Curiouser: A New Musical About the Mind Behind Wonderland by Piper J. Distel & Lori Robinson Distel


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Curiouser: A New Musical About the Mind Behind Wonderland by Piper J. Distel & Lori Robinson Distel

Journey ‘down the rabbit hole,’ and meet ‘the mind behind Wonderland’ in this new musical biography about the extraordinary life of beloved children’s author, Lewis Carroll.

From his childhood in Yorkshire to his eventual friendship with the young girl who would become ‘Alice,’ Carroll’s conservative Victorian upbringing and keen knack for storytelling are paralleled through the famous characters which audiences have come to love. Get ready to peer through this theatrical ‘looking glass,’ and catch a glimpse at the kooky and amusing life of one of history’s most misunderstood geniuses.

Keywords: Wonderland; family friendly; Alice in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll; autism; biography

Produced by Penny & Pound Theatre Productions, Cambridge ON, 2021 and 2022 (revival)

View the demo reel here!

Genre: Musical, Dramedy
Acts: 2
Run time: 140 minutes
Suitable for students 10+
Script sold separately

Cast size: 25 - 65 actors
Male roles: 10
Female roles: 15
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming roles: 20
Musicians: 8
Musician roles: Musicians: Keys I, Violin, Violin II, Viola, Clarinet, Flute, Cello, French Horn


“I am SO GLAD that I had the opportunity to attend this production! The talent of these actors is outstanding. I was unprepared to be swept away on a rollercoaster of emotions through the lives of the characters. If you attended this production you’ll understand. Thank you to everyone involved for their hours of work {and} dedication to this show. Well done!”- Carolyn W. via Facebook“I had the privilege of witnessing Penny & Pound Theatre Productions' new original musical Curiouser last night at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. It is a story about the mind of Charles Dodgson and how his upbringing and the people around him, along with his imagination and curiosity, made him into the beloved Lewis Carroll. There are two more shows left, both today at 1 pm and 7pm. I highly recommend you run out and catch it if you can. Very impressive young voices, beautiful songs by Lori Robinson Distel and inspired book by Piper J. Distel. Features a live seven piece orchestra. Mirvish needs to catch this one. It's future is very bright. Here is the online playbill if you are curious about Curiouser. Well done everyone!”- On Stage with Sandy“I saw this show on Saturday. I LOVED IT! I swear, there wasn't a minute that went by that I wasn't enjoying myself. The story was written and paced very well; the songs were fun, catchy and smartly written; the casting was great and they made every character unique and stand out in their own way (which is something I love about Alice in Wonderland in general). Penny and Pound never fails to impress me; especially with the fact that most of their performers are young. This was a pretty ambitious project and it turned out so well. This could become a classic play that other thespians could perform and study. I hope you are all proud of your accomplishment. Give yourselves a pat on the back, you deserve it. Well Done!”- Zach M. via Facebook