WONDERLAND: ALICE’S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE
book & lyrics by RACHEL ROCKWELL
music &lyrics by MICHAEL MAHLER
directed by MARSHALL PAILET
Musical Direction by ANDY RONINSON
Choreography by MISHA SHIELDS
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Regular: $15 for kids, $20 for adults
Preferred A-Passport Holders: $10 for kids, $15 for adults
Based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.” Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure received its World Premiere Production at Chicago Children’s Theatre, April 2015, Jacqueline Russell, Artistic Director.
Carroll’s beloved, poetic tale of self-actualization is brought to life with an eclectic, live rock soundtrack as Alice journeys through Wonderland in search of her own inner voice. Along the way, she faces many challenges and fears, but in learning to believe in the impossible Alice learns to believe in herself. This rock concert meets live theater adventure is recommended for children ages 8 and up!
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Production photos by Ahron R. Foster.
Videos by Crystal Arnette.
CRYSTAL ARNETTE (Queen of Hearts) is pretty excited to be rocking a flamingo guitar with this awesome company! Most recently, Crystal served as co-producer of #serials@theflea. Also at The Flea: but i cd only whisper, Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love and Looking At Christmas. Other faves: The House of Von Macramé, F#@king Up Everything and The Consequences. Film & TV: What We’ve Become, You Can’t Kill Stephen King, Polaroid Girl, “Power” (Starz) and “I Love You… But I Lied” (Lifetime). Upcoming: Unicornland. Crystal creates films with Adventure We Can and fronts the folk-chamber-rock experiment Ladybird. BFA: UNCSA. crystalarnette.com
ANNA CHICCO (Bianca) is a newly transplanted brooklynite and recent BFA graduate of SUNY Fredonia. So excited to be in her second Off-Broadway show in a month and getting the chance to flex her rock muscles! Favorite credits include: The Video Games, I Love You Because…., Balm in Gilead, Everything With Be Different, James and the Giant Peach, RENT, and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Thank you to my mother and father for never saying there was something I couldn’t do. ILYM
NATHANIEL DOLQUIST (Felicite). Recent credits include Dido and Aeneas (First Sailor) at New York City Center, Newton’s Cradle (u/s Michael) at NYMF, Broadway Close Up: Broadway’s One-Hit Wonders at the Kaufman Music Center and Scorched with The Araca Project. National/International tours: Yale Spizzwinks and Whiffenpoofs. Thanks to VC, DH and all his high school orchestra directors. Yale University ’15. nathanieldolquist.com
LILY FRYBURG (Alice) is delighted to be making her Atlantic for Kids debut! Recent/favorite credits include Seussical, Hairspray (Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Jenny Wiley Theater), Quirky: A Character Cabaret (one-woman show, writer) and Anyone Can Whistle (Fay). Lily is also a sketch comedy writer and performer. Graduate of Muhlenberg College and the Accademia dell’Arte (School of Physical Theater) in Italy. She is grateful to her family for helping her believe in the impossible. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
ARMANDO GUTIERREZ (March Hare/King of Hearts) is currently the band leader for the Brooklyn Folk group, Morgy and Mess. Past theatrical credits include Hair (Chance Theater, California) and The Girl, The Grouch and the Goat (World Premiere, Mark Hollmann). Thanks to the cast, crew and my wife Lanae.
PAUL HINKES (Dinah/Chesire Cat) is a Chicago born, New York based actor and musician. He’s a recent graduate of Yale University, where he studied film and theatre. New York Theatre credits include Dust Can’t Kill Me (New York Musical Festival, winner of 6 awards including Best Ensemble), Scorched: A Fiery New Musical (Araca Project), and The Winter’s Tale (Underling Productions). He’s thrilled to be joining the cast of Wonderland! More credits and info at paulhinkes.com. @paulhinkes
EMILY IDE (Mad Hatter/Four) is thrilled to be back at Atlantic for Kids, where she was most recently seen playing Nancy in Ivy and Bean. Favorite credits include Ivy + Bean (1st National Tour and Atlantic Theater Company), Urinetown (Pennywise), My Sweet Edible You! (Joe’s Pub), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess). BFA Drama NYU Tisch/CAP21. Love to my family and friends, and many thanks to the Wonderland cast and creative team!
SAM SAINT OURS (White Rabbit/Tweedle Dee) could not be more excited to be making his NYC debut with Atlantic Theater! A recent graduate of James Madison University’s Musical Theatre program, this small-town-boy-turned-rock-star-rabbit’s past credits include performing in Assassins, The Aliens and Still Alive at JMU. Sam has also composed music for such shows as The Tempest, Yellow Boat and The Cherry Orchard. For giving him every chance in life and shaping him into who he is today, Sam would like to thank his friends, loved ones, and, most importantly, his massive family and incredibly supportive parents.
JAMES STAFFORD (Caterpillar/Tweedle Dum/Seven) loves to play with friends. He’s really excited that you could come and be a part of our show. Prior to being a caterpillar, he has recited Shakespeare near hungry crocodiles in the Outback with the Australian Shakespeare Company, been The Cat in the Hat at the Sydney Opera House, flown through the air as Dracula at Universal Studios Japan, and wiggled with Captain Feathersword around Australia in Dorothy’s Dance Party. This is James’ New York City debut!
MINA WALKER (Lorina/ Dormouse/ Unicorn) is an NYC based actor, singer/songwriter, and painter. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and recently graduated with a BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch where she studied at the Atlantic Acting Studio and the International Theater Wing in Amsterdam. Mina has an indie pop/rock band called Daisy the Great. Mina also has an improvisational voice band called Subtle Pride. Both are great and you should check them out if you like music and fun. minawalker.com