The time has come for all young theater lovers in Clatsop County to take a trip to Wonderland.
During the summer, all local grade-school children, from elementary to high school students, have the opportunity to take part in a production of “Alice in Wonderland (and Back Again),” written by Randy Wyatt and based on the books by Lewis Carroll. The play, offered as a summer program for the Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District, will be directed by Seaside resident Katherine Lacaze.
Auditions will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A in Seaside. The play features dozens of fun roles, large and small, including Alice, the Queen and King of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and flowers, soldiers and jurors galore. No prior acting experience is necessary.
Rehearsals will take place in Seaside a couple times per week from mid-June to August. The performances are scheduled for Aug. 18, 19 and 20 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center.
The program is being provided to children for free, thanks to support from the recreation district and a grant from the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition.
Organizers also are looking for community volunteers to help with costumes, set design and stage management. For more information or audition requirements, contact Lacaze at (503) 741-5668 or find Alice Comes to Seaside on Facebook.