A New Full-Length Alice Opera

For fans of Alice and classical music, here’s news via LCSNA member C.M. Rubin about a new full-length Alice opera. Composer (and opera singer) Dr. Gary Bachlund has created two one act operas, one for Wonderland and one for Looking-Glass, that can be performed separately or together.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone produce this during the upcoming Alice150 festivities in NYC in 2015?

To read the interview, click me.

And here’s a bit of the score.  (If the video doesn’t load, try refreshing this page in your browser.)

Alice Pantomime Plays to Sellout Crowds in New Jersey

Wotcha PantomimeLCSNA member C.M. Rubin interviewed producer/writer Gareth Jones about Wotcha! Gotcha! A Very British Pantomime that played last week to sellout crowds in Maplewood, NJ.  Billed as “A Ridiculous Romp Through Victorian London,” the family-oriented show combined a host of favorite Victorian-era characters both real and fictional, served up in the tradition of classic (and highly interactive) British pantomime performances.  Given the show’s popularity, perhaps they will bring it back again for next year’s holiday season!

To read the interview in the Huffington Post, click me.