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One Last Trip to Wonderland

Summit Theatre Company takes home triumphs of ‘Alice by Heart’

Only three days after Spring Break, Summit thespians ended seven months of dedication and anticipation on the stage of the Elsinore, a theater rich in culture and history in the heart of Salem. STC left the three-day-long Oregon Thespians 2024 State Festival with medals, memories and a golden, broken leg.

“Alice by Heart” was selected best musical mainstage following the Regionals competition in early February. Awarded the honor to introduce the new musical to over 2,500 thespians from various high schools across Oregon over the course of the festival. With a four-hour load-in, “Alice by Heart” successfully performed two back-to-back performances with a shortened set and a missing apron.

“Alice byHeart” set preparing to load into trucks after a successful timed takedown

Sound designer and Summit junior Reggie Strom won Showcase Select and was awarded admission to the International Thespians Festival for his superior tech submission. Any thespian awarded a superior score at Regionals or State may now attend Internationals according to an announcement during the closing ceremony.

Sound Design score sheets beside a correlating metal awarded to the winner of Showcase Select (Reggie Strom)

To say the least, the weekend was full of accomplishments and themed workshops, all thanks to a little talent and a whole lot of passion. During a closing night circle back in December, the cast proposed the submission of Alice by Heart to State. A difficult task dwelling in uncertainty and constrained by time would become an enriching experience for not only the cast and crew, but audience members alike.

Cast performs “Chillin’ the Regrets” during opening night of “Alice by Heart” at the State festival

Following a truly momentous weekend, Summit thespians return to “Rumors” and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” storming their way through the end of the 2023-24 season.

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