DCP debuts Youth Productions Theatre with “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

The Dexter Community Players recently created a new Youth Theatre Productions which will create opportunities for youngsters looking for experience on stage and will help foster the next generation of local actors, musicians and artists.

“The focus of this late season addition is to give more opportunities to young people who just want to perform,” says Abby Briggs, DCP president.

The first production will be “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” adapted by Tim Kelly, and directed by the DCP’s very own board member Samantha Kempf who is a para-educator with Dexter Schools.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a new take on the timeless tale where you will follow the rabbit into a delightful, entertaining world of childhood fantasies! Alice journeys to a world of talking animals, comic royalty, and races where the contestants run in circles.

There is also the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit, and talking flowers. Along the way, Alice must deal with a sneezing Duchess and a baby that turns into a pig. The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused! The play gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense.

Show Dates/Times:
Friday, Feb. 9th at 6:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 10th at 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 11th at 2:30pm

For more information, log onto http://dextercommunityplayers.org/indexhome2

The Dexter Community Theatre had more than 80 children audition, which for their first children theater production is nothing short of extraordinary! Because of the large turnout, they decided to expand the run from two to four shows!

The named characters will perform in all four shows and the ensemble will
be split into two groups each performing in two shows (one evening and
one matinee). Alice has also been double cast.

The cast with named roles who will be performing in all four shows:

Alice #1- Abigail Moraschineli
Alice #2- Bree Seefeld
White Rabbit- Spencer Briggs
Mouse- Emma McHugh
Mock Turtle- Haila Moazami
Lory- Anna Franklin
DoDo- Madisyn Caldwell
Red Queen- Haylee Seefeld
White Queen- Kathleen Roleson
Ace of Hearts #1- Abbi Kempf
Ace of Hearts #2- Vivian Briggs
Knave of Hearts- Sorian Rapson
Queen of Hearts- Emma Hutchinson
King of Hearts- Phineas Moazami
Caterpillar- J.P. Owens
Fish Footman- Kate Ganas
Frog Footman- Charlotte Tierney
Dutchess- Claudia Vanover
Cook- Jocelyn Champagne
Cheshire Cat- Adam DeGregorio
Tweedle Dee- Alana Bilakos
Tweedle Dum- Lydia McMichael
Mad Hatter- Gabby Theis
March Hare- Sam VanHise
Door mouse- Megan Kempf
Humpty Dumpty- Dexter Krueger
Rose- Emily Root
Lily- Kera Root
Daisy- Ashlee Root
Knight- Alex Anderson

Ensemble A who will perform Friday at 6:30 and Saturday at 2:30 are as follows:
Ensemble A Leaders:
Kate Parachek
Paige Sayler
Alyssa Gullekson
Jacob Miller
Hannah McComas
Ensemble A:
Cassidy McElroy
Flora McElroy
Avery Meloche
Haylee Meloche
Evelyn Weiszhaar
Emily Weiszhaar
Cecelia Patierno
Lourdes Patierno
Aubrey Hampstead
Keagan Hampstead
Megan Christopher
Moira Bingham
Skyler O’Clair
Grace Walter
Andrew McFarland
Avery O’Clair
Annabell Dettling
Alice Hayward
Grace McClellan
Alex Brassow
Raiden Kipfmiller
Sarah Glover
Kate Haidl

Ensemble B who will perform Saturday at 6:30 and Sunday at 2:30 are as follows:
Ensemble B Leaders:
Arion Sunstrum
Aryn Weiss
Olivia Teachout
Evelyn Vrsek
Emily Goodnoe
Isabella Francuck
Ensemble B:
Bethany Simons
Madelynn Simons
Lily Simons
Avery House
Sawyer House
Owen Gibson
Claire Gibson
Ben Lippens
Henry Lippens
Lucy LeRoy
Brielle Green
Brooke Ganas
River Beach
Macy Bess
Carolyn Hutchinson
Lily Machniak
Emily Prall
Georgia Dyson
Alyssa Robertson
Mya Weiss
Alex Trisdale
Bridget Kerber
Alyvia Foresi

Dexter Community Players is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since founding in 1981, DCP has brought more than 50 productions to the Dexter community throughout the years. DCP is strictly a volunteer organization; it is a non-profit, community-based theater group that strives to present an authentic theater experience to actors, production staff, members, and audiences.

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