The cast for the reading boasts Lauren Kennedy (Alice), Ryan Silverman (White Knight), Sean McCourt (White Rabbit), Julie Brooks (Chloe), Julia Murney (Queen), Nikki Snelson (Mad Hatter), Sean Palmer (El Gato) and John Treacy Egan (Jabberwock/ensemble). The ensemble comprises Alison Cimmet, Natalie Hill, Anne Tolpegin, Kristy Cates, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Noah Weisberg and Kyle Dean Massey.
The new musical, according to press notes, "is set in present-day Manhattan and a timeless Wonderland . . . [and] tells the story of author Alice Cornwinkle (a descendent of Lewis Carroll's muse Alice Liddell), who is struggling with her career and her daughter, Chloe. With a chaotic Wonderland in danger of disappearing into nothingness, only Alice can restore balance and joy. Audiences will journey with her through the Looking-Glass from New York City to a strange-yet-familiar place where she must reclaim her daughter, defeat the Queen of Hearts and learn to follow her heart."
Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure will make its world premiere Dec. 5 at The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. For more information visit www.wonderlandthemusical.org.