ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

Adapted by Tim Kelly

Directed by Rachel Veal

Produced by Aubry Fisher

Location: Loudoun County, Virginia

Performance Dates: March 12-14 & 19-21

*Backup dates April 16-18 & 23-25

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into the whimsical world of wonderland! Along this delightful journey you’ll meet the comedic and sometimes chaotic characters residing there. From dancing animals and talking flowers, to poetic bugs and a lively royal court, this superfluous silly show is bound to entertain you. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We will be following state and local recommendations and protection measures for COVID-19 throughout every stage of the show. We plan to take advantage of tools like zoom to conduct online auditions and rehearsals for the first few months. We are also exploring how we can incorporate masks with our costumes. We will stay agile for new developments and will act accordingly along with Sterling Playmakers Theater Reopening Subcommittee. The health and safety of our team and community are our top priority. Please see our interview below for more information on our current strategy!

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We envision a diverse cast and crew team for this production. Cultural, racial, religious, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and disability diversity will be a primary focus when seeking out onstage and offstage talent. We want our cast and crew to reflect our community. Our production team will be working closely with our Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee and Outreach committee to identify ways we can be more open and inviting to diverse populations. Please see the Sterling Playmakers Statements of Diversity and Inclusion for additional information. Have questions or ideas? Please email us at wonderland@sterlingplaymakers.org

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to Wonderland! I’m Rachel Veal, the director of Sterling Playmakers Spring 2021 production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This was one of the first shows I was cast in as a child and it has captured my imagination ever since. My debut as a playmaker was in the summer musical, 42nd Street. Since then, I’ve supported shows onstage and offstage while learning from the best. One of the super-humans I was privileged to work with is our producer, Aubry Fisher. We’ve assembled quite the fantastic team to bring the zany characters, rhythmic poetry, fast-paced humor, and magical landscape to life. Thank you so much for your interest in this truly special production. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions: wonderland@sterlingplaymakers.org

CHARACTERS

Actors ages 14+*

*recommended

Alice

Alice is an inquisitive young girl who wakes up to a very life-like dream. Her initial frustration with the zany characters of wonderland fades while she builds her self confidence and starts to have some fun. 

Dance level: Int/Adv

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is the hotheaded and overbearing tyrant of Wonderland. Imagine a cross between bridezilla and Dolores Umbridge.

Dance level: N/A

Red Queen

The Red Queen is utterly proper. She's the epitome of grace and poise. When she walks, it's almost as if she is floating above the ground.

Dance level: Beg/Int

White Queen

The White Queen is a disheveled monarch who can't seem to get it together. This traditional train-wreck is good at heart, but bad at almost everything else.

Dance level: N/A

Auditions Dates  

  • Thursday, October 8th 6:30-9:30 PM

  • Friday, October 9th 6:30-930 PM

  • Saturday, October 10th 10:00-1:00 PM and 2:00-6:00 PM

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Audition Process

  • Length: Auditions will be scheduled in 1hr blocks. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to check your setup and connection.

  • Size: Audition groups will have roughly 8-10 people. The production team will pair up Actors for scene readings.

  • Requirements: 

    • Improv - Actors will be asked to improv various emotions (happy, sad, anger) and reactions (thinking, laughing, stomping). 

      • Improvisation: unplanned or unscripted performance, created spontaneously by the actors

    • Scene Readings - Actors will select at least one character to read for, and may be asked to read again with a member of their audition group. 

 

Audition Schedule

  • Introductions and Group Assignments for Scene Readings - 10 mins

  • Groups 1 + 2 Improv, Groups 3 + 4 Scene Practice - 10 mins

  • Groups 3 + 4 Improv, Groups 1 + 2 Scene Practice - 10 mins

  • Scene Readings - 20 mins

Accommodations

We understand that not everybody has the same circumstance and/or is in a situation where they can participate in our virtual auditions. If this applies to you, for whatever reason, please reach out to us. We want everyone to have a fair opportunity to audition for this production and don't want folks left out because of our process. We hope to hear from you at wonderland@sterlingplaymakers.org.

Callbacks by Appointment Sunday, October 11th 10:00-3:00 PM


General Information

  • You do not need to be a member of Sterling Playmakers to audition. However, if you accept a role or work on the show in any capacity, you will need to become a member. Membership is $20 per household, per year. This is payable immediately after casting, and is valid from registration through June 2021.

  • Sterling Playmakers is a non-profit organization, and all cast and crew are volunteers.

  • It is the practice of Sterling Playmakers to contact all auditionees at the completion of auditions, whether they are being offered a role or not. We hope to finalize casting on Sunday evening, and to contact everyone no later than Monday night. There is space on the audition form for you to identify your preferred mode of contact.

  • First read-through rehearsal on October 13th is mandatory for all cast members.

  • Rehearsals will be held virtually and in our performance space in Loudoun County, Virginia.

  • We are still locking down our performance space for the show.   

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty is quite a know-it-all. Think Simon Cowell, but more British and more conceited.

Dance level: N/A

King of Hearts

The King of Hearts, the Queen's partner, has a timid way about him. That is until he takes expert command of Alice's trial.

Dance level: N/A

Knight

The Knight is the Queen of Hearts loyal commander and leader of the card soldiers.

Dance level: N/A

Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus. Hatter is all about nonsensical fun.

Dance level: N/A

Caterpillar

The Caterpillar is a poetry guru. This chill sensei will move in synchronized gestures to help emphasize his pointed points.

Dance level: N/A

Cook

The Cook studied culinary arts in France and is obsessed with pepper.

Dance level: N/A

Duchess

The Duchess is outspoken and lively. She is also trying to get to the eighth square to be crowned a queen.

Dance level: N/A

CHARACTERS

Actors under 18*

*recommended

White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he is running terribly late. Looking for an actor who can exude his nervous energy through constant fidgety movement.

Dance level: N/A

Tweedledee & Tweedledum

Tweedledum and Tweedledee are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo.

Dance level: Beg/Int

Mouse

Mouse may be small in size, but makes up for it in sass.

Dance level: Int/Adv

Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat starts out as just a grin and ends up guiding Alice through wonderland.

Dance level: N/A

March Hare

The March Hare is the Mad Hatter's chummy sidekick, who enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game.

Dance level: N/A

Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle is the nerdy member of the caucus.

Dance level: Int/Adv

Lory

The Lory is the upbeat, fearless leader of the caucus.

Dance level: Int/Adv

Dodo

The Dodo is the sweet member of the caucus.

Dance level: Int/Adv

Flowers: Rose, Lily Daisy

A stuck-up group of dancing perennials. They each think they are the one and only prima ballerina. 

Dance level: N/A

Card Soldier One & Two

Loyal servants to the Heart family. They are charged with keeping law and order in wonderland - not an easy task

Dance level: N/A

Fish Footman

The incompetent butler to the Queen of Hearts. Despite his best efforts, things just seem to go wrong for the Fish Footman.

Dance level: N/A

Sister

Alice's scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. She has both a no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister.

 

Dance level: N/A

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