The Young Orpheus Singers are caking on the makeup and pinning in their wigs for a very lively performance of Alice in Wonderland Junior.
Performers ranging in age from five to 15 have been practicing all year for the school holidays performances on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Krystel Spark grew up performing in the choir and she is now co-director along with Dianna Maynard.
“This is a classic story we all know from childhood and the children have made it very engaging and lots of fun,” Ms Spark said.
“It’s really exciting to see it all come together towards the end. We have been having full costume rehearsals and the children love to dress up and be photographed with their friends.”
One of the twists on the original is the Queen of Hearts is played by one of the older boys from the choir. Noah Bertram (pictured below) is a very funny Queen of Hearts.
“He has had to wear heals, a dress and big red wig. He has put a lot of humour into it and enjoys making the smaller children laugh,” Ms Spark said.
Alice is played by three different characters, there is a small Alice, medium Alice and tall Alice.
“Cadance Goodreid, Miranda Brown and Elania Mollenhauer have all worked really well together and they look like sisters,” Ms Spark said.
“It’s awesome how one will spin off stage and the next one will spin on.”
This Young Orpheus Singers Production is a musical playing at Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street on
Wednesday, 10 April at 11am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm and
Thursday, 11 April at 11am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm.