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)
to Adapt to Your School's Needs!
Alice in Wonderland, Pontotoc Community Theater, Pontotoc, MI
The 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 students needs."
Sherri Alejandro, Carden El Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
Written 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.
Easy to 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".
Familiar 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.
Feel free 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!
In the 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:
Free yourself 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!
Above 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 in Wonderland. I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this play as I did writing it.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Large Cast Version)
CD SOUNDTRACK CUES
Cues, sound effects, background music (traditional-classical)
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! (0:49) [sample]
SHRINKING, CATERPILLAR THEME (0:54) [sample]
4. ALICE GROWING, SERPENT THEME (0:22)
5. SHRINK, GROW, CHESHIRE CAT THEME (0:36)
6. TWINKLE-TWINKLE LITTLE STAR (0:40)
7. MAGIC GARDEN (0:18) [sample]
8. QUEEN FANFARE (0:15)
9. COURT FANFARE (0:22) [sample]
10. BONG!, CHAOS (0:35)
11. TWINKLE-TWINKLE, END SHOW, CURTAIN CALL (2:00)
Note: 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.
Music & Sound Resources Available on the Internet
( Sheet Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along, Karaoke, Sound Effects )
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love your easy to use scripts and short lines for kids to memorize!"
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Large Cast Version)
The story is just as you remember it... Here is Alice meeting the White Rabbit and our clever storytellers keeping the action moving.
(Script pages 12-13)
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 low hall...
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 them and...
(She tries to turn PURPLE's knob, his fist, it is locked.)
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!
Note: This is a sample from the actual script. To review the entire play, order the PERUSAL SCRIPT (online instant download). Or to save 20% on the full production kit and royalty for one performance, order the SCHOOL PLAY PACKAGE (below) and start rehearsals today!