OSWEGO, NY – In the Oswego City School District musical theatre isn’t limited to just the Oswego High School as several elementary schools produce their own stage productions.
Recently, Alice and all the characters of Wonderland came to life as the Kingsford Park Elementary School Chorus received a standing ovation from family, friends and students as the cast performed on stage of the Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts.
“Alice in Wonderland-The Trial of Alice” was this year’s production.
Alice (Clarissa Miller) was on trial as the chief prosecutor was the White Rabbit (Olivia Rando).
Witnesses appeared before the Queen of Hearts (Olivia Hilton) and the King of Hearts (Patrick Kraft).
Songs and dances filled the show as various characters performed.
The featured singers and dancers included the Mad Hatter (Matison Clark), Tweedle Dee (Julia Roman) and Tweedle Dum (Katie Fierro) along with the March Hare (Veronica Jones), Cheshire Cat (Grayson Cary) and Caterpillar (Cecile Laundre).
Other lead roles in the show include Dormouse (Kirsten Bell) DoDo (Daniel Emmons), Rose (Tara Kirwan), Iris (Abby Yurkon), Daisy (Ashley Patterson), Tiger Lilly (Taylar Clohecy), Dandylion (Victoria Tripp), Poppy (Shannon Law) and Bud (Alyssa Morley).
The “Cards” deck included Ashley Johnson, Jillian Bartlett and Emily Borer while the “Birds” were Angelina Kimpel, Sophia Catalone, Zoey Young, Jelena Scalzo and Rhuma Khawaja.
The “Wonderland Chorus” was represented by Skylar Abbott, Hayley Bandla, Colin Beers, Bella Carr, Olivia Day, Declan Donahue, Lauren Fitzsimmons, Kendra Garvey, McKenzie Graham, Hannah Hauser, Brennah Jones, Victoria Abbott, Cassandra Barker, Mason Bouchard, Samantha Cole, Casey DeLapp, Wayne Earl, Kaydin France, Erica Greene, Vanessa Hill, Alison Ketchum, Cammi Ahern, Jaidyn Baum, Jerod Bovay, Andrealis
Colon, Brandon Demling, Edmund Easter, Caleb Frost, McKenna Hammill, Zachary Hoefer, Alynne Klumpe, Toby Baker, Conor Beckwith, Harley Brinkman, Mary Culeton, Cassidie Dodge, Abigail Ellis, Anthony Harter, Aidan Isca and Isabella Koproski.
Other members of the chorus included Sofie Kristiansen, Felicity Lim, Lilyann Mathews, Preston Norfleet, Charlotte Petitt, Isabella Rando, Tyler Roper, Tabitha Sailer, Keith Simmonds, Henry Sweeney, William Waterbury, Lillian Lee, Allison Lizotte, Shaleen McMahon, Cadence O’Brien, Avalon Photos, Gage Reed, Gianna Ruggio, Alana Scalzo, Nevaeh Soper-DeSantis, Devon Tonkin, Haylee Weber, Spencer Lee, Emily Marino, Unity Morgan, Nicole Pappa, Noah Pryor, Hannah Reed, Morgan Russell, Emma Searor, Mia Stanley, Hunter Topley, Aidan Westcott, M.J. Lilly, Koby Maitland, Serena Muckey, Dylan Patterson, Heather Ramirez, Neil Roman, Madison Sailer, Owen Sherwood, Grace Stephens and Allison VanBrocklin.
The production was directed by General Music-Chorus teacher Lori Hotaling and was successful with the assistance of numerous persons behind the scenes including the Oswego High School Tech Crew, parents, teachers and volunteer community members.