Don’t be late! It’s your last chance to see “Alice! A Ballet Wonderland.” This ballet adaptation of the classic story features all the characters and scenes you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, a whimsical tea party, the Queen of Hearts, and a game of croquet! Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre is putting on an original interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, ballet-style!
WHO THEY ARE
Established in 2006, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre brings together talent, passion, and diversity. This not-for-profit organization inspires school-aged children to become involved in the arts by offering performance opportunities for children and adults through programs like “Alice!” as well as dance demonstrations throughout the year for youth citywide.
WHAT THEY DO
“Children and their families will be amazed and charmed by the caterpillar,” says AABT Executive Director Judith Gani. The performance is delightfully and whimsical, interpreting the children’s classic with a ballet twist. “They will laugh at the antics of the characters during the tea party, and the croquet game. You will see the Mad Hatter, little oysters, flowers, butterflies and hedgehogs.”
Embracing collaboration with other artists, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre invited performers from all over to audition and be a part of the production. Artistic Director Julie Morton Simpson, and Gani, cast guest artists from other studios. There is also a children’s cast. “We want to give all dancers an additional opportunity to perform, which is so important in their dance education and development.” Ballet dancer Wilder Herrouet, having trained in Cuba, is returning for this sixth and final performance of “Alice! A Ballet Wonderland.”
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT
The final weekend has arrived and you don’t want to miss out on this must-see production, a family-friendly, uproarious and fanciful ballet. It’s one of the best things to do in San Antonio this weekend. Exposure to the arts is one of the most important and cherished experiences in childhood for boys and girls alike. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the leaps and pas de chat; the costumes will amaze and the music (by Danny Elfman and Tchaikovsky) will inspire. Let your imagination soar with a new vision of possibilities in ballet.
“We have kept our ticket price reasonable, so families can attend,” says Gani. All tickets are just $24 per person! You’ll be hard-pressed to find more affordable tickets to a professional ballet. Reserve your tickets now (Saturday, September 22 or Sunday, September 23) or miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the arts in action.
Although the performance takes place at the Carver Community Cultural Center, it is not a Carver production. Rather, the entire production has been directed and produced by Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre and their talented staff and artists.
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