Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR.
Lewis Carroll's famous heroine comes to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film.
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Show Essentials
22
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

On a perfect summer day in the park, Alice daydreams while her sister, Mathilda, lectures from a book and children play games nearby ("Alice in Wonderland/In a World of My Own"). A White Rabbit suddenly hurries past Alice, who follows him to the edge of his hole, anxious to know where he is going ("I'm Late!") She ponders Mathilda's advice before jumping into the dark tunnel and encountering many strange creatures on the long way down ("Very Good Advice"). Alice lands in front of a talking door, but is too big to follow the White Rabbit through it. The Doorknob counsels Alice to drink from a bottle, then eat a cookie, which makes her shrink and grow. After a good cry, Alice shrinks small enough to swim through the keyhole.

On the other side, Wonderland creatures race in circles ("The Caucus Race"). The White Rabbit suddenly reappears and leads Alice into twin jabbering clowns, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, who teach her some manners ("How D'ye Do and Shake Hands"). Alice escapes the Tweedles and offers to fetch the White Rabbit's gloves from inside his house. She sneaks a bite of a cookie inside, growing very large and getting stuck in the house. As the White Rabbit prepares to burn down his house, Alice eats a carrot from his garden, shrinks very small and hides among a patch of rude flowers ("The Golden Afternoon"). A bubble-blowing Caterpillar tries to cheer her up with a song ("Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah") and a cookie, which returns her to a normal size. The Cheshire Cat directs Alice to the Mad Hatter's tea party – a wild game of musical chairs ("The Unbirthday Song").

Alice follows the White Rabbit to the Royal Rose Garden, where the Royal Cardsmen busily redecorate ("Painting the Roses Red"). The evil Queen of Hearts storms in and orders the Cardsmen's heads chopped off ("Painting the Roses Red – Reprise"). The Queen refuses to let Alice leave until she plays a game of Simon Says. Alice wins, making the Queen even angrier. The King of Hearts suggests a trial for Alice, but ridiculous witnesses only make matters worse. The Queen orders the Royal Cardsmen to chop off Alice's head. Alice defends herself against her accusers and reaffirms her identity ("Whooooo Are Youuuuu?") Back in the park with Mathilda, Alice wakes up from her dream, but discovers the White Rabbit's watch in her pocket ("Alice in Wonderland – Finale," "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bows").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Small Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Tall Alice

Alice, Small Alice and Tall Alice are differently sized versions of the show's titular inquisitive and intrepid young girl. On a journey of self-discovery,  the adventurous Alice has the heart of an explorer and instincts of a leader. Even when frustrated or confused, she's awfully charming, so cast an actor who can command the stage. Of the three,  Alice carries the heft of the singing solors, so be sure to cast a strong singer for this starring role. Small Alice participates in a few musical numbers that might require good movement and dance skills. Tall Alices appears for a few cameo-style moments. While there are ways to adjust heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping heights of the actors through creative costuming, keeping track of the actors heights in auditions can help simplify the design of your production.

Gender: female
The Cheshire Cat (1, 2 and 3)

The Cheshire Cat (1, 2, and 3) is the perpetually grinning narrator of the story, a magical feline who doesn't always agree with itself. Because this role is played by three actors, consider auditioning potentials together to get a sense of their chemistry, but above all, cast charismatic actors who can play mischievous and mysterious to both Alice and the audience.

Gender: any
White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is the fussy royal trumpeter, ever-worried that he is running terribly late. Look for an actor who can exude his nervous energy through constant fidgety movement. Because of his wordy solo, excellent diction is also a plus!

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is the life of the (tea) party and has a penchant for making up rules. Delightfully eccentric, the Mad Hatter has a flair for the theatrical and very little focus. While this role requires a singing solo, the actor can speak-sing if needed, so focus on finding someone who relishes the nonsensical fun of this charismatic character.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Caterpillar

Caterpillar is Alice's wise and fabulous mentor. In fact, if she had a fairy godmother, this cool Caterpillar would be it. As a triple threat, this soon-to-be butterflu should be played by an actor with the vocal chops, the moves, and the magnetism to woo anyone in Wonderland.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Dodo Bird

The Dodo Bird is the imperious captain of the Queen's Navy, leads the caucus race. Cast an actor with a commanding presence and a suitable singing voice for this soloist.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are twins with an identity crisis and an exhausting enthusiasm for proper manners. Superfluously silly, the Tweedles are a comedy duo a la Abbot & Costello and Laurel & Hardy, so ensure their comic timing and chemistry by auditioning potentials in pairs.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
The Flowers

The Flowers (Rose, Petunia, Lily, Violet, Daisy) are a stuck-up group of pleasing perennials. While only five have lines, cast many as you would like to fill out this singing ensemble.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
March Hare

The March Hare is the Mad Hatter's chummy sidekick, enjoys a good party. Just slightly more rational than the Mad Hatter, the March Hare lets the frenetic Hatter lead the way, while never passing up the chance to play a silly game.

Gender: any
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Queen Of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts is the hotheaded and overbearing ruler of Wonderland. Cast an actor who can portray this mean monarch with theatrical grandiosity,

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble

The Ensemble (Park Kids, Sea Creatures, Royal Cards, Party Guests, etc.) is your show's primary group of performers from which you will cast the Featured Roles and other, perhaps smaller, Ensemble Groups. Be sure to select strong singers - as few or as many as your production requires - as all ensembles require group singing. The Featured Roles call for either solo singing or solo acting, or both (refer to the chart on the next page for specifics). Often in this story, the Primary Storytellers will become members of the Ensemble during numbers in which they are not featured.

Gender: any
Mathilda

Mathilda is Alice's scholarly sister, has no time for silly games. Cast an actor who can portray both the no-nonsense attitude and the affection of a protective older sister. This role, which only appears in the first and final scenes, can easily double as a Wonderland Character ensemble role if desired.

Gender: female
Doorknob

The Doorknob is the gatekeeper of Wonderland, knowingly encourages Alice to drink the magic potion. Look for an actor with a tendency toward the dramatic who can capture Doorknob's put-upon demeanor.

Gender: any
King Of Hearts

The King of Hearts, the Queen's partner, has a timid demeanor until taking expert command of Alice's trial. Since he does not appear until later in the show, he may also double as a different Wonderland Character as needed - just be sure the audience doesn't see his King costume until he enters with the Queen.

Gender: male
Full Song List
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Dodgsonland (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Dodgsonland (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: I'm Late!
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Very Good Advice
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Ocean of Tears
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: The Caucus Race
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: I'm Late (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: How D'ye Do and Shake Hands
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: The Golden Afternoon
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: The Unbirthday Song (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: The Unbirthday Song (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Painting the Roses Red
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Painting the Roses Red (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Simon Says (Part 1)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Simon Says (Part 2)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: The Unbirthday Song (Reprise)
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Whooo Are Youuu?
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. - BINDER VERSION: Alice in Wonderland (Finale)

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Lewis Carroll
  • Storytelling
  • Imagination
  • Division and Multiplication
  • Geology
  • Courtroom Trials
  • Planning a Dream Trip
  • Peer Relationships

Billing

Based on the 1951 Disney film.

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Music and Lyrics by
SAMMY FAIN and BOB HILLIARD, OLIVER WALLACE and CYCOBAN, ALLIE WRUBEL and RAY GILBERT, MACK DAVID, AL HOFFMAN and JERRY LIVINGTON
 
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by
BRYAN LOUISELLE
 
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by 
DAVID SIMPATICO
 
Based on the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland,
and the novels, "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland"
and "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
 
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Production Resources

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ACTOR'S BOOK TENPACK
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