Newton, NC – The stage at the Old Post Office Playhouse will be transformed into an otherworldly scene when dancers from Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts unveil all the “curiouser and curiouser” characters in Alice in Wonderland in performances on May 31, June 1 and June 2.

Join Alice during the full-length ballet as she encounters extraordinary and hilarious characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, to a sinuous caterpillar to a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Silly flamingos, adorable sea creatures and dancing cards help tell the topsy-turvy story that is entertainment for the entire family.

Principle dancers in the production include Eva Peterson as Alice; Mary Melnyk (May 31, 7:30 p.m. and June 1, 3 p.m.) and Kate Mullis (June 1, 7:30 p.m. and June 2, 3 p.m.) share the role of the Queen of Hearts; and Brilee Lutz (May 31, 7:30 p.m. and June 1, 3 p.m.) and Sophia Ford (June 1, 7:30 p.m. and June 2, 3 p.m.) take on the role of the White Rabbit.

“You won’t want to miss this amazing production of Alice,” says Artistic Director Adrienne Lowman. “The students have put an enormous amount of effort into learning all the parts in our interpretation of this enchanting ballet and the costumes are out of this world.”

Show times are Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by calling The Green Room at (828) 464-6128 or on the website at

The Old Post Office Playhouse is located at 10 South Main Avenue in Newton.

Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts offers a full schedule of classes and summer camps. Visit or call (828) 328-3794 for additional information. The studios are located inside Foothills Gymnastics, 920 29th Ave NE, Hickory.