• lisa luna | pleasanton express ACT Theatre cast members, left to right: bottom row- Morgan Winter, Ayden Yaws, Raedon Davila, Luna Davila, Lacee Balderaz; second row-  Dominic Renner, Clara Ann Estrada, Zoe Staley, Jillian Barcomb, Shaiyan Yaws, Madden Mªson, Erin Light; third row- Devon Sanchez, Ian Scarbrough, Julian Hernandez, Razi Staley, Kendra Casias and top row- Adrian Sanchez, Kyllie Avery, Elijah Savala, Sirrah Maxwell and Kayleigh Bazan. Not pictured are Kadence Kubish, Cheyenne Garza, Destanie Sw

‘Dorothy in Wonderland’ at ACT Theatre

Lisa Luna

Staff Writer

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton is back! After a four year hiatus, the theatre doors will open once again for three performances of “Dorothy in Wonderland.”

Show times are this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The theatre is located on Highway 97 West, next to All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Pleasanton (near Pizza Hut).

When local residents Jessica Maxwell and Elizabeth Singer teamed up to revitalize the theatre, they received a warm response from the community. The cast features a cast of over 30 children.

In “Dorothy in Wonderland,” the worlds of Oz and Wonderland collide in this fantastically fun romp, cleverly and carefully adapted from the works of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll. Dorothy Gale has made her way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, and the wonderful Wizard of Oz is just about to help her get back home to Kansas.

Before she can hop into the wizard’s balloon, another whirlwind appears over the Emerald City, sweeping Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion away to Wonderland. Equipped with their new assets — brains, heart and courage — Dorothy’s friends try to help her find her way home, meeting many other interesting characters along the way, including Alice, the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and many more.

They also must face a dangerous new foe — the Queen of Hearts! Dorothy and Alice team up to defeat the queen at croquet, but will that be enough to return Wonderland to normal? And how will they ever get back home to Kansas and to London?

Find out this weekend at ACT Theatre.

The Pleasanton Express

PO Box 880
114 Goodwin
Pleasanton, Texas 78064