Perseverance Theatre announces 2024/2025

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Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s premiere regional theatre, will present three titles in Juneau and Anchorage for their 2024-2025 season. Led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii, Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Season will bring powerful stories by, for, and of Alaska to Juneau and Anchorage. This season will feature two world premieres,  a historic Broadway comedy, as well as Alaskan artists from all over the state. 

STAR Final Showcase – VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON Tickets Available

Lewis ChapmanCurrent Projects, Education, Featured, Live Stream, Productions

Wednesday, August 47:00 P.M. The talented Young Artists of STAR have been working together over the last few weeks to make unique performance pieces that showcase their individual talents and passions. Come see them perform, live or in-person, on Wednesday, August 4 at 7 p.m.! Only 25 tickets are available for the in-person performance at the theatre on Douglas, so get …

A Community Conversation with Dr. Bob Urata

Lewis ChapmanNews, Productions

Join us after our show on Thursday, December 5, for a conversation with Dr. Bob Urata, physician at Valley Medical Center and Perseverance Theatre Board Member, about With and the complexities of end-of-life care. Joining Bob will be Jennifer Carson, Director of Hospice and Home Care at Catholic Community Service. Dr. Bob Urata was born in Wrangell, AK. He received …

The Sixth Annual One-Minute Play Festival

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March 17th & 18th at The Alaska Center For The Performing Arts The ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its sixth year, in partnership with Perseverance Theatre, at the Alaska Center For The Performing Arts. The 6th Annual Alaska 1MPF runs two performances only; Sunday, March 17th & Monday, March 18th at 8pm. All performances are at The …

World premiere WHALE SONG runs Feb. 1-23 in Juneau

Julie CoppensNews, Productions

A daughter of the Arctic confronts her destiny in Whale Song, a world-premiere play by Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Iñupiaq), performing Feb. 1-23 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan), also performs March 8-17 at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage. Soon after a baby is born in a small Arctic …

The Cyanide Ball – An inspiration for TREADWELL GOLD

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In one of our favorite moments in Treadwell Gold, the character of Hanna–in her role as the Independence Day Goddess of Liberty–recites a poem, “Turning Rock into Gold.” The source of the poem, courtesy of Sheila Kelly’s book came from the dance program from the 1910 “Cyanide Ball,” a dance in celebration of the technology that made mining in Treadwell possible. Here is the illustrated version of the poem as printed in the dance program in 1910. It’s the 1910 version of an infographic. In rhyming quatrains, of course.

See Treadwell Gold only through July 3 at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. Tickets are available online, and by calling 907-463-TIXS.

Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 Statewide Season

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World Premieres, Classics, Comedies, and two Alaskan playwrights featured in Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 season Perseverance Theatre set to begin 39th season of professional theatre by and for Alaskans Perseverance Theatre has crafted a statewide season of professional theatre designed to entertain and delight Alaskan audiences and feature new and classic works, favorite and exciting new actors.The season includes two new works …

Theatremaking that Crosses Generations

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Cate Ross Returns to the Perseverance Mainstage Not Medea, the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Allison Gregory, features three actors: Shelley Virginia of Anchorage as “Woman,” Perseverance’s actor-in-residence Enrique Bravo as Jason, and long-time company member Cate Ross–the youngest member of the cast–as Chorus. Cate Ross, born in Juneau, is not new to Perseverance. In fact, she has been …

Enter the Audience: The Collaboration Continues at Peter and the Starcatcher

amyCurrent Projects, Featured, Productions, Season 16-17, Seasons

One of the fun things about Peter and the Starcatcher is the interaction between the ensemble on the stage and the audience in their seats. So last night, the first time that we had a big crowd in the theatre to watch the first preview, was an important moment for all the artists involved. The actors start to hear and feel …