LSSC Theatre to Perform “Alice in Wonderland” and “Mad Hatter Tea Party”


LEESBURG — Performing Arts students at Lake-Sumter State College will premier their production of “Alice in Wonderland” October 19 and 20 at the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium located at LSSC’s Leesburg campus followed by a “Mad Hatter Tea Party”.

The first viewing of the students’ adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s enchanting classic Alice in Wonderland adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller will be held on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and the second viewing at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20.

The Theatre Arts Society will also be hosting a Mad Hatter Tea Party following Saturday’s performance where guests can enjoy refreshments, cameo performances, and photo opportunities with their favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland.


Aside from the play, the cast will also host special matinee performances for over 900 elementary-school students from various Lake County schools.

LSSC faculty member and director for the productions, Heather Elmatti, hosts the children’s reader’s theatre program for several area schools allowing children to experience live theater and making the performing arts open and engaging for local elementary school students.

“I’m excited to provide another opportunity to share theatre with our local community,” Elmatti stated.  “We strive to make theatre accessible and fun for all ages.”

The Alice in Wonderland performances will be held in the Paul P. Williams Auditorium at Lake-Sumter State College located at 9501 US HWY 441 in Leesburg on October 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 20. Tickets for the performances are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for LSSC students, faculty, staff, and children under 3.

The Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College located at 9501 US HWY 441 in Leesburg from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. following the last Alice in Wonderland performance. Tickets for the Mad Hatter Tea Party are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-12.

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