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Curtain

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Flowers

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Kelly Balmaceda as Alice
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Music by Amy Scurria

Libretto by Zane Corriher and Kelly Balmaceda

ALICE, An Operatic Wonderland is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In this full-length opera,  Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole is more than silly, non-sensical encounters, but rather a journey of self-realization that in a world of constant judgment, ridicule, and uncertainty, she is "enough." 

 

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 Amy’s voice, there is something for every listener.


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.

OPERA ROLES:

                                                             White Rabbit (baritone)

                                                             Alice (soprano)

                                                             Sister (mezzo soprano)

                                                             Caterpillar (bass baritone)

                                                             Duchess (mezzo soprano)

                                                             Cheshire Cat (mezzo soprano)

                                                             Cook (super numerary)

                                                             Mad Hatter (tenor)

                                                             March Hare (baritone)

                                                             King (bass baritone)

                                                             Queen of Hearts (mezzo soprano)

                                                             SATB Chorus (Cards/Jury & *Flowers)

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, Lily Corriher*, Kristin Faulkner,

                                           Willow Harris, Brent Hartigan, Lauren Heath, Jennifer Merrick*,

                                           Richard Merrick, Joshua Panek, Rebecca Seekatz, Emily Tabolt

                                           Pianist............................................Stephanie Otto Orvik

                                      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 and 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 & Suzan 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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