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Theatre Palisades Youth to Open 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.'

The summer production kicks off this Friday night.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with (TPY) and the opening of their first-ever Disney performance at 7:30 p.m. through July 29, then Aug. 2 through Aug. 5. The cost is $14.

"We're excited to bring it to the stage," said Dorothy Dillingham Blue, director and chairwoman of TPY, noting this is the first time they've done a Disney script. "It features [the] classic music from the film with a modern rhythm."

Blue said she has 26 children in the cast aged 7 to 14 years. The show, based on the story by Lewis Carroll about a girl Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world called Wonderland, will feature two short acts. Blue added it will be a great show for "first timers" and she wants the audience to feel they are part of the action.

"I love to throw the actors and audience for a loop," she said.

Alexis Restum, who plays the Queen of Hearts, said it's her second time participating in TPY after working on "Little Women," which opened last summer.

"Dottie's personality is amazing," she said about her director. "She has so much energy. She works you hard."

Gracie Evans, who plays small Alice (one of the three actresses playing the character of Alice in the storyline), said it's her second time working with TPY too.

"'Alice in Wonderland' is just a big ball of energy," the young actress said. "I fall into my parts, and you're in it the whole time. If it's a small part, every part's a good part."

For more information on the show and TPY, visit their website.

karla curran July 27, 2012 at 01:50 PM
What an AMAZING INSPIRING AND ENTERTANING pod of youth! Regret not being there, and so will any age that has the.opportunity and.passes it up. For the.sake.of all.thats goodgo.and.lift.your.heart while supporting such a.treasured corner of the Palisades. Sincerely, Jakes.mom

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