design: Lisa Simpson.
This new adaptation of the stories "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice through the Looking Glass" by Stoneham local, Andrew Barbato, offers a fresh musical perspective on the satirical vignettes drawn up by Lewis Carroll and sends us on a fantastical coming of age adventure. Alice, relying on her wit and empathy, must negotiate the seemingly arbitrary rules of polite society; the tea parties, the poetry recitals, the croquet matches, and the important dates with royalty. In this distorted adult world of Wonderland, will Alice retain her dreams when pressured by the capricious nature of conformity?
Recommended for adults, teens and children 6+.
Andrew Barbato (director, playwright) is excited to return to WFT this fall to direct his production of "Alice". While originally from Stoneham, MA, he currently resides in New York City where he writes, acts, directs, and roller blades. In a recent hiatus from NY Andrew was on the WFT stage as Bilbo Baggins in last season’s “The Hobbit”. He has sailed the seas with Disney Cruise Lines, flying around as Peter Pan, a role he also played in the 2008 WFT production (an experience he will never ever forget). Other roles at WFT include Dickon in "The Secret Garden", the Cat in the Hat in "Seussical", and Jack in "Lord of the Flies". "WFT has been an instrumental force in my artistic development and I feel lucky to have been mentored by founding members Jane Staab and Susan Kosoff", says Andrew. "It's places like WFT that replenish my soul and remind me that the journey is much richer than the destination."
This was my first time at the theater and the show was fabulous. The children around me were just spellbound during the performance.
– audience member
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