When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony and Grammy Award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical, Alice By Heart. Inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this musical is directed and cowritten by Jessie Nelson (Waitress).
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. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world-premiere musical, starring Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.