Beat the Winter Blues: 5 Reasons People Are Going Mad for ‘Alice’

Alice in Wonderland: Corridor of Doors

Sick of short days, gray skies and cabin fever? Ditch reality, embrace the madness and find out why people are raving about their wild trip to PBT’s Alice in Wonderland. This imaginative production is onstage through Feb. 19, at the Benedum Center. Get your tickets before it’s too late!

Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole

1. The stagecraft is simply astonishing. Floating clocks, confusing corridors of doors, teapots that pour on command, Queens who appear out of thin air – we’re all mad here.

Alice in Wonderland: Mad Tea Party

2. Kids can’t get enough. From a dancing dormouse to mind-blowing magic tricks, there’s never a dull moment. According to one Tweeter, her six-year-old son was “ENTHRALLED.” Her advice? “Go now!”

Alice in Wonderland: Queen of Hearts
3. The Queen of Hearts’ performance is “DELICIOUSLY WICKED (Pittsburgh City Paper).” You’ll literally see red when the Queen loses her head over a game of croquet.

Alice in Wonderland: Playing Card Tutus 4. And, according to Facebook, everybody loves those tutus made of playing cards.

Alice in Wonderland: White Rabbit5. Really, it just “hit all the high points — from a surreal transition to Wonderland, replete with torso-less tutus and floating teapots, to the Rose Garden, dominated in no uncertain terms by a glamorous villainess, Queen of Hearts Julia Erickson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).”

Getting curiouser and curiouser, but still need convinced? Find more interesting tidbits about the ballet here.

Dance with Alice in Wonderland – SOLD OUT

Things are getting curiouser and curiouser as Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre comes to Phipps Conservatory!

On Sat., Feb. 4, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Let’s Move Pittsburgh invite children and their favorite grownup dance partner to get active together and “Dance with Alice in Wonderland!” Boys and girls will celebrate their un-birthday by learning ballet basics, acting out scenes from PBT’s upcoming production of “Alice in Wonderland” and meeting Alice herself. Smile like a Cheshire cat for a photo with the ballerina and, afterwards, explore the vibrant beauty of Phipps’ Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show. Registration includes Conservatory admission and a special discount to PBT’s production of Alice in Wonderland, opening Sat., Feb. 10, at the Benedum Center. Space is extremely limited and advance registration is required, so don’t be late for this very important date! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Two sessions of Dancing with Alice in Wonderland will be offered: one from 11 a.m. – noon and another from 1 – 2 p.m.

Admission is $45 for one adult and one child; you may register additional children for $10 each and adults for $20 each. Phipps members and PBT subscribers receive a discounted price of $40 for one adult and one child. This class is recommended for children ages 3 – 7. All questions may be directed to Jenna Bodnar by emailing jbodnar@phipps.conservatory.org, or by calling 412-622-6915, ext. 3702.

Before attending the class, please remember to complete and submit your consent forms. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to jbodnar@phipps.conservatory.org, or brought to the Conservatory on the day of the event.