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Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's 'Alice in Wonderland' on stage this weekend

Photo by Brittin Roberts The entire cast of "Alice in Wonderland" is at a trial for who stole the Queen of Hearts' tarts.1 / 3
Photo by Brittin Roberts "Alice" Breeze Bestland presents a gift to the "Queen of Hearts" Ana Hagedorn on her un-birthday.2 / 3
Photo by Brittin Roberts "March Hare" Isaac Berger, "Mad Hatter" Alan Daugherty, "Dormouse" Michael Schmidt, and "Alice" Breeze Bestland gather around for tea party at the final rehersal for "Alice in Wonderland".3 / 3

Hey Wadena: check your watch and don't be late! You have a very important date this weekend with 39 local children and two professional actors as they take the stage in Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's original musical version of "Alice in Wonderland."

The performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16, and 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena.

"Alice in Wonderland," with original script and music by Daniel Nordquist, continues Prairie Fire's tradition of presenting classic tales as you've never seen them done before.

Prairie Fire Theatre professionals Alan Daugherty and Ana Hagedorn will co-direct, and will play the roles of The Queen Of Hearts and The Mad Hatter.

"Alice in Wonderland" features set and costume design by Deborah Pick.

Founded in 1987, Prairie Fire Children's Theatre now tours annually to more than 100 communities in seven states.

Tickets are available at the door.

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre has provided residencies in the Wadena community for over 15 years. Last year's production was "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Name Character

Breeze Bestland Alice

Josie Myers White Rabbit

Esther Berger Caterpillar

Tess Kirkland Duchess

Keri Monson Cook

Dan Berger Cheshire Cat

Isaac Berger March Hare

Michael Schmidt Dormouse

Austin Korkowski King of Hearts

Mitchel Haman Jack of Hearts

Katie Rokenbrodt Joker

Alan Daughterly Mad Hatter, Mr. Dodgson

Ana Hagedorn Queen of Hearts

Britta Moen Dodo

Brandon Monson Bird

Quinn Maetzold Bird

Macy Hartman Bird

Hope Dumpprope Bird

Addie Dunker Bird

Mikayla St. Marie Bird

Maggie Carlson Bird

Josie Formanek Bird

Shaye Maetzold Bird

Lydia Burns Bird

Samantha Kirkland Rosey #1

Alison Monson Rosey #2

Jodana Albers Gladiola

Lila Lohmiller Daffydil

Kate Schmidt Impatien

Paige Hartman Pansy

Nicole Miller Creeping Charlie

Courtney Warren Shrinking Violet

Hannah Vorderbruggen Baby's Breath

Sean Carlson Card

Gabriel Berger Card

Alex Gould Card

Zoe Schmidt Card

Kloe Pettit-Sperling Card

Mikena Formanek Card

Taylor Dirks Card

Kirstan Finn Card