Who says enjoying the theater has to be a night out in Boston? Two local high schools are offering family-friendly performances of two classic stories, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Beauty & The Beast’. Inexpensive entertainment with a local flair. Bravo!
‘Alice in Wonderland’
Portsmouth High School
50 Andrew Jarvis Lane, Portsmouth NH (603) 436-7100
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called “Underland,” she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason–to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.
2014 Dates and Times:
- Thursday May 8 & Friday May 9 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday May 10 at 11:00 am (no Saturday PM show!)
- Sunday May 11 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
‘Beauty and the Beast’
Portsmouth Christian Academy
20 Seaborn Drive, Dover NH 603-742-3617
Beauty and the Beast is the tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial French town, and the Beast, whose arrogance and cruel nature causes a spell to be placed on him by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
2014 Dates and Times:
- Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
- Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 PM
- Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 PM
Attention, young princesses and princes!
For Saturday’s 1:00 PM matinee performance of “Beauty and the Beast,” girls and boys in the audience are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney princess or prince.
Tickets for PCA’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased at the Lower School receptionist’s desk or the Upper School library. General admission is $12 per ticket. The price for PCA staff/faculty, PCA students, and for senior citizens is $10 per ticket. Tickets may also be purchased at the door (tickets are limited) or online by clicking here.