‘Dorothy in Wonderland’ at ACT Theatre
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.