April 3, 2018
About the Concert
Yoni was the Associate Director for 54 Sings Alice in Wonderland. The concert adaption by Jared Gray featured musical direction by Kevin David Thomas (Broadway: A Little Night Music, Les Miserables) and directed by Robbie Rozelle.
“The energy of a mad tea party infused every audience member to the point of jovial proclamation, applause, and even heckling, as the show progressed. … I found myself touched by the message that any little girl can grow up to be a queen. There will be wacky detours and unbelievable triumphs in life, but to persevere with presence, openness, and maybe a little song-and-dance is to live a rich life of growth and wonder. Three cheers for 54 Sings Alice in Wonderland for celebrating the weird and wonderful!” — Curiouser and Curiouser: 54 Sings Alice in Wonderland
The 1985 made-for-television musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is a special for the ages. The classic tale of a girl named Alice who follows a white rabbit down a hole into Wonderland, the incredibly imaginative Steve Allen (creator of The Tonight Show) score had never been performed live. Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway’s zaniest actors, Feinstein’s/54 Below revisited the songs of this musical touchstone for one performance only.
Starring Broadway’s zaniest actors, including Todd Buonopane (Broadway: Cinderella, 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, TV: 30 Rock), Dana Costello (Broadway: Finding Neverland, Jekyll & Hyde, Feinstein’s/54 Below: 54 Sings Jane Eyre), Nathan Lee Graham (Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Wild Party, Off-Broadway: The View UpStairs), Amy Jo Jackson (Broadway: Kinky Boots), Amanda Kuchinski (Podcast: “Squirrel Friends Cocktail Hour”), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Broadway: Chicago, Women on the Verge…, Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity), Rob Maitner (Off-Broadway: Asymmetric, Urinetown), Alexis Michelle (TV: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9), Andrew Nielson (Feinstein’s/54 Below: 54 Sings Jane Eyre), Carly Ozard (“Midler on the Roof), Doug Plaut (TV: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Robert W. Schneider (Podcast: “Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends”), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Feinstein’s/54 Below: 54 Sings Jane Eyre, Off-Broadway: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Steve Tipton.
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Still riding off the wacky, zany love and joy that the company of #54SingsAliceInWonderland brought to @54below the other night. What a joy to be surrounded by folks who unabashedly love to make people laugh. And a lovely gesture from the MTA on the way home. . . . . . #attitudeofgratitude #140 #feinsteins54below #aliceinwonderland #steveallen #broadway #cabaret #concert #54singsalice #54singsaliceinwonderland #carolchanning