Alice on the Other Side by Matt Buchanan

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About The Play

Musical. 90-100 minutes. 6-30+ females, 6-30+ males (12-50+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older performers, and elementary or older audiences. Unit or multiple sets.

Adapted from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.

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All the favorite characters and 13 original songs, many of whose lyrics are adapted directly from Carroll's poems, make this a fun night out for the audience and an exciting challenge for young performers. Follow Alice as she wonders, and then investigates, what life is like on the other side of the looking glass. Is it more exciting? Will she be more important? Alice meets a host of colorful characters, including Humpty Dumpty, the White Knight, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and a Lion and a Unicorn. She even briefly becomes Queen. Still, in the end she comes to realize that as exotic as it might be, the "other side" is no substitute for home.

Music Files

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"Overture" demo.

Read An Excerpt


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