Wonderland Offers Talkbacks with Frank Wildhorn, Janet Dacal, Darren Ritchie, Karen Mason, Kate Shindle

By Michael Gioia
05 May 2011

Janet Dacal
Janet Dacal
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Wonderland will offer a series of "Talkbacks,"  post-show discussions with members from the cast and creative team, for all audience members on the evenings of the May 10-12 performances.

Composer Frank Wildhorn will lead the talkback after the 7 PM performance May 10. Karen Mason, who plays The Queen of Hearts, and Kate Shindle, who plays The Mad Hatter, will lead the talkback after the 8 PM performance May 11. Janet Dacal, who plays Alice, and Darren Ritchie, who plays Jack and the White Knight, will lead the talkback after the 8 PM performance May 12.

Each night, the panelists will answer questions from the audience and will talk about the musical's journey to Broadway.

Wonderland is described as "a new spin on the classic story of Alice and her Looking-Glass world," inspired by the tales of Lewis Carroll. This time, Alice is "a modern-day woman who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what's really important."



The cast also features E. Clayton Cornelious as Caterpillar, Jose Llana as El Gato, Carly Rose Sonenclar as Chloe, Edward Staudenmayer as The White Rabbit and Danny Stiles as Morris the March Hare.

Wonderland has a book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Murphy, music by Wildhorn, choreography by Marguerite Derricks and direction by Gregory Boyd.

For tickets, call (877) 250-2929 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com.

The Marquis Theatre is located on Broadway at 46th Street. Visit www.WonderlandOnBroadway.com for more information.