Williams Lake Secondary School drama students will be staging the musical Alice — A Wonderland by Canadian writers Roy Surette and Sandra Head in the school commons June 12 to 23. The play, based on Lewis Carroll’s popular classic Alice In Wonderland, is being directed by drama teacher Sidonie Boll who is very familiar with the play having played Alice in the first professional production of the Canadian musical staged at the Carousel Theatre in Vancouver.
In the WLSS version, Boll was given permission to expand the play’s original small cast to include 25 drama students. Although just 14 and in Grade 8, Nicole Curbello won the role of Alice, but despite her young age, Boll is confident Nicole will be brilliant in the part. “We have a better Alice than even I was,” says Boll, who was a professional actor of 29 when she took on the role. Look for more on the story in future editions of the Tribune.