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Alliance Theater memorializes defining Atlanta Civil Rights moment

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

March 23, 2017

By Anya Lomsadze From Feb. 22 to March 12, the Alliance Theater showcased “The Temple Bombing,” by Melissa Fay Greene, memorializing the bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Synagogue, which occurred two miles from Grady in 1958. The production of the seldom-spoken story of this defining moment in Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement marks the synagogue’s 15...

The Prom brings laughter and heartache to Alliance audience

Olivia Podber

October 18, 2016

“The Prom,’’ the breakthrough musical directed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, simultaneously stole hearts while calling attention to equal rights, an issue much bigger than just a school dance. The musical, which closed its month-long run at the Alliance Theater last month, showcased lyrically superb songs, perfectly choreographed dance numbers, and an overall...

‘In the Heights’ brings upbeat theatre to Atlanta

The Southerner

September 21, 2016

By Katie Earles I knew going into the theater that I would not be disappointed. Aside from all the Tony Awards and the genius behind the music of the musical, I could tell from the realistic New York set that it would not be hard to be transported to Washington Heights, New York City. "In the Heights" was everything I expect from a good musical; it made me laugh, cry, and look up all ...

Musical theater class honors alum with “Grease” performance

Musical theater class honors alum with “Grease” performance

September 16, 2016

For most fans of the musical “Grease,” the show is just a touching, funny love story that takes place far away at Rydell High School in Chicago. But for...

Atlanta Ballet redefines boundaries in “20|20 Visionary” performance

Atlanta Ballet redefines boundaries in “20|20 Visionary” performance

May 11, 2016

Atlanta Ballet’s “20|20 Visionary” performance, showcasing three premier contemporary works by guest choreographers, marks the third show in artist...

Kinky Boots raises Atlanta up on their feet

Kinky Boots raises Atlanta up on their feet

April 7, 2016

In the town of Northampton, England, Charlie Price (Adam Kaplan) inherits the family-owned Price and Son shoe factory after his father’s death. While struggling to keep the business afloat...

Alliance Theatre brings classic novel to life in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Alliance Theatre brings classic novel to life in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

April 5, 2016

The Alliance Theatre’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe brings to life the classic novel in a production that transcends age. The play, based on the famous book by C. S. Lewis, tells t...

‘Start Down’ opens up discussion on modern education

‘Start Down’ opens up discussion on modern education

February 28, 2016

[slideshow_deploy id='61919'] Start Down, which had its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre on Feb. 18 and will conclude its run March 6, is...

“Wit” shows intelligence, poignancy and the power of words

“Wit” shows intelligence, poignancy and the power of words

November 5, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='60890']   It isn’t surprising for a play about cancer to be moving, tragic and reflective. What can be a surprise, howe...

‘Memphis’ tears down the house

‘Memphis’ tears down the house

September 16, 2015

The musical, Memphis, depicts racial tensions through the lens of the city’s 1950’s music scene. While the integration of black and white styles of music was seen as tab...

OnStage Atlanta tells the Atlanta classic ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

OnStage Atlanta tells the Atlanta classic ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

September 15, 2015

By Isabel Olson Set in the late 1940s, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly woman losing her means of freedom and mobility — her ...

Audience rises to its feet for ‘Uprising’ as play takes a humble bow

Audience rises to its feet for ‘Uprising’ as play takes a humble bow

August 23, 2015

By Isabel Olson Uprising had its world premiere at the Horizon Theatre this July. The show, which finishes its run tonight, was written by Grady alum Gabrielle Ful...

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