Introducing Kaitlyn Terrill as Alice
After going to a concert of her favorite group, Red Queen, Alice meets the band manager Mr. R. Abbot (dressed in sparkling white, of course) and is invited to meet the lead singer, Delilah, at the Wonderland Talent Agency. After falling through the door (with an amazing blackout-vortex-falling scene using blacklight, glowing props, and a multitude of black-clad lifters) she finds herself in a place with multiple moving doors, white mask-clad people, and a plethora of other strange characters. Among others she meets are Matt Hadder, Marika O’Hare, and Dora Mauze – three fashion gurus/commentators – and Chester – a jack of all trades who pops in and out of her story.
The show is full of songs that delight as well as make you think. The biggest response from the audience was a blues/jazz piece by Alice and Chester called “Mad, Mad Wonderland.” The song “A Song to Comfort You,” performed by the White Night and his Knights (all clad in black – an ironic statement, as the Night tells Alice) is a hilarious piece of puffed up ego.
I really can’t say enough good things about this play. If you are anywhere near El Cajon, you should do your best to see this show. It runs the rest of this weekend (August 2 & 3) and next weekend (August 8-10).
For more information, check out their website: CCT/CYT