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Young actors bring Wonderland to life in Seaside

County youth stage ‘Alice in Wonderland (and Back Again)’

Published on August 10, 2017 12:01AM

The very serious cast of “Alice in Wonderland”

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The very serious cast of “Alice in Wonderland”

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SEASIDE — A cast of Clatsop County youth bring “Alice in Wonderland (and Back Again)” to the stage in a theatrical retelling of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic.

Presented by Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District and Jeremy Mills State Farm, the Clatsop Children’s Theatre Company will perform the show, written by Randy Wyatt, 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18 through 20, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.

“Two dozen children, ranging from 5 to 13 years old, will take on numerous shapes and forms throughout the two-act show, transforming into flowers, queens, playing cards, birds, cats and more,” Director Katherine Lacaze wrote.

Not only does the show feature many well-known characters — such as Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Tweedles, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat — the audience will encounter several lesser-known characters, such as Humpty Dumpty, the Duchess and her Nanny, and the White Knight.

“Alice in Wonderland (and Back Again)” is being produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS and is made possible through a Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grant, funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust. The children’s theater group is accepting donations to support arts in the local schools.

For more information, contact Lacaze at 503-741-5668.


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