There is a stigma of shame attached to mental health that prevents many people from getting the help they need. Today, mental health issues are more prevalent than ever, and we need to be gentle with ourselves and our neighbors.
We hope you will identify and empathize with the characters in Wonderland, regardless of how outrageous they are, and join us in celebrating the fact that there is no such thing as normal.
Regina Peluso, Artistic Director
Collide Theatrical Dance Company
Patrick Jeffrey – THE DOCTOR
Renee Guittar – THE CATERPILLAR
Javan Mngrezzo – THE MAD HATTER
Heather Brockman – THE RED QUEEN
Rush Benson – THE WHITE RABBIT
Michaela Borowski – ALICE
Ryan Colbert – THE DOCTOR VOICEOVER
Collide: Wonderland (Artistry), Seven Deadly Sins Other Credits: Huntsville Ballet Company, Virginia Ballet Theater, Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Twin Cities Ballet. Michaela trained at Atlanta Ballet.
Collide: Le Petit Moulin, Dance ’Til You Drop (performer); The Great Gatsby (associate choreographer); The Picture of Dorian Gray, Romeo & Juliet, Seven Deadly Sins, The Cafe, Stand By Me (performer, associate choreographer)
Other Credits: Ballet of the Dolls (1995-2014); Visions of Sugarplums; Dance Co.; Out On A Limb Dance Theater Company and School; Zhauna Franks’ The Dream Channel – Episode 3
Collide: Debut! Other Credits: Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, and the Playwrights’ Center to name a few. On top of his theatrical career, he also works in New York in voiceover and on camera. University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Ivey Award for Outstanding Ensemble.
Collide: Lot of Livin’ to Do, The Belmont Hotel, Romeo & Juliet, Class of ’85, Zoot Suit Riots, C.L.U., Dracula, and The Café, Wonderland, Seven Deadly Sins* (Director) Regional Theater: The Guthrie, The Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theatre Latte Da and The Old Log Theater. Choreographer of Footloose at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. B.A. in Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Collide: Romance Cabaret, Our Stories, & Class of ‘85, Wonderland, Seven Deadly Sins. Other credits include: Black Label Movement, Rhythmically Speaking, Threads Dance Project and BodyVox, Analog Dance Works, ARENA Dances, and Ballet Co.Laboratory.
Collide: Romeo & Juliet, Zoot Suit Riots, Dracula, The Cafe, Wonderland
Regional: The Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, The Guthrie, Flying Foot Forum, James Sewell Ballet, Cabarave, Park Square Theater…among others. B.A. in Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Collide: Lot of Livin’ to Do, Belmont Hotel, Romeo & Juliet (2014 & 2020), Zoot Suit Riots, Class of ‘85 (2014 & 2021), CLU, Dracula (2016 & 2017), Le Petit Moulin, Picture of Dorian Gray, The Cafe, The Great Gatsby, Dance ‘Til You Drop (Co-production w/History Theatre), Frankenstein, Wonderland, and numerous cabarets. Regional Theater Choreography: Guthrie (A Christmas Carol 2018-2022), History Theater, and Stages Theater, as well as theme park, corporate, music video, and commercial choreography. Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Boston Conservatory of Music – BFA.
Collide: The Great Gatsby (Gatsby), Wonderland (Mad Hatter), Class of ’85 (Blake Scott), Belmont Hotel, Romeo & Juliet 2014 (Romeo), Dracula (2016 & 2018), Dance ‘Til You Drop. Other Credits: Carnival Cruise Lines, Black Label Movement, The Ordway, and Zenon Dance Co.
Haley is a freelance AEA stage manager based in the Twin Cities. She has worked with History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Theater Mu, Pillsbury House Theatre, Park Square Theatre, and Minnesota Jewish Theatre (now Six Points), among others. This is her first show with Collide Theatrical Dance Company.
Regina Peluso – Choreographer/Director/Writer
Renee Guittar, Heather Brockman, Rush Benson, Jarod Boltjes – Associate Choreographers
Renee Guittar – Rehearsal Director
Alice Trent – Lighting Designer
Haley Walsh – Stage Manager
Andrew Hill – Music Engineer
Robin McIntyre – Set Designer
Hilary Falk – Costume Designer
Welcome to Wonderland, a premier psychiatric hospital. Dr. Knight has the difficult task of treating a man who refers to himself as a “White Rabbit” who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder, a young woman named Alice with body dysmorphia, and a Queen figure suffering from narcissistic rage. But as the doctor digs deeply into the causes and roots of their disorders he begins to ask: what does “normal” really mean?
This high-energy show, set to a popular music soundtrack, serves up vivid costumes and dazzling technical dance skills. Wonderland takes audiences on a compelling ride as familiar characters experience mental health challenges and discover friendship and acceptance along the way.
- Wonderland Mashup * ….. Full Cast
- We’re All Mad Mashup * ….. Full Cast
- Tea Party (Kerli) * ….. Full Cast
- Heads Will Roll (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs) * ….. The Queen & Cast
- Overwhelmed (Royal & the Serpent) ++ ….. White Rabbit
- Los Angeles is Burning (Vitamin String Quartet) ++ ….. White Rabbit’s Backstory
- Free (Florence & The Machine) * ….. Full Cast
- We Get High (Ashe) + ….. Caterpillar
- DNA (Lia Marie Johnson) + ….. Caterpillar’s Backstory
- Freaks Mashup * ….. Full Cast
- Mad Hatter Mashup ^ ….. Mad Hatter
- Accident (Sad Piano Man) * ….. Mad Hatter’s Backstory
- Secret for the Mad (Dodie) – ….. The Doctor
- Applause (Lady Gaga) ~ ….. The Queen
- Try (Pink Instrumental) * ….. The Queen’s Backstory
- Where is My Mind (The Pixies) * ….. Full Cast
- Dig the Crazy (Faith Marie) * ….. Full Cast
- Social Media (Pet Shop Boys) * ….. Alice’s Backstory
- Can’t Wait to be Pretty (Cate) * ….. Alice
- Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself (Jess Glynne) ~ ….. Mad Hatter & Cast
- Fix You (Sam Smith) – ….. The Doctor
- Ain’t No Normal (Nashville Cast) * ….. Full Cast
- People Like Us Mashup * ….. Full Cast
*Regina Peluso, ++Rush Benson, #Elly Stahlke, +Renee Guittar, ^Javan Mngrezzo, –Jarod Boltjes, ~Heather Brockman
Collide Theatrical Donor List
(August 1, 2021–July 31, 2022)
Robert & Judith Cadigan
Nick & Kristen Jentsch
Katie & Matt Liegel
Susan & Tim Palmer
Jeanne & David Cornish
Joseph & Lois Duffy|
Stan & Cathy Waldhauser
Guest Star ($200-$499)
Richard & Sheila Kiscaden
Mary P Lincoln
Jeffrey Scott & James Rocco
Leading Role ($100-$199)
Bruce & Brenda Carver
Chuck & Vicki Densinger
Jim & Cheryl Gelbmann
Jean & Dave Huss
Brigitte Reuther & Paul Jorstad
Art & Cheri Rolnick
Cynthia Unowsky & Thomas Badow
Linda & Gary Wagenbach
Edward Williams Jr
Penny & Mark Ziessman
Ensemble (up to $99)
Greg & Sara Feinberg
Leland & Beverly Gehrke
Vicki Joan Keck