Perseverance Theatre Announces 40th Season

    Art Rotch and others during a March rehearsal. Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre.

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - The Perseverance Theatre is gearing up for its 40th season, after a period where cuts had to be made and a 40th season seemed unlikely.

    Recent donations have helped the theater company come out of a financial slump.

    Perseverance are currently finalizing artist contracts for the upcoming season and making new hires including veteran theatre artist and journalist Julie York Coppens who will be their Director of Outreach and Communications. They are also actively seeking someone to be the new managing director to help free up the responsibilities of the Executive Artistic Director Art Rotch.

    Throughout the summer, Perseverance hold their STAR program which is a five week program for kids to learn theatre. Enrique Bravo, who is an actor-in-residence at the theatre was a guest on Capital Chat on Friday to talk about the program.

    "Right now we have close to 40 kids. There are three separate shows and each of them have their own theme. There's a classical show (usually Shakespeare), a musical, and a devised piece." Devised theatre being a type of improv.

    Bravo said that guest artists come to help educated the students during the STAR season.

    "The great thing about STAR is that we bring in all these artists for these one hour classes where all 40 kids get together."

    Find that full interview on demand.

    Subscriptions for the Season 40 lineups in both Juneau and Anchorage are available on their website and those that pick up a subscription between now and July 31st can save ten percent through Early Bird Pricing. The next two Fridays (July 20th and 27th) will also have block parties at the JACC from 5:30pm-7pm.

     

    Perseverance Theatre’s 2018-19 Juneau Season:

     

    Our Town, by Thornton Wilder

    Art Rotch, director 

    October 5 – November 4, 2018

     

    Franklin, by Samantha Noble

    Hannah Wolf, director

    November 30 – December 16, 2018

     

    Whale Song, by Cathy Tagnak Rexford

    Madeline Sayet, director

    February 1 – 24, 2019

     

    Guys and Dolls, Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows

    Shona Osterhaut, director; Rob Cohen, musical director; Ricci Adan, choreographer

    March 15 – April 13, 2019

     

    The Underpants, by Steve Martin, adapted from the play Die Hose by Carl Sternheim

    Teresa K. Pond, director

    May 17 – June 16, 2019


     

    Perseverance Theatre’s 2018-19 Anchorage Season:

     

    Our Town, by Thornton Wilder

    Art Rotch, director 

    November 9 – 25, 2018

     

    A Christmas Carol, by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney, based on the book by Charles Dickens

    Evan Michael Haney, director

    December 14 – 29, 2018

     

    Franklin, by Samantha Noble

    Hannah Wolf, director

    January 11 – 20, 2019

     

    Whale Song, by Cathy Tagnak Rexford

    Madeline Sayet, director

    March 8 – 17, 2019

     

    Guys and Dolls, Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows

    Shona Osterhaut, director; Rob Cohen, musical director; Ricci Adan, choreographer

    May 3 – 12, 2019

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