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.
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The Long Season at the Perseverence Theatre.
Left to right: Paolo Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo and Melody Butiu in a scene from
Listen: Perseverance Theatre founder Molly Smith talks about what's great about Alaska
Listen: The Long Season director Peter DuBois on the community experience of Juneau's theater crowd.
Listen: The Long Season playwright Chay Yew talks about the genesis of his musical.
Listen: Paolo Montalban, Bernardo Bernardo and Doan Mackenzie rehearse a song from 'The Long Season.'
Listen: Melody Butiu, Paolo Montalban, Eileen Rivera, Bernardo Bernardo and Doan Mackenzie rehearse another song from 'The Long Season.'