Alice in Wonderland Hits the Stage


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Every week there seems to be a hot topic talked about by the student body here at ODA. This week the commotion seems to be coming from the theatre department!

Thursday the 16th, the middle school will perform Alice in Wonderland in the Black Box theater.

The play is based off of Lewis Carroll’s, book  Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, a children’s book.

The play is written by a company that adapts Disney movies into staged plays for young people to perform. In this performance, there will be many memorable songs from the younger days such as, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date” and “Zip-e-dee-doo-da-Zip-e-dee-a.”

The play will consist of  6th-8th graders only. Even though they are young, they are still full of surprises. The directer of the play, Ms. L’Tanya Evans said, “We really have a very talented group of kids in this performance. This play is full of many talented actors, great vocalists, and even a few excellent dancers. They are all very committed, hard workers which makes being a director very enjoyable.”

A few upperclassmen have also contributed a great amount with this production. Senior Colby Elliot, who is the assistant musical Director, and Nikki LaSalla who is the stage manager, have done a great job helping the younger kids out. Ms. Evans said, “Nikki and Colby are great role models for the kids, not only for their experience in theatre, but also for making the kids feel confident about their role playing.”

These twenty-five young actors will perform tonight at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Go support these guys, you may be surprised with what you see!

Admission is $5.00 (Free to ODA students, Staff, and Faculty)

The play will continue from January 16th-18th.