How do 45 children get ready for the upcoming New Minowa Players show Alice in Wonderland? There are the usual things like practicing lines, entrances, where to stand, and song lyrics that are part of any show. These young people are pulling out the stops to create wonderful performances at NMP's Theatre in Decorah on October 23rd thru 27th.
The unique ways this cast has been involved include drawing, painting, and working on costumes. The children have created artwork using crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Several of the cast's artwork is on the show posters being displayed by many area businesses.
On Saturday, October 5 many of the cast enjoyed painting the set using their own ideas of what Alice's world should be like. The painters enjoyed talking about what they wanted to paint, then carrying through with the idea while sometimes getting paint on themselves.
Two children, Link Dallenbach-Durbin and Ruth Kueny have been working with Lara Martensen-Burrell, Maxx Madcap, Emily Young Jonnson, Angela Kueny, Lindsey Harmon-Wood, and Shannon Dallenbuch-Durbin as part of the costume crew. They have discussed how to work with fur, create cards, and how outlandish the Mad Hatter's hat should be.
Everyone's hard work will be seen at their performances on October 23rd at 6:30 p.m., October 24th thru 26th at 7:00 p.m., and October 27th at 2:00 p.m. at NMP's Theatre.
Due to very brisk ticket sales, a limited number of tickets will be sold one hour prior to each performance at the theatre, 906 S. Mill Street, Decorah.
Show sponsors include: Decorah Bank and Trust, Family Table Restaurant, Iroc Web Design Services, Pizza Ranch, RocketDog Books, Rockweiler Appliance & TV, Rick and Sheryl Scheffert, Sogo Snacks, and Singing Hammers Construction.