Auditions were held over the weekend in the Little Theater, where the show will be performed in July. The turnout was pretty decent Friday afternoon as auditions began.
Faythe Rea said she thought competition would be stiff for getting the role of Alice.
“Alice is everywhere,” Rea said. “She’s in every scene. Ask any high school here. She wants the part.”
Children and adults who were auditioning stepped onto the stage at various times to read sections of the script and sing a few songs as Ann Taylor, the music director of the show, played piano. Ezell seemed to be having fun as she loosely directed a group of kids to manically run in circles as they sang.
“This is a song, so everybody run in all directions,” Ezell said.
“What?” a few of the seemingly stunned children responded as their eyes widened.
Courtney Harrison will play Alice and the White Rabbit will be played by Robert Ingram. River Sittig will play the French Mouse; Courtney DeVelvis will play the Duck; Kassy Harris will play Lorry; Elizabeth DeVelvis will play Tweedledee and Anna Knight will play Tweedledum.
Alexa Agosto will play the Do-do; Lindsey Darnall will play the Caterpillar; Cassie Thomas will play the Cook; Beau Hendricks will play the Baby; Faythe Rae will play the Cheshire Cat; Jonathan Darnall will play the March Hare, Jamee Noel will play the Dormouse and Dallas Hart will play the Mad Hatter.
Frankie Brown will play the Queen of Hearts and Dalton Hendricks will play the Knave of Hearts. Jennifer Bodine will play the Lady-in-Waiting and Lindsey Fowler will play the Table. Alayna Anderson will play the Gryphon and Stacy Hurt will play the Mock Turtle. Robin and Daniell Jergens will play Flora and Dora Daisy, respectively. Alex Ethridge will play the Pan and Jordan Jones will play the Kettle. Emily Johnson will play the Sun and Noah Strickland will play the Moon.
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