Lise Bruneau (Hare), Tonya Beckman Ross (Dormouse), Hugh Nees (Mad Hatter), and Meghan Grady (Alice). Photo by Kenton Yeager.
"[An] easy-on-the-eyes production...uses a pleasing gumdrop-color palette to give an oft-told tale an evocative sheen...[It has] an appealing Alice, too, in the up-and-coming (adult) Washington actress, Meghan Grady...[Director Mary Hall] Surface never loses sight of where she is headed, of a sense that this is a story of Alice visiting her fantasies one more time on the path to growing up. Many of the characters Alice comes across contribute to the wistful sense of fleeting youth, and the play as a result resists the cloying tug of cuteness...one of the better choices for parents looking for something festive to share with the kids." - Peter Marks, Washington Post
"Delightfully imaginative...light and lovely...allows us to linger for a spell in a childlike realm of magic and imagination...It has the requisite sweetness, but the production's overall refined sheen keeps the preciousness at bay so adults don't have to worry about their blood sugar rising. This is a beautiful show, with Tony Cisek's set and Marianne Custer's costumes employing a palette as white and fresh as first snow, frosted with vibrant, creamy colors found in fondant icing. [An] elegant approach to the frantically zany settings and characters from Carroll's storybooks...[Megan] Grady is a truly enchanting Alice...Her glide through Wonderland is made indelible by the ensemble, who bring the characters to eccentric life." - Jayne Blanchard, Washington Times
"A marvelous new stage adaptation of Lewis' classic...Meghan Grady is nothing short of wonderful in the title role, bringing a dancer's grace and agility to the part. She is backed up by a first-rate ensemble." - Doug Krentzlin, Examiner.com
"An absolutely swell cast, with sterling technical elements...Marianne Custer's costumes are among the best I have seen this year." - Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene
"Delightfully enchanting...a wistful production; done up with softness not edge, with pastels rather than boldness...will bring smiles galore. Alice is a loving, sweet show to take children to for the Holidays...a great Holiday gift for grandparents as a special hug to their grandchildren, especially their granddaughters." - David Siegel, Potomac Stages
"A delightful retelling of the tale for the holiday season." - Bob Anthony, Allartsreview4u
Click here to read the recent Gazette feature story about Alice.
Recommended for ages 6 and up