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Wonderland: the Musical

  • 1.  Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 12-30-2018 06:09
    Hi there,

    Does anyone know if 'Wonderland: the Musical" is available for licensing anywhere?  I'm on the hunt for my musical for next year and recently became aware of this one.


    Lynda Gibson
    Troupe 2829
    Flushing High School
    Junior Troupe 88305
    Flushing Middle School

  • 2.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 12-31-2018 08:55
    Hi Lynda,

    Wonderland has no official representation by a licensing company, however according to composer Frank Wildhorn's website, if you're interested in one of his shows and it's not licesed by a company, you just need to contact him. You can do so here:

    Let me know how it works out, I've always been interested in the show as well.

    Derek Pickens

    Derek Pickens
    Director of Drama
    Charleston SC

  • 3.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 12-31-2018 09:54
    This is a gem that Frank Wildhorn doesn't want to release for some reason. I have been hoping he will change his mind, but he's still not releasing it. Some speculate it was it's poor reception on Broadway, but even online petitions haven't changed his mind. 

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  • 4.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 12-31-2018 15:20
    I read somewhere, ages ago, that there is speculation that the reason they hadn't released it was because there was thought of revising and then producing the revised version.  However, that was several years ago, so I doubt that's happening.  I'm bummed, too, it'd be a great musical for schools.

    Laura Steenson
    Theatre Director
    Reynolds High School
    Troutdale OR

  • 5.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 12-31-2018 16:37
    There were a couple of online petitions circulating to try and convince him to produce it, but I can't even find a response to them. His website lists the history of the show but no updates as to the release of the rights.

  • 6.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 03-30-2019 09:26
    Edited by Ginny Butsch 03-30-2019 09:26
    Wonderland available through Pioneer Drama, I think.

    Maria Stadtmueller
    St. Augustine School
    Kendall Park, NJ

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 7.  RE: Wonderland: the Musical

    Posted 04-01-2019 12:53

    I don't think the the version available through Pioneer is what you are looking for, but it is an enjoyable show.  It is not Wonderland:  the Musical that people have been talking about.  Pioneer's is titled Wonderland! with book by James DeVita and music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.  We did it twelve years ago.  It has a large cast and a fun mix of different music genres such has hip-hop, gospel, and country western and is follows the original book generally well.  I am pretty sure  from another discussion on this forum that Wonderland:  the Musical is not available for licensing as of yet.

    Ken Robinson

    Kenneth Robinson
    Drama Club Sponsor
    Wapahani High School
    Selma IN