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in Wonderland was a big hit for us!"
Thomsen, Director of Student Theatre, Head of Education, Quincy
Community Theatre, IL
school has just finished our Alice in Wonderland production and it
was fantastic. Thanks for such a fantastic script!"
Mattiazzo, Larrakeyah Primary School, NT Australia
in Wonderland is a delight for your to direct and your young cast to
rehearse and perform!
of Alice in Wonderland was an overwhelming success! Our players
Krausz, Teacher, Darby Avenue Elem School, Northridge CA
"We had about 25 speaking parts and 35 ensemble parts (trees,
croquet malletsm three legged tables). The kids and parents
loved it! We
will continue to come to you for all our children's plays!"
Dougherty & Nancy Lockhart, Jackson School Lawrenceville, GA
Teachers, this School Play Version
is written just for you and your students. It is a faithful
adaptation of the original Lewis
story with audience participation and lots of fun for everyone!
you for the wonderful children's play Alice in Wonderland. It
was a complete success!!! The students and myself had a blast
working on the scenery, performance and the costumes."
Muniz, Teacher, Ramey School, Puerto Rico
School Play Version, of Alice
in Wonderland requires no professional experience in theatre. It is
written in simple terms with lots of practical suggestions.
have just completed a very successful Alice in Wonderland from you."
Drake, Munkacsy Mihaly Utca, Hungary
homeschool group performed Alice in Wonderland and it was a HUGE hit
with our co-op. We had a packed house!"
Michele Wiley, Tifton, GA
Club includes 3rd through 5th graders. We love your scripts!"
Sypert, Floyd Elementary, Mesquite, Texas
"Last year I directed our 6th grade in your version of Alice in
Wonderland and it was a huge success!"
Susan Dempsey, Belmont Day
School, Belmont, MA
Alice in Wonderland
Cast School Play for Children to Perform!
Running Time: About 40-45 minutes
Flexible Cast of 24: 1 Male, 5
Female, All others M/F
Easily adapted for larger or
LEWIS CARROLL (M - 27 LINES)
ALICE #1 (F - 27 LINES)
ALICE #2 (F - 25 LINES)
ALICE #3 (F - 35 LINES)
ALICE #4 (F - 26 LINES)
ALICE #5 (F - 16 LINES)
BLUE (M/F - 13 LINES)
GREEN (M/F - 10 LINES)
RED (M/F - 13 LINES)
ORANGE (M/F - 8 LINES)
PURPLE (M/F - 6 LINES)
WHITE RABBIT (M/F - 11 LINES)
CATERPILLAR (M/F - 7 LINES)
PIGEON (M/F - 11 LINES)
PETE (M/F - 8 LINES)
PAT (M/F - 7 LINES)
CHESHIRE CAT (M/F - 14 LINES)
MAD HATTER (M/F - 15 LINES)
DORMOUSE (M/F - 5 LINES)
MARCH HARE (M/F - 9 LINES)
FLORA (M/F - 3 LINES)
DIGGER (M/F - 4 LINES)
HERB (M/F - 3 LINES
QUEEN/KING OF HEARTS (M/F
- 32 LINES)
Easy to Adapt to Your School's Needs!
Wonderland, Pontotoc Community Theater, Pontotoc, MI
School Play Package gives you the rights to adapt the script - add as
many lines, characters, scenes and songs as you like. You also
have the right to make a Video/DVD of your special performance!
"It was so easy to work with the script and adapt it to my
Sherri Alejandro, Carden El
Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
IS THIS PLAY BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL?
especially for young people to perform.
While you may find large cast
plays from other publishers, most of those were originally written
for adults or
professional actors to
perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or
complex language, and speeches too long for young children to
memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter
that may not be appropriate for children.
understand and memorize.
Dialogue is simple, fresh, quick
and humorous, keeping the action flowing without stops and starts
between scenes. This keeps young people and young audiences engaged
throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no dead-time, no wiggles!
All children are involved
throughout the performance. This builds confidence, promotes team
spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience is often
asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the aisles!
All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up large
parts (such as Alice or Cinderella) among several performers so that
no one child is the "star".
stories with upbeat endings.
The story line stays as close as
possible to the familiar story the kids already know. While
some authors feel the need to "improve" the story, our
SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative as possible,
making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.
to edit! Go ahead and tape it!
Most publishers insist that no
changes may be made to their scripts. We know that your
goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that
your needs are unique. Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add
as much as you like! Also, there are no restrictions on video
tapes. Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big
moment. Go ahead and tape away!
