The curtains open on the Covington Regional Ballet’s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland on April 30 at Newton High School.
The audience can join Alice in her adventure through Wonderland as she comes across figments of her wildest dreams, thanks to performers who dedicated many hours to prepare and make sure every detail of the show is perfect.
Molly Cady, who will perform the role of the white rabbit, has been dancing for 14 years and has dedicated her life to her passion for dance.
“It can be a challenge to rehearse so often and dedicate the necessary time and effort through the week,” Cady said.
“Sometimes I miss hanging out with friends outside of school and dance. Although I devote a lot of time to dance, I would never trade it for the world. The experiences I have had because I have been involved with the Covington Regional Ballet are completely worth the time commitment.”
Another featured performer in Alice is Cameron Crowe, who will be dancing the role of the Queen of Hearts.
Cameron was inspired and motivated by the dedication of the older, more accomplished dancers when she was just starting out in dance 14 years ago, and wants to pass that along.
“I hope that my dancing will help show the young dancers in the company now what they can achieve with hard work and practice,” she said.
Both of these seniors have agreed that the most important thing they will take away from this experience is the strong relationships made with all the performers.
“The Company is like a family and everyone supports each other,” Cady said. “It is so special to grow up with all these incredible people and see how everyone has grown as a person.”
The show will run Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Newton High School. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.