Alice in Wonderland comes to the City of Enchantment
The Facts May 12, 2004
Lewis Carroll's dreamy tale about a young
girl caught in a strange and bewildering world which comes to life through
dance. Festival Ballet along with the Academy of Ballet & Dance Arts
presents “Alice in Wonderland”, May 22, 4:00 p.m. at the Brazoswood High
The ballet contains all the familiar Lewis Carroll characters including
the dominating Queen of Hearts, the wacky Mad Hatter, the sleepy
Dormouse, and the wild March Hare, just to name a few. The journey to
Wonderland and back is filled with delight, surprise, and anticipation.
Carroll originally conceived "Alice" as
a gift of tales for a beloved girl. The White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, and
The Red Queen, confound, tantalize, and terrify Alice, a plucky visitor
from polite Victorian society. Festival
Ballet’s adaptation relies on strong characterizations, unconventional
staging, and inventive costumes to plunge the audience into Carroll's
topsy-turvy dream world.
beautiful sets, and the wonderful music of Schtakovish, make this a very
special treat for children, and adults, too, states Artistic Director
Deborah Rayburn, ““We have chosen a
very audience friendly one act version for the staging of this ballet making
it enjoyable for children of any age and a visual delight as well”.
- Area Dancers Make
Alice in Wonderland Special
This production is very special, as it will include talented young dancers
from the Academy of Ballet & Dance Arts in Lake Jackson who have roles in
Festival Ballet’s production. The opportunity to perform is thrilling for
the young dancers and an experience they will treasure. Many of the
soloist’s roles will be brought to life by area dancers. Opportunities to dance can only be
made possible by volunteer efforts and support of parents from the school
and company as well as support from area businesses.
- Ticket Information
- Affordable ticket
prices and excellent seats assure a memorable experience for the entire
family. Tickets may be purchased in person at Prescott’s Dance Wear, 252
Plantation Drive, Lake Jackson or Charged by phone at 979-292-0117.