OAK HILL — Members of the cast of Dorothy In Wonderland, which opens at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville on March 22, invite all youngsters, and those young in heart, to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Oak Hill on Sunday, March 24.

Aside from the Mad Hatter, the tea party will feature visits with several other characters from the spring production, which is a fun mash-up of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll.

The tea will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Lewis Community Center on Central Avenue in Oak Hill.

Tickets, limited in number, are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at the theater box office on Court Street in Fayetteville Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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The spring play debuts at the Historic Fayette Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

According to Pioneer Drama, which owns the rights to the play, "The worlds of Oz and Wonderland collide in this fantastically fun romp, cleverly and carefully adapted from the works of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll.

"Dorothy Gale has made her way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road, and the wonderful Wizard of Oz is just about to help her get back home to Kansas. But before she can hop into the wizard’s balloon, another whirlwind appears over the Emerald City, sweeping Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion away to Wonderland.

"Equipped with their new assets — brains, heart and courage — Dorothy’s friends try to help her find her way home, meeting many other interesting characters along the way, including Alice, the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Cheshire Cat and many more. They also must face a dangerous new foe: The Queen of Hearts. Dorothy and Alice team up to defeat the queen at croquet, but will that be enough to return Wonderland to normal? And how will they ever get back home to Kansas and to London?"

The show will be performed March 22-23, March 29-30 and April 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on March 31 and April 7 at 2 p.m.

Tickets in advance are available at the HFT box office at 115 South Court Street, Fayetteville, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the theater at 304-574-4655.

For more information, call the theater or email hft@historicfayettetheater.com.

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In other theater news, auditions for the next production, "Smoke on the Mountain," have been scheduled for Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the theater.

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