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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Crafting the Visual Identity of American Mariachi – A Conversation with Alley Theatre’s Senior Graphic Designer, Francisco Delgado

We chatted with Francisco Delgado, Alley Theatre's Senior Graphic Designer, about the graphic design process for our upcoming production of American Mariachi.

Friday, August 4, 2023

The Man Behind Hercule Poirot

It's truly a privilege as an actor to have the opportunity to play the iconic character Hercule Poirot here at the Alley.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Reflections on Summer Chills– Q&A with Elizabeth Bunch

We spoke with Resident Acting Company member Elizabeth Bunch to reflect on her time at the Alley Theatre, specifically her journey throughout our Summer Chills productions.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

The Art of Mystery: Set Design and Atmosphere in Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Q&A with Scenic Designer

We chatted with Klara Zieglerova, our scenic designer for our upcoming Summer Chills production of, Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachis: The Evolution of Charro Suits

When you think of mariachi music, one image that likely comes to mind is the iconic charro suit. These vibrant outfits have become synonymous with mariachi culture.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Discovering Mariachi Music: A Melodic Journey Through Time

Long ago, in the heartland of Mexico, a unique musical tradition was born. Mariachi music roots blend indigenous rhythms with Spanish influence. It was the music of rural communities. The genre reflects people's joys, sorrows, and everyday experiences. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachi Music Today: A Vibrant Cultural Legacy in the Southwestern United States

Mariachi music, rooted in Mexican traditions, has survived and thrived in the US. The growth of the Mexican American community has led to the expansion and influence of mariachi music.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The Artistry of Backdrops: A Scenic Artist’s Perspective on the Spectacular Backdrop in Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

This is an exciting time for backdrops at Alley Theatre. The last three shows, including Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, have all included hand-painted backdrops.

Friday, July 14, 2023

PAPERBACK READER: On The Joys Of A Christie Paperback

It’s true you can’t judge a book by its cover, but the cover of an Agatha Christie novel is often the perfect invitation to all that awaits you on the pages inside.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Murder, Suspense, and Intrigue: What Makes The Murder of Roger Ackroyd a Timeless Thriller

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd put Agatha Christie on the map as one of the world's greatest mystery writers...