Alley Theatre

Rating: 4.91 stars   57 reviews

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Location: 615 Texas Ave Houston TX 77002 USA

Mission: We are Houston's Alley Theatre, infused with the city's spirit of freedom, its drive to break new ground, its ambition to excel and its belief that nothing is impossible. We exist to bring artists and audiences together to experience the powerful stories that deepen our understanding of ourselves, one another and the world we share. And we believe that the power of those stories is enhanced by our deep commitment to the art of Theatre, to the artists who make it and to an impact that is invariably meaningful.To build upon the success of the Alley's first sixty years, we will assemble the most outstanding and complete creative community under one roof in America by our 70th Anniversary. Our Acting Company, playwrights and directors will be second to none, and they will be attracted in part by the production resources made available to them by outstanding designers, dramaturgs and artisans. The Alley will be a model for theatrical exploration of contemporary ideas and a catalyst for social discourse. We will be recognized internationally for interpreting existing plays boldly and with insight and for bringing forth new writers and plays destined to be the classics of tomorrow. We will be the collaborator of first choice for artists and arts organizations, and we will learn from those exchanges while exporting our work to the nation and the world. In these ways, the Alley will earn recognition as the leader in American Theatre.
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The quality of the Alley's productions just keeps going up, with a great mix of classics and new works, including 3 world premieres this season. Mrs. Mannerly, currently on the small stage, is a wonderfully entertaining work, as was Wonderland, which just closed. The resident company is tremendously talented, and it is a pleasure to watch them in various different roles throughout the year and year to year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing most productions as a season ticket holder.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the resident company members in varying roles.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very committed to the Alley's continued success as the best regional theatre in the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Since to being drawn to Houston 20 yrs ago, in part by its great reputation for Fine Arts, I've been involved with the Alley Theater, one of the very few with its own Resident Acting Company. The productions are ALWAYS 1st rate, second to none. Artistic Director Gregory Boyd is a nat'l leader in the field with new productions, their costume dept also supplies local resident opera and ballet companies, and their educational workshops and matinee's for students are a huge asset to the community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Underwrite more new plays and productions, complete it's expansion plans to revamp the lobby with a second lounge & cocktail area, and add to its endowments to insure adequate funding during hard times. It could also produce 'summer in the park' plays.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas is honored to be a part of the Alley's AlleyWays program. The AlleyWays events allows us a way to provide our adult TS members with an amazing outing. Several of our play-goers had neer before seen a play and ALL have raved about the quality of the performances and the high level of entertainment. We have also taken advantage of an after-performance talk to learn more about the entire "process" -- another highly-lauded opportunity. The Alley continues to bring exceptional works with exceptional acting to our lucky community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

bringing the arts to our clients who normally would not have the opportunity on their own.

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About every six months

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2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Houston is so fortunate to have such great theatre. I have seen a variety of plays/musicals at the Alley and enjoyed them all. Jekyle And Hyde was developed there and it went on to Broadway. I saw the World premier of Wonderland there today, another terrific musical. The two stages allow for large productions upstairs and more intimate performances downstairs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

putting together exceptional quality plays.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the variety of different types of drama.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very concerned about the quality of service provided to make your theatre experience perfect.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring Broadway talent to town much more often.

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About every month

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2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Alley is a fantastic community resource - and has been for many years! Every production I have seen there has been absolutely superb - from the acting, to the sets, costumes, and lighting. I also am privileged to be a part of the group that provides exemplary service to the audiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful productions!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all terrific.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wow! The sky would be the limit!

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About every month

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2010-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Alley Theatre's resident company is superb! It is such a rare privilege to see the same actors portray so many different "faces". Each one is extremely versatile. Sprinkle this with performances by wonderful guest artists and you have it all: old friends and familiar faces and fresh new talent all working together to keep Houstonians entertained. Always a treat.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the resident company wearing so many different "hats". Great fun!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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