‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Debut on March 15 at Barrow-Civic Theatre

| March 8, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. – “Alice in Wonderland” will debut on Friday, March 15, at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin.

Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Lewis Caroll’s classic tale, “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday, March 15, Saturday, March 16, Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be a presentation on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Don’t be late for this very important date! Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to a place beyond her wildest imagination, where she meets many colorful characters including a White Rabbit, a Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and other Wonderland inhabitants. Adapted for the stage by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus, this version was originally produced and later revived on Broadway and is the most successful dramatic version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Directed by Nicholas Hess and starring Layla Hollis as Alice, she is accompanied by an ensemble cast of both veteran and first-time performers including Joni Hulse (White Rabbit), Emma Kish (Mouse), Yelena Carvin (Dodo/puppeteer/gentlewoman), Cambree Backer (Duck), Ayman Braiber (Lory), and Andrew Fox (Eaglet). Also in Wonderland are Bill Trimble (Caterpillar), Kevin Fox (Fish Footman/Knave of Hearts), Todd Bingman (Frog Footman/Guard/Heart Card), Fay Trimble (Duchess), and Jenny Jack (Cook). Additionally are Caleb McCarthy (Cheshire Cat Voice and puppeteer/White Knight), Brooke Lawrie (puppeteer/Sheep), Ryan Hess (Mad Hatter), Hannah McCarthy (March Hare), Janice Irwin (Dormouse), Lillian Hensley (Spades/Clubs Card), and Lena Devinney (Spades/Clubs Card). Rounding out the cast are Ben Bodamer (Queen of Hearts), Paul Hess (King of Hearts), John McConnell (Mock Turtle), Alexandra Webster (Gryphon), Kelsey Viertel Wilson (Red/White Queen), Andrew Ritsig (Tweedledee), Aaron Ritsig (Tweedledum), and Kolby Martin (Humpty Dumpty/Hearts Card/Trumpeter).

Produced by Jennifer Fox, Jonathan Bartram, and Sallie Richards Bartram, the production team hopes to transport you to Wonderland the moment you step through the doors.

Before the show on March 16, join Alice and your favorite characters for a Mad Tea Party from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Included is a meet and greet with characters, finger foods, desserts, specialty teas (and hot toddies for adults), and a professional photo with the character of your choice. Tickets are $15.00.

There is also an all-inclusive Dinner & Show package available for March 23. Before the performance, enjoy a show-inspired dinner at Suzanne’s Restaurant, within walking distance from the Barrow. Tickets range from $30.00 and $45.00 and include dinner and show ticket. During performances, themed drinks and snacks will be available, as well as memorabilia like copies of Lewis Carroll’s book Alice in Wonderland signed by “Alice,” commemorative teacups, and “Drink Me” potion necklaces.

The show is rated G.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors/military, and $14.00 for students/children. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more, families, and educators.

For tickets or more information, visit the Barrow-Civic Theatre at 1223 Liberty Street in Franklin, call 814-437-3440, or visit barrowtheatre.com/alice.

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