Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Director: Brad Raimondo
Musical Director: Zeek Smith
Choreographer: Priscilla Hummel
Scenic Design: Megan Parker
Costume Design: Jordan Hermitt
Lighting Design: Bryan Tripptree
Sound Design: Alyssa Kerr
Stage Manager: Mackenzie Trowbridge
Photos by: Rachel Philipson
Alice in Wonderland Jr. was a musical that was for kids and performed by kids. As a design team, we had many challenges. At Hangar Theatre, the KidStuff Series is built on top of the existing MainStage that was going on at the same time.We had to transform the hunting lodge (which was the existing set) into Wonderland. We had additional challenges such as making sure everything was cohesive, finding creative crafts for the children to do, and keeping under budget.
As a design team, we had decided that Wonderland was a test of Alice's courage and perseverance. Wonderland was exciting but also dangerous and you never knew what was around the corner. This inspired me to create a soundscape that was eerie and unfamiliar, but also reflected the environment that she was in. In addition, there was a magical motif that corresponded with the Cheshires' entrance/exit, a cue for the eat me/drink me, and other cues that played in tandem with the music.