Home  > What's On Stage  > Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto
Nov 16 2022 - Jan 1 2023

Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto

Leonard C. Haas Stage at People's Light Get Directions

We venture down the rabbit hole in a brand-new holiday panto! On her first day of skiddle mool—oops, we mean middle school!—Alice Liddle stumbles upon a strange book in the library and ends up in a mysterious, magical place. Cheer the heroes, boo the bad guys, and help Alice find her way home in this panto-tastic take on Lewis Carroll's madcap classic.

So, what IS a musical panto? With origins dating back to commedia dell’arte, the "pantomime" takes a well-known children's story and turns it on its ear. Every holiday season, audiences of all ages gather in droves to partake in the songs, dances, topical jokes, and jovial camaraderie of this longstanding tradition. This year, People’s Light is thrilled to welcome two Philadelphia icons to the panto family—comedy legend Jennifer Childs writes the book, and award-winning drag performer Eric Jaffe is the audience’s new guide through the magical mayhem in the role of Dinah/Cheshire Cat. We also welcome back director Bill Fennelly and composer and lyricist Alex Bechtel for another year of holiday hilarity.

Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Assistive Listening Systems, Sign Language Interpretation, Audio Description Available, Closed Captioning, Large Print Programs, Relaxed Performances, Smart Caption Glasses

Relaxed Performance with ASL interpretation and audio description: Sunday, December 11 at 2pm
Open Captioning: Performances from Dec 27 through Jan 1
Smart Caption Glasses: available to reserve for any performance from Dec 20 through Jan 1

COVID Information: People's Light is a vaccine-mandated workplace, and masks are required in our spaces. Regular COVID testing, enhanced air filtration indoors, and other safety protocols for the production team are overseen by a COVID Compliance Manager. Audiences must remain masked unless actively eating or drinking.


Book by
Jennifer Childs
Music & Lyrics by
Alex Bechtel
Directed By
Bill Fennelly
Show Type
Live EventComedyFamilyLGBTQ+MusicalWorld Premiere
Assistive Listening Systems
Audio Description Available
Closed Captioning
Large Print Programs
Relaxed Performances
Sign Language Interpretation
Wheelchair Accessible


Box Office
Leonard C. Haas Stage at People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, 19355
Get Directions
Theatre Philadelphia logo
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 732
Philadelphia, PA 19107
[email protected]
Privacy Policy
© 2022 Theatre Philadelphia. All rights reserved.
Site design and development by I-SITE®
Advertise with Us