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Spring Awakening Writers Working On New Alice In Wonderland Musical!

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Another re-interpretation of this story?

Granted, if anyone can make it work, it's them!

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, who are the authors behind the Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, are currently workshopping a brand new show at London's National Theatre called Alice By Heart, which is inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

Sater explains of the piece, which was commisioned by the group's Connections program:

"It's about how to leave childhood behind and the challenge and struggle in that."

He goes on to say that the show will add a heightened sense of urgency and danger to the material, and will employ ensemble storytelling to explore "themes of grief and loss."

With the script and score expected to be completed in July, there will be a workshop presentation in the UK in November. Through the Connections program, 30 youth theatres will then get the chance to stage the show in February of 2012, and representatives from the National will attend them, and the best one will get to perform their version at the National Theatre the following summer!

What a wonderful opportunity for so many! We have a feeling that with this much talent going into it all, the show will have no problem getting picked up for a professional run in London or on Broadway!

Best of luck to everyone involved!

We can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Kate Middleton Bonds With Future In-Laws, Attends The Ballet

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Yesterday, Kate Middleton's parents made a lovely gesture by chipping in for the royal wedding although we didn't think it was entirely necessary.

As another nice gesture from the other pair of future in-laws, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla took Kate with them to the final performance of the Royal Ballet's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Here's what an onlooker attending the ballet had to say about Kate's experience there:

"It was only when the cast, which is vast, turned to their left to curtsy to them, that most of us realized she was there. Kate was smiling broadly as she joined in the applause."

So nice to hear how much she enjoyed the performance!

We're sure Prince William will be happy to take her out to many more performances when he returns from working/showing support in New Zealand/Australia disaster areas.

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