OUTDOOR PRODUCTION: April 22-25, 2021
DIGITAL STREAMING: May 3 – August 6, 2021
Join LCT on a topsy-turvy adventure! Follow the fearless Alice as she learns about growing up while still staying true to herself amid a wacky, upside-down world. This classic adaption of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be an outdoor experience! We can’t wait for you to follow us down the rabbit hole in LCT’s Discovery Production of Alice in Wonderland!
Best enjoyed by All Ages
Based on the book by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Vivian Robin Snipes
Friday, April 23 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 24 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm (BOTH SATURDAY SHOWS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER)
Sunday, April 25 at 2:00pm
ADDED SHOW: Sunday, April 25 at 7:00pm
Location: MoonDance Amphitheater (1152 Monarch St, Lexington, KY 40513)Purchase In-Person Tickets to Alice in Wonderland
Stream video from LCT’s recent production of the show right from the comfort of your own home! Your access codes will be sent via your email confirmation and will be valid over the weekend of your choice – from 5:00pm EST on the Friday to 5:00pm EST on the Sunday.
Streaming passes are available for $15.00, $25.00, $50.00, and $75.00. We ask that you please consider how many people will be watching the stream when you select your pass amount!PUBLIC Streaming Pass 5.7 PUBLIC Streaming Pass 5.14
Streaming: May 3 – July 20, 2021
Thursday, April 22 at 10:00am
Friday, April 23 at 10:00am
Location: MoonDance Amphitheater (1152 Monarch St, Lexington, KY 40513)
Alice in Wonderland is recommended for Prek – 5th grade
Curricular Connections – English-Language Fiction & Literature, Fantasy, Logic, Symbolism, Poetry
Things to Know Before the Show
About our Rain Plan
As Alice in Wonderland is an outdoor production, we will be keeping a close eye on the weather this weekend. If a performance needs to be cancelled because of weather, that decision will be made 2 hours before the start of the performance and will be announced on our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Patrons’ tickets will automatically be moved to our Sunday, April 25th at 2:00pm or 7:00pm (RAIN DATE) performance (you will receive an email confirming the change to the email address you used to purchase the tickets) . If you cannot attend the show you were rescheduled into and would instead like to receive digital access to the streaming version of the show when it is available, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that change.
If the Sunday at 2:00pm performance is cancelled but it looks like the weather will clear up that evening, patrons’ tickets will automatically be rescheduled to the Sunday at 7:00pm Rain Date show. Otherwise, tickets will automatically be transferred to a streaming pass for the first weekend of the show’s digital run (May 7-9).
About MoonDance Amphitheater & Safety Procedures
All performances of Alice in Wonderland will take place at MoonDance Amphitheater, located at 1152 Monarch St, Lexington, KY 40513. We can’t wait to have you join us for this outdoor experience!
- All attendees are required to wear face masks for the entirety of the performance.
- For the safety of our staff cash will not be accepted at the door. Please bring a credit or debit card if you plan on purchasing tickets.
- Family units must maintain social distance between themselves and other families. But of course air hugs, socially distant high fives, and far away first bumps are very much permitted!
What you’ll need to bring:
- Seating at MoonDance is a large grassy area, so please bring your own blanket(s) or chair(s) to sit on!
- Food and drink are permitted, we just ask that you only eat while socially distanced in your seating area, put your mask back on as soon as you are finished eating, and be sure to clean up your space following the performance. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
When you arrive:
- On evenings and weekends, parking is available in the office building parking lots surrounding the amphitheater. There is also street parking nearby!
- If you purchased a VIP ticket, you will be able to pick up your Alice in Wonderland swag bag at the table by the main parking lot.
- You do not need a physical ticket. Please check in with an LCT staff member at one of our two check-in tables at the Amphitheater entrances. An usher will then see you to your preferred seating area.
- We ask groups with chairs to sit towards the back of the seating area so you don’t block the view of others.
About LCT Discovery Productions
Alice in Wonderland Playbill Alice in Wonderland Educator Playguide
Alice in Wonderland is one of our Discovery Shows for this season, which means it is a show about young people, performed by young people. As LCT transitioned into a fully professional theatre, we began our Discovery Series in 1995 as a way to continue providing challenging performance opportunities for our young actors, encourage and mentor students in the many areas of technical theatre, and keep runs of our shows shorter so students would not have to miss as many days of school. Discovery Shows are always open for Lexington community members – children and grown-ups alike – to audition to be part of the cast or technical crew. So, you might see a few people you recognize on stage or behind the scenes!
About Alice in Wonderland
Our production of Alice in Wonderland is based closely on the book by Lewis Carroll (the pen name of mathematician Charles Dodgson), which itself is based on a story Mr. Dodgson made up for his friends the Liddell Family, including the titular Alice Liddell. Like the original book, our production uses lots of wordplay and conversation to tell the story, but there’s also enough action to keep the youngest audience members engaged as well.
Our youngest audience members might find the Queen of Hearts a little bit scary, but while she does like to say “off with their heads” a lot, nothing actually comes from her threatening. At one point the Knave of Hearts is dragged offstage to be “executed” but nothing happens and we see the Knave alive and well one scene later so we know everything’s okay.
This play is a great way to spark conversations about how imagination, stories, and play can help us cope with change and bring us joy. As Mr. Dodgson says, “One should never grow too old to play,” and his cheerful playfulness permeates the rest of the story he tells to the Liddell sisters. In a lot of ways, this story also seems to be a perfect metaphor for the last year of our lives. When she falls into Wonderland, Alice’s world is turned upside-down, inside-out, and every which way. Everything has changed and she doesn’t know what the rules are or where to go next in this new mixed-up world… sound familiar? But she still manages to find moments of fun and play amidst the confusion that ultimately make her visit to Wonderland a joyful experience.
We love this story because it is just a whole lot of fun! Alice in Wonderland celebrates absurdity and teaches us that you’re never too old to be playful and tell silly stories. It’s a classic story with iconic characters that we still remember and talk about over a hundred and fifty years later. We can’t wait to share it with you and your family!