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Alice in Wonderland Show raises funds for terminal woman

Rhonda dressed as the White rabbit enjoys the show with Cheshire Cat friends.
Rhonda dressed as the White rabbit enjoys the show with Cheshire Cat friends.
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The Cheshire Cat has a big smile. However, the smile on Rhonda Barrientes’ face was just as gigantic. This year’s annual variety show at Plaza Studio was Alice and Wonderland themed. Rhonda, a studio member, has recently become ill. Her condition requires the usage of an oxygen compressor. When studio owner, Kimberly Hewitt heard of this sad news, she incorporated fundraising for Rhonda throughout the event.
The lights were dimmed, the music was moving and the air smelled of fresh baked Queen of Hearts Tarts. Attendees enjoyed the goodies of cookies and teas provided by the Mad Bakery and Alchemy of Avalon. Settled in their comfy chairs the audience cheered as the show began to drive them mad with amusement. Performers gave their interpretations of the mischievous Cheshire Cat and Alice’s epic journey of high’s and low’s. Dancers dressed as Mad Hatters wowed the crowds throwing glitter on those in front row seats. In between the entertaining acts, items such as accessories from Mother Earth Boutique were raffled to lucky winners.
The Alice in Wonderland Show provided Phoenix with a fascinating experience and helped a member of the community in reaching her medical goal. Dressed up as the White Rabbit, Rhonda was overwhelmed with amount of support that focused on the acquisition of her oxygen tank during the show. “I am just shocked how much people care! It is just great! My friend set me up with a GoFundMe account and I am getting closer to reaching the amount needed for my compressor. ”