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2022 Alliance Holiday Gift Guide


Christmas is weeks away.

For many of us, we are scrambling to figure out the right gift for those who matter most to us. With it being weeks away, we thought it a nice idea to provide friends and patrons of the Alliance Theatre with some assistance by way of our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.

Big gifts are great, but the best gifts are those small treasures that create memories and moments that last a lifetime. Here you’ll find a carefully curated selection of holiday gift suggestions for your family, friends, and loved ones.


Gift certificates are valid for Alliance Theatre productions, classes, and camps. They can be emailed directly to the recipient, or you can have it sent to you to print and present to the recipient.  Let your loved one choose the show or activities, dates, and times that works best for them with this flexible, thoughtful gift for the theater-lover in your life. 

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Our season is only half-way through, and the second half of the season includes award-winners like the Pulitzer Prize winner – The Hot Wing King – written and directed by P-Valley creator Katori Hall and the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner, The Many Wonderous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd, and world-premiere musicals like The Boy Who Kissed the Sky and Water for Elephants.  

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Make an evening or afternoon of it with lunch or dinner and a show.

Dinner and shows make for a wonderful experience, especially when you can connect the food to a show's theme, like when you find yourself hungry from the smell of freshly cooked wings made for the annual Memphis Hot Wang Festival in The Hot Wing King. You may long for a fish market after you experience Seattle with a budding young guitarist as he seeks to find purpose through creativity in The Boy Who Kissed the Sky.  You'll even find yourself missing the flavors of the circus after a thrilling experience with Water for Elephants.  

The Alliance is close to several restaurant options in Midtown, including our favorite campus spot, Twelve Eighty Chick-fil-A, located across the street at Colony Square is always a favorite for families. You can also expose a loved one to the culinary mastery of Chef Scotley Innis at 5Church or a locally sourced, healthy options at Sweetgreen.

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Membership has its privileges. And an Annual Membership to the Alliance Theatre provides a unique opportunity to experience the Alliance’s performances on the Coca-Cola and Hertz Stages a full year of theater. When you begin your annual membership now, it will be good for productions this season and next, for a full year from purchase.    

Annual Membership packages include:

  • Convenience and flexibility to book the date and time that works for you online.
  • Discounts for add-on tickets, parking, acting classes, and camps.
  • Early access to preferred performance dates and times.

Another option is to build a Choose Your Own package with exactly the shows your loved one wants. CYO Packages start with three shows for as little as $60.  

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ACTivism, the game where arts meet activism, is another great option of a gift to pair with tickets to an Alliance Theatre performance.

Each round, players respond to creative and conversational prompts using cards inspired by famous activists and civil and human rights issues. ACTivism, a fun and informative family-friendly game that asks, “how will you stand up for what you believe in?” is available for purchase through our partner Brave + Kind Bookshop.

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While you are still trying to figure out what show from our season to get your loved one, here are a few other pairing ideas for you to consider.

Maybe you have a child who commands everyone’s attention when they are in a room, or a family friend who has always wanted to perform but never quite had the courage or confidence. Classes are a great way to encourage and support your loved one as a holiday gift. There are classes for youth and teens, as well as classes for adults.

The Alliance provides classes for a variety of skill levels from beginners to professionals.  

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Alliance Theatre merchandise makes the perfect gift for the theater-lover in your life – even if it's you! Now offering the official ornament keepsake for the 2022 production of A Christmas Carol (more coming soon!)

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Scrambling to find the perfect gift for the show-tune loving, music theater singing person(s) in your life, some of our favorite shows are available.

If you caught Troubadour when it premiered at the Alliance and couldn’t stop humming its music, the soundtrack to the musical, composed by Sugarland co-founder Kristian Bush is now available for purchase.

Other favorites from previous Alliance Theatre seasons are also available for purchase, including Ride the Cyclone, The Prom, Tuck Everlasting, and Lin Manuel-Miranda's Bring It On.


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