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Classics for Kids 2017: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

The Classics for Kids program gives young people the opportunity to perform live on the historic Newtown Theatre Stage after a two-week rehearsal period. For 2017, the classic  children's story Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There has been adapted by director Jim Banar especially for this production. 

Directed by Jim Banar

Produced by Lisa Reiser

Production Assistant Sydney Gilmore


Saturday, March 11, 2017

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


$10 general admission
$8 per ticket for groups of 10+

Auditions February 21 and 22

Calling all kids and young adults ages 6 to 16! Auditions have been scheduled for Newtown Arts Company's Classics for Kids production of Through the Looking Glass ad What Alice Found There.

DATES: Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22

TIME: 4 p.m.

LOCATION: United Methodist Church, 35 Liberty Street, Newtown, PA 18940

REQUIREMENTS: No song or monologue required. No appointment necessary. If cast, a membership fee of $25 (per family) is required. Rehearsals will be held at United Methodist Church Monday through Friday the two weeks prior to performances: February 27 through March 3, and March 6 through 10. Please complete the Audition Form and bring it with you to auditions.


PERFORMANCES: Saturday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SHOW SUMMARY: This adaptation, by director Jim Banar, of Lewis Carroll’s classic coming of age tale follows Alice, exactly six and one-half months after the events of Alice in Wonderland, as she dreamily wonders one snowy day what it would be like to live in the fantastical world on the other side of her looking glass. Playing her favorite game of “Let’s pretend…,” Alice steps “through the looking-glass”  and finds herself in a strange world filled with contradictory rules, extraordinary encounters, and eccentric and whimsical creatures, all played out in a countryside marked out like a giant chess board. Realizing what fun it might be to join this world game of chess, Alice is granted her request to enter the game  as White Queen’s Pawn who wishes to become Queen. Her madcap journey of self-discovery and adventure is filled with remarkable adventures and some of the most iconic characters in all of children’s literature – the strict Red Queen; the compassionate White Knight; the absent-minded White Queen; talking flowers with attitude; the poetic Humpty Dumpty; the “contrariwise” Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee; a fighting Lion and Unicorn; king's horses; king's men and so many more – all of whom test Alice’s vision of herself and of her world.

CONTACT: For more information, call 215-860-7058 or email

Director, Classics for Kids

Jim Banar (Director) has adapted Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking and What Alice Found There for the 2017 Classics for Kids program after adapting Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island last year. He also writes and directs 10-minute plays (Buster; Forest Folktales; Pieces of Eight) for Newtown Arts Company’s Stars of Tomorrow summer theater program, as well as being the program’s producer. Onstage, Jim has appeared as Professor Bhaer (Little Women, the Musical), Will Parker (Oklahoma!)and Inspector Colquhoun (Agatha Christie’s The Hollow) for Newtown Arts Company; King Henry VIII (A Man for All Seasons), Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol),the Baker (Into the Woods) and King Henry VIII (A Man for All Seasons) for Actor’s NET; Dr Craven (The Secret Garden) for Town and Country Players; and Gary LeJeune/Roger Tramplmain in Goodyear Theater’s production of Noises Off. He has directed Death Takes a Holiday, Arsenic and Old Lace, George Washington Slept Here, Maid to Order and The 39 Steps for Newtown Arts Company and will direct the company’s June 2017 production of The Philadelphia Story. Jim lives in Newtown with his wife Mary.