College takes audience on a trip to Wonderland
FROM his mismatched socks to the top hat perched in a skewed position on his head, Jeremy Mutch perfectly impersonated the the insane Mad Hatter in Dalby Christian College's production of Alice in Wonderland.
That sentiment was shared by audiences on Friday and Saturday night, who went to experience Alice's journey through Wonderland.
Months of hard work committed by the whole cast and director Myfanwy Schenk paid off over the two shows, with the cast giving outstanding performances and showing off their "mad” sides while in Wonderland.
As a grade 12 student, Jeremy said he couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate in a musical for the final time, and wanted the chance to embody what is a truly whimsical character.
"It's more on my weird side,” he said.
"Playing a weird role kind of suits you, and feels like second nature.”
Jeremy's mum Tanith Lomas said she encouraged her son to audition for the role of the Mad Hatter after people told her he would be perfect for the part.
"It is his last year, and they haven't done a musical for a few years now,” she said.
"Now he can look back at it and say at least he did a musical at school.”
The role of Alice was shared by Mia Allsop and Sophie Lapthorne.
Mia said she was relieved to have given a great performance, and has walked away with more confidence than she expected.
"Up until the last five minutes I wasn't that nervous,” she said.
"But when it started I just forgot all about it.
"I'm a bit relieved it's over now.”
Jamie Allsop said she didn't expect her daughter to audition at all, let alone for the lead role, but said the experience had only changed Mia for the better.
"I think she did a great job,” she said.
"She's naturally quite a reserved child so when she auditioned we were really surprised. But I think it's been a fantastic experience because of all the different grades that have come together.
"We're really proud.”