It was a grand finale of theatrical productions for the 2015/16 school year, and grand it was! The show was Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr., produced by the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) ALL STARZ for family, friends and faculty. Under the tutelage of the musical director and choreographer, Karen Raymond, with help from Kerri Holdsworth, assistant director and backstage manager, theproduction was bound to be a great one.
This community is fortunate to have productions of such high caliber from their middle school. From the extremely talented individual vocal performances to the rousing group numbers and the supporting company chorus, this school play was anything BUT amateur. Set scenes and props helped to tell the story, but it was the true-to-character imaginative costumes that took this production a notch above.
A round of applause to the excellentperformances by all! The only disappointment, there won’t be an encore until next school year.
Lighting and sound were handled by Roger Raymond and Kurtis August. Gigi Garraty and MICMS art students created most of the props and scenery. Former students, Carson Essi and Cassie Sullivan, helped with the Wonderland Flats, with Rob Eder from the Marco Island Academy. Margo Heidenreich and yearbook students worked on posters/props. Mark Alabanese handled the production program.