For Immediate Release
The classic Disney story caps off the summer season of family entertainment on August 13, 14 and 15
July 31, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. Travel down the rabbit hole as Upper Darby Summer Stage closes its 39th season with Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,” a fun-filled stage adaptation of the classic animated film. Performances are August 13, 14, 15 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The audience will follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit into an enchanted land of unforgettable characters and exciting songs. From Zip-a-dee-doo-dah to The Unbirthday Song, the audience will be singing along as the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and the nasty Queen create a wacky and hilarious world of wonder.
The 70-minute performances of “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” will take place on August 13, 14, 15 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 – $10 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Children are invited to come early for fun pre-show activities prior to the morning performances and stay after all the shows to meet cast members. “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is offered for those who are too young to enjoy the show quietly. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill, at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is free.
Alice (Erin Swisher of Lower Merion) is a very curious girl and is always wondering where her imagination will take her next. One day, she chases a White Rabbit (Victoria Donnelly of Havertown) down the rabbit hole and goes on an adventure like no other. While exploring, she meets the Mad Hatter (Scott Berkowitz of Havertown), a dancing Caterpillar (Bethlehem Antoine of Upper Darby) and even escapes the grip of the Queen of Hearts (Anna Rudegeair of Ardmore). As Alice meets one zany character after another, she discovers many important things about herself.
Audience members are encouraged to bring in new toys and teenage books for the “To Fill the World with Love” Toy/Book Drive to benefit the young patients at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Contributors will eligible for a chance to win a train set provided by Bachmann Trains. Drop-off bins will be located on site at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
Lauren Stevenson Yacina
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