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'The Trials of Alice in Wonderland' Comes to Yorktown Stage

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Yorktown Stage will present four performances of “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” at the end of this month.

Based on two of the greatest works in children’s literature, this fast-paced and witty show is set in Wonderland’s courtroom, where Alice is on trial. The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards.

Poor Alice must try to prove her innocence by re-living the events of the adventures we’ve all come to love. Her crime? Growing and changing. Both helping and hindering her are Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who spend most of their time trying to decide who is the attorney for the defense and who for the prosecution. To win the case and save her head, Alice must embrace the truth about who she is and be willing to wake up from the dream of Wonderland.

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This fun-filled and fast paced musical comedy offers all of the characters you have come to know and love in a whole new way! With four day-time performances only, it’s perfect for the entire family. After each performance, the audience will have the opportunity to meet their favorite characters and take pictures.

With new songs and a fresh take, the audiences will be transported to Wonderland. Amidst the trial you’ll be looking for the Cheshire Cat, play a game of croquet and of course and attend a tea party with the Mad Hatter. Just be sure you don’t lose your head!

Yorktown Stage is pleased to welcome back some its favorites: Joey Sanzaro (Pleasantville) will lead the tea party as the Mad Hatter. He has previously played Lion in the fall hit, “The Wizard of Oz,” and played the title role in “Shrek.” Christopher Oldi (White Plains) is reprising his royal flairs as the King of Hearts. He was last seen at Yorktown Stage as the ever so confused King in Cinderella. Stacy Goodman will lend her rich soprano voice to the role of Mouse. She most recently left audiences in awe during her time as Glinda in “The Wizard of Oz.” Yorktown Stage is pleased to welcome Ashley Wool (Yonkers) as Alice.

Under the dynamic direction of the Yorktown Stage artistic director August Abatecola, the cast of 22 includes a stellar lineup of professional and local actors familiar to Hudson Valley audiences. The Queen’s Playing Cards are all local children from Northern Westchester County.

“The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” is produced by Barry Liebman, president and producing director of Yorktown Stage. Also on the team are musical director Ricky Romano, choreographer Carrie Silvernail, production stage manager Casey Brehm, lighting designer Melanie Leff and sound designer Scott Tunkel.

“The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” performances are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and noon and 3 p.m. Sunday April 30.

Tickets can be purchased at: yorktownstage.org or by calling the box office 914=962-0606.

Yorktown Stage is part of the Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce St. (theater entrance around corner on Veterans Road), Yorktown Heights. Ample free parking is available and a wide choice of dining is within walking distance.

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