Ever want to see the Meryl Streep performance of Alice at the Palace? Now you can!
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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.
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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)
From our good friends at the Cassady Collection at USC (hosts of our Fall Meeting 2013) comes this entry to their annual Wonderland Award. Quite stunning. You can see the entire collection of videos uploaded by the Wonderland Awards on their YouTube channel here.
Seems like all the coolest Alice theatre is happening in Britain…including this intriguing adaptation with a WWI spin. And puppets! Click me to get all the details.
Oh to be in Brighton next month. Probably of more interest to our compatriots across the pond, this sounds wonderful. I hope at some point there will be a DVD available. From their page: “It features a cast of just two human performers, a dozen colourful handmade puppets and a beautiful set that unfolds from a vintage trunk, alongside a magical soundtrack of original music composed especially for the show. From the surprising appearance of the Cheshire Cat to the madness of the Tea Party, this is a constantly inventive and refreshing take on Carroll’s classic work.” Click me for full details.
One of our mimsy minions reports the citing of another burlesque performance inspired by the Alice books. This one is called Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, presented by performer/producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann. The show runs April 16-19th at the Triple Door Theatre in Seattle, WA.
For more information and tickets, click me.
Carroll’s Queen of Hearts
DIVAFest, a San Francisco-based organization that promotes opportunities for women in creative fields, is holding their 13th annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, 2/19 , with a “Queen of Hearts” theme, tying into both Valentine’s Day and the Alice books. The festivities are scheduled to include a sneak peek of a show provocatively titled “At The White Rabbit Burlesque,” along with excerpts from other projects. The web site promises that the burlesque includes appearances by a number of Carrollian characters.
For more information, click me.
If you’re a fan of the various forms of puppetry, here’s a version of the Caterpillar scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as performed by a trio of puppeteers who also work at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Manhattan’s Central Park. For this clip, they use both marionettes and shadow puppets. If the video doesn’t appear below, try reloading this page. Enjoy!