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Letting her hair down
October 2014

Letting her hair down

Director Judith Ivey rooted in Southern steeliness of ‘Magnolias’

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.

Older Stories

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.


February 18, 2014

For playwright Meg Miroshnik, “The Tall Girls” begins with a photograph. The drama at the Alliance Theatre looks at women’s basketball in 1930s Kansas, and requires actors to shoot and score before the play can proceed.

Let the new-play fun begin!

January 24, 2014

The first week in February will see the world premiere staging of Madhuri Shekar’s “In Love and Warcraft,” a romantic comedy with World of Warcraft tactics, plus four free readings of new plays from Kendeda finalists. One features a large ensemble, full-contact choreography and a drumline, Doesn’t that pique your interest?

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