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Theater Scene Alice Comes to Gilroy and Morgan Hill ABOVE: Cast of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. T hings got “curiouser and curiouser” as the City of Gilroy celebrated the adventures that await a young girl in a wonderland she discovered by following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Alice in Wonderland Jr. was full of fanciful characters, including talking animals, an unusual Queen, a bubbly-blowing caterpillar, and a mad tea party. The musical was directed by Carol Romo and featured a cast of over 80 local youth excited to share their talent for acting, dancing, and singing with their community. The production was presented by the Gilroy Recreation Department and featured youth form ages 6 to 15 from over seventeen different local schools. The show was based on the 1951 Disney film, Alice in Wonderland, and the novels. It was a fast paced adaption of the timeless film, featuring dia- logue and new arrangements of such classics Disney songs as “I’m Late,” The Un-birthday Song,” and Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah.” If you missed the production in Gilroy, you haven’t missed out altogether; you have the opportunity to see Alice, Through the Looking Glass in Morgan Hill. Produced by South Valley Dance Arts, the play runs June 16th at 7 pm and June 17th at 1 pm and 6 pm at Ann Sobrato High School, 401 Burnett Avenue, Morgan Hill. The production is a full-scale ballet productions of Alice’s adventures, focusing more n how her story continuees in Through the Looking Glass and features some amazing dancers: Alison Tapia, Meghan Horowitz, Madelyn Guinn, Mandy Montoya, Derek Musgrove, Michael Wright and Danny Tran. 94 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN ABOVE (l-r) Kennedy Agnitsch as TweedleDum Bridget Reynolds as Tweedle Dee ABOVE RIGHT: Gannon Janisch as the Madder Hatter RIGHT: Jenna Hernandez as the Red Queen MAY/JUNE 2017 LEFT: (l-r) Riley Brown, Avery Dubenko, Ashleigh Perales as different sizes of Alice.