Notice: Auditions have passed and the show has been cast but…

there’s still time to join the ensemble and star in our Alice In Wonderland Jr. shows.

Alice In Wonderland Jr.

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Grab your passport and camera because we’re going on the trip of a lifetime! The iconic story presented with an exciting, new twist…

A "twist" you say? Read more...

Join our adventure-hungry heroine, Alice, as she “wanders” the lands of a wonder-filled world

No longer does Alice have to daydream about becoming a brave explorer. After a verrry long fall, she finds herself venturing into countries she’s only seen on maps! However, Alice soon discovers that the people and places she encounters on her travels are, well…a bit odd.

In Paris, she meets two identical French mimes who teach her all about proper manners. In Switzerland, Alice visits the log cabin of the cuckoo clock-obsessed White Rabbit. When she wanders into the majestic flower gardens of the Netherlands she has a run-in with a group of Dutch flowers who turn out to be quite unwelcoming hosts. Maybe Alice wasn’t ready to brave this new world after all?

Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, this musical voyage is sure to take you on an adventure you will never forget!

 

Note: Please check that you can commit to all listed important dates below before enrolling.

At a Glance

DIRECTED BY: Jacqueline Dunford
FOR GRADES: K-12
SHOW RUN: 09/14/21 – 4/10/22
PERFORMANCES: 04/08/22  – 04/10/22

Note: Please check that you can commit to all listed important dates below before enrolling.

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We Know What You’re Thinking…

with such a wide age range, my teen is not going to want to be stuck in hours of rehearsals with 5-year-olds. Additionally, my 5-year-old might be intimidated walking into a room full of “Big Kids”.

Allow us to explain how we ensure every cast member has the best experience possible! 

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Form The Ensemble

Yes, anyone (K-12th) can join, however, our unique model creates the opportunity for cast members to train in groups with peers of similar age/ability for 90% of the rehearsal period. (As opposed to mass rehearsals... aka “crowd control”). This eliminates the risk of boredom or on the flip side, overwhelm: the balance of challenge vs success is always in line.
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Optional Auditions

Want more responsibility and to play a larger part in the musical? Show us what you got at auditions! Students enrolled in ensemble groups, or performers 13+years (no-pre enrollment necessary) have the option to audition for a lead or featured role...but you don't have to! Remember, by joining the ensemble you’re guaranteed to play an awesome role(s) in the show!
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Enriching Rehearsals

The length of our show run allows us to ooze learning into each rehearsal. In each session, performers learn the fundamentals of theatre and acting techniques. They train their bodies while exploring the basics of musical theatre dance and play improv games to bond as a cast! This replaces any pressure with fun...the way it should be!
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Bring The Magic Together

In the final weeks leading up to the show our well-rehearsed, stage-ready ensembles join the leads at tech rehearsal. Here, each group combines their separate, polished pieces to create a complete, "WOW" worthy show. The “WOW” happens because each performer received the time, direction, and love needed to succeed!

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DetailsDate/Address
Show Run09/14/21 - 4/10/22 (inclusive)
Rehearsal DaysAssigned by age/group
Rehearsal AddressPhoenix Youth Theatre
Theatre AddressPhoenix Center For The Performing Arts
Ensemble Characters

Each ensemble group stars throughout the musical in multiple scenes and songs. The registration page provides a complete breakdown of each time they are on stage as well as a description of the roles below.

  • Spotlight K-1st – Tick Tock Team
  • Bravo 2nd-3rd – Alice Squad & Beat Bugs
  • Encore 4th-6th – Sea Creatures & Royal Cards
  • Ovation 7th & Up – Garden Gang & Party Guests
Featured Characters

To be cast in one of the following roles you must audition. If selected, your featured role will be in addition to your ensemble group character(s). Head to the bottom of this page for more details about these characters.

  • Mathilda 
  • March Hare 
  • Doorknob 
  • King Of Hearts 
  • Dormouse
  • Weeds 
  • Featured Royal Cards 
  • Featured Sea Creatures 
  • Mini Wonderland Characters
  • Featured Dancers
Lead Characters

To be cast in one of the following roles you must audition. If selected, it will most likely be your sole character in the show. Head to the bottom of this page for more details about these characters.

