Alice! Is Coming
Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre presents its first full-length story ballet, “Alice! A Ballet Wonderland.” Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”, and inspired by Tim Burton’s avant garde interpretation of “Alice,” AABT directors Judith Gani and Julie Morton-Simpson have concocted a delight for San Antonio audiences, young and old.
With a mélange of music by Tchaikovsky and original costume designs by Martha Penaranda, audience favorites Mallory Crain, Natalie Hobizal, and Wilder Herrouet will dance the roles of The White Rabbit, Alice, and The Mad Hatter, respectively. Ms. Crain will also appear in the Rose Waltz, partnered by guest artist Edward McPherson. The seventeen AABT company dancers will be joined by thirty-two extras from area studios. Aged seven to fifteen years, they will complete the Wonderland cast.
AABT will present two free children’s concerts for Title 1 schools. “Bringing this beautiful and inspiring art form to all children is a major aspect of our mission,” says Board President Christopher Herring.
The curtain will go up on “Alice! A Ballet Wonderland” on Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m. at Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center, Main Stage, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd., SA 78224. Tickets, $25 for adults and $15 for childen, may be purchased through the website, http://www.alamoartsballet.org, or at Ballet Arts School, (210) 344-9428.