LEWIS CARROLL'S -Condensed
Adapted by R. Rex Stephenson
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll & R. Rex Stephenson
Music by Jon Cohn and Emily Rose Tucker
Cast: With doubling: 7 m, 12 w, 2 flexible.
Many extras including children.
One interior set.
Script pages: 61. About 60 minutes.
Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland," has been contracted by a theatrical producer, Sir Henry Irving, to adapt his book into a stage play. Carroll, multi-talented but totally disorganized, has put off the writing of the play until the day before it is due. To help him create it, he gets Alice Liddell and her friends and family to improvise all the delightful characters. Even his staid housekeeper, a local handyman and two of Carroll's university students end up playing the roles of the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, and the March Hare and Dormouse. Humor and chaos reign as all these "actors," including Carroll himself taking on several roles, try to re-enact the important scenes from his book. Many lovely songs highlight the action such as "One Place On" when the characters change chairs at the tea party, and "The Royal March," in which the Queen and the young actors playing her children, soldiers and courtiers, enter the theatre. A real children's tea party is recommended between the acts of your own production. (Some dialogue, song verses and incidental music are cut from this condensed version. They remain, however, in the scores and on the CD. For the 2-hour version order script # 7020.)
(Song sample is "I Would Read.")
#7019 Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (Condensed version)
#7021 Vocal Score
#7022 Piano/Vocal Score
#7023 Performance CD
#7024 Score Package CD (Includes 1 of each of the following scores: Conductor, Piano, Guitar, Oboe, Strings and Percussion. Data CD allows you to make the necessary number of copies you need for your production.)
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