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

Alice enters a park with her sister Mathilda, and they are quickly joined by a large group of Park Kids. While the Park Kids play, Alice explores and Mathilda reads from a history book ("Dodgsonland - Part 1"). Mathilda chastises Alice, who wonders aloud when she will find her purpose ("Dodgsonland - Part 2"). As Alice begins to fall asleep, the Cheshire Cat tells the audience of the wonders Alice will experience on her journey.

At the beckoning of the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit rushes by, lamenting that he is running late ("I'm Late"). Alice follows him to the edge of his rabbit hole and jumps in as the inhabitants of Wonderland fall past her, offering advice ("Very Good Advice").

Alice lands in front of a very small door. The Doorknob suggests that Alice eat and drink magical items to change her size. In the midst of her growing and shrinking, she cries an ocean of tears and is able to swim through the keyhole into Wonderland. A boat carrying a Dodo Bird and a bunch of Sea Creature rows past ("Ocean of Tears" / "Smallification 2"), and once they all wash ashore, the Dodo Bird initiates a caucus race so that everyone can dry off ("The Caucus Race").

The White Rabbit runs by again ("I'm Late - Reprise") and Alice tries to follow him, but runs into Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. The Tweedles explain how to properly greet someone ("How D'Ye Do and Shake Hands"), but end up confusing everyone in the process. Alice sneaks away and finds the White Rabbit at his home and, after eating a magical cookie, ends up wearing his house as a dress.

After shrinking again, Alice comes upon Rose, Lily, Petunia, Daisy,
and Violet, the Flowers of the Golden Afternoon. Alice longs to join their club, but the Flowers cruelly turn her away ("The Golden Afternoon"). A wise Caterpillar comes upon a very sad Alice and encourages her to get in touch with her inner fabulousity ("Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"). Afterwards, Alice meets the magical Cheshire Cat, who sends her off to a tea party.

When Alice arrives, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Party Guests are celebrating their unbirthdays ("The Unbirthday Song"). The White Rabbit runs by, still late ("I'm Late - Reprise 2"), and the Mad Hatter and March Hare try to fix his watch, with disastrous results.

Alice follows the White Rabbit into the Royal Rose Garden and runs into a strange sight - the Royal Cards are painting the roses red ("Painting the Roses Red"). The Queen of Hearts and King of Hearts appear, and the Queen chastises the Royal Cards ("Painting the Roses Red - Reprise"). When the Queen of Hearts notices Alice, she challenges her to a game of Simon Says ("Simon Says").

Alice, much to everyone's surprise, beats the Queen at her own game. The King proposes a trial for Alice as an alternative to an immediate beheading. Witnesses condemn Alice, including the Mad Hatter and March Hare who make sure to wish the Queen a happy unbirthday ("The Unbirthday Song - Reprise").

At the last minute, the Caterpillar appears to remind Alice of her inner fabulousity and asks her to dig deep and answer: "Whooo are youuu?" Alice, pondering the question, realizes that who she really is... is Alice ("Whooo Are Youuu?"). Waking up back in the park, Alice excitedly relays this discovery to Mathilda and discovers the White Rabbit's watch in her pocket. Alice, Mathilda, and the Park Kids celebrate Alice's newfound identity ("Finale").

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 show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Small Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tall Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
The Cheshire Cat (1, 2 and 3)

The Cheshire Cat (1, 2, and 3) is the perpetually grinning narrator of the story, a magical feline who doesn't always agree with itself. Because this role is played by three actors, consider auditioning potentials together to get a sense of their chemistry, but above all, cast charismatic actors who can play mischievous and mysterious to both Alice and the audience.

Gender: both
White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he is running terribly late. Look for an actor who can exude his nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Because of his wordy solo, excellent diction is also a plus!

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus. While this role requires a singing solo, the actor can speak-sing if needed, so focus on finding someone who relishes the nonsensical fun of this charismatic character.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Caterpillar

Caterpillar is Alice's wise and fabulous mentor. In fact, if she had a fairy godmother, this cool Caterpillar would be it. As a triple threat, this soon-to-be butterflu should be played by an actor with the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Dodo Bird

The Dodo Bird is the imperious captain of the Queen's Navy, leads the caucus race. Cast an actor with a commanding presence and a suitable singing voice for this soloist.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo a la Abbot & Costello and Laurel & Hardy, so ensure their comic timing and chemistry by auditioning potentials in pairs.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
The Flowers

The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are a stuck-up group of pleasing perennials. While only five have lines, cast many as you would like to fill out this singing ensemble.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
March Hare

The March Hare is the Mad Hatter's chummy sidekick, enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Queen Of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is the hotheaded and overbearing ruler of Wonderland. Cast an actor who can portray this mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity,

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble

The Ensemble (Park Kids, Sea Creatures, Royal Cards, Party Guests, etc.) is your show's primary group of performers from which you will cast the Featured Roles and other, perhaps smaller, Ensemble Groups. Be sure to select strong singers - as few or as many as your production requires - as all ensembles require group singing. The Featured Roles call for either solo singing or solo acting, or both (refer to the chart on the next page for specifics). Often in this story, the Primary Storytellers will become members of the Ensemble during numbers in which they are not featured.

Gender: both
Mathilda

Mathilda is Alice's scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. Cast an actor who can portray both the no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister. This role, which only appears in the first and final scenes, can easily double as a Wonderland Character ensemble role if desired.

Gender: female
Doorknob

The Doorknob is the gatekeeper of Wonderland, knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. Look for an actor with a tendency toward the dramatic who can capture Doorknob's put-upon demeanor.

Gender: both
King Of Hearts

The King of Hearts, the Queen's partner, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice's trial. Since he does not appear until later in the show, he may also double as a different Wonderland Character as needed - just be sure the audience doesn't see his King costume until he enters with the Queen.

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

Connect

Curriculum Connection

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

Billing

Based on the 1951 Disney film.

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
In accordance with the Dramatic Performing Rights License, all advertising, such as posters and program covers, must include the show logo as provided in the ShowKitDirector's Guide and all of the following author billing.
It is a violation of your contract if you crop or edit this logo in any way.
[Name of School]
Production of
Music and Lyrics by
Sammy Fain & Bob Hilliard,
Oliver Wallace & Cy Coban,
Allie Wrubel & Ray Gilbert
Mack David, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston
 
Music Adapted and Arranged and
Additional Music and Lyrics by
Bryan Louiselle
 
Book and Additional Lyrics by 
David Simpatico
 
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
 
The billing to you must be in the form specified above, including the words “Production of” below your billing, which shall be visually contiguous with the title, all so that the audience is informed that you are the producer. Your billing shall be no less than 50% of the size of the logo or artwork title, as measured by the proportion of the average size your billing to the largest letter in the logo or artwork title.  
 
The size of credits to the authors shall be no less than 20% of the artwork or logo title as measured by the proportion of the average size of their names to the largest letter in the logo or artwork title.

Video Warning

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