History Theatre / AlicesAdventuresInWonderland

16th Mar '17 10:26:57 AM momur
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* NightmareFuel: "Pig And Pepper". Dear ''god'', "Pig And Pepper". Especially in the original version. It starts when the Cook opens a window and smoke pours out as she sharpens two oversized meat cleavers. Alice goes inside the house...where everything is bathed in red light and giant pigs are strung up from the ceiling, plus one that's half in a mincer with sausages coming out the other end. The Cook and the Duchess both have blood-stained aprons on, and more than once end up attempting to ''kill'' each other. Then, after all that, Alice escapes from the house with the baby (who has by now turned into a pig), only to have it snatched from her by the Duchess who carries it ''back inside the house'' while the Cook slams the door brandishing her meat cleaver. Considering that the rest of the ballet is arguably LighterAndSofter than its literature counterpart, this entire section is particularly jarring.
14th Jan '17 5:26:03 PM Miriam
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''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' (2011) is a full-evening story ballet adapted from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland,'' with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Jody Talbot. The ballet was co-produced by the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada, both of which have staged their own productions. It debuted in the USA in late 2012, when the NBC performed it in Los Angeles; in 2013, the Royal Ballet staged a live cinema performance and later took the ballet to Japan. Opus Arte released ''Alice'' on DVD in 2011.

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''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'' (2011) is a full-evening story ballet adapted from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland,'' with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Jody Talbot. The ballet was co-produced by the Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada, both of which have staged their own productions. It debuted in the USA in late 2012, when the NBC performed it in Los Angeles; in 2013, the Royal Ballet staged a live cinema performance and later took the ballet to Japan. In 2016, it received its first staging outside the two original companies with the Royal Swedish Ballet. Opus Arte released ''Alice'' on DVD in 2011.



** The NBC used a female dancer for the Dormouse in both of its runs, as did the Royal Ballet in one cast of the 2013 production.

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** The NBC used a female dancer An option for the Dormouse in both of its runs, as did Dormouse, who needs to be small enough for the Royal Ballet in one cast of the 2013 production.Hatter and Hare to pick up easily.
5th Sep '15 5:39:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* LadyInRed: The Queen of Hearts, as you'd expect.
9th Jan '15 8:32:11 PM Miriam
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*** The Queen herself is a sendup of an egotistical prima ballerina.



* NonDancingBalletCharacter: The King of Hearts, the Duchess, and the Executioner.
15th Dec '14 2:34:59 PM Miriam
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* BillingDisplacement: From the promotional materials and Opus Arte's DVD trailer, you'd think that the Mad Hatter was a much bigger role. If this were a musical, he'd qualify as MinorCharacterMajorSong.


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* NonDancingBalletCharacter: The King of Hearts, the Duchess, and the Executioner.
29th Aug '14 11:58:46 AM Miriam
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* ClockPunk: Watches, video projections of clocks, and clock sounds in the score (especially for the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter).
1st Apr '14 7:08:57 PM Miriam
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* {{Improv}}: The [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Events]] in the courtroom sequence are mostly this.
** Steven [=McRae=], the original Mad Hatter, mentioned in an interview that he changes the tap steps slightly each time.
19th Feb '14 2:20:44 PM MacronNotes
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* [[RoseHairedGirl Rose Haired Guy]]: The Mad Hatter has dyed his hair hot pink, although enough of the "real" hair color shows through in the wig for audiences to see that he's a FieryRedhead (possibly an ActorAllusion, as the original Hatter really is a redhead).
8th Feb '14 6:28:36 PM Miriam
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* OffWithHisHead: That being said, as in the novel, it's not clear that anybody actually loses their head--in fact, the Card slated for execution during the Jam Tart Adagio shows up again later.
* OhCrap: The Four of Clubs' reaction once he realizes that he was supposed to give the tart to the Queen, not eat it himself...

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* OffWithHisHead: That being said, as in the novel, it's not clear that anybody actually loses their head--in fact, the Card slated for execution during the Jam Tart Adagio shows up again later.for the trial.
* OhCrap: The Four One of Clubs' the Cards has this reaction once he realizes that he was supposed to give the tart to the Queen, not eat it himself...
20th Dec '13 10:17:21 AM Miriam
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* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't go anywhere near the Queen's jam tarts.



* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't go anywhere near the Queen's jam tarts.
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