Alice in Wonderland
The score includes a polka for "The Lobster Song" and an old fashioned vaudeville number for the White Rabbit, played by Jack Powell. He is polished in his singing and dancing of this number. A song for Alice (played by Hannah Rose Kornfeld) is called "Father William" and it is sung beautifully. A jazzy rendition of "Jabberwocky" is sung by Cat Thompson with sass…. I give high marks to the cast, who are really enjoying themselves and turn in good performances. Hannah Rose Kornfeld is a perfect Alice. She has great clearness of diction and a wonderful range of expressions, from naivety to astuteness as the farce continues. She is pleasing in the singing and dancing scenes….Darren Bridgett is a laugh riot playing the Mouse, the Mad Hatter and The Cook….The actor gives a tour de force of comic acting….George Maquire gives Darren a run for his money when it comes to comic performances….John Basiulis is magnetizing as the Mock Turtle with his slow monotone voice….
Matthew Henerson is a real hoot playing the Duchess in an outfit that looks something like a Mikado of Japan. His high falsetto is perfect in the role. Jack Powell shines as the nervous white rabbit. Emily McGowan as the door mouse at the tea party is entrancing as she attempts to tell a story for the guests.…Actor and pianist Michael Wiles, who portrays Lewis Carroll and performs much of the music, is excellent in both. Alice In Wonderland is brilliant with striking costumes by Michael A. Berg, a minimal set design by Bruce Lackovic and good lighting by Ellen Brooks. This is a production for the young children and for the child in every one of us.”
Richard Connema, Talking Broadway
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