  • Alice 
  • Queen Of Hearts 
  • Small Alice
  • Tall Alice
  • The Cheshire Cats (1,2, 3, & 4)
  • White Rabbit
  • Mad Hatter(s)
  • Caterpillar 
  • Dodo Bird
  • Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • The Flowers
Ensemble Rehearsal Commitment

If you are solely a member of the ensemble, then your rehearsal commitment is very straightforward. Ensemble groups are (*loosely) divided by age and you can find your age group’s reoccurring weekly practice below. For a complete list of ALL rehearsals across the show run, see the “Important Dates” tab. Voila’!  

GradeDayTime
K - 1stTues4:30 -5:30
2nd - 3rdWed4:15 - 5:15
4th - 6thWed5:30 - 6:30
7th - UpThur4:30 - 5:30
Lead & Featured Role Rehearsal Commitment

Could be called anytime on Thursdays between 5:45-9:00 pm. This is only “flexible” rehearsal time, as all other dates/practices are given to you upfront. The schedule for the following week will be released on Fridays and created around the actor’s supplied availability. The size (amount of lines/scenes/songs) of the role and age of the performer (we always aim to release our youngest cast members early) will determine the frequency and duration of attendance. 

*In addition to Thursday evenings, lead roles may be asked to attend ensemble rehearsals to practice their musical numbers. The audition materials provide the exact days/times these potential practices will occur so you know before auditions if you can commit to that character’s required schedule.

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Audition Materials Available
08/16/21
Auditions
09/8/21, 09/9/21, 09/11/21
Tentative Callbacks
09/12/21
TBA
Lead Role Announcement
09/13/21
Rehearsals Begin Spotlight
09/14/21
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rehearsals Begin Bravo
09/15/21
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Rehearsals Begin Encore
09/15/21
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Rehearsals Begin Ovation
09/16/21
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Circle Read For Speaking Roles
09/16/21
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Enrollment Closes (if not already closed)
09/20/21
Conflict Deadline
09/27/21
No Rehearsals (Thanksgiving)
Week of November 22nd
Off-Book Deadline
12/07/21
No Rehearsals (Winter Recess)
December 14th - January 3rd
Bio and Headshot Deadline (for Playbill)
01/10/22
Shout Out Deadline (for Playbill)
01/24/22
Lead Character Design/Media Day
TBA
Spotlight Ensemble Self-Costume Check Day
TBA
Bravo Ensemble Self-Costume Check Day
TBA
Encore Ensemble Self-Costume Check Day
TBA
Ovation Ensemble Self-Costume Check Day
TBA
No Rehearsals (Spring Recess)
Week of March 14th
In-Studio Tech Week DESIGNER RUN PART 1 SATURDAY (Entire Cast is called. Mandatory for all speaking parts)
03/26/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In-Studio Tech Week (All Spotlight plus Speaking Parts)
03/29/22
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In-Studio Tech Week (All Bravo plus Speaking Parts)
03/30/22
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
In-Studio Tech Week (All Encore plus Speaking Parts)
03/30/22
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
In-Studio Tech Week (All Ovation plus Speaking Parts)
03/31/22
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In-Studio Tech Week (All Core Characters, Featured Characters and Dancers)
03/31/22
5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
In-Studio Tech Week DESIGNER RUN PART 2 SATURDAY(Entire Cast is called. Mandatory for all speaking parts)
04/02/22
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Load Up/Load In
04/03/22
TBA
In-Theater Tech Week (Mandatory Entire Cast)
04/04/22
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (*Will try to release Spotlight earlier)
In-Theater Tech Week (Mandatory Entire Cast)
04/05/22
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (*Will try to release Spotlight earlier)
In-Theater Tech Week (Dress Rehearsal (No hair & make-up)/Mandatory Entire Cast)
04/06/22
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In-Theater Tech Week (Dress Rehearsal with hair & make-up/Mandatory Entire Cast)
04/07/22
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Show - Friday Evening
04/08/22
TBA
Second Show - Saturday Matinee
04/09/22
TBA
Third Show - Saturday Evening
04/09/22
TBA
Fourth Show - Sunday
04/10/22
TBA
Strike (Sunday)
04/10/22
TBA
Cast Party at PYT
TBA
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Characters

