Meet the Stars of the New Off-Broadway Musical Alice by Heart
Molly Gordon and Noah Galvin head the company.
The stars of the new musical Alice by Heart met the press at their rehearsal studio on December 17. The MCC Theater production will begin performances Wednesday, January 30, 2019, as the first show in the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, with opening night set for Tuesday, February 26.
With a score by Spring Awakening collaborators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, a book by Sater and Jessie Nelson, direction by Nelson and choreography by Rick and Jeff Kuperman, the production stars Molly Gordon, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Ari Groover, Michael Hartung, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Catherine Ricafort, Colton Ryan, Heath Saunders, Wesley Taylor, and Natalie Walker.
The creative team includes Edward Pierce (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), and J. Jared Janas (hair, wig, and makeup design), with orchestrations by Sheik, additional orchestrations by Simon Hale, and music direction and vocal arrangements by Jason Hart.
Alice by Heart, which is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is described as follows: "In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer's budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland."