Perseverance Theatre, after producing a version of “Little Women” last season in which the lead character was transgender, has a new gender-bender for audience in Juneau and Anchorage this fall.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is about a transgender punk rocker from Germany touring the United States with his rock band.
Amazon describes it as “A high-powered rock musical that tells the hilarious but emotional tale of an East Berlin transgendered diva on a journey to find stardom in her new home.”
“Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical in 2014, this cult-classic takes audiences on an exhilarating journey of radical, queer self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance,” the theatre description says.
The show opens the 45th season for Perseverance Theatre. The musical runs in Juneau from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1, and then the production comes to Anchorage for Oct. 13-22.
Perseverance Theatre, which in 2001 signed an agreement with the University of Alaska Southeast to provide all theater education activities at the campus, which awards theater minor degrees, is supported by numerous business, foundation, and taxpayer-funded entities, including:
Government and government-funded donors
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
City & Borough of Juneau (Major Grant through the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)
City & Borough of Juneau Youth Activities Board
Municipality of Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Northwest Arctic Borough
US Small Business Administration
Alaska Airlines, Alaska Auto Repair, Alaska Waters, Inc., Alaska Railroad Corporation, Alaska Technical Solution, Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast, Alaskan Brewing Company, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Art Sutch Photography & Digital Imaging, Baranof Hotel/Four Point by Sheraton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Broken Tooth Brewing Company, The Canvas Community Art Studio, Coastal Helicopters, Coeur Alaska – Kensington Mine, Coppa, Cycle Alaska, Douglas Café, Driftwood Hotel, El Sombrero, Fred Meyer (Kroger Co.), Goldbelt Tramway, Gross Alaska Cinemas, Hecla Greens Creek Mine, Heritage Coffee Roasting Company, Historic Skagway Inn, IBEW – Local 1547, In Boca Al Lupo, Island Pub Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau Dance Theatre, Juneau Self Storage Management, Juneau Symphony Orchestra, Kindred Post, Lemon Tree Café, Louie’s Douglas Inn, Merrill Lynch, Northern Alaska Tour Company, NorthStar Trekking, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Oscar Gill House, Pel’meni, Rainforest Yoga, Robe Lake Lodge, Salt, Sandpiper Café, Seong’s Sushi Bar, Silverbow Inn, Specialty Imports, Stan Stephens, Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, Taku Smokeries, Triangle Club, V’s Cellar Door, Valley Medical Center, Valley Paint Center, Westmark Fairbanks, White Pass &Yukon Route Railway, Yak & Yeti Café
Alaska Community Foundation
Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation
Richard L. and Diane M. Block Foundation
Charlotte Martin Foundation
Douglas-Dornan Fund of the Juneau Community Foundation
Fiordellisi Williams Family Foundation
Houston In Action
Juneau Community Foundation
National New Play Network
Sealaska Heritage Institute
Shari and Les Biller Family Foundation
University of Alaska Foundation
Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)