The cast and crew of the Miami Trace High School production, “Alice in Wonderland,” are inviting the community to join them as they perform a classic story for the audience.
On Nov. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., the Miami Trace High School Quali-tee Design Performing Arts Center will come alive with the familiar story of Alice being taken to a strange new land.
“Alice in Wonderland is the story of Alice who ends up in a whole other world,” director Andrea Boggs-Johnson said. “She has to deal with all of the crazy people and creatures that she meets there. It is a really fun, fantastical play that we have been able to do a lot of fun things with.”
Alice (performed by Victoria Waits) slowly becomes a part of the world and eventually finds herself at odds with the sinister Queen of Hearts (performed by Andrea Robinson). The play will also feature many more familiar faces, including the Cheshire Cat (Sam Braden), the Mad Hatter (Rebekah Lynch) and the White Rabbit (Demetrius Hargo).
“This is only my second year as the head director, and this cast is a lot bigger than the cast I had last year,” Johnson said. “It has been a learning curve dealing with a bigger cast, but I think the kids have been working really hard. We have been at this since the end of September, so it is a long process. The kids are working really hard though and doing a great job of bringing everything together. I try to make it as student-led as possible, so I get their input on the sets and the costumes, make-up and all of that stuff.”
Tickets for the event are $5 and will be available at the door. Johnson said she would love if the entire community came out to support the students. She said these students find time on top of the various other extracurricular activities and their schooling to come out and put on the production.
“This is a really fun show, kids will love it,” Johnson said. “There are lots of bright colors and fun costumes. The show itself has a lot of familiar characters so I think it would be a very fun family event for people to come out and watch. I would love to thank the students. There is so much work and so many hours that go into a performance like this, and just the fact they take time out of their busy schedules, because most of these kids are involved in lots of things. So really giving their time and commitment to the play means a lot. I hope that they have enjoyed their time, made new friends and feel like they have become a family as we have spent this time together. It is so much fun to watch them grow together.”
For more information contact Miami Trace High School at (740) 333-4700.
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