Line choices (choose one to present at auditions):
Doorknob: “Yeow! Leggo my schnozzola already!”
Flower: "Beauty without virtue is a flower without perfume."
March Hare: "“It’s not a birthday party, it’s an unbirthday party.”
Alice: "“Yes, a wonderland that’s all my own… where anything is possible!”
Mad Hatter: "The price of your hat is not always the measure of your brain."
White Rabbit: “Help, help! There’s a very big little girl in my house. And I’m still late!”
Mathilda: “Well, Miss Explorer, just remember to look before you leap, so you don’t get hurt searching for your little ‘wonderland’.”
Mad Hatter: “Well, you only have one birthday each year, but you have three hundred and sixty-four unbirthdays! Sometimes three hundred and sixty-five!”
Cheshire Cat: "Alice shrank back down and swam into the ocean of tears… Doing the backstroke through the keyhole and swam all the way to Wonderland!"
Tweedle: “When first you meet a gentleman of caliber and class, you don’t just meet and run, my dear; that’s callous, coarse, and crass! Society has set the rules by which we all must play. So listen while we spell them out and you’ll be distingué.”
Queen of Hearts: “Simon Says hop on one leg! Simon Says do jumping jacks! Simon Says leap like a frog! Simon Says melt like wax! Simon Says walk like a monster! Simon Says scream with no sound! Simon Says tap dance! Stand up! (pause.) Simon Says stand up.”
White Rabbit: “Attention, attention! Inhabitants and subjects and all other direct or indirect objects of Wonderland! Fall to your knees and tremble before Her Majestic Majesty, Her Royal Regality… yes, folks, your favorite monarch of mean and mine: the one, the only Queen of Hearts!”
Caterpillar: “Don’t you know beauty is just a surface thing? Who you really are - what you’re worth - resides much, much deeper. Those fleeting flowers are just gonna wind up sitting around in somebody’s imitation cut-glass vase for three days ‘til they wither and die, then it’s “thanks a lot” and out with the garbage!”
Alice: “Well, I’m not a silly pair of Tweedles who get all bent out of shape and tied up in knots if you don’t know the proper way to say hello! And I’m certainly not a bunch of snooty flowers who act like they’re better than everybody else and whose only ambition in life is to look pretty! And I’m not some party animal Mad Hatter who likes to cheat at games and break other people’s things just because it’s funny. I’m not a crazy White Rabbit who never has time to visit and play and get to know me when all I wanted to do was be his friend. And I’m absolutely, positively, categorically NOT a big old nasty Queen of Hearts who bosses people around! I’ll tell you who I am - I’m Alice!”
Song choices* (choose one to present at auditions):
*Note: Actors must sing with accompaniment, no a cappella. They may choose whether to sing with or without recorded vocals.
I’m late, I’m late,
For a very important date.
No time to say “hello, goodbye”,
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.
How d’ye do and shake hands,
Shake hands, shake hands.
How d’ye do and shake hands,
State your name and business.
Who’s been painting my roses red,
Who’s been painting her roses red?
Who dares to taint with vulgar paint the royal flower bed?
For painted my roses red,
Someone will lose his head!
Books are boring.
I would rather live my life exploring,
Like Columbus on a voyage touring…
My, oh, my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Choreography (this will be taught at the audition workshops & auditions too):