Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lookinglass Alice

Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors Gymnasium: 9/11 – 10/11

“Lookingglass Alice,”now on view in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has much to offer in the way of a quasi Cirque de Solei brand of theatre. There’s lots of emphasis put on aerial acrobatics, surreal visuals of the upside down variety and gloriously created twenty- foot tall costumes. All of these are amazing.
A hand-full of actors inhabit the characters you will remember from your childhood reading about Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice.
There’s enough glam and glitz to keep an audience mesmerized … but not much of substance.
One young boy was overheard speaking to his father just after the show. “It’s not a play really, but more of a chance for the actors to show off their favorite skills.”
Fantastical rides on unicycles and roller skates, playing a recorder, dancing and “flying through the air with the greatest of ease” are a few of them.
You have to walk down a hall of mirrors to get to the show as well.
The main disappointment this reviewer had was that the show does not include the character he played on tour…the Mock Turtle. Other than that, it’s a fun ride even if the production is of the busy and messy variety.
It is to be noted that there are lots of changes going on at the Plex. All of them are wonderful! Go see what I mean.
For tickets call: 303-893-4100 or go online at

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