Visual/Performing Arts Experience at WonderLand!
As you enter the rabbit hole of WONDERLAND, your artistic dreams are filled with sensory sounds and sights from every direction. Artists, magicians, variety performers, dancers, painters, musicians, multi-media artists and poets come together to celebrate and create an experience that will fill your being with ideas not soon forgotten.
WONDERLAND is inspired by an experience created in Las Vegas by Jeff McBride, entitled “Jeff McBride’s Wonderground”.
Each month, WONDERLAND brings the arts community together for an extraordinary experience in co-mingled art and playtime for your senses. We pause, we inhale, we become a part of the art and artists. WONDERLAND inspires us to the unlimited potential, magic and wonder of life.
WONDERLAND is held at The Vernon Club, a historical and popular gathering place for all. The entire 4-hour experience is hosted by Louisville’s own entertainment producer, Ray Smerlin. The evening begins with a stage show featuring magicians, comedians, and other variety acts from around the area, and around the world. Following this, intimate shows begin where groups of people can experience sleight-of-hand magic in an intimate setting in The Close Up Parlor. In the Tea Leaf Room, watch as your life is read from the palm of your hand. Swing 39 provides the swing mood with their brand of D’jango swing and jazz. For those who prefer to socialize, dancers fill the stage with inspired go-go dancing.
Throughout the night, the club is surrounded with ambient performers. Everywhere you look, art abounds. At 10pm sharp, the late stage show begins featuring world class magicians, jugglers, dancers, and poets, with different performers each month. After a final bow from all of the Wonderland players, the patrons mingle with performers and network with industry aficionados.
Doors open at 7:30pm. The Early Stage show begins at 8:00 pm. The Intimate Shows begin at 9:00 pm. The Late Stage show begins promptly at 10 pm and features headliner Andrea Merlyn from Indianapolis. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to ensure seating for the shows.
WONDERLAND opens January 3rd, 2013 at The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Avenue in Louisville Kentucky. Admission is FREE, with a two drink minimum required.