Alices In Wonderland

“Alice in Wonderland” is a great play for kids.

But Bedford Middle School director Karen McCormick was still surprised when 77 students auditioned for her school’s 6th grade-only production of that classic tale.

Because she wants to give as many youngsters as possible a chance to perform, she cast all 77.

That took some creativity.

But McCormick is nothing if not creative. Which is why, when the curtain rises on March 23, 24 and 25, audiences will see 8 different “Alices.”

All in the same show.

Bedford Middle School’s 8 Alices include, back row: (from left): Sarah McCourt, Iva Radman, Sarah Himes, Maggie Montoya, Dagny Dahl. Front: Samantha Edwards, Grace Power, Maya Cohen. (Photo/January Stewart)

The actors — including cards, queens, oysters and more — are having a great time.

Theatergoers will too. Young children and their parents are invited onstage after the 2 matinees (March 24 and 25).

A special “Mad Hatter Tea Party” is planned for Saturday, March 24 (1 p.m.). Parents and children will be served tea and crumpets by characters from the play. All funds raised go to Bedford’s drama partner, Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport — which performs their own “Alice in Wonderland” in June.

No word yet on how many Alices they’ll use.

“Alice in Wonderland” will be performed at Bedford Middle School on Friday, March 23 (7 p.m.), Saturday, March 24 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Sunday, March 25 (2 p.m.). Click here for tickets.

4 responses to “Alices In Wonderland

  1. Ilene Mirkine

    Creative for sure….’love that so many 6th graders will be able to participate! And the tea party to raise funds for the drama partner school in Bridgeport…what a wonderful idea! Kudos to Karen McCormick!

  2. Another fantastic show by Karen McCormick and the Bedford Acting Group! I believe the Bedford Acting Group is doing another play this Spring too.

  3. Lisa Marie Alter

    Karen McCormick is another “treasure” that Westport school district is fortunate to count amongst its teachers and staff.

    My son adored her high energy and infectious enthusiasm…
    He flourished under her direction when he appeared in “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” back in 2012 !

    Kudos to Karen… and the talented Kids 🙏

    Lisa Marie Alter

  4. I’m guessing Karen McCormick must be a very special teacher.