This is a dream come true,” says director/choreographer R O’Donnell, “The ALICE score, prerecorded in a studio by musician Pat Duffy, will create the ambiance of a fully orchestrated Broadway show. Sound effects, choral arrangements, and instrumentals will accompany the actors, not unlike a pit orchestra. This adds a level of professionalism rarely achieved in local theater.”
Written by award-winning playwright/composer Brazillia R. Kreep, ALICE ISN’T ALL THERE is slated for an October 10th opening. Directed and choreographed by R O’Donnell, musical direction and arrangements by Angela Conzone Dwyer, and designed by Stephen Chambers, ALICE ISN’T ALL THERE is a spoof on the iconic Lewis Carroll tale ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
Pat Duffy is an accomplished Indie singer, songwriter, and musician. He has performed his originals and favorite covers throughout Northern New York State for the past 20 years. His show is a musical journey through different eras packaged with one voice and guitar. Duffy’s musical genre is Americana. A member of BMI, Pat started playing guitar and writing music in Kallamazoo, MI in 1979. He also designed and built a Gumdrop guitar, patent pending. Original hit songs include “Goin Home,” “Tonya,” “Josie,” Julie,” and “Memphis.” Pat is the co-founder and Executive Producer for the annual Oswegathchie Delta Music Festal along the Oswegatchie Delta River in Ogdensburg,NY
The story of Alice is told by the Bells & Wheezle Circus Company, a European-style commedia dell’arte, and runs 90 minutes with all original songs. A contemporary Alice finds herself in Wonderland haunted by the Victorian Alice while interacting with all the classic characters. Think Tim Burton dances with Monty Python under the big top and you’ll get the idea.
Allexa Hooper and Hailey Weber star as Alice Brimble and Alice Liddle respectively. Other principal talent includes Paige Merz as the Cheshire Cat, Sloane Ryan as Boo Hoo, Steve Summers as Itsy Bitsy, Deanna Bellinger as the Dormouse, Bill LaMere as the March Hare, Angela Conzone Dwyer as the Queen of Hearts, Chris Dwyer and Ryan Woodard as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and R O’Donnell as the Mad Hatter.
Show times are October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 with a 7 PM curtain and cost $15 dollars (suggested donation) at the door or $10 dollars at brownpapertickets.com. JCT is on the second floor of St. John’s Parish House located behind St. Johns Episcopal Church off the corner of Franklin and Knox. Parking is available off Franklin.