Township theatre to perform ‘Alice’

Play opens Aug. 22, runs for two weekends

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Wayne Township Community Theatre continues its 2014 Theatre Season with “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” directed by Tara Roberds, opening Friday, August 22 on the stage at Ben Davis High School Theatre.

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” brings to life the classic childhood story of the girl who fell down the rabbit hole. The musical follows Alice in her adventures as she travels through Wonderland, encountering several beloved characters including  the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and the Tweedle twins, along with the villainous Queen of Hearts, in her journey to find a way home.

The “Alice” cast brings together 47 talented singers, dancers and actors ranging from 1st through 8th grade from many area schools in Wayne Township, Avon, Brownsburg, Tri West and Speedway.

Performances run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 22-24 and August 29-30. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held at the Ben Davis High School Theatre – enter Door #2.

General admission tickets for “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” are $10, Senior tickets $8 and Student tickets $7. Children 4 and under get in free. Reserved tickets are available by calling the Wayne Township Education Foundation at (317) 988-7966 or at the door beginning one hour prior to the start of the show.

Additionally, prior to the Sunday, August 24 show, the cast is hosting the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” beginning at 12 p.m. The Tea Party will feature a cast meet and greet, pictures, games, crafts and light appetizers, desserts and tea before the 2:30 p.m. show. Families are welcome. Tickets for the Tea are $10 per person, limited to 150 guests and must be reserved in advance by calling (317) 988-7966.

The Wayne Township Education Foundation is the sponsor of the Wayne Township Community Theatre, creating a unique working relationship between volunteers and an established community effort. All proceeds from the shows, in turn, support programs of the Wayne Township Education Foundation whose mission is to be a community catalyst to enrich, engage, and stimulate student learning by supporting school programs and recognizing excellence throughout the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township. For more information about the production, visit http://aliceinwonderlandjr.blogspot.com. The Foundation’s website is http://www.wayne.k12.in.us/wte