This production was staged as part of our 2015/16 Season

Merry %#!*ing Christmas

Merry %#!*ing Christmas

November 27 to December 19, 2015 | On the Hertz Stage
World Premiere
Part of the Holiday Series

UPDATE: All performances of Merry %#!*ing Christmas are currently sold out, but a limited number of tickets may be available for walk up purchase at show time

Warning: In case you're still not sure, this show is very adult. Expect lots of swear words, violence (your favorite holiday character might get popped), and jokes about...well, let's just say that nothing is off limits. There's no sex or nudity in this production, and for that, Dad's Garage is truly sorry.

"...nothing is sacred here. Santa, Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Frosty: Be prepared for our most iconic holiday characters to be skewered beyond recognition." —Wendell Brock for the AJC

Get the kids a babysitter and tell granny you'll take her to see some other show, because this season the Alliance presents the most family-unfriendly holiday show to come from the insane brains behind Dad's Garage Theatre: Merry #%!*ing Christmas. If you're tired of manufactured holiday cheer and would rather gouge your eye out with a candy cane than see White Christmas again, this is the show for you.

In this world premiere production, Santa's gift-giving mania has destabilized the world economy, global warming threatens to reduce Frosty to a puddle, and an unlikely duo must team up to save Christmas: Ebenezer Scrooge and a single dad in an ugly sweater. Dad's Garage once again brings you an epic holiday mash-up full of split second character changes, live music, and their trademark irreverent humor. So if you think Santa's consumerism might be the death of us all, or that Frosty may be the only one who's motivated enough to tackle climate change, or that Scrooge probably did master the art of time travel, then come on down to the Alliance and laugh until it Hertz.

Cast & Crew

Cast

  • Ebenezer Scrooge
    Chris is so very excited you are here to see this show! Thank you for supporting local living artists. We can’t tell you how much it means to us that you have... read more »
  • Adorable Orphan
    Karen is thrilled to be back at the Alliance with Dad’s Garage’s second production on the Hertz Stage. She is an improviser and ensemble member at Dad’... read more »
  • Frosty
    Taylor couldn’t imagine a more fitting Alliance debut than a show whose title alone stands to offend dozens. She’s a proud general company member at Dad... read more »
  • Jerry
    Mark is an ensemble member at Dad’s Garage. He is also the writer/performer of the one-man sketch show The Magic Negro and Other Blackness, which this year is part... read more »
  • Narrator/Sidekick
    Ed is very excited to be back at the Alliance for another Dad’s Garage production (seriously, I don’t know why they invited us back) and another opportunity... read more »
  • Santa Claus
    Chris is very excited to work on the Alliance stage for the first time. He has been a member of the Dad’s Garage ensemble cast for four years. Dad’s Garage... read more »

Creative

  • Sound Design
    Dan designs sound all over town, plays bass for the Dirt Poets, and co-hosts The Nine Billion Names of Pod podcast. Big love to Courtney.
  • Seasonal Technical Director
  • Props Design
  • Costume Design
    Originally from Seattle, Zoe is now based out of Richmond, Va., and Atlanta. Favorite credits include Dear Edwina, The House of Bernarda Alba and The Secret Garden (all... read more »
  • Playwright
    Kevin is positively tickled to be back at the Alliance after directing last year’s It’s a Wonderful Laugh on the Hertz Stage. As artistic director, he has... read more »
  • Choreographer
    After performing as a dancer in Dad’s Garage and Friends for the past two years, Mallory is thrilled to be making her choreographic debut for Dad’s Garage.... read more »
  • Playwright
    Arlen is a New York City-based writer and filmmaker. Originally from Canada, his films have screened at festivals around the world, including the Stanley Film Festival... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Grace is a fourth-year B.F.A. stage management major at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. She has been at Dad’s Garage as the... read more »
  • Set Design
    Nadia has been building, painting and creating sets for theatre since 1994. She graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in theatre and worked for many... read more »
  • Stage Management Production Assistant
    Kara is delighted to return to Alliance Theatre to work on this production. She has previously worked with Alliance Theatre Education in many respects, as well as served... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Joshua is a graduate of Georgia College and State University, where he studied theatre with an emphasis in lighting, acting and directing. His past designs for Dad... read more »
  • Fight Choreographer
    Kevin returns to Dad’s, invited to create some Christmas violence. Recent credits include Romeo & Juliet and Calendar Girls (GET), The Breakers (7 Stages),... read more »
  • Light Board Operator
    Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre! He has had the pleasure of working on Alliance productions such as The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark;... read more »
  • Production Manager/Technical Director
  • Accompanist/Music Improviser/Narrator
    James is a composer, performer, and education entrepreneur from Bristol, England, and delighted to work with Dad’s Garage again after an exciting spring as a... read more »

Director

  • Director
    Kevin is positively tickled to be back at the Alliance after directing last year’s It’s a Wonderful Laugh on the Hertz Stage. As artistic director, he has... read more »
  • Assistant Director
    Ed is very excited to be back at the Alliance for another Dad’s Garage production (seriously, I don’t know why they invited us back) and another opportunity... read more »

Audience Feedback

Blog

The Alliance Teen Ensemble has the opportunity to see and review each production during the season. See their responses to "Ugly Lies the Bone."

Brooks Ashmanskas, playing Barry Glickman in "The Prom," is a veteran of the stage, having performed in over 20 productions on and off Broadway.

The Prom’s “Mrs. Greene” is portrayed by Atlanta’s own Courtenay Collins.

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