Sophia Barajas (Wonderlander) (She/Her) As a child, I would make up dances to songs and teach them to my little brother to perform to our parents (Owl City’s Fireflies was a HUGE hit in the house, in case you were wondering). I grew to love creating, and taught myself how to do every creative thing I could think of: singing, dancing, drawing, graphic design, photography, videography, you name it! For as long as I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do with my life is make people happy, and I feel so lucky to be able to use my skills to do that each and every day. You may have seen me in other musicals around the area; Chance Theatre, Cypress College, and Golden West College, but I’m super excited to share my SCR debut with this fun and exciting show.
Angel Dumapias (Cat) (She/Her) Hi! I am an actor, dancer and singer from Orange County, California. I fell in love with performing when my mom signed me up for a combo dance class when I was 5. After that, I knew I was hooked! My first time on stage was performing in a nativity scene at our church when I was 10. I remember being so excited to dress up in all of the different costumes, playing different characters and receiving applause from the audience. Now that I’m all grown up and performing professionally, I have had the incredible opportunity to perform in some of my dream shows such as Disney’s Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. And now I am super excited to be performing the role of Cat in Alice’s Wonderland! I look forward to performing for all of you and I hope you enjoy the show! @angeldumapias.ig
Lauren Du Pree* (The Queen of Hearts ) My first performance was portraying an angel in a church play. When it was time to say my only line my mind went completely blank. I stared into the audience as my heart beat out of my chest for what felt like 10 minutes, but it was only a few seconds until I finally blurted out, “And on the third day, He rose!” I’ve been performing ever since, which goes to show that every performance is an opportunity to learn and grow. I loved performing so much, I decided to study musical theatre at Howard University. Since then, I’ve worked in theatre, film, and television in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, and Portland. You may have even seen me on a rerun of “Biz Kid$” on PBS. I’m very excited to be doing my first show in California. When not performing, I like to write and create short films.
Shavonne Grandison* (Alice) I am an actor and singer in my final year at UC Irvine receiving my MFA in Acting. I don’t take lightly that I am born to create so that’s what I spend a lot of my time doing: reading, strategizing, visualizing, praying, creating, repeat. If you ask my family, I have been performing since I got out of the womb; singing and dancing throughout the house and always had something to say. I am thankful I get to do it professionally now. My faith is the foundation of all I do and everything flows from that. I am committed to individuality, growth, and empathy through art. When I am not studying, you can find me going for walks, working out, spending time with my family, eating a lot of fruit or all four simultaneously.
Kita Grayson* (Wonderlander) When I was 6 years old, I saw a little girl on TV who was my age and looked just like me! I didn’t know they had kids like me on TV, so I turned to my mom and I said “How do I get in there?” I’ve been acting ever since! I’ve always enjoyed singing, dancing, and playing dress up and make believe. I love to use my body and my voice to show that it’s okay to feel big emotions. My favorite part of acting is putting on costumes. The costume designers have huge imaginations and it’s always exciting to become somebody new through dressing up. I studied theatre (and met tons of friends) at Howard University. You might have seen me on stage in San Francisco in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child doing some of my favorite things: making magic and wearing lots and lots of wigs!
Mitchell Gerrard Johnson* (Caterpillar) I am originally from Houston, Texas (Land of Beyonce), but now live in Los Angeles! I studied vocal performance at Saint Louis University, where I got to sing in a choral group, an a cappella group and be president of the only hip-hop dance team on campus. Some of my favorite credits include hanging with my pal Sebastian in Mickey and the Magical Map and Pumba in Tale of the Lion King at Disneyland. Playing The Big Bad Wolf in Shrek (5 Star Theatrical) And choreographing In the Heights and Freaky Friday (Young Artist Ensemble). As much as I love performing on stage, you may also see me in commercials on your TV!
Roberto Antonio Martin* (Rabbit) I am a Los Angeles based actor, musician and martial artist. I attended California Institute of the Arts, where I studied acting and also gained expertise in theatre and entrepreneurship. I am a SAG-AFTRA member and have had the opportunity of appearing on shows such as “Grown-ish,” “For The People,” along with multiple theatre productions and television co-star roles. When not on stage or on set, I am in the studio working on music or in the gym honing my MMA skills. I have a passion for teaching martial arts and I love watching my students grow in their power as they accomplish something they never thought possible.
Alexander Matos* (The Mad Hatter) When I was young, I wanted to be a lot of things—an astrophysicist, a monk, a conservationist, a musician, and a superhero—all in one lifetime. So, in order to achieve all that, I decided to do the only rational thing I could: become an actor! Though I was raised in LA, many of my most cherished moments come from my early childhood in Brazil, overflowing with music, color, dance, and a deep immersion in the mountains and jungle. As a super curious kid with a wild imagination and even wilder dreams, acting showed me anything was possible! Then (wayyy later) I went to a few fancy schools (Brown University/Trinity Rep’s MFA Acting program and UC Berkeley for a BA in Ethnomusicology/Composition) but you don’t need that to make great art, what’s important is what’s in your heart! Some of my theater credits include doing lots of Shakespeare and classic plays at places nearby like the Pasadena Playhouse, Boston Court Pasadena, A Noise Within, and even a musical here at SCR, as well as lots of other theaters in New York and abroad. It’s all very fun, I’ve even done a commercial where I got to do some sword fighting! Most importantly, I’m honored to return to SCR once more, donning the cap of the Mad Hatter, and hope you enjoy the show! For more info: AlexanderMatos.com. Follow me on Social Media! @AlexanderDMatos