MCC to Present Musical Retelling of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” for Spring Musical

Middlesex Community College’s theatre department will present “Alice By Heart” for its spring production. The musical will run for six performances from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21 at the Richard and Nancy Donahue and Family Academic Arts Center in Lowell. Poster by Tommy Gilarde

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Middlesex Community College’s theatre department is proud to present “Alice By Heart” for its spring production. The musical will run for six performances from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21 at the Richard and Nancy Donahue and Family Academic Arts Center in Lowell.

“This show has so many important messages and I think showing it to audiences is so important,” said Bronte Ryan-Andrews, an MCC theatre student from Lowell. “This show is truly such an experience, and I can’t wait for audiences to see the Wonderland we have created!”

Ryan-Andrews will play the main character, Alice Spencer, a 15-year-old girl figuring out “what it means to become a woman.” Having also played a role in the fall performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Ryan-Andrews loves the creative and collaborative process of being part of one of MCC’s productions.

“Being a theatre student, I am always so excited walking into theatre rehearsals and being able to be around such an awesome community,” Ryan-Andrews said. “This theatre company has introduced me to so many of my now closest friends and I would have met them if it wasn’t for this awesome opportunity.”

“Alice By Heart” is a retelling of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” from the Tony and Grammy award-winning Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, co-written by Jessie Nelson. The musical follows Alice and her friend Alfred in the aftermath of the London Blitz during World War II, featuring familiar characters from the original novel. 

Curtain times for MCC’s production are 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18; Friday, April 19; Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, as well as 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Tickets are $10 for MCC students and seniors, $15 for MCC employees, and $20 for general admission.

MCC’s Academic Arts Center is located at 240 Central St. in Lowell. With parking not available on site, the nearest public parking facility is the Early Garage on 135 Middlesex St. 

Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/performingarts/ for more information and to purchase tickets.

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