This new production will premiere on April 7, 2018 at Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco. Foehringer’s Alice in Wonderland is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Following the same format as Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets, this new production is a 50 minute dance theater version with colorful sets, costumes and puppets. It features live music and cast of 8 dancers. Ideal for the young child’s attention span.
What can I expect to see at Mark Foehringer’s Alice in Wonderland? Audiences can expect to see a unique 50 minute version of familiar children’s story, adapted for our times. The show is specifically designed for families with young children. Families will hear live music–a chamber orchestra with 9 musicians–and a 10 dancer ensemble dancing all your favorite characters – Alice, Jack of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Red Queen, Cheshire Cat and others. Alice in Wonderland is an affordable, fun and zany rendition of this popular story, and will be a new spring tradition for your family.
How long is the performance? 50 minutes with no intermission.
How early should I arrive at the theater? At least 30 minutes before the performance. We recommend your plan to arrive an hour early, in case of traffic or parking difficulty, and to have time for the restroom, or to get refreshments. Fort Mason is always popular and you won’t want to be late.
Can my child sit on my lap Yes, but your child must have a ticket. For insurance reasons, all persons MUST have a ticket. Children can sit in their seat, on your lap, or stand in front of their seat. No sitting is allowed in the aisle because the dancers enter and exit through the aisles throughout the show.
Can I eat or drink at Alice in Wonderland? Only bottle water is allowed in the theater. No food or drink of any other kind is allowed in the theater. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby but must be consumed before entering. There are several cafes and restaurants in Fort Mason and nearby if you want to eat before or after the show.
Where exactly is Cowell Theater located within Fort Mason Center?
Cowell Theater is located at the rear of the Herbst Pavilion, along the east (downtown) side of Pier 2 within Fort Mason Center. Click here for a map of Fort Mason Center. Click here for a map of Fort Mason Center.
Can I bring a stroller or car seat for my child? You can bring these to Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, but will need to park strollers in the theater lobby during the show. Strollers are not allowed inside the theater for safety reasons. Car seats may be allowed (in your child’s assigned seat), subject to the house manager’s assessment of safety.
What age range is Alice in Wonderland geared towards? Alice in Wonderland is for the child in all of us so it is appropriate for multi-generations. It is made specifically for children with a short attention span so any child would enjoy the performance.
Can I bring a camera and take photographs? Photographs with the cast members can be taken in the lobby, after the shows. Fort he safety the dancers and enjoyment of everyone, Please, no photographs, video, cell phones, iPads, or recording of any kind during the performance.
Can my child see if we are in the front row? The stage is 3 feet above the floor level, so even children in row one should be able to see everything.
Where can I park? There is very limited free parking right outside of Fort Mason (by the yacht club / Marina Green park). Fort Mason has paid parking on campus (inside the gates and immediately outside). Rates are reasonable, and are listed on the Fort Mason website. Off campus, street Parking is limited to 1 hour, and is strictly enforced. We encourage our patrons to take MUNI or use a rideshare app from BART to reduce the inconvenience of driving in The City.
Are there group discounts for Mark Foehringer’s Alice in Wonderland? Discounts for groups are not offered. MFDPSF (the dance company presenting Alice in Wonderland) have set multiple prices depending on the seat that makes the show affordable for all families.