The Alliance’s lavish telling of “A Christmas Carol” turns 28 this season, but for director Rosemary Newcott, it’s a new show every year.
With a significant nod to Lewis Carroll, the Alliance Theatre flays open the struggles of middle school’s angsty days and nights.
Without Scrooge’s spirits, ‘A Christmas Carol’ would never leave the world of ‘bah, humbug’
“The show affects him in the way that it’s supposed to, he looks where he’s supposed to look, and he follows the narrative. It holds his attention for up to an hour, and for a 2-year-old, that’s incredible,” says dad Rob Lawhon. The Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young program is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years.
The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta puts you inside a school assembly, the final assembly at a school that’s closing. Hundreds of real Atlanta tweens wrote essays about what they’d do if their school closed, which gives the improvisational musical its voice. Onstage, four actors represent as many of those voices as possible — in dialogue, dance, songs, poems and a few high-tech surprises.