Nocturnal Wonderland This Weekend

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.

 


Alice at the Palace Available on DVD

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!

Updated Alice Attraction – Side By Side Video Comparison

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!

 


Alice Ballet at the Lincoln Center, NYC

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!

Public Performance of 1915 Silent Film in Fairfax, VA with Live Accompaniment

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

 

Important Reminder to Toronto Meeting Attendees

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.

Fall Meeting: Full Plans Announced!!

The full plans for our upcoming Fall 2014 meeting in the lovely city of Toronto are now online. Read a summary on the Events page or go directly to the announcement. Check out the fun, plan your travel and lodging, and pay for things, all at one convenient location!

Victorian Trading Company Offers Many Alice Themed Items

Amongst the many nouveau-Victorian decorative items offered by the Victorian Trading Company are a few Alice items, including jewelry, garden statuary and clothing.  Certainly worth a look.

Beautiful Postal Covers Recently Auctioned

A series of beautiful postal covers with lovely Alice themed illustrations has recently been auctioned off by Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries.

Locations Now Available for Streaming Alice Ballet

As we mentioned back in April, the brilliant Alice ballet by Christopher Wheeldon will be streamed to movie theaters around the world on December 16.  American theater locations are now available here.  I urge you to see this if you can.