Suicide prevention play THE WINTER BEAR launches Alaskan tour

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Perseverance Theatre will present The Winter Bear, a play by former Alaska Writer Laureate Anne Hanley, in April in the communities of Anchorage, Buckland, Shungnak, Nome, St. Paul, and Unalaska. Admission to all shows is free. The play, which has been performed throughout Alaska since 2008, tells the story of a troubled Alaska Native teenager who decides suicide is his best …

Brash Broadway favorite GUYS AND DOLLS plays March 15-April 14

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  For some guys, life is a gamble—every day another throw of the dice. New York hustler Sky Masterson seems to be on a roll, but in the game of romance, his luck is about to run out. Will he beat the odds and get the girl, or come up snake-eyes? Perseverance Theatre’s musical dream team presents Guys and Dolls, …

Young Company stages dance fantasy DISCO ALICE: THE WONDERLAND REMIX

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Curiouser and curiouser, and groovier: a classic of children’s literature hits the dance floor in Disco Alice: The Wonderland Remix, an original adaptation performed by Perseverance Theatre’s Young Company, March 1-3 and 8-10 in the Phoenix Theatre (Black Box). Based on the beloved book by Lewis Carroll, this fantastical production for all ages, adapted and directed by William Conrow, features …

5 Qs for Ebenezer Scrooge: A Perseverance Theatre EXCLUSIVE!

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Think it’s a busy month for Santa Claus? Try being Ebenezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens’ unlikely holiday hero is everywhere these days, re-enacting his classic Christmas Eve conversion (aided by a few friendly ghosts) on countless stages and screens worldwide—even here in Alaska. We at Perseverance Theatre were lucky enough to snag a few moments with Mr. Scrooge, the formerly misanthropic …

Haunting new play Franklin, by Samantha Noble, to launch Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre

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A scientist and a songwriter hunt for answers in Franklin, a world-premiere play by Samantha Noble, launching Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Hannah Wolf (Juneau bred, a 2018 O’Neill Center National Directing Fellow), features original music by Juneau-based indie composer Marian Call. Anchored in two eras on the same unforgiving …

Young Company performs CRUSH Oct. 20-22

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You’ve met the good folks of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire; time to face the evil aliens of Pin Cushion, California. Our fall Young Company production—a quirky, somewhat creepy but heartwarming take on Our Town—performs one weekend only on the Perseverance main stage, in repertory with… that other play. Our own Julie York Coppens directs a lovable cast of Juneau students …

OUR TOWN Play Guide now available

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Here’s a link to our eight-page Play Guide for students, educators, and anyone else interested in getting to know Thornton Wilder, this play, and this Perseverance Theatre production a little better. Thanks to everyone who contributed, especially Maya Bourgeois (our real-life stage manager, who also happens to be a publications goddess), and to our friends at the Wilder Family LLC …

A role for everyone in ‘Our Town’

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Great plays like Our Town can be powerful conversation starters. We invite you to share your thoughts about this production on our Facebook page (you’ve Liked us, right?) and other online channels, talk about it with your friends and neighbors, reach out to our new director of outreach and engagement, Julie Coppens (juliec@ptalaska.org), or join us for one of the …

How many Stage Managers does it take to do ‘Our Town’?

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Needless to say, we’re thrilled to have Irene Bedard on board for our 40th Season-opening production of Our Town. But this iconic play—and the role of the Stage Manager in particular—is bigger than any one person. How much bigger? At last count, one week before previews, Perseverance Theatre’s Our Town boasts not one Stage Manager, but five: Bedard (Inupiaq, Yupik, …

Guys & Dolls Juneau Audition – Singing and Dancing Call

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  Guys and Dolls – Juneau Singing and Dancing Call Monday, September 17 6:00pm to 10:00 pm Please prepare 16 bars of music. Send sheet music before audition to enrique@ptalaska.org Wear clothes that allow you to dance. Below are the links to see the dance routine that everyone will do at the audition. We will have some time to review …