Brady’s Review of Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure

Hi! I’m Brady, Childsplay Kid Reporter for Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure. Meeting everyone and seeing the set up close was so cool! (The show was cool enough before I got to see how they did it. I’m here to tell you all about it.

Did you know that one wall backstage was completely covered in cables and pulley systems to pull curtains and fun set pieces, and that they were all controlled by one person during the show?!

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The backstage area in the Mainstage wasvery different from their smaller theater where I saw The Yellow Boat. Though there was more room, there was something new everywhere you turned. First there was all the pulley systems (like I said earlier), next was the costuming/quick change area. There were tables with mirrors and wigs on the table and racks with the actual costumes to the side of that. Next, right before you enter the stage, there were prop carts with all the cool props and handheld things they used during the show. On stage, there was a big tree with a chandelier, a white sheet acting as a rabbit hole, and a tea table. There were also musical instruments like guitars, pianos, and even a drum set! And everywhere there were secret areas onstage where people put small handheld percussion instruments and small props.

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The question that I was most interested in asking was “Did you know how to play the instrument you played in the show before you came to the show and when did you learn?” Most of the cast answered that they did know how to play their instruments before theycame, but Lauren (The Red Queen) said she didn’t know how to play the bass before she came which was so surprising because she and the rest of the cast was awesome!

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I really hope you come to see Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure before Childsplay moves on to their next magnificent show!

-Brady, Kid Reporter