That’s why we were so delighted when I found out that my family could come see Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s classic presented by Ballet Idaho!
On the occasion of Alice Kingsley’s 15th birthday, the Hadmatter family, friends of the Kingsleys, are hosting a ball in Alice’s honor. Already uneasy with social occasions, things become worse when her older bossy sister, Quendleheart, forces herself on Hatwin Hadmatter, the older of the two Hadmatter sons and secret sweetheart of Alice, leaving her to his obnoxious younger brother, Redford.
Things go downhill from there, quite literally, for Alice: A top hat appears out of nowhere, containing an invitation to a tea party; a white rabbit follows; a wild tumble down the rabbit hold ends in a hall of doors; a magic garden; twins, a caterpillar and an illusive Cheshire cat; a white king and queen with chess pieces as their court; a duchess baking tarts; a mad hatter with strange company; a conspiracy to overthrow the red queen and king; an army of marching playing cards’ a rigged croquet game; theft, betrayal, war and fearsome dragon of the Jabberwocky kind.
It is hard to ask for better entertainment for the whole family. The Morrison Center and Ballet Idaho are a true gem!
Alice finds herself in the midst of this wild, strange and adventurous journey, ultimately taming the Jabberwocky with a stolen tart and becoming the queen of wonderland. When she returns to the ball, things have changed in her favor: she is dancing with her secret sweetheart Hatwin, who confesses his love for her. The ball goes on and Alice is happy indeed to be there!
Friday, April 11, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Music by Herbert Baumann
Choreography by Alex Ossadnik
Scenic Designed by Valeria Rios
Scenic Construction by Richard Hess & the NMU Scene shop
Costumes by Megan Ann Richardson
Ticket prices (ticketing fees not included):
P1/Section A $58.00 Floor Rows AA – M; Mezzanine Rows A – D
P2/Section B $43.00 Floor Rows N – V; Mezzanine Rows E – G
P3/Section C $38.00 Floor Rows W – Z; Mezzanine Rows H – N
All seats are reserved. Everyone through the door, regardless of age, requires a ticket. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Management.
Parking is included for Morrison Center events. For Morrison Center for the Performing Arts information, including parking and upcoming event details, click here MorrisonCenter.com.