Alice

Alice – Lead Role – Alice, Small Alice, and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show’s inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery, the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she’s awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three, Alice carries the heft of the singing solos, being a strong singer is a must for this starring role.

Vocal Range

Bb3 – Eb5

Small Alice

Small Alice – Lead Role – Alice, Small Alice, and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show’s inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery, the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she’s awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that will require good movement and dance skills.

Vocal Range

B3 – A4

Tall Alice

Tall Alice – Lead Role – Tall Alice, Alice, and Small Alice are differently sized versions of the show’s inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she’s awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Tall Alice appears for a few cameo-style moments.

The Cheshire Cats (1, 2 , & 3)

The Cheshire Cat (1, 2, & 3) – Lead Roles – are the perpetually grinning narrators of the story, a magical feline who doesn’t always agree with itself. This role is played by four actors, so we are looking for some serious chemistry when casting. Because you are telling the story we will look for charismatic actors who can play mischievous and mysterious to both Alice and the audience, all while speaking clearly and making their lines exciting! Desired Accents: Latino/Hispanic *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

White Rabbit

The White Rabbit – Lead Role – is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he is running terribly late. Look for an actor who can exude his nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Because of his wordy solo, excellent diction is also a plus! Desired Accent: Swiss/German/Austrian *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

C3 – E4

Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter(s) – Lead Role(s) – may be cast as one character or split into two roles. The Hatter(s) is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter(s) has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus. While this role requires a singing solo, the actor can speak-sing if needed, so we are looking for someone who relishes the nonsensical fun of this charismatic character. Desired Accent: Eastern Asia *Inspo: Mr.Miyagi, Karate Kid / Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

Bb3 – Bb4

Caterpillar

Caterpillar – Lead Role – is Alice’s wise and fabulous mentor. In fact, if she had a fairy godmother, this cool Caterpillar would be it. As a triple threat, this soon-to-be butterfly should be played by an actor with the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland. Desired Accent: Dutch/German/Scandinavian/Swedish. No matter what delivery you decide to go with, make sure to bring some serious attitude! *Inspo: Accent-Heimlich, A Bug’s Life, Attitude: Genie, Aladdin, Donkey, Shrek *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

Ab3 – Db5

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts – Lead Role – is the hot-headed and overbearing ruler of Wonderland. The actor we cast needs to portray this mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity. Desired Accent: British *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

C4 – Db5

Dodo Bird

The Dodo Bird – Lead Role –  is the imperious captain of the Queen’s Navy, who leads the caucus race. Looking for an actor with a commanding presence and a suitable singing voice for this soloist. Desired Accent: Jamaican/Caribbean  *Inspo: King Julian, Madagascar, Sebastian, Little Mermaid. *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

C4 – D5

The Tweedles

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum – Lead Roles – are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo a la Abbot & Costello and Laurel & Hardy, so comic timing and chemistry is a must. Desired Accent: FrenchAccent Inspo (Not character) Lumiere, Beauty & The Beast, Chef Louie, The Little Mermaid. *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

C#4 – Eb5

The Flowers

Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy – Lead Roles –  are a preppy, stuck-up group of perennials. These are “mean girls” of the garden who bully Small Alice by not letting her in their elite club “The Girls Of the Golden Afternoon”. Attitude and strong dancing abilities are needed to perform the West Side Story-inspired dance battle that takes place when they go head to head with their sworn enemies, The Weeds.  Desired Accent: Dutch/Scandinavian/Swedish*Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.* 

