Family theater takes on a literal meaning when The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” this weekend.
This abridged version of the original Walt Disney Co. musical takes the stage Friday, Aug. 9.
Running until Sunday, Aug. 25, the musical features a cast of nearly 40 performers ranging in age from “almost kindergarten to recent high school graduates,” director Kim Powers said.
In addition, she said, many moms and dads have put in countless hours making costumes and properties to help turn the stage into a theatrical wonderland.
Parents also have volunteered for production and backstage roles and are in charge of an “Unbirthday Party,” which will be held before each Saturday matinee. At the party, there will be an “unbirthday” cake, party games, photos with Alice and the Mad Hatter and creation of keepsakes to take home, in addition to lunch.
Productions are set for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Saturday “Unbirthday Party” lunches begin at 12:30.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, students and military, and $9 for children 12 years old and younger. The combination “Unbirthday Party” and Saturday matinee prices are $19, $17 and $15 respectively.
For reservations or more information, call 615 904-2787 or go line at www.boroarts.org.