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It's a Whole New Scrooge
November 2014

It’s a Whole New Scrooge

David de Vries calls Ebenezer ‘one of the great roles of English stage’

The 25th edition of the Alliance Theatre’s popular “A Christmas Carol” features a new Scrooge. Atlanta-based actor David de Vries takes over from Chris Kayser.

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The Pursuit of Laughter

November 17, 2014

What do you do if you’re homeless at Christmastime? If you’re Kevin Gillese and Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, you hook up with your friend Susan V. Booth and put on a show.

Letting her hair down

October 14, 2014

Ultimately, director Judith Ivey sees “Steel Magnolias” as a love story honoring the strength women gain from their friendships with other women. She also likes the play’s emphasis on women accepting one another warts and all.

Guardians of Our Past

October 3, 2014

“We’re not bending poetry to fit theater,” says Alliance Theatre Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “We’re bending theater to fit poetry.”

Play Ball!

August 20, 2014

The score for “Bull Durham,” a new musical getting its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre, “lives at the intersection of sports and sex,” says composer Susan Werner.

Annie Potts leads Alliance’s ‘Magnolias’ cast

July 15, 2014

When the Alliance Theatre begins rehearsals for its October staging of “Steel Magnolias,” it’ll do so with some heady talent in the room.

Alliance extends Atlanta Artists Lab

July 10, 2014

The Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab is designed to provide an opportunity for artists to grow by having the time, space and money to explore new ideas. And much more …

Colliding with Steinbeck, theater and each other

July 9, 2014

The Collision Project began 13 years ago at the Alliance Theatre to give teens an “ownership-authorship relationship” with theater as opposed to the “sit-there-and-watch it” role.

Two-fer brings Broadway’s Hilty to town

May 8, 2014

Broadway singer-actor-dancer Megan Hilty (“Wicked,” “9 to 5″ and TV’s “Smash” benefits the Alliance Theatre on Saturday night, and then goes to Cobb for a concert.

World premieres top Alliance ’14-15 lineup

March 3, 2014

The Alliance Theatre’s 2014-15 season will include seven world premieres, including two musicals, and new plays from Atlanta playwrights Pearl Cleage and Phillip DePoy, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway.

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