Literally Alive has announced that Eric Fletcher has joined the cast of Alice in Wonderland the Musical, which runs from September 30 – November 5 Off-Broadway at the Players Theatre in the West Village. Eric will appear as the inimitable Queen of Hearts as well as the aloof Caterpillar.
Alice in Wonderland the Musical, an original production with book and lyrics by Brenda Bell and music by Michael Sgouros, debuted at the Players Theatre in 2012, with revivals in 2015 and 2019. Eric has played at least one role in each production, including the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, and Lewis Carroll. He also works as the theatre’s vocal director.
“I love music and voices, the way a group of unique voices come together to make a one-of-a-kind sound that is more than the sum of its parts.
Eric has performed in more than 60 shows at the Off-Broadway venue, having been a company member since December 2007. His Off-Broadway credits include Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein/The Monster), Sleepy Hollow (Henry and Van Ripper), Phantom of the Opera (The Phantom), Beauty and the Beast (Papa), The Little Mermaid (Fish Witch/Grandmum), Cinderella (Madame), Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts; Caterpillar; Lewis Carroll), The Selfish Giant (Giant) and Treasure Island (Ben Gunn). He earned a BFA in theatre performance from Virginia Commonwealth University.
When not on stage at the Players Theatre, Eric performs in the New York City area as his drag persona Sparkle Monster at venues such as The Moxy Times Square, The Moxy Chelsea, YouTube, and “Live on the Front Porch” at her home in Astoria, an event that started during the pandemic and still continues. Sparkle Monster can be found on Instagram by her handle @sparklemonsternyc.
When asked what was special to him about his performance in this season’s rendition of Alice, Eric shared the joy he gets from stepping into the role of the Queen of Hearts.
“I always feel my drag gets better, so I’ll be even prettier than before.”
Alice in Wonderland the Musical runs September 30 – November, Saturdays at 3pm & 7pm, Sundays at 11am & 2pm at the Players Theatre. The show is 60 minutes with no intermission and is appropriate for all ages! There is a family workshop Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am before the show.
The Players Theatre is located at 115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY, two blocks from West 4th Street station, accessible on the A, C, E, B, D, F, M lines. Visit LiterallyAlive.com for tickets.