This Season


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June 2

Mark Russell

Long before John Stewart and Stephen Colbert there was Mark Russell daring to joke about the often-absurd political process. Mark Russell brings his signature brand of politics, parody, and piano to Anchorage for one night only. {more}

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Sept 18–19

Pink Martini

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure.” – the words of Thomas Lauderdale, the group’s bandleader and pianist. Trying to categorize Pink Martini is nearly impossible. Their sound draws from myriad influences... {more}

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Sept 24

ACA All Access

All Access Night is an evening of food, wine and entertainment that gives you unrestricted backstage access to the inner workings of what it takes to bring a show to the stage – you’ll be a true ACA insider. {more}

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Sept 25

Break of Reality

Break of Reality’s last visit to Anchorage in 2012 was a sold-out show, which is no surprise. The band plays cello rock, and they “rock out like they mean it.” Break of Reality performs original music, as well as interpretations of songs by... {more}

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Sept 25-Oct 3

Annapurna

Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of a night that he can’t remember, and that she will never forget. Their bizarre reunion contains both rage and compassion, framing a story that... {more}

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Oct 2

The Well Pennies

L.A. folk/pop duo The Well Pennies combine their signature pop melodies and tight harmonies with beautifully produced lush arrangements. Notable influences include the likes of The Lumineers, Passenger and Sufjan Stevens... {more}

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Oct 3

Postmodern Jukebox

​Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) is a genre-busting, time-traveling musical experience, whose sound is best described as pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Scott Bradlee and his ensemble became YouTube stars,... {more}

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Oct 9

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s past has created a tapestry of far-ranging influences, from Appalachian music of Kentucky to Native American elements to urban funk rhythms. On “The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake,” her most... {more}

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Oct 16-Nov 1

Othello

​Iago, Shakespeare’s most fascinating villain, orchestrates the demise of the Moorish General Othello after being passed up for a promotion given to the soldier, Cassio. As Iago seeks to ruin both men, he plants the seeds of doubt and mistrust... {more}

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Oct 20–25

My Fair Lady

MY FAIR LADY is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The classic adaption of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is set in turn-of-the-century London. Eliza Doolittle is a poor Cockney girl selling flowers on the... {more}

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Nov 14

Letters Aloud: Fame! (they’re not going to live forever)

Through the personal letters of some of history’s most famous, and infamous, celebrities (including Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, Gertrude Stein... {more}

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Nov 18

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is a funny man. Not just funny “ha ha,” but bizarre, tangential, absurd, surreal funny, in a good way! One of the most acclaimed comics of his generation, Izzard’s stream-of-consciousness narratives have been lauded for their... {more}

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Nov 27–29

The Nutcracker Ballet

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without “The Nutcracker.” This extravaganza is a timeless tradition for the whole family. Clara’s dreams will transport you to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets... {more}

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Dec 12

Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been raising their voices together for over 70 years. Their special brand of Southern Gospel has wowed everyone from U.S. Presidents to esteemed musical artists with whom they’ve recorded... {more}

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Dec 18-27

A Christmas Carol

​This holiday season, witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation in a new adaptation by Arlitia Jones and Michael Haney. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy businessman with no place in his life for kindness... {more}

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Jan 12-17

Mamma Mia!

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Broadway's MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale... {more}

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Jan 23

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. For over 30 years, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe has entertained audiences with their bipartisan lampooning, as neither side of the political aisle is safe from... {more}

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Feb 6

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has not only redefined what his instrument can do, but has spread the ukulele’s popularity to a whole new audience. He’s been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone and earned comparisons to... {more}

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Feb 12

Afiara Quartet

The Afiara Quartet has been described as "a revelation" with performances balancing "intensity and commitment" and "frequent moments of tenderness.” This string quartet has a lively interest in new works and fresh insight into... {more}

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Feb 12-13

New Shanghai Circus

New Shanghai Circus is anything but typical circus fare. It’s amped up entertainment to the max! You’ll be amazed as this acrobatic troupe of athletes defies gravity and performs feats of circus art that reach breathtaking... {more}

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Feb 18-21

Potted Potter

This self-described “Unauthorized Harry Experience” is a fantastically funny show, featuring all of your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props... {more}

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Feb 19-28

Our Voices Will Be Heard

A powerful mother/daughter journey that reveals how generations face the choice of continuing to perpetuate or disrupt family violence. Through the lens of fiction, and the palette of Alaska Native storytelling playwright Vera Starbard tells... {more}

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Feb 26

Dublin Guitar Quartet

Dublin Guitar Quartet is a classical guitar quartet devoted to current music, which makes them unique. The group is constantly working to bring new music to new audiences, which has led them to commissioning new works and adapting... {more}

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Feb 27

Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion is the premier junk rock band in the world. BAM! The group shot to stardom during their smash performances on “America’s Got Talent” in 2006. Since then, they’ve achieved worldwide acclaim, even conquering... {more}

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Mar 4

Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet

Saxophone quartets are a rarity in the music performance world, which is what makes the Donald Sinta Quartet’s Anchorage appearance so special. This dynamic ensemble combines exceptional musicianship with a diverse set list... {more}

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Mar 11

Love Canon

“Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.” From the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Love Canon is a configuration of six seasoned virtuoso string... {more}

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Mar 12

David Sanborn

David Sanborn is one of the most distinctive saxophonists in the world. A six-time Grammy winner, Sanborn has played with numerous music legends, including Albert King, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton... {more}

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Mar 18

Solas

Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band. Their name is Gaelic for "light,” which is befitting. Their fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, combined with remarkable musicianship, has allowed the band to... {more}

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Apr 15-24

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

Come discover how psychology and technology intersect at the dawn of the electric age. Perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings, has created a new device to treat “hysteria” in his patients by inducing “paroxysms,” that attract the... {more}

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Apr 16

Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. For over 40 years, they’ve been the flag bearers for the Western swing sound made famous by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become... {more}

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Apr 23

Dala

Darlings of the Canadian music scene, the women of Dala are bringing their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to Alaska. Their sound is unpretentious, with beautiful flights of melody and lush harmonies, and the sheer joy with... {more}

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Apr 26–May 1

Peter Pan

“Peter Pan” is one of the all-time Broadway musical greats and a guaranteed family favorite. This classic production is in its 60th year and a multi-Tony Award winner, for good reason. It’s an enduring tale of wonderment filled with... {more}

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May 15

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Banjo duos are uncommon, but Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are a true rarity, with remarkable music resumés. Fleck, a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, is well known for his ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, as well as... {more}

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May 20-29

Sweeney Todd

​Benjamin Barker returns to London bent on revenge after fifteen years in an Australian penal colony serving time for a crime he did not commit. Armed with a sharp, straight razor, he sets up shop as one of the finest barbers in the... {more}