Dora theatre students take the stage with "Alice in Wonderland"

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 5/13/16

Dora High School’s theatre group will perform their last play of the school year tonight by bringing “Alice in Wonderland” to life on the stage.

After a Christmas production and an early spring performance, Dora theatre students are …

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Dora theatre students take the stage with "Alice in Wonderland"

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Dora High School’s theatre group will perform their last play of the school year tonight by bringing “Alice in Wonderland” to life on the stage.

After a Christmas production and an early spring performance, Dora theatre students are “finishing big” with “Alice in Wonderland,” Dora Principal Paige Skalnik said.

“This program has just flourished this year,” Skalnik said. “We’re just so proud of it, and proud that Ms. LaCoste [theatre advisor] has taken that on and that so many people have been interested in it. The support that it has received is just overwhelming.”

Around 75 students participate in Dora’s theatre group, and students from Sumiton Elementary and Middle schools are also taking part in the “Alice in Wonderland” production.

For the past few weeks, the theatre group, along with those who support the program, have been making costumes and designing sets, and students have also been busy rehearsing the production. Skalnik said Greg and Jeannie Sandlin and Sandra and Bill LaCoste have been especially helpful during the “Alice” production.

Students will first perform the play for Sumiton elementary and middle school students today, followed by a public performance tonight at 7 p.m. Public performances of “Alice” will also be held on Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. All performances will be at the Dora High School gymnasium, and admission is $5 for students, seniors and kids and $7 for adults.

“It’s been a big part of this school year for these kids,” Skalnik said, reflecting on the theatre program, adding that the “Alice” production wouldn’t have been possible without the community’s support.