The Alaska Junior Theater school outreach involves thousands of students each year as part of the productions, with more than 40,000 youth attending the shows.
Alaska Junior Theater Executive Director Lainie Dreas and Marketing Associate Alexis Sheeder visited KNBA on Morning Line to share information about the upcoming season of shows:
Journey to Oz promises to be a fun Halloween activity - with warm and safe trick-or-treating at the Atwood Concert Hall's multi-level lobby area after the show. The show continues in schools November 1st-3rd.
A Very Electric Christmas is an innovative light show by Lightwire Theater where the actors bring multiple puppet characters and effects to life at once in a totally dark stage, will be a follow-up to The Ugly Duckling, presented in the same manner a few years ago. The show will be in schools the end of November with a public show December 2nd.
In Anatomy of the Piano Will Pickvance of Scotland shares in dynamic storytelling how the piano has evolved from the "cave piano" to the 88 keys we know today, coming in February.
Step Afrika brings rhythmic traditions from Africa by way of Washington DC in March.
Classic Peter & the Wolf is recreated by the Emmy nominated Pushcart Players of New Jersey in April.
Full descriptions and videos: www.akjt.org
The Alaska Junior Theatre school outreach involves thousands of students each year as part of the productions, with more than 40,000 youth attending the shows.