The Red Queen/Tiger Lily (Emma Brown) is shown with Alice (Ana Valenzuela-Tyson) and The White Queen (Kelly Mirado Fallow-Cutler) in The Grand’s production of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass.” PHOTO BY NAN LINCOLN

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The Grand’s   children production of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass,” Executive Director Nick Turner’s adaption of the second Alice story in Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic, opened Saturday night. The Friday night performance was cancelled due to snow.

Directed by Georgia Zildjian, the  show featured poetry — most notably “The Jabberwocky” — interpretive dance, from an energetic troupe of Northern Lights Dance Arts students; original music by Mount Desert Island High School freshman Cedar Ellis and a host of familiar storybook characters.

These include a Mutt and Jeff version of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, (Walter and William Foster), a beautiful Red Queen (the lovely and graceful Emma Brown), a combative White Queen (one of many roles taken on by Kelly Mirado Fallow-Cutler Walter Walter), Humpty Dumpty/The White Knight (a fun Nick Hansen) and not one but two adorable Alices (Ana Vanezuela-Tyson and her looking glass image, Ecila, Heather Brenner-Simpson).

Also flitting about the stage were kittens, fawns, flowers, a unicorn and a handful of animated chess pieces. Three performances are scheduled for this weekend at 7 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. To reserve seats, call 667-9500 or visit

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