After Alice (Jen Howlett, Alondra Sanchez) tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone seems to be raving mad. It is, thanks to director Jane Martin’s “Alice in Wonderland,” a bit like high school.
In the Sonoma Valley High School production, playing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 9, Alice deals with new, weird experiences and bizarre characters on a journey of self-discovery. With the help of a CheshireCat (Katelyn Adams, Devin Muller), an astute Caterpillar (Dylan Arias, Gianna Sanfillippo), and a righteous Humpty Dumpty (Gianna Sanfillippo, Katelyn Adams), finds her way home. Inventive sets and puppets, operated by teens in black body stockings add to the out-of-world effect; Puppetry expert Kamela Porteges was a special consultant for the show.
Costume Design and construction are by Tracy Krikorian, Barbara Ciaponi, Nina DeClerq, and Kaylin Riebli, with a student stage management team Jacqueline Peterson, Lucy Houghton, Nicole Moore, Julia Hart, Life Rather and Gabe Vanzant.
Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays, February 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 7 p.m., with matinee performances on Sunday, March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children, students, seniors and active military. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Reader’s Books, 130 E. Napa St.; Pharmaca, 303 W. Napa St.; and the Student Activities Office at SVHS. Tickets may also be purchased at the Little Theater Box Office thirty minutes prior to curtain.