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by Michael Berick
“Anne Shirley,” from the beloved Anne of Green Gables book series, appears at Pasadena Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theatre for the world premiere of the musical Bend In The Road. This family-oriented theater piece, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novels and written by Benita Scheckel and Michael Upward (and directed by Scheckel), finds Anne in Avonlea, affecting the lives of those around her in her own distinctive way.
“Alice” of “Wonderland” fame is the heroine of The National Ballet of Canada’s production (created in partnership with England’s Royal Ballet) of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, coming to the Music Center as part of the 10th season of Glorya Kauffman’s dance series. This production had been heralded by the Toronto Globe And Mail as “the best dance adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s classic on the planet” and features 70 dancers, colorful costumes and special stage projections.
“Cordelia,” King Lear’s youngest daughter, will be part of a unique one-person presentation entitled Nearly Lear. Susanna Hamnett, who also hails from Canada, performs a personalized adaptation of the Shakespeare drama, playing all of the characters herself.
Bend In The Road, 1 and 7 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 7, Carrie Hamilton Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena; bendintheroadtickets.eventbrite.com. $25 adults, $20 ages 12 and younger.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A.; musiccenter.org. $34-$125.
Nearly Lear, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., L.A.; 24thstreet.org. $15 adults, $10 ages 16 and younger. Recommended by the theater for ages 7 and older.
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