Alice the Musical.

Lewis Carroll, the well-known author of Alice'...

Lewis Carroll as he might have looked posing for an advertising shot for a UMT performance

The Urmston Musical Theatre Junior Section proudly present Alice the Musical to be performed during the week commencing the 9th May 2011. Or I should say that rehearsals have started for this fantastic show. Alice the Musical is based on Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland and has never been attempted by UMT before.

Some interesting facts about Lewis Carroll include the fact that he was born down the road in Daresbury, Cheshire. Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym with his real name being Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was six feet tall, deaf in one ear and, somewhat current given a certain Oscar winning film, he suffered a significant stammer. It is said that he caricatured himself on the character Dodo in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland upon which this musical is based. Of course, in this show we actually see the character of the Reverend Dodgson.

So you see that not only is this blog a way of letting you know what is going on behind the scenes of the Urmston Musical Theatre but it is educational and informative. Can you say that of other blogs?

Back to the show

Anyone in the bar area of the Urmston Cricket Club on Monday would have been treated to a fantastic rendition of A Royal Invitation which was sung with gusto and, somewhat uniquely, the whole song was set as a dance number on the first rehearsal whilst learning the song. Brilliant.

The show will be excellent, directed by Emma Darsley, Musical Direction by Deborah Holmes and Choreography by Leanne Hobbs. The scenery will be courtesy of UMT and the backstage and front of house facilities will be provided by members of UMT. As I always say, don’t delay for your tickets as they can be ordered at any time. All pre-orders go on a list and are contacted as soon as the tickets are available. I have already had enquiries for Oliver which is our main show in October.

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~ by UMT Stage on March 2, 2011.

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