In the middle of the terrace barbecue, I was thinking about Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Airplane, and the White Rabbit, all marching to the tune of their own inner fife and drummers. All in the name of Independence.
Wotcha! Gotcha!, a very British style of pantomime (or panto), is all set to delight and entertain audiences at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, N.J., this week. I had the opportunity to chat with producer/writer Gareth Jones.
From the late 19th century to the present day, visual artists around the world have found their own ways to reflect and portray the imaginative dreamlike world first discovered by an extremely curious and courageous little girl.
The Cards have a simple but important job to do in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and that is to paint the roses RED! The penalty for failure is fatal, so their motivation is strong. What can we expect from Curious Company's 5-handed card game?
Their big picture concept? A visual spectacle such as has never been seen before in any other attraction in the UK. So what might Alice Liddell have said about these creative upgrades to her favorite story in her summer vacation town?
"Magic, beauty, color, amusement, character, intrigue, questions, excitement, puzzlement, amazement, fear, suspense, fun and a happy ending" are the reasons why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is still a classic today.
In the year 2143, will we be able to say Harry Potter lives, Harry Potter is global, or even that Harry Potter's enduring legacy continues to inspire all age groups? There is one book we can say that about today.