Alice's Adventures Under Ground: A Look at Lewis Carroll
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Rudy and his friends light up the stage in this exciting new musical adaptation of the holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in all of us. From Rudolph, the reindeer who tries to hide his very shiny nose before he realizes he can save Santa's Christmas, to his pals Clarice, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and even the Abominable Snowman, this song-filled, large-scale extravaganza brings their unforgettable adventures to life. In addition to the classic title song by Johnny Marks, the original soundtrack boasts great tunes like "There's Always Tomorrow," "We're a Couple of Misfits," "Silver and Gold," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and more. Learn More
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The Chicago premiere of an unconventional look at the unconventional adventures of a girl named Alice. Five actors play 32 characters, including many of Lewis Carroll's most famous creations, as they explore the relationship between the Oxford mathematics tutor and the little girl who inspired his literary legacy.
Christopher Hampton is a British playwright and screenwriter whose stage credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Total Eclipse, Tales from Hollywood, The Philanthropist and (in collaboration with Don Black) the libretto for the musical Sunset Boulevard. He won an Academy Award for the screenplay of Dangerous Liaisons, adapted from his play. He is the English translator of Yazmina Reza’s plays Art and God of Carnage.
Richard Peaslee is the composer of Marat/Sade and The Garden of Earthly Delights, among many other scores for the theatre. He also composes for dance, including works commissioned and performed by the New York City Ballet and by Pilobolus.
The cast for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground is Emily Garman, Edward Kuffert, Nick Lake, Morgan McCabe and Lee Wichman.
About the Ticket Supplier: City Lit Theater Company
City Lit was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980 by Arnold Aprill, David Dillon, and Lorell Wyatt. At the time it was the only theatre in the nation devoted to stage adaptations of literary material, a form that has since become quite popular. Over 30 seasons, City Lit has explored fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, essays, and drama in performance, and presented a wide array of voices, from classic writers such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Colette, and P. G. Wodehouse to such contemporary writers as Alice Walker, W.P. Kinsella, Lynda Barry, Raymond Carver, Edward Albee and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. As an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt organization, it keeps its ticket prices below the actual cost of operation and production, and depends on the support of those who share its belief in the beauty and power of the spoken written word.