Kathryn Schultz Miller
is one the most prolific and most produced playwrights for
children. Her script, A THOUSAND CRANES, won the National
Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (and countless others) at a
time when plays for children were not considered serious works. Now,
many of her published scripts are considered classics for young
audiences. When teachers voiced their need for great plays that
kids can perform Ms. Miller responded with ArtReachs School
Plays: I never dreamed Id write for anyone other
than professionals. But writing for child performers has been
the most profound and rewarding experience of my life.
FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
past few years we've seen a
tremendous increase of confidence in the teachers we hear from.
Most are finding it easier to let the process flow and worry less
about the final product. I firmly believe that the experience
will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:
from worry about whether or not
it's "good". No one is paying big ticket prices; no
one expects a Broadway success. The key to making this project
meaningful is to put the emphasis on process; realize that rehearsal
and practice are as much a part of the experience as the actual
performance. Encourage fun and you will free the children from
embarrassment and stress. If the kids can't learn the lines let
them carry a script or use their own words to convey the character's
message. If they seem to wander the stage, let them explore
where they want to go - they might surprise you with a wonderful
idea. In every aspect of the process give them the wings to
create and think. Give them a comfortable, supportive place to
go and their confidence and self-expression will soar!
all else, make sure you are
having fun. If you've never directed a play before, don't
worry. It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!
The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of
the children. You need the joy of self-expression too, that
doesn't go away when we grow up. So give yourself a break.
And when all else fails, laugh!
Thank you so
much for choosing Alice
I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this
play as I did writing it.
Cues, sound effects, background
The CD Soundtrack contains
special sound effects and background music (public domain
traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the
performance. It does not contain music and songs from the Disney
animated film, nor does it contain music for the performers to sing
along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times shown
below include silence.
[ Click on [sample]
to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]
1. TWINKLE-TWINKLE LITTLE
STAR (0:40) [sample]
2. I'M LATE, BOINK!
3. ALICE SHRINKING,
CATERPILLAR THEME (0:54) [sample]
4. ALICE GROWING, SERPENT
5. SHRINK, GROW, CHESHIRE
CAT THEME (0:36)
6. TWINKLE-TWINKLE LITTLE
7. MAGIC GARDEN
8. QUEEN FANFARE (0:15)
9. COURT FANFARE
10. BONG!, CHAOS (0:35)
11. TWINKLE-TWINKLE, END
SHOW, CURTAIN CALL (2:00)
Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert
these songs into the play. We recognize that each school has a
wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be
creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions
that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our
own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright
permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is
up to you.
& Sound Resources Available on the Internet
Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along,
in Wonderland Sheet
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Ramey School, Puerto Rico
"We love your easy to use scripts and short lines
kids to memorize!"
Julie Echelmeier, Higginsville
Theatre Company - Youth Theatre Academy
The story is
just as you remember it... Here is Alice meeting the White Rabbit and
our clever storytellers keeping the action moving.
RABBIT: Who are you?
ALICE #1: That's not a very polite
way of introducing yourself.
RABBIT: Whatever are you doing in my
rabbit hole? I suppose you're going to say you fell from the sky.
ALICE #1: Well no, as a matter of
fact I remember chasing a rabbit... he was running so fast and saying...
RABBIT: Oh, my ears and whiskers!
ALICE #1: Yes, exactly like that. And
he had a pocket watch...
(RABBIT takes out his watch.)
RABBIT: Like this one?
ALICE #1: Yes. And he kept saying...
RABBIT: Oh dear, oh dear, I shall be
too, too late! Well, good-bye.
ALICE #1: I'm sure you mean, hello. I
only just got here.
RABBIT: Good-bye, hello, good-bye, hello...
ALICE #1: I wish you'd make up your mind.
RABBIT: No time. No time for
that. I'm going to be late!
ALICE #1: Late for what?
RABBIT: Difficult to say. Very
difficult to say.
ALICE #1: But if you don't know what
it is you are late for...
RABBIT: No time for that now. Hello!
(Waves to her as he exits behind screen.)
ALICE #1: But wait!
(ALICE #1 follows RABBIT behind screen.
ALICE #2 enters from other side of screen.)
ALICE #2: He's gone. How very strange.
BLUE: Alice found herself in a long
GREEN: Which was lit up by a row of lamps...
RED: And along one wall she found...
(ORANGE & PURPLE become doors. They
stand in playing area with arms making an arch above their heads.)
ALICE #2: Doors!
(ALICE knocks on ORANGE. Other
STORYTELLERS "knock, knock" sound using rhythm sticks.)
I guess nobody's home. I'll just open one of
(She tries to turn PURPLE's knob, his fist, it
Locked. Oh, dear, how will I ever get back home?
(RED becomes table by getting down on all fours.)
RED: (Speaks as he becomes table.)
Suddenly she came upon a little three legged table, all made of glass.
ORANGE: (Placing key on RED's back.)
There was nothing on it but a tiny golden...
ALICE #2: Key!
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