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Scott Williamson, Kelly Balmaceda, and Nick Nestorak
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ALICE

An Operatic Wonderland

Music by Amy Scurria

Libretto by Zane Corriher & Kelly Balmaceda

ALICE, An Operatic Wonderland is a fresh and relevant re-imagination of Lewis Carroll's beloved book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In this full-length family opera, Alice's journey down the rabbit hole is a journey of self-realization that in a world of constant judgment, ridicule, and uncertainty, she is "enough."

This nonsensical, heartwarming, coming-of-age, operatic adventure invites audiences into a wildly imaginative world of self-discovery. Composer, Amy Scurria, brilliantly weaves a wonderland of musical genres to take audiences on a dramatic journey of musical discovery. From Gregorian Chant, Eastern European folk music, American Rag, Mozartian Waltz, to lush sweeping melodies that can only be described as Scurria's voice, there is something for every listener.

A comedic opera in 2 acts

Duration - approx. 2 hours

Instrumentation available:

  • Piano/Vocal

  • Chamber Ensemble (12 players)

  • Chamber Orchestra

  • Full Orchestra

Cast: 10 roles (as few as 6 singers with doublings indicated by suit below), SATB Chorus, 1 Supernumerary

♦️White Rabbit (baritone)

    Alice (soprano)

❤️ Sister (mezzo-soprano)

♠️ Caterpillar (bass-baritone)

❤️ Duchess (mezzo-soprano)

    Cheshire Cat (mezzo-soprano)

    Cook (supernumerary)

    Mad Hatter (tenor)

♦️ March Hare (baritone)

♠️ King (bass-baritone)

❤️ Queen of Hearts (mezzo-soprano)

SATB Chorus (Cards/Jury & Flowers)

ALICE, An Operatic Wonderland had a staged workshop

on January 15th and 16th, 2022

at the Maguire Theatre, Arts of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC

Staged Workshop Cast and Creative Team:

White Rabbit.........................Scott Williamson

Alice......................................Kelly Balmaceda

Sister.....................................Sandra Krueger

Caterpillar..............................James Demler

Duchess................................Sandra Krueger

Cheshire Cat.........................Sishel Claverie

Cook.....................................Gary Hobbs

Mad Hatter............................Nick Nestorak

March Hare...........................Scott Williamson

King......................................James Demler

Queen of Hearts...................Sandra Krueger

SAB Chorus (Cards/Jury & Flowers).....

Tim Andersen, Abby Bright, Ashton Corriher*, Kristin Faulkner, Willow Harris, Brent Hartigan, Lauren Heath, Jennifer Merrick*, Richard Merrick, Joshua Panek, Rebecca Seekatz, Emily Tabolt

Pianist....................................Stephanie Otto Ørvik

Director..................................Jennifer Blades

Producer................................Kelly Balmaceda

In Collaboration With.............Music Off Main

Lighting Design......................Nathan Schierer

Stage Manager......................Christi Panek

Front of House Manager........Lauren Luther

Special thanks to all the donors who supported the Staged Workshop:

INDIVIDUALS:

Suhne Ahn, Adrienne Albert, Stephen & Karen Amrhein, Robert & Catherine Askey, Estella Balmaceda, Elizabeth Bartlett, Ford Bartlett, Ranger Bartlett, Sahara Bartlett, Gwen Bell, Nannette Borden, Elizabeth Boyle, Ann Marie Bucchino, Bekki Buenviaje, Shannon Cascarano, Adam & Angie Cernovich, Jennifer Dickinson, Anne Dillon, Dan East, Frank & Jane Elfring, The Faulkner Family, Julie Fisher, Dave Foley, Joe Francavilla, Dustin Frost, Susan Griffith, Heidi Halstead, Stephanie Gaither-Harris, Carrietta Haskins, Lee Hermandorfer, Mary Joan Hughes, Jennifer Hustace, Sarah & Jeff Johnson, George Lam, Sylvia Lanspery, Robert & Susan Letwenski, Corinne Kopf, John & Leslie Miner, Emily & Casey Nekl, Robert Norton, Brenda Oliphant, Jack Parton, Silvana Montserrat Aleman Perez, Christine Perlick, Kathy & Chris Perlick, Lauri Perlick, Matt Perlick, Bruce Raby, Ann Romer, Tina Rowen, Steven & Ellen Rubin, Michael & Amanda Sardone, Jim Schaeffer, Susan Scurria, Jackie Scurria Shapaker, Dave & Leah Simpson, Joanne Sinkway, John Smith, Neil Stafford, Leif Steinhour, Michele Swiderick, Shannon Mohr Thornburg, Mae Costello Villanueva, Sharon Goodman Waller, Christine Ward.

BUSINESSES:

3 Amigos, Coastal Purl, Elizabeth City Music Club, Farm Bureau, Gary Hobbs Team at Hall and Nixon, The NC Arts Council, Water Street Real Estate Group

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