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AAAA to present Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

The Alexandria Area Arts Association will present Alice in Wonderland, Jr. January 17-19 and 24-26. The play is full of interesting characters, like these “Flowers in The Golden Afternoon” played by (left to right) McKayla Petrie, Josie Gompf, Hope Burnham and Mari Senstad.  (Contributed)

The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr., January 17-19 and 24-26 at the AAAA Theatre.  

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Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, is tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!  

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. is a fast-paced musical stage adaptation with classic Disney songs, including, I’m Late, The Un-birthday Song, Painting the Roses Red, and many more.  

The musical is based on the novels The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and the 1951 Disney animated feature, Alice in Wonderland.  

The musical production features more than 35 actors from around the region and is designed for attention-spans of any length.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., is produced with permission from Music Theatre International.  Music and lyrics are by Sammy Fain and Bob Jilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.  

Music is adapted and arranged (with additional music and lyrics) by Bryan Louiselle.  The book was adapted (with additional lyrics) by David Simpatico.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, January 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees on January 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.  

Tickets are available by phone at (320) 762-8300 for $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, and $10 for children ages 10 and younger.  

The production has two 40-minute acts with a 15 minute intermission.

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CAST Cole Mercier – Cheshire Cat (Head)

Paige Mackedanz – Cheshire Cat

Ben Borden – Cheshire Cat 

Isabella Greathouse – Alice

Ashley Donley – Small Alice

Katie Bowen – Tall Alice

Emily Prestby – Mathilda

Ian Heseltine – White Rabbit

Ben Long – Doorknob

Jackson Grove – DoDo Bird

Makia Krippner, Ki Blaser, Haley Poynter, Samantha Bailey – Rock Lobsters

McKayla Petrie – Tweedle Dum

Emily Erickson – Tweedle Dee

Madison Nowling – Rose

Bethany Odden – Petunia

Mari Senstad – Lily

Hope Burnham – Violet

Josie Gompf – Daisy

Brittany Wallerich – Caterpillar 1 (Head)

Bianca Wegner – Caterpillar 2

Sophie Setterlund – Caterpillar 3

Spencer Schmidt – Caterpillar 4

Benae Pederson – Caterpillar 5

Daniel Roers – Mad Hatter

Shelby Ebacher – March Hare

Cami Pederson, Lucillia DiCenso, Grace Nowling, Myra Nelson , Madeline Dudley, Rachel Kumorovicz – Royal Cardsmen

Lexie Hagen – Queen of Hearts

Gavin Burns – King of Hearts

CREW Ann Hermes – Director

Colin Robertson – Assistant director

Rachel Capistrant – Musical director

Christine Reilly – Choreography

John Thalmann – Set design

Hilary Ninman – Props

Nancy Berns – Costume design

Jamie Sandberg – Costume design

Merlin Peterson – Lighting design

Deb Long – Hair/makeup

Colin Robertson – Sound technician

Matthew Pilgrim – Lighting technician

Miranda Novak – Stage manager