Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Performance Details

  • When June 5-15, 2025
  • Choreography ©Christopher Wheeldon
  • Where Lyric Opera House
  • Music Joby Talbot

Experience this Chicago premiere with the Joffrey, the first American ballet company to bring Wheeldon’s Wonderland to life.

Plunge down the rabbit hole into the fantastical world of Wonderland as two-time Tony Award®-winning Christopher Wheeldon brings Lewis Carroll’s whimsical adventure to the stage with a modern twist. Immersed within Joby Talbot’s hallucinatory soundworld of sweeping melodies and ticking clocks, with Tony Award®-winning designer Bob Crowley’s vibrant stagecraft and puppetry, Wheeldon makes Wonderland wonderfully real in this audience-favorite dance adventure.

Things get curiouser and curiouser as Alice traverses a mysterious realm of instantly recognizable characters: the high-strung Queen of Hearts, the entrancing Caterpillar, and the tap-dancing Mad Hatter at his bizarre tea party. Lose your head in a seamless fusion of humor, eccentricity, and fantasy as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© takes you on a magical trip through the extraordinary.

Meet the characters: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice and the White Rabbit
Mad Hatter
Queen of Hearts

Photos courtesy of The Australian Ballet.

Choreographer and Composer

Christopher Wheeldon OBE | Choreographer

The Tony Award®-winning choreographer continues to create and stage productions for many of the world’s major ballet companies.

Joby Talbot | Composer

Joby Talbot has considerable experience writing for the stage and the screen, including numerous productions for The Royal Ballet, classic BBC comedy series The League of Gentlemen and feature film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.



Major Sponsors

  • Mary Jo and Doug Basler
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Waters |||

Costume Sponsor

  • Jane Ellen Murray Foundation