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What Is the Story of Wonderland?
Billed as a modern-day retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland story, Wonderland follows a woman living in current-day New York City whose marriage is falling apart and whose career dreams are slowly being pulled out from under her. When this contemporary Alice finds her way into Wonderland via a broken service elevator in her condo, she meets some familiar-ish characters: a Cheshire Cat with a Latin flair, a malicious Mad Hatter and a delightfully dotty Queen of Hearts. After coming face to face with these friends and foes, Alice finds new strength in herself and discovers that she’ll do anything to find her way back to her daughter.
What Is Wonderland Like?
Told in storybook fashion, Alice begins in the bleak world of her mother-in-law’s apartment and travels through the cartoon-bright world of Wonderland and back again. Seeing as this is not your mother’s Alice in Wonderland, this tale comes complete with modern touches like a boy-band homage and tongue-in-cheek Tea Party references, all backed up by a contemporary pop score from Frank Wildhorn.
Is Wonderland Good for Kids?
It doesn’t get much more family-friendly than this, folks. The colorful characters of Wonderland are sure to delight the younger set—even the evil Mad Hatter isn’t a villain of truly frightening proportions—while themes of family, self-discovery and appreciation for those you love have across-the-board appeal.