Wonderland at Wilkins

Come see a rendition of Alice in Wonderland at Wilkins Theatre on Feb. 8

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Wonderland at Wilkins
Alice in Wonderland is showing at Kean Stage on Feb. 8.
Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Wilkins Theatre is presenting a showing of Alice in Wonderland, where one can follow Alice on a whimsical journey through another universe. This production of Alice in Wonderland has been on tour since Dec. 8, 2019, and will make a stop in Union, New Jersey on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.

This show is a rendition of the classic story by Lewis Carroll, but with new twists to keep the audience captivated. The setting at the beginning is different from the original garden, rather taking place in Alice's father's study, in various pop-up books.

The story begins when Alice does not want to do her homework, so she hides in her father's study to daydream and use her imagination instead. Then, a rabbit appears and starts eating the pop-up books. As Alice chases the rabbit to stop it from destroying the books, she finds herself discovering a wonderland.

The popular rabbit character is late to meet the Queen of Hearts, but has forgotten his gloves, which need to be worn in the presence of the Queen. On Alice's journey to help the rabbit and return his gloves, she runs into other memorable characters, such as Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and more.

Alice in Wonderland is being brought to Kean by Tout A Trac, a theatre company that prides itself on their imaginative and creative shows. They have been producing shows since 1998 and have produced over 1,200 shows to date.

This production was the recipient of the Acadie-Rideau Prize 2008, and was even nominated for the Prix de  l’Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre for 2009-2010. The show debuted on Feb. 10, 2008 in Montreal, and was Tout a Trac's first show that was created for a younger audience. It has been showed over 450 times and seen by over 145,000 spectators.

Alice in Wonderland has been on tour and has made stops in Quebec, Michigan, Indiana and more. This is an entertaining, sensory-friendly show, and is recommended for grades one through five. However, since it is a classic story, it can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages.

To get tickets to the show, be sure to visit the Kean Stage website.

Kean Stage aims to entertain their audience of not only Kean students, but the northern New Jersey region, through educational and challenging shows and performances. They host productions including, but not limited to professional theatre, Broadway tours, dance companies, concert artists and family-focused shows. To learn more about what Kean Stage has to offer, be sure to visit their Cougar Link page and their website.

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Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Shannon Sheeehan is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She joined The Cougar's Byte staff in Spring 2018. After her time at Kean, Shannon hopes to start her professional career in Public Relations and/or Social Media.