Lewis Caroll’s iconic animated musical film fantasy “Alice in Wonderland” has been recreated into a circus-themed performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Renamed “Lookingglass Alice,” the show will make its grand debut tonight, July 8th at 8 p.m.
Staged by the Chicago-based Lookingglass Theatre Company and directed by David Catlin, the circus-themed show will showcase characters defying gravity.There will be five actors playing 30 characters.
Old and new “Alice in Wonderland” fans will journey down the rabbit hole and find themselves in Alice’s magical world as the Ziff Ballet Opera House stage is transformed into an intimate 450-seat theater space.
In an interview with SouthFlorida.com, Liz Wallace, the center’s vice president of programming, said, “[The show] is the sort of summer presentation the Arsht Center looks to bring in. These are performances that are family-oriented, performances that are innovative and a little different in presentational styles. And performances that appeal to a diverse Miami audience. One hundred fifty years ago, Lewis Carroll published this story, and generation after generation has had their version of it. … So I think it’s something everyone can identify with.”
The circus theme performance adapted by Catlin, co-fonder of the Lookingglasss Theatre Company, was an essential way to truly ensure audience members experienced all of Alice’s moments like her dizzy spells, her falling and flying around.
For a truly luxe experience, fans of the iconic story can opt to have an insider’ look at the magic of “Lookingglass Alice.” Purchasing V.I.P. tickets will grant you and your family a first-hand exclusive experience to meet-and-greet with the cast, receive a backstage tour, photo opportunity with cast members, limited edition “Lookingglass Alice” merchandise and so much more.
“Lookingglass Alice” will run until Aug. 16th. From Wednesdays to Fridays, showtimes are at 8 p.m. On Saturdays, there will be a matinee show at 2 p.m., and an evening show at 8 p.m. There will also be a matinee show at 2 p.m. Sundays, with an evening show at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices will range from $55 to $85. V.I.P. tickets will be an additional price of $35.
You may purchase tickets here.
(Photo via the Adrienne Arsht Center)