Family Friendly: Alice talks about her trip to Wonderland
Emily Rohm portrays Alice in the Marriott Theatre for Yioung Audiences' "Alice in Wonderland."
It’s not easy being plunged into an unfamiliar world but a young girl does her best to cope in “Alice in Wonderland,” March 14-May 18, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire. We spoke with Alice (aka actor Emily Rohm) about her adventures.
Q: What was your first impression of Wonderland?
Alice: It was very different from home but at first I loved everything. Then I longed for home and had to find a way back.
Q: Why do you think the March Hare is always in such a hurry?
A: He’s always worried about something, always losing things and always late.
Q: What did you think of the tea party you attended?
A: It was confusing and crazy but fun.
Q: Do you think that there’s hope for the Queen or is she always going to be mean?
A: I think there’s hope for everyone.
Tickets are $15.
For details, call (847) 634-0200 or go to www.MarriottTheatre.com.
Your family will encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack of beanstalk fame and other fairy tale characters in “Into the Woods Jr.” Wilmette Children’s Theatre is presenting the show at 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Mar. 8-17, at the Community Recreation Center Auditorium, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette. Tickets are $8.50.
For details, call (847) 256-6100 or go to www.wilmettepark.org.
The rich traditions of Greek folk dance and music are carried on by the Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society. That group will perform, 3 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 10 in the Petty Auditorium at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. A variety of mainland and island dances will be featured with the dancers wearing authentic costumes.
For details, call (847) 673-7774 or go to www.skokielibrary.info.
EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS
Kids age 3-5 will learn about South Africa at the next Around the World program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. The hands-on session will be held in the Youth Services Activity Room.
For details, call (847) 272-6224 or go to www.northbrook.info.
Children and teens will learn scientific principles through an experiment at Science Saturdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday at the Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 900 Chicago Ave. Past experiments have included do-it-yourself ice cream and baking soda and vinegar rockets. Parents may be asked to stay.
For details, call (847) 905-0764 or go to www.epl.org.