Alison Palmer, owner of Breck TV Channel 17, performs in the fifth, and last weekend of the Backstage Theatre’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” She’s one of the many amazing women in the show who personify what life in Breckenridge is like. We spent some time doing a Q&A with her before her Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 performance.
Best part of your job at Breck TV: I get to talk about my favorite place in the whole world — Breckenridge! I love the relationships I have with my clients and how I get to help grow their businesses. Folks move to Breckenridge with big dreams, and I am honored for the opportunity to watch them realize them.
Most challenging? Walking the fine line of friendship and client. I always mess that up but am very fortunate to have developed the friendships I have.
What drew you to Breck? I wanted to move to Breckenridge 16 years ago to live in a small town to raise a family. I was pregnant at the time with Griffin. Then, two-and-a-half years later, my son Anson was born.
What do you love most about Breck? The thing I love most about Breckenridge is the true community we have here. Four years ago John and Griffin were injured in an accident, and the community showed up for our own little “Extreme Home Makeover” to move us into the cabin behind High Country Furniture to accommodate John’s wheelchair. Whenever there is need, the locals get together to fill it. I love that about Breckenridge.
Why did you want to be in “Love, Loss and What I Wore?” It is an incredible piece about women. I love that we can see the history and relate to so many of the scenes as part of our history. These women are some of the best, and I am truly honored. Plus it was a minimal rehearsal schedule, and we get to wear black and sit for an hour and a half.
What”s your favorite item of clothing you own or have owned? I had a pair of cream leather boots in middle and high school that slouched just a little bit. They went with everything, and since I wore school uniforms during the week, I loved wearing them on the weekends for walking the malls in Atlanta, going to the movies and attending church.
What part of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” speaks most to you? I think that “Love, Loss and What I Wore” has something that every woman and every man who has ever been around a woman can relate to. The stories of the specific woman relate to all women.
What kind of theater background do you have? I acted in the Tanglewood Children”s Theater of Asheville and also performed throughout high school. I was in “Miss Firecracker Contest” in 1998 and “Alabama Rain” over 10 years ago at The Backstage Theatre. Now, after over a decade, I am so excited and honored to be back on stage. Thanks to artistic director Chris Willard for his faith and humor!
This weekend, Jan. 24-26, Leah Arnold, Heidi Dickstein, Hannah Overton, Judy Phelan-Hill, Genevieve Price perform the show. Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, Kelly Butler, Alex Gamboa, Joyce Mosher and Judy Phelan-Hill join Alison Palmer. Ashley Prill and Kim Dykstra-DiLallo also performed in “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
For tickets to “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” call (970) 453-0199. Prices are $22 for adults and $17 for students 18 and younger (plus a $2 surcharge if you buy tickets at the theater or by phone). To skip the $2 surcharge, purchase tickets .