Starting tomorrow and ending November 2nd, Upended Productions is remounting its interactive Alice show in the Chicago suburb of Andersonville. As their website puts it
“Taking place over an entire city block in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, this ambulatory, multi-disciplinary show doesn’t seek to retell the story of Alice in Wonderland (that’s been done and done again) but, instead, gives the audience the opportunity to BE Alice.”
Originally produced in 2004, this new production looks to be better than ever. Weekends starting at 1p and running every 15 minutes. Tickets here. Part of Chicago Artists Month.
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!
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
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.
Kevin Moore is reprising his role as Lewis Carroll in David Horlick’s one man show entitled Crocodiles in Cream just in time for the 150th anniversary of Alice’s publication. Check out the trailer below. Visit the official site for more details as they become available.
From our elevator buddy Jenna comes this link to something I’ve never seen, but is way cool. A 1954 TV version of Alice on the Kraft Television Theatre, featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Interesting that they are involved as they were also on the Disney TV show One Hour in Wonderland on Christmas 1950 that promoted the soon-to-be-released Disney animated film. Share and enjoy!
Josh Sobel and crew of “The Forks & Hope Ensemble” have previously mounted showings of Snark in Chicago as mentioned here. But now they are taking their show on the road, all the way to Fringe in Edinburgh! Check out their trailer below. And if you want to help them get to Fringe, visit their campaign page where you can see the full trailer and donate.
Details of their Fringe appearance (wish I could go)
What: The Hunting of the Snark
Who: The Forks & Hope Ensemble, originally produced by Strawdog Theatre
Where: Greenside Theatre at Nicolson Square, Downstairs (Venue 209)
When: 11:30AM on August 11, 12, 13,14, 15
Tickets: £8 (£6 concession, £24 family price)
Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns to Opera Holland Park this summer, for the best that children’s opera has to offer. They show amazing good taste as well, as they have linked to our site on their page! Shows begin July 19th!