National Touring Production of Alice in Wonderland to Open the 2018-19 Hanson Theatre Living Room Series

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, North Carolina, will open the fifth season of the Hanson Theatre Living Room Series hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. The performance of their acclaimed show Alice in Wonderland is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, 11 am.

The Lewis Carroll literary classic is magically brought to life in this 45-minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole packed with some eccentric and fantastical character who take you on an imaginative ride. Since 1865 this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers. Join the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Alice on this adventure in Wonderland.

Audience members are invited to dress up in their favorite costume for Halloween fun after the show. This performance is great for children in grades K – 5 and their families.

The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series is sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.

About Bright Star Touring Theatre

Each year, Bright Star Touring Theatre serves nearly 1,400 audiences in schools, theaters, libraries, museums, and more across the country. They offer a wide variety of curriculum-based programs ranging from The Lady of Bullyburg to Heroes of the Underground Railroad. The company has gained international support, accepting an invitation from the U.S. Embassy to visit Moscow, Russia, with their programs. Bright Star is committed to providing professional theatre to audiences at an affordable and all-inclusive rate. Information about all their interactive shows, including production videos, photos, study guides, and more is available at

About the Hanson Theatre Living Room Series

The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series is a live performance experience in the intimate setting of the 250-seat Hanson Theatre inside The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. The venue is designed for maximum viewing and listening pleasure and provides audiences with the opportunity to connect more closely with the performers and the performances.

Tickets for Alice in Wonderland are on sale at, through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person, weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor.


The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

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