Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders at Dallesport Elementary School have been rehearsing for the last nine weeks for their annual musical production.
This year, the students will be presenting "Wonderland!," the musical misadventures of a girl named Alice, based on the novel "Through the Looking Glass."
The play will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. at the elementary school. Admission is free.
"Wonderland!" is a silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass." With hip-hopping music, it is an upbeat, coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore.
Attendees will recognize some favorite familiar characters of Alice in Wonderland along with meeting dozens of new ones -- a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, plastic light-saber wielding knights, and much more.
An electric mix of music ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop to bluegrass. Other songs include the toe-tapping musical renditions of "Japperwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter," as well as "Anything's Possible" and "Step by Step."