The Tony and Grammy award-winning creators of "Spring Awakening," Steven Sater and Ducan Sheik, reunite for MCC's new musical inspired by "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland." More…
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 encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
See it if A show that has good acting and some goods songs set in ww11 backdrop. Nice lighting in this production.
Don't see it if A story that gets lost in metaphors, symbolism and riddles. Story goes downhill fast.
See it if Forlorn fantasy of staying a child when confronted with death. Dreamy music with wonderful vocals & choreography. Youthful exuberance.
Don't see it if Fractured fantasy on a fantasy is too confusing. Overly sentimental, repetitive dialog. 4th wall breaks take you out of the show.
See it if you love the imaginative magical aspects of the Alice books. The clever use of the unusually wide stage creatively produces a moving story.
Don't see it if you are expecting a children's Alice in Wonderland. This is very sophisticated.
See it if you enjoy fairy tales, imaginative theatre, and know the story of Alice in Wonderland very well.
Don't see it if you prefer straightforward narratives. This show tries too hard to be clever and trips over itself. I found it confusing and tuned out.
See it if you enjoy a very entertaining and creative setting of the Alice in Wonderland story. Very talented cast.
Don't see it if you want to see a traditional telling of Alice story.
Also New state of the art theater for MCC.
See it if you enjoy young actors in the beginning of their careers giving their all to a script that needs more focus/ depth. Good Queen of Hearts.
Don't see it if you're looking for well developed characters with well developed relationships. Music is enjoyable but not memorable. Stage is too high.
See it if The production and staging are really top-notch and some great singing. The caterpillar and queen's songs are standouts.
Don't see it if you can't stand terrible English accents. It's very off-putting at first. A lot of the songs are bland & forgettable, but some good moments
See it if A weird retelling of the Alice in Wonderland story. If you are an Alice fan, you might enjoy this.
Don't see it if I found it confusing and hard to follow. And the music was not memorable.
See it if There is one very nice song. Staging, costumes, set all lively if not always serving the story. You know Wonderland.
Don't see it if You want a cohesive narrative, you expect anything approaching the craftsmanship of Spring Awakening. You dont like loud and chaotic.
See it if characters in a WWII bunker become contemporary versions of Alice in Wonderland characters; theme of escape into imagination when life bad
Don't see it if Alice in Wonderland purist; want choreography to involve more than repetitive hand movements; want chemistry between male and female leads
See it if you want to see one of the most creative pieces this season. The supporting cast especially excels, especially Noah Galvin & Heath Saunders.
Don't see it if you need UK accents to be on point. The worst offender here was Alice herself, which made the misadventures in dialect particularly glaring.
See it if you want to see one of the more exceptional, yet weird, new musicals in a comfortable new theatre space designed to maximize your immersion,
Don't see it if uninvested in quirkier works heavy on choreography-as-storytelling; lacking imagination or empathy with the traumatized. Some bawdiness
See it if you like modern dance, pop hypno-music & don't mind a show that is painfully slow and feels long even at 90min. Actors all worked hard
Don't see it if I was really not a fan of this show. Sadly it was boring. Misconceived original musical. I agree with the critics.
See it if You want to experience a different type of "Alice". The highlights are the melodic score and high energy performances by the talented cast
Don't see it if The story may not be easy to follow at times, but the overall production holds your attention.
See it if you're a fan of Sheik/Sater's work...or if you're really familiar with Lewis Carroll's work. There's some great components to this, but it..
Don't see it if ..just doesn't come together as a cohesive show. Really cool choreography, excellent performances, interesting concept...but needs more work
See it if Sheik/Slater team. Dark and real, with a heart. Maybe needs some more work, but totally worth it.
Don't see it if Looking for traditional AiW story.
See it if and only if you were interested in a new spin on the classic Alice In Wonderland tale.
Don't see it if you are a traditionalist and thus a musical version of Alice In Wonderland isn't something you ready for.
See it if If you love all incarnations of Alice, you will like this well performed and intensely charged high drama musical.
Don't see it if You want fully drawn characters and clear connections between book and song. Also, if you don't know Alice, this would be bewildering.
See it if You are a fan of Duncan Sheik's music or Simon Hale's orchestrations. You are intimately acquainted with the source material.
Don't see it if You are a fan of Steven Sater. This is the weakest piece in his wonderful catalogue of work. You
See it if You love Alice in Wonderland, love contemporary choreography inserted for no reason, and like talented singers/actors being wasted.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a coherent book, you loved Spring Awakening (weak echoes here), you don’t like mania (tender moments followed by farce).