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Spotlight: Wonderland

Cast and crew of ‘Wonderland’ are, from back, left to right, Genesis Be, Jeb Vonderbruegge, Tanya Prater, Eli Ladner, Breyton Moran, Ebby Johnson, Gretchen McDermid, Aliyah Necaise, Mattie Millet, Christina Larson, Joseph Jones, Mallory Pitcairn, Tonya Hays, Naomi Kapusinski, Meg McDougal, Olivia Grammar, Ayden Ladner, Thea Rose, Claire Carter, Chris Clemons, Elaina Dunning, Ryan Bergman and Amanda Overmyer.
Cast and crew of ‘Wonderland’ are, from back, left to right, Genesis Be, Jeb Vonderbruegge, Tanya Prater, Eli Ladner, Breyton Moran, Ebby Johnson, Gretchen McDermid, Aliyah Necaise, Mattie Millet, Christina Larson, Joseph Jones, Mallory Pitcairn, Tonya Hays, Naomi Kapusinski, Meg McDougal, Olivia Grammar, Ayden Ladner, Thea Rose, Claire Carter, Chris Clemons, Elaina Dunning, Ryan Bergman and Amanda Overmyer. Courtesy Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Spotlight: Wonderland

Presented by: WINGS Performing Arts, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Where: 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport.

Showtimes and Dates: Nov. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. A Q and A with the cast, crew and mental health experts will follow each performance. The annual Painted WINGS art show and sale will follow the Nov. 12 matinee at 4:30 PM. Proceeds from the show benefit the WINGS Scholarship Fund.

Cast List: Grace Noelle Williams (Jenny), Ayden Ladner (Noah), Aliyah Necaise (Mom), Jeb Vonderbruegge (Dad), Christina Larson and Naomi Kapusinski (Dancer), Breyton Moran, (Drummer), Green Man Joseph Jones (Green Man); Stimmies: Claire Carter, Christopher Clemons, Elaina Dunning, Olivia Grammar, Ebby Johnson, Naomi Kapusinski, Elijah Ladner, Robert LaCour, Meg McDougal, Mattie Millet, Mallory Pitcairn, Thea Rose.

Production crew: Directors: Tonya Hays and Tanya Prater; Choreographer: Eli Ladner; Stage Manager: Gretchen McDermid; Lights: Chayce Lundy; Sound: Austin Wade; Tech: Ryan Bergman and Jacolby Saucier; Props: Elaine Morrow; Costumes: Amanda Overmyer; Props: Elaine Morrow; Graphic Design: Thea Rose; Puppets: Allyson Williams; Executive Music Producer, Co-writer: Genesis Be; Special Advisers: Thea Rose, Christopher Clemons, Tanya Clemons.

Synopsis: “Wonderland” is a new musical that opens with a tribute to the perfect family: two loving, successful parents with a daughter and a son. Their fairytale family is destroyed when their 2-year-old son, Noah, “disappears.” He stops talking, won’t look people in the eyes and doesn’t wish to be touched. Jenny, Noah’s older sister, takes the audience through the story as the family’s dreams disappear and the relationships start to disintegrate when they have to deal with a diagnosis of autism and the challenges it brings.

Ticket prices: All tickets $10. The Painted WINGS Art Show and Sale is a free event.

Reservations/details: www.lmdc.org or 228-897-6039.

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