Alice and the Eight Princesses
Music and Libretto by Victor Herbert
May 26 - May 29, 2014
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Ballroom of the Americas

You never know what you will find when you step through the looking glass.

One girl is lost wandering through an unknown land. One king is faced with the mystery of his disappearing daughters.  One prince attempts to win the hand of his love or it's off with his head.  One hatter is just plain mad.  A cast of unlikely characters is faced with deception, unrequited love, and... stolen pastry?  They may even throw in a song or two.  Who can solve the crazy mysteries of Alice and the Eight Princesses?

Victor Herbert wrote Alice in and the Eight Princesses in 1905, following the formula of his well-known show Babes in Toyland.  The first performances opened in Buffalo, NY, on September 14, 1905.  The show combines the stories of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and Grimm's fairy tale "The Dancing Princesses."  Alice was praised by reviewers when it opened, but due to the technical demands of the production and supposed poor reviews in Chicago, the show was heavily revised before its Broadway opening.  In less than 41 days, almost all of the Wonderland characters were removed or rewritten, and many pieces of music as well.  The final result, Wonderland (as the revised version was called) was not one of Herbert's most favorite works, as he seemed to take more pride in the original Alice incarnation. The original libretto for Alice was discovered ten years ago buried in the library of congress, thought to have been lost all these years. We are happy to present what we believe is only the second performance of this work in over one hundred years.

Alice and the Eight Princesses is directed by Jason Brame, who music directed STAGE's production of Into the Woods in 2011. He holds master's degrees in orchestral conducting and music theory from Texas Tech University.  Jason has served as the music director for The Pointe Performing Arts Center working on Rent, 9 to 5, and directing a production of Edges: A New Musical.  He has a passion for undiscovered works, classical music, and video game chip tunes.  He works as a coordinator with Creative Entertainment Talent Casting. He is very excited to be able to breathe new life into this relatively unknown work.

Photography of the show courtesy of Jonathan Ahus Photography.

  • Mon, May 26, 2014
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
  • Quantity

    Show Date
    05/26/14

  • Tue, May 27, 2014
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
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    Show Date
    05/27/14

  • Wed, May 28, 2014
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
  • Quantity

    Show Date
    05/28/14

  • Thu, May 29, 2014
  • 08:00 PM
  • $12 $10
  • Quantity

    Show Date
    05/29/14

* All tickets pre-ordered online are offered at a 17% discount ($2 off). Door price is the original list price.

Come join STAGE for its first musical auditions of the year: ALICE AND THE EIGHT PRINCESSES. You never know what you will find when you step through the looking glass.

One girl is lost wandering through an unknown land. One king is faced with the mystery of his disappearing daughters. One prince attempts to win the hand of his love or it's off with his head. One hatter is just plain mad. A cast of unlikely characters is faced with deception, unrequited love, and... stolen pastry? They may even throw in a song or two. Who can solve the crazy mysteries of Alice and the Eight Princesses?

Casting Information

This event is only open for Cast, Crew, and Imagineers of the Walt Disney Company.

Casting will be made for numerous roles in this show. Musically, please prepare 16 bars unaccompanied (preferably a piece written before 1960, folk and classical songs encouraged). Also be prepared for a cold reading from the script. Please check in with a STAGE representative at the entrance to the lobby at least ten minutes prior to the event.

For casting information, please contact alice@stagecentral.org.

  • Jason Brame ... Director
  • Jason Allen ... Assistant Director, Stage Manager
  • Kaitie McCloskey ... Choreographer
  • Sarah Hayes ... Costume Designer
  • Marshall Gage ... Set Construction
  • Andy Hartley ... Publicity Designer
  • Stephanie Rodock ... Alice
  • Ian Janasko ... The Mad Hatter
  • Stephen Sparks ... Tweedle Dee, Son of the Evil Enchantress
  • Chris Lowry ... Tweedle Dum, Prince Fortunio
  • Marshall Gage ... The King of Hearts
  • Tierney Jones ... Miss Hildegard Figgers
  • Kaitlyn Riel ... Phyllis, A Shepherdess
  • Heather Kennelly ... Grisilda the Cheshire Cat, Nature Class Pupil
  • Britney Phillips ... Princess Margaret
  • Analicia Alverez ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Nature Class Pupil, Country Girl
  • Allison Cain ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Policeman
  • Scott Capon ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Butler
  • Lori Cole ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Perrico's Musician, Sales Girl
  • Haylee van Dalen ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Sales Girl
  • Jenna Dennis ... Daughter of the King of Hearts
  • Amanda Detar ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Nature Class Pupil
  • Irene Gallin ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Nature Class Pupil, Country Girl
  • Clare Glomb ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, March Hare
  • Sarah Hayes ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Nature Class Pupil
  • Sydney Johnson ... Daughter of the King of Hearts, Perrico's Musician, Country Girl
  • Mitchel Mejia ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Nature Class Monitor, Gendarme
  • Nicole McBee ... Son of the Evil Enchantress
  • Rachel Pilch ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Nature Class Pupil, Sales Girl
  • Zackery Yarborough ... Son of the Evil Enchantress, Nature Class Monitor, Knave of Hearts, Floorwalker
  • Erin Lowry ... Piano
  • Gloria Van Dalen ... Bass
  • Joe Braga ... Drums
  • Joshua Van Dalen ... Saxophone
  • Jason Brame ... Flute