By Jeff Murphy, May 27, 2022
WARRENSBURG, MO – Looking for a fun, family opportunity this weekend? The University
of Central Missouri’s James L. Highlander Theatre will provide a great setting when
it hosts Central Missouri Repertory Theatre’s presentation of the touring play “Alice
in Wonderland.” The play by Lewis Carroll and adapted by Kathryn Schultz is free and
open to the public, and begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29 at UCM.
In this production of “Alice in Wonderland,” all of the famous characters are here. Along with Lewis Carroll himself, you'll see Alice, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the Queen of Hearts. True to Carroll's original work, this remarkable adaptation appeals to audiences of any age. Full of adventure and audience participation, “Alice in Wonderland” is a light-hearted romp through childhood imagination, and is great entertainment for the whole family. “Alice in Wonderland” is directed by Mary Trotter, assistant professor of theatre in the Division of Theatre and Dance at UCM.
If you can’t make this performance, there are a number of other opportunities not far from home. “Alice in Wonderland” was presented May 26 in Richmond, and other upcoming performances are: 10:30 a.m. May 31, Wonderland Camp, in Rocky Mount, Lake of the Ozarks; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 1, Legacy Park Amphitheater in Lee’s Summit; 10 a.m. June 2, Carrollton Elementary School; 10 a.m. June 3, Lexington Middle School; and 1:15 p.m. June 3, Henry Elementary School Gymnasium in Clinton.
The company includes: Katie Marshall as Alice and Jace Nielsen as Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit/Caterpillar/Pigeon/Cheshire Cat/Mad Hatter/Gardener/Queen of Hearts. Ashley Miller-Scully is the Production Manager/Producer for this show, Mallory Griffin is the Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Ansley Walker is Stage Manager, Seth Holt is the Scenic/Props Designer/Technical Director and Hollie Neumann is the Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer.
“Alice in Wonderland” is sponsored through the support of the Wetzel Family Foundation. This season marks the 38th anniversary of CMR bringing live children’s theatre productions to west-central Missouri.
Individuals who have questions should contact Ashley Miller-Scully (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mallory Griffin in UCM Theatre and Dance at 660-543-4020.