‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens at Weber Center

The first show of Alice in Wonderland was 2:00 p.m. Saturday at The Weber Center in La Crosse, with another performance at 7:00 p.m.

More then 70 dancers from Misty’s Dance Unlimited and Ballet La Crosse took the stage to bring to life characters created by Lewis Carroll in his books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

One of the teachers who prepared those dancers for the show, Larissa Oberly, said she feels honored by the creativity of her students.

Alice in Wonderland is one of the last choreographed works of her late husband Kennet Oberly, who died from ALS almost three years ago.

“There were several moments through the whole time working on the production: very uplifting and inspiring from students–because they remember Kennet, they honor him, and they’re exited to do the choreography,” said Oberly, who teaches with both Misty’s Dance Unlimited and Ballet La Crosse.

“I do feel that he was with us today and, many times, helping out,” said Oberly

News 8 spoke with some young audience members of today’s opening performance, and they said they felt inspired to become dancers by what they saw.

The final show is Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.balletlacrosse.com/tickets.

Our previous story on Alice in Wonderland covered the preparations for the show.

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