Theater: A dive into storefront possibilities

John Wicks, performer, writer, and Alley Repertory Theater staff member, recently returned from seeing a handful of productions in Chicago. Here, John writes a little of that experience. During my trip to Chicago in February I was able to see six shows that all stood out for a multitude of reasons. The one binding factor […]

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play at Alley Repertory Theater

Climax, paroxysm, excitement, gratification, orgasm; also known as female hysteria. This March, Alley Repertory Theater presents In the Next Room, or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl. The play, written in 2009 (and produced before by Alley Rep, in February of 2012), is set in the waning years of the 19th century. In the play, […]

Enter the world of “Cabaret” at Alley Repertory Theater

“Leave your troubles outside. So – life is disappointing? Forget it! In here life is beautiful.” – Emcee, Cabaret This December, Alley Repertory Theater brings to the stage Cabaret, the 12-time Tony Award winning musical. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander, lyrics by […]

Meet the cast and director for Hot Asian Doctor Husband

To kick off their 2022-23 series “Powered by the Times in Which We Live“, Alley Repertory Theater selected Leah Nanako Winkler’s Hot Asian Doctor Husband. This play had its world premiere in 2019 as performed by Theatre Mu at the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Half romantic comedy and half modern day Japanese folk […]

Alley Rep 2022-23: Powered by the times in which we live

Intimate and electrifying, Alley Repertory Theater’s 2022-23 season mixes exciting new works that explore current issues with classics that remind us how today’s headlines came to be. Political and provocative, joyful and heartfelt, hilarious and challenging; in a time when the world is changing forever, these are stories not often told – or that cannot […]

Alley Repertory Theater: A brief history

Located in Garden City’s Live-Work-Create District, Alley Repertory Theater is a professional theater company and cultural leader. The company, since the start, has performed out of Visual Arts Collective, a performance venue, contemporary fine art gallery, and cultural center. From day one, there has been a concerted effort by Alley Rep to create high-quality productions […]

The Royale at Alley Repertory Theater: Take 2

Co-director of The Royale, John Wicks, talks about Alley Repertory Theater’s postponement of the production, moving it from October ’21 to March of 2022. The pandemic has affected theater for nearly two years now. It affected Alley Repertory Theater firsthand back in October of 2021. Due to COVID-19, we needed to initially postpone our production […]

Alley Rep: A return to in-person performances

The Alley Repertory Theater board discusses performances coming back to stage after nearly two years away. Art is important. If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that creative work is more important than ever. We hunger to put these emotions to use, instead of holding them in. We’re seeking words, music, and visual representation of […]

Welcome to our blog

In looking to kick things off with an inaugural blog post for Alley Repertory Theater, an interesting question popped up: Where do we begin? Contemplation hooked its claws in and ideas followed suit. A back-and-forth took hold, ultimately leading back to the most basic of solutions: Welcome. Nineteen long months will have passed by time […]