2023-24 Season
May 30 - June 16, 2024

Alice, Formerly of Wonderland

World Premiere Musical

Written by Mark Saltzman

Directed by Jim Fall

“A TRIUMPH! PITCH-PERFECT FUN! HILARIOUSLY BITTERSWEET, SMART AND DARING! A GLEEFUL COMEDY….SIDE-SPLITTING FUNNY!  A WHIRL-WIND STORY!  THE PRODUCTION IS FEARLESS!

- Jesse Caverly, VOICE MAGAZINE

About Alice, Formerly of Wonderland

This enchanting new musical, written by seven-time Emmy Award-winning writer Mark Saltzman, tells the true story of the secret romance between the real-life Alice, (Alice Liddell)  and Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria and great-grand-uncle of today’s Prince Harry.   As a child, Alice was Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for the girl who fell down the rabbit hole, but now Alice is falling in love, despite the furious objections of the Queen.

To honor the a cappella traditions at Oxford, the music of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland is performed without accompaniment.

This production is suitable for all ages.

Runtime

This production runs 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

Age Recommendations

Appropriate for all ages. Children 5 and under are not permitted in the theater.

Alice, Formerly of Wonderland Showtimes

There are several showtimes for Alice, Formerly of Wonderland. Opening night will be June 1, 2024 and the show will run until June 16, 2024. View all the showtime offerings and purchase tickets so you will not miss out on this performance. Coming in from out of town? Check out our hotel partners and save 30% off your stay.

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Reviews

“…a pleasant blend of elements lightly sprinkled with enough of the intriguing and the bizarre to keep audiences entertained.”

- Maggie Yates, SB Independent

Events & Talks

  • Opening Night

    June 1, 2024, 8:00pm

    Immediately following the performance of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, opening night attendees are treated to a festive post-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception with the artists.

  • Pre-Show Talk

    June 5, 2024 and June 12, 2024 at 6:45pm

    Join Dramaturg Ward LeHardy for a free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland.

  • Martini Night

    June 7, 2024 at 7:15pm

    Mingle with friends and enjoy a complimentary martini with your ticket purchase of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland. Held in The New Vic courtyard 45-minutes prior to curtain on the second Friday of the run.

  • Wednesday Matinee Tea Talk

    June 12, 2024 at 1:15pm

    Join us for a special conversation over tea with guest Steve Gilbar (“Literary Santa Barbara” and “Published & Perished: Santa Barbara Writers Remembered” (2021). Gilbar founded Speaking of Stories, Santa Barbara’s “Page to Stage” theater, and served on the board of directors of the Friends of the Santa Barbara Library. The topic of conversation will be Writing Stories Based on Santa Barbara.

  • Thursday Talkback

    June 13, 2024

    Immediately following the final Thursday evening performance of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, meet members of the cast and participate in an informal 20-30 minute Q&A about the show.

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