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Why not add a little 'Wonderland' to your weekend?

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What happens when the worlds of Oz and Wonderland collide? Find out this weekend as Cloquet High School presents its spring play, “Dorothy in Wonderland.” The play is a fantastically fun, musically-inclined romp, cleverly adapted from the works of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll.

The show is again directed by Kevin Hamre.

“This is truly a show that the whole family will enjoy. There’s songs and dancing – even tap dancing – with lots of jokes and laughter thrown in as favorite characters from both Oz and Wonderland try to help Dorothy get back to Kansas,” he said. “The kids will be giggling in their seats, right next to mom and dad. There’s something here for everyone of all ages, I promise, but be sure to bring a tissue for the ending. A good tear is always good for the soul.”

Hamre says the visual effects are – literally – at an elevated level in this play. “We’ve got actors flying across stage,” he said. “And the costumes and the set – beyond spectacular.”

The plot has Dorothy Gale and Toto (played by real-live pooch Pepper Papas) preparing to board the hot air balloon to return to Kansas when another whirlwind appears over Emerald City, sweeping Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion away to Wonderland and a new adventure begins for everyone.

Evening show times run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7, with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and can be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to each show

This high-energy show will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles as Dorothy, Alice, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Mat Hatter and Queen of Hearts all come together in this creative combination of two of the world’s favorite stories, where up might be down, here might be there, small might be big and there’s only one thing that’s certain: “There’s no place like home.”