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Reaching Out to the Local Community

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Reaching Out to the Local Community

Reaching Out to the Local Community

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Community involvement is among the prime motivations for regional dramatic troupes. Perseverance Theatre in Alaska is living the ideal of serving local audiences while courting diversity. The theater is staging a musical about Filipino immigrants who work in Alaska's salmon canneries.

Left to right: Paolo Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo and Melody Butiu in a scene from The Long Season at the Perseverence Theatre. P.J. Paparelli/Perseverence Theatre hide caption

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Perseverance Theatre founder Molly Smith talks about what's great about Alaska

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The Long Season director Peter DuBois on the community experience of Juneau's theater crowd.

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The Long Season playwright Chay Yew talks about the genesis of his musical.

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Paolo Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo and Doan Mackenzie rehearse a song from 'The Long Season.'

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Melody Butiu, Paolo Montalban, Eileen Rivera, Bernardo Bernardo and Doan Mackenzie rehearse another song from 'The Long Season.'

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