Chris Kayser in the 2013 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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Top 5 Reasons to See Too Heavy for Your Pocket at Alliance Theatre

While Troubadour kicked off the new year with rhinestones and rockin' original country music, another historic Nashville-centered show has been taking shape downstairs on the Hertz Stage. Winner of the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, Too Heavy for Your Pocket centers around two married couples in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Bowzie, a young black man, receives a full scholarship to Fisk University. But when word of the Freedom Rides in the South infiltrates the classroom, he becomes pulled in another direction.

Top 5 Reasons to see A Christmas Carol

Think about all the great pairings in the world. Chocolate and peanut butter. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Cookies and milk. The holidays and A Christmas Carol.

Whether you love or hate the classic Dickens tale, it’s one of the most quintessential parts of the holiday season. With the overwhelming number of A Christmas Carol adaptations on TV, in movies or on stage, it’s easy to just say “Bah, Humbug” to all of them.  

Courtenay Collins's Favorite Holiday Recipes

Courtenay's Cookies
“Food, glorious food! What is there more handsome?”
 
The musical Oliver! was on to something in its declaration of our love affair with cuisine. In the holiday season, food is king. Every family has cherished dishes they like to whip out during this pinnacle time of year. Courtenay Collins, star of “Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays,” shares her own favorite recipes of the season. 
 
Gran Jan’s Crum Cheese Cookies

Meet the Cast - Courtenay Collins

The Prom’s “Mrs. Greene” is portrayed by Atlanta’s own Courtenay Collins. She’s no stranger to the Alliance stage, having performed in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, way back in 2007 and again in 2009, and as recently as our 2014 production The Geller Girls. Courtenay is also bringing her popular cabaret show, Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays, to the Hertz Stage in December. 
 

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While Troubadour kicked off the new year with rhinestones and rockin' original country music, another historic Nashville-centered show has

Our teen ensemble had the opportunity to see Too Heavy for Your Pocket and share their thoughts. Read what they had to say.

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It’s time to open up a slot in your calendar because “Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays” gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling that epitomizes the season. Here are five reasons why.

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