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Looking Glass World – an interactive, virtual musical adventure – (January 28th – February 7th, 2021)
February 7 @ 6:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 7, 2021
NextStage Theatre Company in Conifer continues to push the boundaries of virtual theatre with their musical production of Looking Glass World, an interactive, choose-your-own-journey style digital production presented from January 28th – February 7th, 2021. With over 1,000 scripted variations that can take place at each performance, the audience controls the plot in this larger than life saga, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” universe. 9 actors perform over seventy roles live, with the assistance of state-of-the-art technology, digital costumes, virtual set pieces, and augmented reality.
Looking Glass World
Written by Tyler Phillips
Original Music by Curtis Hart
Choreography by Jessica Swanson
Inspired by the writings of Lewis Carroll
Presented by veterans of NextStage Theatre Company’s “Rise-Up” Company
Directed by Tyler Phillips
Starring: Keiko Tani, Una Ahac, Jack McCarthy, Ziga Poromon, Tahlia Knoshaug, Skylar Daniels, Hazel Kachline, Lindsey Hull, and Greyson Rasmussen.
January 28th – February 7th, 2021 – Online streaming production via YouTube
Thursdays – Sundays at 6:30pm
There are some “Interactive tickets” available for each performance, allowing 12 patrons to set in motion a minimum of 7 pivotal plot points that impact Alice’s journey through the psychedelic, hilarious, and mind-bending Looking Glass World, illustratively curated by Art Director, Sara Stephenson.
Tickets: $15 – $25
FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
At the helm of the production is Playwright/Director Tyler Phillips, composer/director of the critically acclaimed Shakespeare-fueled musical “Under The Greenwood Tree” (Flea Theater, NYC 2013). Phillips says, “Looking Glass World is a celebration of the aspects of theatre that can take place digitally, but not in-person. During the pandemic, a lot of focus has been put on the challenges that virtual theatre presents to actors and directors. This show flips the script by taking advantage of virtual elements that enhance the live dramatic experience like special effects that push the boundaries of imagination, a diverse group of young actors broadcasting from 5 different time zones, and a global live audience that can impact the show’s story-line in real time. ”
ABOUT NEXTSTAGE THEATRE COMPANY
Looking Glass World’s cast includes 9 teen actors from across North America who are all veterans of NextStage’s “Rise-Up” Company. The “Rise-Up” company creates paid theatrical opportunities for teen actors all across the globe and features some of drama and musical theatre’s most exciting rising talents.
Founded in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, NextStage Theatre Company was established to provide avenues for theatre and music artists to create art during a challenging time. Through drive-in theatre shows and groundbreaking virtual productions, NextStage produced over 30 performances featuring the work of roughly 50 authors and the diverse talents of nearly 200 performers across 5 continents from June-December 2020. NextStage continues to be dedicated to creating paid opportunities for its participants through its hybrid digital/in-person 2021 season.