'Alice'' comes to Streetsboro Theatre

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The Streetsboro Theatre will present their production of "Alice In Wonderland" May 9 at 7 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m. at Streetsboro High School. The production will feature students of the Streetsboro City School district as well as students and residents from the surrounding areas.

The show, Jason Pizzarello's "Alice in Wonderland," follows Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, sips tea with the Mad Hatter, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.

The lead role of Alice is played by Streetsboro senior, Maddie Oslejsek, who recently received a $20,000 scholarship to participate in Ohio Wesleyan University's theatre program. Other leading cast members include senior, Zack Madden as the White Rabbit; junior, Emily Fernandez as the Mad Hatter; junior, Cassidy Emch as the Queen of Hearts, junior, Alex Hahn as the King of Hearts; senior, Jake Edgerton as the Caterpillar and senior, Catie Carey as the Cheshire Cat. In all, more than 80 cast/crew/production people are working hard on what is sure to be a wonderful show.

Director Jim Boardwine said he "is excited to stage a live theatrical event that features such a diverse cast (ages 6 to adult) and musical numbers (rock, hip-hop, jazz, pop, singer-songwriter and more) that will appeal to a diverse audience. The buzz is spreading: after our fall extravaganza, I received a deluge of messages praising the production. 1,000 people attended it, and we're hoping to double that number this spring."

Modern music and dance is woven into the performance. The show features four original songs written by Zack Madden, Jake Edgerton, assistant director, Brett Boardwine and director Jim Boardwine. In addition, the cast will treat the audience to original renditions of familiar songs.

Streetsboro High School is at 1900 Annalane Drive in Streetsboro. Presale tickets are available online for $10. Visit www.streetsborotheatre.org for details.

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