Vocal Range

B3 – D5

March Hare

March Hare – Featured Role – is Mad Hatter’s chummy sidekick, enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game. Desired Accent: Eastern Asia *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Vocal Range

B3 – B4

King of Hearts

The King of Hearts, the Queen’s partner, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice’s trial. Since he does not appear until later in the show, he may also double as a different Wonderland Character as needed – just be sure the audience doesn’t see his King costume until he enters with the Queen. Desired Accent: British *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Doorknob

The Doorknob – Featured Role – is the gatekeeper of Wonderland, knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. Looking for an actor with a tendency toward the dramatic who can capture Doorknob’s put-upon demeanor. Desired Accent: Actor’s Choice, Surprise Us!! (Examples: New York/East Coast, Canadian, Italian, Country, Transylvanian, Aka: Whatever you got! The funnier the better! *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Mathilda

Mathilda – Featured Role – is Alice’s scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. Looking for an actor who can portray both the no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister.

Dormouse

Dormouse – Featured Role – is the smallest, sleepiest tea party guest. We are looking to cast an extremely petite or younger actor for this role so they are small enough to fit inside a giant teacup. *Gymnastic/acro abilities are a bonus!

Featured Royal Cards

The Ace Of Spades, Two Of Clubs, Three Of Diamonds, Four Of Clubs – Featured Roles – Are the hilarious, highly anxious members of the Queen’s royal contingent. Because the Queen of Hearts sends them into a royal panic whenever she is near, we need these actors to be able to physicalize feat in an exaggerated and comedic way. Strong singers and actors who have had vocal training will increase casting odds for this role as each of the Featured Royal Cards have vocal solos and a song that requires harmony singing.  Desired Accent: British *Accents are not mandatory but may increase casting odds.*

Featured Weeds

Poison Ivy, Hedgrove, Thistle, Dandelion – Featured Roles – This is the punk-rock gang of rebels who defend Little Alice after she’s been picked on by the snooty Flowers. In fact, the Weeds and Flowers are sworn enemies; a classic tale of preps vs rebels. Attitude and strong dancing abilities are needed to perform the West Side Story-inspired choreography that’s featured in “The Golden Afternoon” when the two groups go head to head in an epic dance battle!

Featured Sea Creatures

Lobster Generals, Clam, Jellyfish, Sea Horse, Blowfish – Featured Roles – Make up The Dodo Bird’s trusty troop of silly soldiers! They are devout to their courageous, feathered-brained Captain and follow his orders, no matter how strange they may be. For example, running on land to get dry? I guess no one told him fish belong in the sea! These characters wear some of the most stunningly creative custom-made costumes in the show. Their humorous moments on stage make them fantastic roles for comedic actors who would like to venture into a larger role without too much pressure.

Mini Wonderland Characters

Featured Roles –  We are looking to cast dynamic young actors in the roles listed below, to join our older group of featured dancers as they open the show with a bang! Strong acting is a must because the iconic Wonderland characters they each portray will be based on behavior not costuming. Since the first scene takes place in everyday life, these characters will be self-costumed in clothing they might normally wear to the park. Subtle accessories will give clues to their identity and foreshadow the friends Alice will meet when she falls down that fateful rabbit hole. Performers who love to sing, dance, and stand out will be a good fit for these roles as they will be taught group vocals and choreography for their featured musical numbers “Dodgsonland Pt1 & P2”.

  • Mini Queen 
  • Mini Mad Hatter 
  • Mini Caterpillar 
  • Mini Tweedles
  • Mini Cheshire Cat Triplets
  • Mini Dodo Bird
  • Mini Sea Creatures
  • Mini Flowers 
  • Mini Cards 

Ensemble Groups (Non-Audition)

The roles below are played by our ensemble groups. Ensemble registration pages explain which role(s) will be played by your age group and a detailed description of each character group. It will also outline each time your group(s) are featured throughout the musical.

  • Alice Squad
  • Sea Creatures
  • Tick-Tock Team
  • Beat Bugs
  • Garden Gangs-Flowers & Weeds
  • Party Guests
  • Royal Cards