The story is centered around Alice (Jade Shumate) as she explores the wonderful world of the White Rabbit (Hannah Hightower) who leads her into the dark tunnel on her way to Wonderland.
There Alice meets Tweedle Dee (Justin Gilbert) and Tweedle Dum (Turner Price) who teach her some manners.
Alice also meets The Mad Hatter (Kylie Eicholtz), who can throw a big ‘Unbirthday’ party, the Queen of Hearts (Dave Hudgins), the mean bully in the story, and the King of Hearts (Kya Haywood), the forgotten ruler of Wonderland.
Alice meets other important characters such as Matilda, Alice’s sister and the March Hare (Rebecca Friar), the Doorknob and the Dodo Bird, and the Captain of the Queen’s Navy (Lyndsey Webb).
Her adventures keep Alice very busy growing from small Alice (Morgan Lew) to Tall Alice (Sarah Jordan).
The Caterpillar (Madison Busby) is one cooooool character that convinces Alice to just be herself.
The Cheshire Cats (Kimberly Mizell, Sarah Brown, and Kaylee Neighbors) serve as the Narrators of the story.
Flowers, Cardsmen, Lobsters, Fish, Turtles, and Butterflies round out the rest of the cast:
Kensie Adams, Ashley Conner, Kassie Eicholltz, Anna Claire Ellington, Aby Gillespie, Jamie Kay Grubb, Holly Hamby, Sydney Jackson, Amaya Kendall, Imon Kendall, Larkin McDanile, Natalie Miller, Meg Murphy, Rachel Robert, Shyanne Salter, and Shayla Spires.
The production is the result of the annual Summer Drama Workshop by the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council (TUAC).
Thirty-one young actors and actresses, under the direction of Anita Fillingim, have spent three weeks singing, dancing, acting, and preparing to present their version of “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”
Rounding out the Crew:
Carly Gill and Chase Carson, horeographers; Chris Presley, Stage Manager; Fawn DeRosia, Set Designer; and Carmen Ellerbee, Technical Director (TUAC Administrator).
Advance tickets available at the TUAC Office on the Square. 706.647.1605