[caption id="attachment_36177" align="alignleft" width="244"]<img class=" wp-image-36177" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/03\/mcferrin.c_01.png" alt="" width="244" height="347" \/> <br \/>(Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Callie McFerrin, who will be playing multiple roles in GVT\u2019s 2019 Youth Education production of Disney\u2019s Alice in Wonderland Jr.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to present the Youth Education\u2019s production of Disney\u2019s Alice in Wonderland Jr., based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the novels The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.<\/h1>\r\nThis magical tale features music and lyrics by Sammy Fain and runs Mar. 15- 23 at 7 p.m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance Mar. 24 at 2:30 p.m.\r\n\r\nTickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $11 for children\/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nCarroll\u2019s magical tale comes to life onstage when Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. Full of whimsy and fun, Alice and her Wonderland friends entertain with songs such as \u201cThe Unbirthday Song\u201d with the Mad Hatter and his party guests, \u201cThe Golden Afternoon\u201d sung by the Flowers and \u201cZip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah\u201d with the Caterpillar. This production is 75 minutes long and features over 35 students.\r\n\r\nTaking the stage and putting on a great show is an exhilarating prospect that each of the students participating can feel. From new-comers like Callie McFerrin ready to take on a new challenge to veteran GVTeens like Ryan Vaughan, who will be portraying the iconic Mad Hatter, everyone involved knows it doesn\u2019t matter how long you\u2019ve been rehearsing, the real fun begins when the audience takes their seats.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_36178" align="alignright" width="275"]<img class=" wp-image-36178" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/03\/Vaughan.R_01.png" alt="" width="275" height="370" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Ryan Vaughan, who will be portraying the Mad Hatter in GVT\u2019s 2019 Youth Education production of Disney\u2019s Alice in Wonderland Jr.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\u201cWe get such a thrill walking out on stage and seeing a packed house, for me that is what makes live theatre,\u201d Vaughan said.\r\n\r\nVaughan has been performing at GVT, in mainstage shows such as On Golden Pond and A Christmas Carol to hits like Disney and Cameron Mackintsh\u2019s Mary Poppins Jr. alongside his peers, for years. It may seem like his experience would make it easier, but Vaughan knows how much hard work is necessary in preparation for the show. While some parts of the rehearsal process can be difficult, the young thespian knows that it pays off when he gets on stage and brings his character to life.\r\n\r\nVaughan\u2019s experience has helped him to understand what it means to put on a show full of songs, choreography and 35 other students, but many students are getting their first experience with GVT. McFerrin is one of those students. This promising young performer is in band at Greenbrier East High, as well as a recent member of the theatre troupe.\r\n\r\nShe saw last year\u2019s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh\u2019s Mary Poppins Jr., and with a little encouragement from her friends, decided the join them for this year\u2019s production. Her stage experience may be limited, but she\u2019s got enough to know that if you walk out on stage with confidence and preparation, the audience will see your success, not your mistakes.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou matter, and you need to give 100 percent, 100 percent of the time, because if you only give 20 percent at practice, you\u2019re going to give 20 percent when you perform in front of an audience,\u201d McFerrin said.\r\n\r\nBoth students agree that every role is important, and you must always give your character everything you\u2019ve got. If you go in with an open mind, persevere when things get tough and enjoy yourself, your hard work will lead to success.\r\n\r\nGVT\u2019s production of Disney\u2019s Alice in Wonderland Jr. also features: Ella Bowes, Sophie Bowes, Addyson Carr, Gabriella Carr, Ashleigh Darnell, Alexandra DeGraff, Lily Dense, Kelly Dudley, Lori Eagle, Georgia Foster, Jackson Hefner, Grace Johnson, Sarah Jones, Lillie King, Shaylen Lafferty, Kaelin Maro, Cecilia Alice Mason, Skyler McCallister, Ashley Meadows, Andrea Miller, Clara Mills, Emarya Montgomery, Kymberlyn Morgan, Stella Blue Neeley, Lauren Rodgers, Khalil Samuels, Will Sarver, Benedek Szalai, Boglarka Szalai, Mackenzie Taylor, Delia Teaney, B\u2019Launa Westmoreland, Jed White, Bailey Withrow, Sallie Wittkamper and Blaine Yates\r\n\r\nThis program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.