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Alberta Theatre Project’s “In Wonderland” holiday show is magical

by Karen Ung

In Wonderland brings Alice in Wonderland to the stage for the 2021 holiday season.

The magical world premiere of Alberta Theatre ProjectsIn Wonderland, written by Anna Cummers and directed by Haysam Kadri, runs from November 23 to December 31, 2021 at the Martha Cohen Theatre. This creatively written performance is based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and is portrayed by three talented actors. My kids asked “How will they do it with only three people?” and let me say, without giving any spoilers, that they do it very well. Clever dialogue and Vaudeville-themed physical humor and music kept us laughing, and “stage magic” in the form of projections and lighting transported us to Wonderland.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she enters a magical world and discovers who she wants to be. This whimsical coming of age tale portrays Alice navigating social constructs in the real world and “curioser and curioser” parallels in Wonderland. Tweens will relate to sometimes feeling too small or too big, and enjoy all the Wonderland shenanigans.

Our favorite scenes were The Tea Party and interactions between the Queen and King. I dare not say more lest I spoil the fun. Get tickets while you can! Viewers of all ages will love it, but due to the length of the performance (2 acts with an intermission), it is recommended for ages 6 & up.

Partnership Disclosure: We were hosted by Alberta Theatre Projects, but all words and opinions are my own.

Know Before You Go

  • This performance uses strobe lighting, projections, and artificial smoke machines.
  • Go early so you can enjoy Happy Hour pricing at the concession (15% off).
  • No food & drink is permitted in the theatre – it’s a masks-on zone (another good reason to enjoy your drinks before the show or during intermission).
  • Underground parking is available in the CPA Lot 24 Arts Commons Parkade.

For Tickets & More Information

In Wonderland runs from November 23, 2021 to December 31, 2021 at the Martha Cohen Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit Alberta Theatre Projects. Update: As of December 6, the show has been extended to December 31, 2021.

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