May 22, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Playhouse Extends “Alice And The Wonderful Tea Party”:

Santa Monica Playhouse has announced the return of the original Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre musical comedy “Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party” after its 2013 limited engagement.

The production, extended through February after its sell-out holiday run, follows a grown-up Alice who goes back through the looking glass to visit the wonderful Wonderland characters of her youth.

Performances will be held Saturdays at 2 pm, and Sundays at 12:30 pm, Jan. 11 through Feb. 26, 2014.

Audience participation helps Alice set things alright in this zany musical comedy for children ages 2 to 102.

Join Alice as she takes a pun-derful return trip to the fantasy land of her childhood to visit her old friends the Queen of Hearts, Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee, the White Queen and a host of zany characters intent on musical madness and merriment. Will she prevail or are the Cards stacked against her? Will the Queen suffer a heart attack? Will the surprise tea party come off with civili-TEA or hostili-TEA?

Written and directed by the award-winning creative team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, the Playhouse’s Alice, based on everybody’s favorite Wonderland tales, has performed to great acclaim all over the world, from Santa Monica to England to Japan and back again, and was the centerpiece of Kulov’s Tea Festival in Venice, CA, Valentine’s Day 2009.

The popular musical fantasy features internationally renowned Actors’ Repertory Theatre members Abby Adams, Elodie Cammarata, Cydne Moore, Alejandra Nuñez, introducing Alexa Joan Rae as the grown-up “Alice.”

Hearty concept and gorgeous costumes are by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, inspired by designs from the late Cheryl Jennings.

In the past 100 plus years, Lewis Carroll’s immortal Alice stories have become the basis for innumerable dramatizations: Disney’s classic feature-length cartoon; an avant-garde Broadway version starring Meryl Streep; the Jefferson Airplane song “The White Rabbit”; the original 1933 movie version starring W.C. Fields as the Mad Hatter and Cary Grant as the White Knight; and eleven other Alice films in the past fifty years, one starring Sir Ralph Richardson, one with Peter Sellers, one with Scott Baio and the Tim Burton version with Johnny Depp, and of course the new “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland” television show.

Now, as the Playhouse steps into its second half-century of continuous education and entertainment in the community, Actors’ Repertory Theatre company presents its own tribute: the family theatre musical “Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party where Alice returns to Wonderland, to renew old acquaintances and re-awaken childhood dreams.

Admission is still only $10.50 for kids 12 and under, and $12.50 for adults. Festive Birthday and Tea Parties (of course) hosted by a costumed fairy tale character are offered with every performance.

For reservations and more information go to SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call the Playhouse Box Office at 310.394.9779 ext. 2. Reservations are necessary.

Santa Monica Playhouse, celebrating 53 years of continuous operation, is located at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire and Arizona) in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica.

in News
Related Posts

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...

Man Who Murdered His Family Members Pleads Guilty To Five Other Killings

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Escobar injured an additional seven other people as well.  By Dolores Quintana A man, Ramon Escobar, has pleaded guilty to...

The price of gasoline in Los Angeles County Has Experienced The Largest Increase Since February

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Gasoline prices in Orange County Have Also Increased By Dolores Quintana Regular self-serve gasoline in the county of Los Angeles...

Santa Monica Travel Summit Of 2022 Returns To Take On Tomorrow

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Event Was Held At The Jonathan Club On Santa Monica Beach By Staff Writer The 2022 Santa Monica Tourism...

City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program: Santa Monica Beat – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program * Santa Monica High School Students...

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...