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Staged for fun, this Alley Theatre holiday get-together proves a glam night for patrons

Staged for fun, this Alley Theatre holiday get-together proves a glam night for patrons

Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Gregory Boyd, Jana Arnoldy (holding Grace Kelly), Scotty Arnoldy, Jane Gladden, Dean Gladden
Gregory Boyd , Jana Arnoldy , Scotty Arnoldy , Jane Gladden , Dean Gladden Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Claudia Craft, Ruth Chow Kneese
Claudia Craft , Ruth Chow Kneese Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Roger Plank, Tom Langford, Ron Hulme
Roger Plank , Tom Langford , Ron Hulme Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Scott Wulfe, Lori Wulfe
Scott Wulfe , Lori Wulfe Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Patty Hubbard, Phil John, Josephine John
Patty Hubbard , Phil John , Josephine John Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Nanette Finger, Jerry Finger
Nanette Finger , Jerry Finger Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, George Stark, Lois Stark
George Stark , Lois Stark Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Carol Linn, Mike Linn
Carol Linn , Mike Linn Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Beth Madison, David Rainey
Beth Madison , David Rainey Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Clayton Erikson, Jana Arnoldy
Clayton Erikson , Jana Arnoldy Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Gregory Boyd, Jana Arnoldy (holding Grace Kelly), Scotty Arnoldy, Jane Gladden, Dean Gladden
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Claudia Craft, Ruth Chow Kneese
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Roger Plank, Tom Langford, Ron Hulme
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Scott Wulfe, Lori Wulfe
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Patty Hubbard, Phil John, Josephine John
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Nanette Finger, Jerry Finger
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, George Stark, Lois Stark
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Carol Linn, Mike Linn
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Beth Madison, David Rainey
Alley Theater Holiday Party, December 2012, Clayton Erikson, Jana Arnoldy

More fun than Santaland Diaries and more uplifting than A Christmas Carol (both currently on stage), the Alley Theatre's holiday bash proved to be a colorful, festive celebration of the season. Contributing to the grand theatricality of the evening was the locale — the spanking new party room and wine cellar in Jana and Scotty Arnoldy's stunning River Oaks home.

The remarkable setting was enhanced by sumptuous decorations, yummy party treats from A Fare Extraordinaire and the host of VIP guests.

Taking time out from their stage work to share in the merry, merry were company members Melissa Pritchett, David Rainey and Charles Krohn.

Heading up the guest list were Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd, board chairman Roger Plank and wife Connie, board president Rob Reedy and wife Susan, 2013 Alley ball chairs Carol and Mike Linn, Alley managing director Dean Gladden and wife Jane, Clayton and Shel Erikson, Kathy and John Orton, Josephine and Phil John and Andrea and Trent Tellepsen.