BHS drama group to present “Wonderland!”

Bryant High School’s drama group, made up of all seniors, will be performing “Wonderland! The Musical Misadventures[more] of a Girl Named Alice.” Beginning the week of April 9 at Love Auditorium.

“Wonderland” is an unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass,” said BHS drama instructor Rachel Arrington. “With hip-hopping music, it is an upbeat coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore. Many favorite, familiar characters of Alice’s Wonderland will be recognized. Many new ones will be introduced such as: a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, light-saber wielding knights and much more.”

The show will feature an eclectic mix of music that ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop and bluegrass.

On Monday, April 9, the play will be performed by Bryant High School’s drama group for Bryant High students and Bryant Middle School students. The public performance will be Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in Love Auditorium.

According to Arrington, who directs the production, more than 40 senior students are part of the cast with the school band providing orchestral accompaniment. Other students and teachers have also provided costumes, stage scenery, lighting and direction assistance.

“I hope the community will come out to support us,” she said. “We’ve put a lot of time and effort into this production. These students have built some of the sets, provided their own costumes, lighting, and even created some of their own choreography. It’s amazing how much talent they have. The show is really entertaining.”

Tickets are $5 each for general admission and can be purchased at Love Auditorium.

For more information about the play, contact Arrington at 501-653-5431

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