Monday, July 6, 2009

Dorothy Meets Alice

Oz and Wonderland come together Pictured are (kneeling) Kristi Burleigh, Audrey Bell (on the middle row) Michael Sibille, Natalie Sibille, Taylor LaCalle, Darrel LeJeune, Gracie Feucht, (standing) Duncan McBride, and Bradley Credeur.

The Wicked Witch (Angie B. LaCalle) and The Queen of Hearts (Holly Bell)

The Henchmen of Wonderland (Jeanne Aucoin and John Burleigh)


Musical Set to Open

Under the direction of Angie B. LaCalle, the cast and crew of "Dorothy Meets Alice" are ready to open the show!

Regular performance dates for the show include July 8, 9, 15, and 17 at 7:00 p.m. and July 12 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Turning Point and David‘s Ltd. Hair and Nail in Eunice. General Admission is $10 for adults and children over age 5, and $5 for children age 5 and under.

The dinner performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 16; tickets for dinner plus the show are $20 for adults and children over 5; $15 for children age 5 and under.

This lively musical is fun for all ages and promises to have children squeal with delight at the sight of some of literature's favorite characters from "The Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland."

Against the backdrop of the woodsy scenes, complete with bits of Oz and Wonderland, the actors sing and dance their way out of the confusion brought about by the dream of a modern-day girl.

Comedy drives the show rather than an abundance of songs, and there's enough action (running and hopping and falling down, oh my!) to keep young children entertained.

The story is simple and easy to follow, with plenty of wackiness, corny jokes, and larger than life villains - including a (not-so-scary) monster. Audience members won't pay attention to their watches, until the show ends and they'll wonder how the time passed so quickly.

This show is not on the season ticket so anyone wanting to see the show will need to purchase a ticket. For more information about the play or the workshop, call 337-457-2156 or 337-546-0163.

Childrens Workshop
In addition to the show itself, LaCalle has planned a three hour workshop on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 9:00 a.m. for children ages 8-12. The workshop will include singing, acting, and games designed for children to learn the basics of the performing arts. Registration fee is $10, which also allows the child entrance to the Sunday, July 12 matinee performance. Space for the workshop is still available but limited so interested parties should register soon.