A Toast to Tea: The New Mad Tea Party
When Lily & Jasper originally conceived the Mad Tea Party, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Door Mouse were originally going to be a wise-cracking peanut gallery, akin to the antics of Jim Henson’s balcony banterers, Statler & Waldorf. Timing and technical issues intervened, and they realized that the Hatter should have a dance instead.
With a pool of tears shed and many handkerchiefs used, the March Hare and Door Mouse were shelved. Now, after two years, the March Hare and the Door Mouse have found a place at the Mad Hatter’s table.
Lily & Jasper are proud to welcome Trojan Original and Paris Original to the ensemble, and ecstatically announce that Miss Indigo Blue is our new Mad Hatter! The crafting of the new Mad Tea Party has been an organic, free-form affair, with Paris, Trojan, and Indigo adding lots of creative flourishes.
Dance, physical comedy and “conversation” all clash in this new explosion of insanity. Hang on to your hats!