54 Sings Alice in Wonderland

Music and Lyrics by Steve Allen

Associate Director

April 3, 2018
Feinstein’s/54 Below

The 1985 made-for-television musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is a special for the ages. The classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, the incredibly imaginative Steve Allen (creator of “The Tonight Show”) score had never been performed live. Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway’s zaniest actors, Feinstein’s/54 Below revisited the songs of this musical touchstone for one performance only.

Creative Team

Directed by Robbie Rozelle
Associate Directed by Yoni Weiss
Concert Adaptation by Jared Gray
Musical Direction by Kevin David Thomas (A Little Night Music)


Todd Buonopane (Cinderella25th Annual…Spelling Bee, “30 Rock”), Dana Costello (Finding NeverlandJekyll & Hyde), Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the DesertThe Wild Party, The View UpStairs), Amy Jo Jackson (Kinky Boots), Amanda Kuchinski (“Squirrel Friends Cocktail Hour”), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (ChicagoWomen on the Verge…, Sweet Charity), Rob Maitner (AsymmetricUrinetown), Alexis Michelle (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 9), Andrew NielsonCarly Ozard (“Midler on the Roof), Doug Plaut (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Robert W. Schneider (“Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends”), and Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown).

The energy of a mad tea party infused every audience member to the point of jovial proclamation, applause, and even heckling, as the show progressed. … I found myself touched by the message that any little girl can grow up to be a queen. There will be wacky detours and unbelievable triumphs in life, but to persevere with presence, openness, and maybe a little song-and-dance is to live a rich life of growth and wonder. Three cheers for 54 Sings Alice in Wonderland for celebrating the weird and wonderful!
— Curiouser and Curiouser