Local Students Present Musical Mash-up Dorothy in Wonderland

Fourth and fifth graders at Dingeman Elementary School are hard at work preparing for a show-stopping performance. Ms. Morioka and Mr. Saguil’s seminar classes are excited to perform Dorothy in Wonderland, a wild mash-up of two beloved tales – Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz.

The musical was written by Brian D. Taylor and is being produced by arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service. The story centers around Alice and Dorothy’s quests to find their way home. After Dorothy has made her way down the Yellow Brick Road and secured the Wizard of Oz’s assistance back to Kansas, a second whirlwind sweeps her, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion away to a new, strange destination – Wonderland. She meets up with Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and more of Wonderland’s denizens.

“We hope you join us for an evening full of laughter and an explanation to all this nonsense through clever choreography and song,” said Charlotte Blanck, a parent volunteer at Dingeman Elementary. The performance will be held at the school on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and should last about an hour and 15 minutes. No ticket purchases are required to attend, but the classes and volunteers will gladly accept donations at the door to help offset the costs of the production.

Dorothy in Wonderland is Dingeman Elementary School’s 18th annual musical performance. Learn more about the school and upcoming events at www.dingeman.net.