Alice rocks in Wonderland

Fullerton College Hornet  - Julie Robinson - Friday, January 14th, 1977
ALICE ROCKS - Rehearsing for the January 25 opening of "Alice in Wonderland" are [from left to right l Robert Lauder, who plays the King of Hearts, Terry May, as Alice and Rom a Hadley as the Queen of Hearts. This new version, based on the book by Lewis Carroll, is a rock musical with an original score which was created for the FC Theatre Arts Department by Eva LcGallienne and Florida Frieubus.

This particular Alice may not be six feet tall but her ego may be after this excellent production of ''Alice in Wonderland" plays Fullerton College Jan. 25-28, (Tuesday through Friday).

Unlike the book, which was primarily a fairy tale, and quite different from the movie, (a dry porno flick), this presentation combines all the magic of both plus a special something of its own.

The play is a rock musical with the tunes serving to intensify emotions and they literally bring the play to life. The characters are very realistic in their fantasy worlds, playing their roles with many modern twists.

Terry May plays a fun-loving Alic~, Paul Spindle plays the cuddley White Rabbit, and Steve Porter is the Cheshire Cat with a Chicano accent.

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are played by Ken Mikell and Dean. Northrop respectively, Mike Halvorsen is the tipsy Humpty Dumpty and Charles Baugh is the Mad Hatter.

The audience is cautioned that although children are welcome, this is definitely for a "hip" adult audience as the dialog is full of innuendos and suggestive humor.

This new version of "Alice in Wonderland" was adapted from Lewis Carroll's original by Eva LeGallienne and Florida Frieubus and has a total student cast of 36.

John David Keller is the guest director whose credits include '"Godspell," "The Real Inspector Hound," "In Fashion," "Magic Theatcre I and II," "Orange Tree's," and "What This Country Needs is Good 5 ┬ĚCent; Bubble gum Cigar.''

Besides being an actor and the director of the South Coast Repertory group, he has also served as producer-director of his own children's theatre in New York City.

Aiding Keller will be Fullerton College's Charles S. Kading, whose design was a highlight of the recent "Oedipus the King" choreographer Lynnette Alcorn, a CSUF graduate; and Terry J. Blackley who will add the rock music effects.

The curtain rises at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on campus. For more information call 871-8101 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.