If you really enjoy “Alice in Wonderland,” a production of Youth Theatre Workshop that opens Friday evening at Elk River High School’s Little Theatre, you have the opportunity to join the characters for tea.
The audience will journey with Alice and encounter unusual sights and odd characters in this light-hearted, whimsical diversion from ordinary, everyday reality, in 10 performances this weekend and next.
About 60 members, aged 5 through high school, along with the production staff and many volunteers, have rehearsed nightly for several weeks to create a colorful, magical, wacky fantasy world, and the characters that inhabit it. The director is Eileen Anderson.
Playing Alice at various ages are Shelby Swenson, Averi Schirmers, Shiloh Zoccoli and Tess Trombley. Molly Juba and Lauren Theisen share the Chesire Cat role. Matthew Nelson is the Mad Hatter. Hunter Woolfolk and Sarah Noding are King and Queen of Hearts.
Along with the play, the YTW is offering a “Tea and Treat” Package. After receiving delectable tea, punch, and treats, the guest will be escorted by the characters for preferred seating. They will receive special gifts and photos with their character hosts. Interested individuals may find out more at the web site youththeatreworkshop.org/tickets.
A link to a recent promotional video for “Alice” and the YTW, produced and narrated by Kevin Hunter of “The Business Forum Show” (also an Elk River Community Theatre actor) is available. Go to youtube.com/watch?v=NKhbVlgZqeg&feature=youtu.be
Alice in Wonderland
At ERHS Little Theatre
Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 and 6 p.m.