CCLA Theatre Event: Alice, Formerly of Wonderland & After Show Talk 

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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic (33 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara)

You are invited to celebrate the world premiere of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, written by Cornell's very own Mark Saltzman (’73) at the New Vic in Santa Barbara. Make it a weekend get away and do some wine tasting the next day! Mark and some cast members will do a talk and Q&A after the show, so be sure to stick around!
Note that hotel and wine tasting reservations are not included in the price. If you are interested in this option, please contact Gaye Tomlinson, for more information. 
Playwright’s Bio: Mark began his career in New York with Jim Henson, writing for the Muppets. His Sesame Street sketches and songs (including “Caribbean Amphibian”) earned him seven Emmy Awards.

Later, Mark collaborated with Jerry Herman on the tv movie Mrs. Santa Claus, starring Angela Lansbury.  For the movies, he wrote  The Adventures of Milo and Otis, Three Ninjas Kick Back and has had screenplays commissioned by SONY, Universal, and Disney. His TV movie The Red Sneakers, directed by and starring Gregory Hines was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.His first full-length stage work was The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Pasadena Playhouse 1997, nominated for five Los Angeles Ovation Awards including Best Musical. It went on to play theaters throughout the US, including a run at New York’s Roundabout Theater,  nominated as Best Musical by the Outer Critics Circle. Other works for stage: Falling for Make Believe based on the life of Lorenz Hart AT LA’s Colony Theater, directed Jim Fall. Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood, Laguna Playhouse and now optioned for a film.  Romeo and Bernadette, Off-Broadway in 2022, two Drama Desk Award nominations for lyrics and book as well as a Critic’s Choice nod from the NY Times.

Mark is a graduate of Cornell’s English and theater departments.


Space is limited, so sign up soon!



$55 per person for CCLA Members
$65 per person for non-members
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For questions about the event please email Gaye Tomlinson, (