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‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Ballet in West Hawai‘i

May 25, 2017, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:46 PM
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West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy will present Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 4 p.m.

The troupe will bring the beloved classic to life with a fresh new twist.

The music of Joby Talbot and Carl Davis will keep you toe-tapping through the re-make of the original family-friendly adventure.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a whimsical wonderland of color, unique characters and a variety of dance styles including ballet, lyrical, contemporary, tap and hip hop.

WHDT’s production is inspired by Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography for The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland but adds a new storyline that includes original pieces under the direction of Megan Joy Chapman as well as West Hawaii Dance Theatre Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-director Midori Satoh, and instructors Juanita Finkenberg, Jenna Ojeda and Ann Marie Pargett.

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WHDT’s performance includes more than 60 local dancers, including guest dancers from Maui Academy of Performing Arts.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a curious young girl who encounters a lively white rabbit. She leads Alice down a rabbit hole into a fascinating land where all things are possible but nothing makes sense. As Alice follows White Rabbit, she meets interesting characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat, a Garden of Living Flowers, the handsome Knave of Hearts (who’s on the run for stealing a treat), sleepy Dormouse, goofy March Hare, The Mad Tapper and a sinuous Caterpillar

And of course, Alice meets the farcical villain of the story, The Queen of Hearts, along with her Card attendants and “small” King—all of whom she bosses and threatens to behead.

With its twists and turns, WHDT’s production of Alice is sure to keep the whole family engaged with thought-provoking material and comic relief.

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Buy tickets at www.kahilutheatre.org.

Kahilu Theatre is located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Waimea.

For more information, go online or call (808) 329-8876.

About West Hawaii Dance Theatre

WHDT is a Non-Profit Educational Arts organization under IRS Code 501 (c)(3) and is supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Vance Wall Foundation, Ironman foundation, Macy’s and our local businesses and families. Founded in 1989, its mission is to educate the public in dance and other art forms in an environment of cultural excellence.

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