MCC Theater has now announced casting for its eagerly anticipated, previously announced, world premiere musical Alice By Heart, which is set to play a limited engagement at the company's new home of The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space from January 30 through to March 10, 2019, with an official opening set for February 26. The musical marks MCC's inaugural production at The Newman Mills Theater.
Alice By Heart
MCC Theater continues its inaugural season at its new home in Hell's Kitchen with the world premiere of a new musical that reunites the Tony and Grammy Award-winning creators of Spring Awakening - Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson.
Performances are staged at The Newman Mills Theater.
When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.