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in Wonderland was a big hit for us!"
Thomsen, Director of Student Theatre, Head of Education, Quincy
Community Theatre, IL
school has just finished our Alice in Wonderland production and it
was fantastic. Thanks for such a fantastic script!"
Mattiazzo, Larrakeyah Primary School, NT Australia
in Wonderland is a delight for your to direct and your young cast to
rehearse and perform!
of Alice in Wonderland was an overwhelming success! Our players
I. Krausz, Teacher, Darby Avenue Elem School, Northridge CA
"We had about 25 speaking parts and 35 ensemble parts (trees,
croquet malletsm three legged tables). The kids and parents
loved it! We
will continue to come to you for all our children's plays!"
Dougherty & Nancy Lockhart, Jackson School Lawrenceville, GA
Teachers, this School Play Version
is written just for you and your students. It is a faithful
adaptation of the original Lewis
story with audience participation and lots of fun for everyone!
you for the wonderful children's play Alice in Wonderland. It
was a complete success!!! The students and myself had a blast
working on the scenery, performance and the costumes."
Muniz, Teacher, Ramey School, Puerto Rico
School Play Version, of Alice
in Wonderland requires no professional experience in theatre. It is
written in simple terms with lots of practical suggestions.
have just completed a very successful Alice in Wonderland from you."
Drake, Munkacsy Mihaly Utca, Hungary
homeschool group performed Alice in Wonderland and it was a HUGE hit
with our co-op. We had a packed house!"
Wiley, Tifton, GA
Club includes 3rd through 5th graders. We love your scripts!"
Sypert, Floyd Elementary, Mesquite, Texas
"Last year I directed our 6th grade in your version of Alice in
Wonderland and it was a huge success!"
Dempsey, Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA
Alice in Wonderland
Cast School Play for Children to Perform!
About 40-45 minutes
of 24: 1 Male, 5 Female, All others M/F
for larger or smaller cast
CARROLL (M - 27 LINES)
(F - 27 LINES)
(F - 25 LINES)
(F - 35 LINES)
(F - 26 LINES)
(F - 16 LINES)
- 13 LINES)
(M/F - 10 LINES)
- 13 LINES)
(M/F - 8 LINES)
(M/F - 6 LINES)
RABBIT (M/F - 11 LINES)
(M/F - 7 LINES)
(M/F - 11 LINES)
- 8 LINES)
- 7 LINES)
CAT (M/F - 14 LINES)
(M/F - 15 LINES)
(M/F - 5 LINES)
(M/F - 9 LINES)
(M/F - 3 LINES)
(M/F - 4 LINES)
- 3 LINES
HEARTS (M/F - 32 LINES)
Easy to Adapt to Your School's Needs!
in Wonderland, Pontotoc Community Theater, Pontotoc, MI
School Play Package gives you the rights to adapt the script - add
as many lines, characters, scenes and songs as you like. You
also have the right to make a Video/DVD of your special performance!
"It was so easy to work with the script and adapt it to my
Alejandro, Carden El Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
IS THIS PLAY BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL?
especially for young people to perform.
While you may
find large cast plays from other publishers, most of those were
originally written for adults or
professional actors to
perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or
complex language, and speeches too long for young children to
memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter
that may not be appropriate for children.
to understand and memorize.
simple, fresh, quick and humorous, keeping the action flowing without
stops and starts between scenes. This keeps young people and young
audiences engaged throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no
dead-time, no wiggles!
are involved throughout the performance. This builds confidence,
promotes team spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience
is often asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the
aisles! All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up
large parts (such as Alice or Cinderella) among several performers so
that no one child is the "star".
stories with upbeat endings.
The story line
stays as close as possible to the familiar story the kids already
know. While some authors feel the need to "improve"
the story, our SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative
as possible, making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.
free to edit! Go ahead and tape it!
insist that no changes may be made to their scripts. We know
goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that
your needs are unique. Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add
as much as you like! Also, there are no restrictions on video
tapes. Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big
moment. Go ahead and tape away!
Kathryn Schultz Miller
is one the most prolific and most produced playwrights for
children. Her script, A THOUSAND CRANES, won the National
Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (and countless others) at a
time when plays for children were not considered serious works. Now,
many of her published scripts are considered classics for young
audiences. When teachers voiced their need for great plays that
kids can perform Ms. Miller responded with ArtReachs School
Plays: I never dreamed Id write for anyone other
than professionals. But writing for child performers has been
the most profound and rewarding experience of my life.
NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
the past few years we've seen a
tremendous increase of confidence in the teachers we hear from.
Most are finding it easier to let the process flow and worry less
about the final product. I firmly believe that the experience
will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:
yourself from worry about
whether or not it's "good". No one is paying big
ticket prices; no one expects a Broadway success. The key to
making this project meaningful is to put the emphasis on process;
realize that rehearsal and practice are as much a part of the
experience as the actual performance. Encourage fun and you
will free the children from embarrassment and stress. If the
kids can't learn the lines let them carry a script or use their own
words to convey the character's message. If they seem to wander
the stage, let them explore where they want to go - they might
surprise you with a wonderful idea. In every aspect of the
process give them the wings to create and think. Give them a
comfortable, supportive place to go and their confidence and
self-expression will soar!
all else, make sure you are
having fun. If you've never directed a play before, don't
worry. It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!
The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of
the children. You need the joy of self-expression too, that
doesn't go away when we grow up. So give yourself a break.
And when all else fails, laugh!
much for choosing Alice
I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this
play as I did writing it.
effects, background music (traditional-classical)
Soundtrack contains special sound effects and background music
(public domain traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly
enhance the performance. It does not contain music and songs from the
Disney animated film, nor does it contain music for the performers to
sing along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times
shown below include silence.
[ Click on [sample]
to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]
TWINKLE-TWINKLE LITTLE STAR (0:40) [sample]
LATE, BOINK! (0:49) [sample]
SHRINKING, CATERPILLAR THEME (0:54) [sample]
GROWING, SERPENT THEME (0:22)
SHRINK, GROW, CHESHIRE CAT THEME (0:36)
TWINKLE-TWINKLE LITTLE STAR (0:40)
GARDEN (0:18) [sample]
FANFARE (0:22) [sample]
BONG!, CHAOS (0:35)
TWINKLE-TWINKLE, END SHOW, CURTAIN CALL (2:00)
Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert
these songs into the play. We recognize that each school has a
wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be
creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions
that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our
own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright
permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is
up to you.
& Sound Resources Available on the Internet
Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along,
in Wonderland Sheet
Creative Script! Lots of Directing Ideas!
Cast School Play for Kids! -- Gardeners and Cards!
"We love your easy to use scripts and short lines
kids to memorize!"
Echelmeier, Higginsville Theatre Company - Youth Theatre Academy
story is just as you remember it... Here is Alice meeting the White
Rabbit and our clever storytellers keeping the action moving.
RABBIT: Who are you?
ALICE #1: That's not
a very polite way of introducing yourself.
RABBIT: Whatever are
you doing in my rabbit hole? I suppose you're going to say you fell
from the sky.
ALICE #1: Well no,
as a matter of fact I remember chasing a rabbit... he was running so
fast and saying...
RABBIT: Oh, my ears
ALICE #1: Yes,
exactly like that. And he had a pocket watch...
(RABBIT takes out his watch.)
RABBIT: Like this one?
ALICE #1: Yes. And
he kept saying...
RABBIT: Oh dear, oh
dear, I shall be too, too late! Well, good-bye.
ALICE #1: I'm sure
you mean, hello. I only just got here.
hello, good-bye, hello...
ALICE #1: I wish
you'd make up your mind.
time. No time for that. I'm going to be late!
ALICE #1: Late for what?
RABBIT: Difficult to
say. Very difficult to say.
ALICE #1: But if you
don't know what it is you are late for...
RABBIT: No time for
that now. Hello!
(Waves to her as he exits
ALICE #1: But wait!
(ALICE #1 follows RABBIT
behind screen. ALICE #2 enters from other side of screen.)
ALICE #2: He's gone. How
BLUE: Alice found
herself in a long low hall...
GREEN: Which was lit
up by a row of lamps...
RED: And along one
wall she found...
(ORANGE & PURPLE become
doors. They stand in playing area with arms making an arch
above their heads.)
ALICE #2: Doors!
(ALICE knocks on ORANGE.
Other STORYTELLERS "knock, knock" sound using rhythm sticks.)
I guess nobody's home. I'll
just open one of them and...
(She tries to turn PURPLE's
knob, his fist, it is locked.)
Locked. Oh, dear, how will
I ever get back home?
(RED becomes table by getting
down on all fours.)
RED: (Speaks as
he becomes table.) Suddenly she came upon a little three
legged table, all made of glass.
key on RED's back.) There was nothing on it but a tiny golden...
ALICE #2: Key!
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