Jett Jackson: Stuck in Wonderland
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Just listed at Complete Auctions, original illustration of Carroll from Reader’s Digest. Bid before Thursday and it could be yours!
The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT is planning a series of Alice-themed children’s events throughout the month of October, including Alice crafts every Sunday, a Queen of Hearts baking contest, and a workshop on how to play croquet. Visit this page for details.
This fall (or autumn as our UK friends would say) the city of Sunderland in the UK will be mounting their light show Sunderland Illuminations, from Sep 27 – Nov 2. As in previous years, a large part of the extravaganza will feature Alice themed displays. If your are in the neighbo(u)rhood, stop by and take some photos!
OMG. The Japanese have done it again. They’ve created not only an addictive mobile game, but unbelievably cute toys to go with it. It’s called Tsum Tsum and it is sweeping the globe. And of course, there are Alice toys. In the Japan Disney Store there is a set of nine minis available – originally designed as screen cleaners for your phone. They also have larger sizes for the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and the Baby Oyster. At the US Disney Store, there is only a set of eight (no Baby Oyster).
While not strictly Alice related, this weekend is the 20th annual Nocturnal Wonderland music festival, and while the music is decidedly NOT Victorian, for those who like rave/house/trance/techno/dance music at a venue with a decidedly Alice in Wonderland theme, this is the place for you. Bring ear plugs. Oh, and two weeks later the same promoter is hosting ANOTHER music festival called Beyond Wonderland. Sure to be equally entertaining. If you go, bring me a program and some kandi :-)
If you want to get an idea of what you’re in for, watch the official trailer for Nocturnal Wonderland.
Ever want to see the Meryl Streep performance of Alice at the Palace? Now you can!
“An impressive collection of filmed plays featuring a host of world renowned performers is now available to order via BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVE: GREAT PERFORMANCES Set 1, which includes the plays DEATH OF A SALESMAN, FOR COLORED GIRLS…, UNCOMMON WOMEN and ALICE AT THE PALACE.”
While Alice at the Palace was previously available as a standalone, it is probably going out of print soon, so this collection might be the only place to see it in the future. Plus you get some other fantastic Broadway shows to boot.
Get yours now!
This is something pretty neat. A dedicated Disneyland visitor filmed the entire Alice attraction, both before and after the recent rehab and produced this neat side-by-side comparison video. Having seen the new ride firsthand this past July, they did a very nice job capturing all the new projections and figures. Enjoy!
As you’ve probably guessed by now, we’re huge fans of this ballet. We’ve posted on it numerous times, and there is going to be a live stream of it this December (see this post for details). BUT, if you live in New York City and act quickly you can see it live Sept 9-14, 2014 at the Lincoln Center. Don’t be late!
I can’t believe we’re going to miss this, hopefully some of our DC-area Carrollians will get to go. The Arts Council of Fairfax County and Virginia Friend is hosting a performance of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. As their website puts it “A family-friendly evening in Strawberry Park combining orchestra and film, based on the 1915 silent movie adaptation, this hour-long program includes musical interludes between sections of the film as well as underscoring of the entire film with new arrangements of familiar children’s songs. Bring your own blanket and picnic.”
Sep 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM – Strawberry Park
For all US citizens who are travelling to Toronto for our fabulous meeting the first weekend in October, this is a reminder that despite certain similarities of speech, Canada is a foreign land and you will be required to possess a valid passport to board a plane or cross the border. If yours is not valid, better hurry to get one. “Routine” applications take 4 to 6 weeks; the pricier “Expedited” 3 weeks, and “Expedited at Agency” (based on need; restrictions apply) 8 business days.