February 2: Alice in Wonderland Workshop

February 2: Alice in Wonderland Workshop

The Wayne Theatre Workshop is back for a third year with “Alice in Wonderland.” Following the success of “Anne of Green Gables” and “Snow White and the Prince,” this workshop is for aspiring actors and backstage theatrical professionals.

The classes begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, and run on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 13. Cost is $250 per student. Recommended for ages 8-18.

The workshop will allow students to explore the many aspects of musical theater through acting techniques, music, dance, costume, makeup, and behind the scenes action.

The students will put together the show and have two performances in front of a live audience. The performances are scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m.

About the show: This brand new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with zany characters, mad tea parties, flamingo croquet on the lawn, and tap dancing playing cards, all in a land where nothing is as it seems. The ever-curious Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!


Student Registration

Download Workshop Registration Form.

Pay for registration online.

Please call or e-mail with questions: 540-943-9999 / info@waynetheatre.org


Show Tickets


Our Team

Assistant Director/Acting Professor: Lesley Larsen
Larsen has been working as an actor for more than 20 years. She has a BFA in acting from Brigham Young University and her MLITT/MFA in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance from Mary Baldwin College. She teaches theatre and acting at James Madison University. When she’s not teaching, she works professionally as a voice actor. She has performed with the American Shakespeare Center, the Actor’s Repertory Theatre Ensemble, 540, and exit, pursued among others. She has directed productions such as You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods, and The History Boys. Last year she taught for the Imagination Stage Theatre Camp at the Wayne Theatre and is excited to be coming back this summer for more theatre camp fun. She also teaches Voice Acting and Improvisation at various theatres around the country. Lesley lives in Waynesboro with her husband and ridiculously cute girls.

Music Director: Sarah Nielsen Cramer
Cramer has bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts and Vocal Music from BYU, and is an experienced vocal coach, soloist and music director. Before coming to Virginia, she worked as a music director, choreographer and makeup designer with Utah Children’s Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT and Peninsula Youth Theatre in Mountain View, CA, where she also developed curriculum for education programs and camps. Past credits include Sweeney Todd (Music Director/Ensemble) and The Secret Garden at the Wayne Theatre, Crazy For You (Polly), Joseph … Dreamcoat (Narrator), Before Tonight (Music Director/soloist), Charlotte’s Web (Youth Music Director), The Hobbit (Youth Music Director) and Shrek at the Wayne Theatre (makeup artist). Sarah lives in Waynesboro with her husband and five children.


Alice in Wonderland is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com


Upcoming Events

May 3-5 and 10-12: The Bridges of Madison County Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents The Bridges of Madison County on May 3-5 and 10-12, 2019. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Beginning May 7: Preschool Workshops

Through music, movement and innovative storytelling, we will explore ways to feed their imaginations while learning the basics of theatrical performance.

May 17: The Grand Gala with Mike Super

The Wayne Theatre presents The Grand Gala fundraiser on Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. Dress to the nines and support the Wayne during our annual Gala event where we literally roll out the red carpet for you - our strongest supporters.

June 10-14: Imagination Stage Summer Camp

Using dramatic play movement, music, with a hint of visual art, we will explore variety of theatre subjects including improvisation, physical theatre, and acting. Recommended for grades K-5.

Production Camp: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

During this two-week program June 17-28, students will work with Director Hank Fitzgerald and his creative team to present Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. Recommended for Grades 4-12.

June 13: USAF Heritage Brass

The Wayne Theatre presents the United States Air Force Heritage of American Band, Heritage Brass, on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

June 28-29: Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.

June 30: Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley

The Wayne Theatre presents Nightingales of the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, June 30, for one show at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students/$18 for adults.

August 8-18: Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Matilda The Musical on August 8-11 and 15-18, 2019.


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