Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic
Written and Directed by Hugo Bélanger
English translation by Maureen Labonté
A production of Tout à Trac 

Alice refuses to do her schoolwork. She prefers to play and daydream in her father’s study where she stumbles across a strange rabbit that nibbles on books. Wanting to stop him from eating all the books, she follows him into his rabbit hole. That is how she discovers Wonderland, a world inhabited by many strange characters: an egg sitting on a wall who is afraid to fall, a philosopher caterpillar, a mad hatter, the queen of a castle of cards who loves to cut off heads… an intriguing universe where the rabbits are always late and where arguments lead to friendship…  Faithful to the unbridled humour and madness of the original tale, this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous book is crammed with surprises which bring the vast range of colourful characters to life. 

Prepare to be amazed by the ingenious set in which we discover that each book becomes a door to the next adventure. An homage to reading, Alice in Wonderland becomes a window into our imagination… Will you follow the white rabbit?

This event is part of our discount program.

Join us for more! Ticketholders are welcome to join us before the show at 2:30 pm in the Davies Lounge at Kingston Grand Theatre for the fun and lively musical stylings of local duo RasberryJAN! Limited spots available on a first-come first-served basis.  

About RasberryJAN:

Gary Rasberry is a JUNO-nominated children’s artist who has been a fixture on the Kingston music and arts scene for over three decades. A noted artist-educator, Gary has held artist-in-residencies internationally, in California, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, and regularly criss-crosses the country as a VIA Rail Artist On Board, from Halifax to Vancouver, stopping along the way to perform at schools, festivals, camps and house concerts. As an Imagination Consultant, Gary Rasberry offers Song, Story & Sound workshops and does his very best to leave a trail of happy children and smiling parents in his wake. A published poet and singer-songwriter, Rasberry released, ‘Polishing Stone,’ his 4th solo record in April 2021. If asked to describe his artistic practice in one sentence: Gary Rasberry is an Artist-Educator who lives and luxuriates in the hyphenated space that exists in, and in between, the two rich worlds of artistry and education. 

Gary was a Kingston Grand Theatre Local Artist-in-Residence in 2021. 

Jan Le Clair studied accordion and piano as a young child but chose to focus on piano. Classically trained, Jan hosts a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University, BC. Rebirthing the accordion after decades of dormancy, it has now become her mainstay. Performing across southern Ontario in various bands, her genres of choice include global folk/trad, eastern European/Balkan/Klezmer, art music, and contemporary euro pop. A former public educator, Jan loves to weave story and accordion pedagogy into her performances. Jan is also a seasoned folk festival participant, with highlights including Winnipeg, Calgary, Lunenburg, Summerfolk, and Shelter Valley festival performances. Jan is a sought-after collaborative accordionist for theatre productions, recordings, local choirs, and fellow musicians. A solo Imagine Grant recipient (Fall 2021 Isabel Bader Centre), her project was to video-record Canadian composer Frank Horvat’s Music for Isolation — Accordion, Horvat’s 2020 ongoing music isolation (and beyond) dialogue. 

Jan was a Kingston Grand Theatre Local Artist-in-Residence in 2022. 

After the show, extend the learning at home with Tout à Trac's Alice in Wonderland study guide- download below. Alice inspired colouring sheets also available for download below.

 

Venue

A Grand OnStage Performance