• 2018-2019 Season,  Wonderland

    An Interview with Nick Palmquist, Choreographer

    By Richelle Sutton, dramaturg   Just as we were able to work with the composer of Wonderland, Frank Wildhorn, we had another special opportunity to have a guest choreographer travel from New York to Provo to help set some of our dances. Nick Palmquist is a well-known and widely popular choreographer. I asked him some questions in between choreography sessions with the cast. A portion of that interview appeared in the program study guide. Below is the full interview.   Richelle Sutton (RS): What is your general experience with Alice in Wonderland? Nick Palmquist: I think music theater in general, when a story is somewhat fictional or fantasy involved, is…

  • 2018-2019 Season,  Wonderland

    Who Was Lewis Carroll: The “Carroll Myth” and Other Facts

    by Richelle Sutton, dramaturg   What makes a person great? It’s hard to quantify that question into a specific definition. Some people are known for their many incredible life accomplishments. And sometimes people achieve historical fame through one grand act. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an example of the latter. He is known worldwide under the pen name of Lewis Carroll, author of the prolific Alice in Wonderland books, however not many people know about the actual man behind the name. Over the years, many popular theories and suppositions have been circulated into common belief. Here, we would like to explore what we know about who Charles Dodgson was.   Who…

  • 2018-2019 Season,  Wonderland

    An Interview with Frank Wildhorn

    by Richelle Sutton, dramaturg It’s not very often that productions get to work closely with the original writers, but we had a special opportunity to workshop this musical at Brigham Young University with Frank Wildhorn, the composer of Wonderland. Frank even came down to Provo for a week to work with the cast on the music and production. While he was here, I was able to pull him aside for an interview. Below is the full text of this interview.     Richelle Sutton (RS): We were wondering if you could elaborate a little more on the impetus of [the idea for Wonderland.]   Frank Wildhorn: Sure. You know, you…