With an orchestrated wink of an eye, our family traveled along
with Alice, down the rabbit hole and into the world of utter
craziness and nonsense at a Friday night performance of
lookingglass Alice (at Chicago's renown
lookingglass Theater located in the Chicago Water Tower Water
Works). From the whimsical circus atmosphere to the ultra-talented
cast members who seamlessly pulled out multiple roles, we found
ourselves wavering between laughter and eyes-wide-open amazement
during the 1.5 hour long performance.
Molly Brennen, the mad Red Queen walked in stilts over her crazy
realm, demanding the audience's full attention. The intense
Cheshire Cat, Anthony Fleming III, with his tattooed arms and
kitten tail, was a psychedelic tribute to the original. Lauren
Hirte displayed the innocence and curiosity of young Alice (and all
Nothing can compare to live theater in Chicago: we are blessed
to live in city that features such an array of theaters, small and
large, coupled with an incomparably talented pool of actors.
Lookingglass Alice is a show that captures the attention of both
young and old - the perfect venue for a foray into the world of
live theater with your children.
Don't miss (!!!) Lookingglass Alice - now playing at the
lookingglass Theater, located in the Chicago Water Tower Water
Works - until August 1st.
Order tickets at:
Check out an interview with Red Queen Molly Brennen:
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
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