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By Michele L. Vacca
Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

JUNE 1 - AUGUST 4 | SCHUBERT THEATRE

Curious Alice chases the White Rabbit to a world of enchantment, where things are never quite what they seem. Cheshire Cats grin, tea cups spin, Tweedle Dee meets Tweedle Dum, and the Queen cries, “Off with her head!” A wonderland for children of all ages.

Children can get a front row seat for the fun with on-stage carpet seating, and everyone can meet the cast after every performance for autographs and pictures.

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Extras

  • Children can get a front row seat for the fun with on-stage carpet seating.
  • Everyone can meet the cast after every performance for autographs and pictures.
  • A Relaxed Performance is a sensory-friendly show which creates a judgment-free and inclusive environment for patrons with a wide range of sensory and communication differences, including individuals on the autism spectrum, young children, and families who would benefit from a relaxed experience. Friday, June 29.
  • Audio-Described performance on Saturday, July 28, 10am.
  • Sign-Interpreted performance on Saturday, July 28, 10am.

Reviews

Lehigh Valley Press:

“‘Alice’ enthralls.”

“Superb custom-made costumes.”

“The young audience is enthralled.”

“The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a riotous event.”

“Exceptionally exuberant...”

“Award-winning director Eleanor Holdridge deserves another award for this stimulating.”

“Visually-exciting and innovative production.”

PSF Patrons

“One of the best kid’s shows I have seen here!”

“So much energy.”

“Wonderful….So cute!”

“Amazing. So, fun!"

“Everyone was my favorite.”

“Loved the White Rabbit!”

Artists

Cast

ANELISE DIAZ

ANELISE DIAZ

Young Company; The Red Queen

is thrilled to be returning to PSF this summer! Her previous credits at the festival include: The Little Mermaid and The Taming of the Shrew. She will be finishing her degree here at DeSales University this fall and is excited to pursue a career in acting/ teaching. Anelise would like to thank her family and Hector for their love and support and God for His endless blessings.

STEPHANIE HODGE

STEPHANIE HODGE

Young Company; Cheshire Cat, Knave

joins PSF for her 4th season, fresh from earning her theatre and philosophy degrees from DeSales University. PSF: The Three Musketeers, The Ice Princess, Rapunzel. Her directorial debut Beauty and the Beast ran this past spring in the Schubert Theatre. Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks to PSF for teaching her what it means to be an artist. www.stephanie-hodge.com

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AMY ROSE JOHNSON

Young Company; Duchess

is a recent graduate of Desales University, and is thrilled to be returning to PSF this summer. Some of her favorite credits include Into the Woods (The Witch), Godspell (“Bless the Lord”), and Heathers (Veronica). Amy would like to thank her family for their unfailing love, and Yukon for supporting her dreams.

ETHAN LARSEN

ETHAN LARSEN

Young Company; Caterpillar, Humpty Dumpty, Card Guard

is a recent grad of DeSales University whose previous Act 1 credits include the Steward (Into the Woods), William Smith (Murder on the Nile), and Judge Hathorne (The Crucible). He would like to thank his friends and family for the constant support.

MEGAN LOMAX

MEGAN LOMAX

Young Company; Dormouse, Card Guard

is excited to make her debut at PSF. She is extremely thankful for the opportunity and for her family’s loving support.

RENEE MCFILLIN

RENEE MCFILLIN

Young Company; Alice

is a member of the DeSales University Class of 2018 and is excited to be making her PSF debut! Memorable Act 1 roles include Sally Smith in Me and My Girl, and Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress. She thanks Stephen Casey for being such an amazing mentor and friend, her parents and brothers for all their amazing love and support, and Johnny for putting up with her. Enjoy the show! 

KELLAN MCMICHAEL

KELLAN MCMICHAEL

Young Company; March Hare

just finished his freshman year at DeSales University, studying acting for the stage and screen. His credits include two u/s roles with DeSales Act 1 productions, Little Red, and Teen Sherlock (Montgomery Theatre). Kellan has been seeing PSF productions for years now, and is tremendously excited to be a part of it. He would like to thank God, his family, Dane, Jess, his supportive DSU family, and everyone involved with putting PSF together.

BO SAYRE

BO SAYRE

Young Company; Mad Hatter

after graduating from DeSales University this year is very grateful to be back at PSF for his 4th summer. He has been a part of PSF’s Troilus and Cressida, Evita, Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, and Les Misérables.

ANDREW SCOGGIN

ANDREW SCOGGIN

Young Company; White Rabbit

is a Graduate of the Musical Theater Program at DeSales University. PSF credits include: Evita, The Three Musketeers, and As You Like It; Act 1 credits: Into the Woods, Godspell, Young Frankenstein, Peter and the Starcatcher, and The Crucible. Andrew would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.

ALEXANDRA SÉMAN

ALEXANDRA SÉMAN

Young Company; Tweedledee, Sister, Cook, Card Guard

a recent grad of DeSales University, is excited to be returning to PSF. PSF credits include Les Misérables; while her recent Act 1 productions include Into the Woods as the Baker’s Wife and Murder on the Nile as Jaqueline de Severac. Special thanks to her Labuda family for continuous guidance, support, and love over the years.

