MCC Theater celebrated the official opening of the new musical Alice By Heart in its new uptown theatre February 26 after beginning performances January 30. The show, which re-sets Lewis Carroll's story in World War II London, reunites the Tony- and Grammy-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, with director and co-writer Jessie Nelson (Waitress).
Alice By Heart follows teenagers Alice Spencer, played by Molly Godron, and her dear friend Alfred, played by Colton Ryan, as they journey down the rabbit hole in an attempt to escape their harsh, violent realities. The new musical explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and what it means to find the courage to move forward.
Rounding out the company are Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeiki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Heath Saunders, and Wesley Taylor. Ari Groover, Michael Hartung, Andrew Mueller, and Natalie Walker are the understudies.
Alice by Heart is scheduled to run through April 7, after having been extended multiple times. For tickets and more information, visit MCCTheater.org.