Fred Alley

Fred Alley

nominations. The cast album was released on Triangle Road Records.

"The Spitfire Grill" has become one of the most frequently performed recent musicals with about 200 productions to date, not only in every major American city but in Canada, Germany, and South Korea as well.

Alley was the co-founder and artist-in-Residence at American Folklore Theatre (AFT) in Door County, Wisconsin, a populist theatre with a seasonal audience of 50,000 performing original musicals that further the knowledge and appreciation of the heritage of the United States with local and regional settings and themes. It was at AFT that Alley first collaborated with Valcq on a musical called "The Passage". Also at AFT, Alley collaborated on more than 20 original shows with composer James Kaplan, director Jeffrey Herbst, co-founder Doc Heide, and frequent guest artists Paul Sills and James Maronek.

Alley was the librettist and lyricist of "Guys on Ice", "Lumberjacks in Love", and "The Bachelors", all of which began at AFT and set box office records in frequent productions at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

He was honored posthumously with the 2002 Mark R. Sumner Award for distinguished achievement in the U.S. outdoor drama movement.

Alley was also an actor and singer who performed on the AFT stage for 20 consecutive seasons. His tenor voice can be heard on his recordings "The Lake", "Door Christmas" , and the posthumously released collection "It Would Be Enough For Me".

Alley died on May 1, 2001 of a previously undiagnosed heart condition while jogging near his Wisconsin home.

Websites:The Bachelors [] Guys on Ice []


# The New York Times, July 28, 2002
# The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2001
# The Chicago Tribune, November 22, 2002
# Playbill September, 2001, Volume 117, Number 9
# Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Bulletin, Fall, 2001
# The Miwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 14, 2002

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