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High-Flying Alice Tumbles Through The Lookingglass

Lindsey Noel Whiting as the title character in Lookingglass Alice (Photo by Justin Namon)

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 14, 2015 – The primary thing usually missing from a Cirque du Soliel show is a discernable plot.

Lookingglass Alice, slipping into the Arsht Center’s spectacle-driven summer extravaganza slot, may not have the multi-million-dollar budget and scope of those Vegas extravaganzas. But it benefits immeasurably by using acrobatics and clowning to further a real story, obviously a spin on Lewis Carroll’s Alice through the Lookingglass.

Admittedly, that story gets a shade lost sometimes in all the flying bodies and flashing floodlights, so it helps if you’re familiar with Alice’s procession from pawn to queen through a phantasmagorical world of inspired nonsense.

But you can always luxuriate in a non-stop 90-minute whirlwind of theatrical stagecraft, circus skills and unbridled enthusiasm from the performers matched only by the boundless imagination of the people who created the show.

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