JHALIL YOUNGER

JHALIL YOUNGER

Young Company; The Red King

is a junior acting and directing major staring down a summer of firsts. He couldn’t be more excited to work with PSF for the first time, taking on his first Shakespeare show while making his professional theatre debut.

MARK YOWAKIM

MARK YOWAKIM

Young Company; The Knave of Hearts, Tweedledum

a musical theater major going into his sophomore year at DeSales University, is excited to make his debut on the PSF stage. Previous ACT 1 roles include the Steward in Murder on the Nile, a townsperson in The Devils Disciple, and a soloist in an ACT 2 production of The Beautiful We.

Artistic Team

Partrick Mulcahy

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s surge in artistic excellence, financial stability, and national recognition. Accomplishments include first-ever grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, attracting a multitude of award-winning artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore, and Emmy awards, a 75% increase in annual attendance, a successful campaign to double the Festival’s endowment, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. He led the strategic planning process that led to PSF’s Vision 2030, a commitment to world-class professional theatre, and coverage in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post. As a professional director, actor, and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television and radio. Mr. Mulcahy has acted with many industry luminaries including Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon, and Tony Shaloub at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Roundabout Theatre, Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and the Walnut Street Theatre.  He served as fight director for A Few Good Men on Broadway, and multiple Off-Broadway productions starring Marcia Gay Harden, John Mahoney, Patrick Dempsey, and John Savage.  He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed The Winter’s Tale, Henry IV, Part 1, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar. Also Head of Acting at DeSales, Patrick holds degrees in acting and directing from Syracuse University.

Dennis Razze

DENNIS RAZZE

Associate Artistic Director

Last summer Mr. Razze directed PSF’s sold-out production of Evita starring Broadway luminaries Dee Roscioli, Paulo Szot, and Dan Domenech, along with West Side Story in 2016 and the Festival’s memorable Les Misérables in 2015. In 2017 he received the prestigious Allentown Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts. Mr. Razze would like to thank Patrick Mulcahy for his support and allowing him to direct this amazing musical, Ragtime!

CASEY GALLAGHER

CASEY GALLAGHER

Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 20 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to over 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People’s Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre. Casey is a member of the PSF Board of Directors and also serves on the board of Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.  Casey dedicates this season to Mark LaMura (1948-2017) who played multiple lead roles at PSF in its earlier seasons. “Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania.” Mark was a great actor and a loyal friend to both the Festival and all the people he worked with. “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”   

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE

Director

Off-Broadway productions include world premieres of Selma ’65 (LaMaMa). Steve & Idi (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), and Cycling Past the Matterhorn (Clurman Theatre). Regional credits include World Premieres of David Grimm’s adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, Meg Miroshnik’s FiCKLE: A Fancy French Farce, Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists (Cincinnati Playhouse), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Roundhouse Theatre) and I and You (Olney and Geva Theaters); Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ Queens Girl in the World (Theatre J) and Darius & Twig (Kennedy Center TYA), and Zorro (Constellaton Stage), which she co-wrote. She has directed twenty-four of Shakespeare’s plays, some of them multiple times. Eleanor holds an MFA from Yale and is Head of Directing and Producer at CUA’s Department of Drama.

STEVE TENEYCK

STEVE TENEYCK

Scenic and Lighting Designer

is pleased to return for his 13th season at PSF. Design work: Dallas Theatre Center, Gulfshore Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Syracuse Stage, TACT NYC, Big Art Group, Tri-Cities Opera, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Anchorage Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, The Kitchen Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and The Hangar Theatre. Steve is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and teaches design at Ithaca College in New York.

AMY BEST

AMY BEST

Costume Designer

has been the resident costume designer for DeSales University since 2000. She is also the Chair of the Theatre Department and the Director of the Summer Theatre Institute. Amy has designed costumes for PSF productions of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Complete Works, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Pinnocchio, The Princess and the Pea, Aladdin, Private Lives, The Little Mermaid, Around the World in 80 Days, Snow White, Dracula, Robin Hood, The Playboy of the Western World, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel.

JUSTIN PROPPER

JUSTIN PROPPER

Sound Designer

is a NYC based sound designer, and a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey. Some of his design credits include, sound design: Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company), Director Fest 2018 (Drama League), Think Before You Holla (The Capital Fringe Festival), Mr. Burns (Ramapo College of New Jersey), Into the Woods (DeSales University), and DannyKrisDonnaVeronica (Wheelhouse Theater Company); Assistant/Associate Sound Design: Elephant and Piggie (The Kennedy Center), DUAT (Soho Rep.), Appropriate (The Juilliard School), and Animal (Atlantic Stage).

CAROLINE SYLVIA

CAROLINE SYLVIA

Stage Manager

PSF: S4K; DeSales stage managing credits include Charley’s Aunt, The Crucible, Godspell, and Into the Woods. Thanks to her family and friends, Sam, and the incredible cast and crew for their hard work, love, and support. Let’s bring it all together!

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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