Fresh new version of 'Alice' with rock music

Fullerton College Hornet  - Danny Kitchell - Friday, November 12th, 1976

The second session of the 14ABCD Rehearsals and Performance classes will produce a fresh new version of "Alice in Wonderland."

Chairman of the Theater Arts Department, George D. Archambeault, explains the rock version of Lewis Carroll's epic as, "a journey into a world of complete illusion, full of fantastic shapes and unreal perspective."

There will be more than fifty characters, almost all of which have speaking parts.

This new version of "Alice in Wonderland" will have a guest director, John David Keller. Here at FC Keller has directed such productions as "Godspell," "In Fashion," "Orange Trees" and others.

As an actor, Keller has appeared in South Coast Repertory Theatre Group's productions of "Hot L Baltimore," "Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Ruling Class" and others. He was also the producer-director of his own children's theater company in New York City.

"Aiding Keller in this most creative theatrical venture will be Charles S. Kading who did a masterful job of design and construction for the first fall production "Oedipus the King." Kading is most excited over the possibilities "Alice in Wonderland" offers staff and students," said Archambeault.

Miriam Tate will continue her talent in the mime and movement requirements of the production. A newcomer in this area will be Terry Blackley of the FC music department. He will add rock music to the production with the FC Jazz Band.

The classes producing "Alice in Wonderland" will run from Nov. 15 until the end of the semester. The play will debut the last week of January in the Campus Theatre.

Anyone attending FC may audition and must sign up now. The ticket number is 6415, 14ABCD Rehearsals and Performance. Class time will be 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the studio theater, room 1319.