Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.
Lewis Carroll's famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film.
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Show Essentials
22
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

On a perfect summer day in the park, Alice daydreams while her sister, Mathilda, lectures from a book and children play games nearby ("Alice in Wonderland/In a World of My Own"). A White Rabbit suddenly hurries past Alice, who follows him to the edge of his hole, anxious to know where he is going ("I'm Late!") She ponders Mathilda's advice before jumping into the dark tunnel and encountering many strange creatures on the long way down ("Very Good Advice"). Alice lands in front of a talking door, but is too big to follow the White Rabbit through it. The Doorknob counsels Alice to drink from a bottle, then eat a cookie, which makes her shrink and grow. After a good cry, Alice shrinks small enough to swim through the keyhole.

On the other side, Wonderland creatures race in circles ("The Caucus Race"). The White Rabbit suddenly reappears and leads Alice into twin jabbering clowns, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, who teach her some manners ("How D'ye Do and Shake Hands"). Alice escapes the Tweedles and offers to fetch the White Rabbit's gloves from inside his house. She sneaks a bite of a cookie inside, growing very large and getting stuck in the house. As the White Rabbit prepares to burn down his house, Alice eats a carrot from his garden, shrinks very small and hides among a patch of rude flowers ("The Golden Afternoon"). A bubble-blowing Caterpillar tries to cheer her up with a song ("Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah") and a cookie, which returns her to a normal size. The Cheshire Cat directs Alice to the Mad Hatter's tea party – a wild game of musical chairs ("The Unbirthday Song").

Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Royal Rose Garden, where the Royal Cardsmen busily redecorate ("Painting the Roses Red"). The evil Queen of Hearts storms in and orders the Cardsmen's heads chopped off ("Painting the Roses Red – Reprise"). The Queen refuses to let Alice leave until she plays a game of Simon Says. Alice wins, making the Queen even angrier. The King of Hearts suggests a trial for Alice, but ridiculous witnesses only make matters worse. The Queen orders the Royal Cardsmen to chop off Alice's head. Alice defends herself against her accusers and reaffirms her identity ("Whooooo Are Youuuuu?") Back in the park with Mathilda, Alice wakes up from her dream, but discovers the White Rabbit's watch in her pocket ("Alice in Wonderland – Finale," "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bows").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Alice has the largest part in the show so you should cast your strongest singer and actor. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Small Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. Small Alice must also be a good singer and actor while being comfortable as a big part of two dance numbers. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tall Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the same character. She is a spunky girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self-discovery. She should be charming to the audience and be able to command the stage by herself. While Tall Alice doesn't have any solos, she needs to be a good actor with solid comic timing. When casting the 3 Alices, keep their height in mind, as that is part of the fun of the show. The more "average" sized your Alice is - the easier it will be find someone smaller and taller. Also it is possible to put Tall Alice on painter's stilts or have your actor sit on someone's shoulder to add height.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: B3
The Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat is played by three separate actors who play the head, the body, and the tail of the cat. The Cheshire Cat serves as the Narrator for the story and the actors who are cast need to be able to speak clearly and be good storytellers. Strong singing skills are not a must, but comic timing is, as these three comprise a very funny character. Also make sure to cast a trio who will work well as a team.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is an energetic, worrisome character that hardly ever stops moving. Even though the White Rabbit has a solo - the singing should come secondary to finding the person who can continuously exude a lot of energy and rapid-fire change of focus.

Gender: both
Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team. If possible, cast actors who look either exactly alike or completely different for added comic effect.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C5
Tweedle Dee

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are a pair of goofballs similar to old comedy teams like Abbott & Costello or Laurel & Hardy. They should be good singers and actors who work well as a team. If possible, cast actors who look either exactly alike or completely different for added comic effect.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E6
Vocal range bottom: C5
Mathilda

Mathilda is Alice's older sister and a non-singing role. She should be a strong actor who can speak loudly and clearly.

Gender: female
The Flowers

The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are the snooty, mean girls who think they are the most important people in the whole world. They need to be good performers and singers who can handle harmonies. There are only five named flowers in the show but it is possible to add as many more as you like.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3
Caterpillar

Caterpillar, part sensei, part diva, the Caterpillar is comprised of five actors who play the head, body and all those hands, which move in synchronized gestures to help emphasize a point. The Caterpillar is one cool character who needs to be able to sing, dance, and act well. He provides the heart for the story and really convinces Alice to be herself.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is the life of the tea party and should be performed by someone who enjoys acting larger than life. The actor needs to be comfortable being silly and has to sing one song, although it is an easy song to "speak-sing" if necessary.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: B6
Vocal range bottom: B5
March Hare

The March Hare is the counterpart to the Mad Hatter and also enjoys a good party. A little less crazy than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare is a happy fun character who enjoys playing. The March Hare has solo parts in one song, but a good actor can "speak-sing" them easily.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: B6
Vocal range bottom: B5
Queen Of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is the big mean bully of the story. You need a great actor for this role who has a full resonant voice and is able to follow music well. The Queen of Hearts must have a commanding presence and should be a little scary, but funny at the same time. It would be fun to cast a large boy playing a female in this role to add another dimension to the crazy wonderland world.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4
King Of Hearts

The King of Hearts is the often forgotten ruler of Wonderland. You need to have a good actor for this role who can handle some very high-level vocabulary. Casting a small boy in this role will highlight the fact that he is in the shadow of the Queen.

Gender: male
Doorknob

The Doorknob is a wonderful additional role for a chorus member who is very funny. The character is based somewhat on Jimmy Durante and your actor can have fun playing with that idea.

Gender: both
Dodo Bird

The Dodo Bird is the Captain of the Queen's Navy and needs to be a good actor and singer. He is in command of the lobsters and other animals and is another of Wonderland's vibrant characters.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: C5
Ensemble

The Chorus (Kids Playing in the Park, Rock Lobsters, Talking Fish, Royal Cardsmen, Unbirthday Partiers, etc.) should be comprised of good actors and singers who are featured in all of the production numbers. There are many opportunities for featured moments for many of your ensemble members.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Full Song List
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Dodgsonland (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Dodgsonland (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: I'm Late!
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Very Good Advice
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Ocean of Tears
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: The Caucus Race
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: How D'ye Do and Shake Hands
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: The Golden Afternoon
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: The Unbirthday Song (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: The Unbirthday Song (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: I'm Late (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Painting the Roses Red
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Painting the Roses Red (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Simon Says (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Simon Says (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: The Unbirthday Song (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Whooooo Are Youuuuu?
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.: Alice in Wonderland (Finale)

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Lewis Carroll
  • Storytelling
  • Imagination
  • Division and Multiplication
  • Geology
  • Courtroom Trials
  • Planning a Dream Trip
  • Peer Relationships

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Based on the 1951 Disney film.

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Music and Lyrics by
SAMMY FAIN and BOB HILLIARD, OLIVER WALLACE and CYCOBAN, ALLIE WRUBEL and RAY GILBERT, MACK DAVID, AL HOFFMAN and JERRY LIVINGTON
 
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by
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Based on the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland,
and the novels, "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland"
and "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
 
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