Announcing our 2018-2019 Season!
One Night Only: "Rocky Horror Picture Show" presented by Naked Stage Productions.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 11pm.
Rocky Horror is the first and only true audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation movie. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props various times during the film. The audience participation phenomenon was observed as early as the film's first run in 1975 (when it bombed during limited engagements in 7 of 8 cities), and was later re-released as a midnight movie where the audience participation really began to flourish. And by the way, for the "gore sensitive", Rocky Horror is NOT a horror film. It is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films.
Interior Independent Theatre and Theatre UAF Present:
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Based on Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Gwendolyn P. Brazier
Orchestration & Arrangements by Stephen Oremus
Musical Direction by Scott Stephen Hansen
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.”
Description from Music Theatre International (MTI) https://www.mtishows.com/avenue-q
“Recent college graduate Princeton, a puppet, who is only equipped with hope and a Bachelor’s Degree in English starts his journey looking for two things: his life’s purpose and an affordable apartment in New York City on Avenue Q. He soon meets a motley but friendly assortment of neighbors including Kate Monster (a kindergarten teaching assistant, also a puppet), Brian (an unemployed comedian, portrayed by a human actor), Brian’s Japanese-American fiancé Christmas Eve (also played by a human), and bickering roommates Nicky (a slacker puppet) and Rod (a straight-laced Republican investor puppet). The superintendent of the building is none other than former child TV star Gary Coleman (played by a human actor).”
Avenue Q Synopsis by Westfield State University http://www.westfield.ma.edu/ave-q-synopsis
Follow these characters through the turbulent time in life that is post college as they grow, learn, and develop more insight into who they are as people, or puppets.
Gwendolyn P. Brazier teaches general music at Barnette Magnet School as well as band and orchestra at North Pole High School. Gwendolyn began teaching for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in 2009, at Salcha Elementary School. Over the last several years she implemented a Kindergarten violin program to her schools and a musical theater class at Barnette Magnet. She was the West Valley High School Thespian Drama Troupe #628 Advisor from 2011 till 2016. She stage and/or music directed for North Pole, Lathrop and West Valley High Schools. Her talents do not end in the classroom.
Ms. Brazier is an avid Fairbanks arts community supporter and performer. She has performed as a bassist in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Northern Light String Orchestra and North Star Strings. She regularly performs with the Fairbanks Community Band and has been a featured guest soloist vocalist and regular choral member of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Choir of the North, Alaska Camerata and directed the Madrigal Singers, Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre’s Showcase Choir and Rainbow Choir. Gwendolyn directed and performed in numerous stage productions throughout the Fairbanks theater community, to include Fairbanks Drama Association, Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, UAF Theater and Film, Fairbanks Opera as well as the University of Alaska Student Drama Association. Currently, she is a founding member and board president for The Interior Independent Theatre and performs with a popular 70's funk band.
Gwendolyn is a member of the National Association of Music Educators, American Choral Directors Association, American Band Directors Association and the Alaska chapter of the American Band Directors Association, Alaska Music Educators Association. She is the current treasurer for the Alaska Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
THE DESIGNERS & ACTORS:
The scenic design and construction done by Adam Gillette is brought to life by lighting designer and Film and Performing Arts (FLPA) major Colby Freel and projection animation by FLPA major Lara Lotze. Together, they create a stage that transforms in front of your eyes to transport the puppets and people to new locations.
The cast ranges from human actors to puppets being voiced by performers. Paul Adasiak, Tana Fudge, and LaQuita Deans give life to the three human characters in this puppet world. The puppets voiced and manipulated by UAF Film and Performance Arts (FLPA) major Elsbeth Cheyne, FLPA Alum Kellie Bernstein, Amanda Torgerson, David Marstinson, Bill Torgerson, and Kayla Gilchrist are the focal point of the lessons learned on Avenue Q, where they all live.
THIS SHOW IS RATED R:
Explicit Sexual Content, Language, Simulated Puppet Sex
NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 17
- Thursday, November 8 @ 7:30pm (Pay what you can Preview)
- Friday, November 9 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, November 10 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, November 11 @ 2:00pm
- Friday, November 16 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, November 17 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00pm
$10 Students (17+) **
$15 Seniors/ Military/ UAF Faculty & Staff
**This show is only for ages 17 and up.No children allowed.
Tickets are available here, or by calling 474-6590
Auditions for "Dead Man's Cellphone" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Carrie Baker.
Saturday, December 1, 2018.
More information will be on our Auditions page.
Auditions for the Student Drama Association produced "Winter Shorts" will be Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The "Winter Shorts" will be presented this Spring. Dates, times and titles To Be Announced.
The Famous For Fifteen Minutes playwright festival (presented in "reader's theatre" style) will be one night only, Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7pm. Free.
One night only: a special collaboration with the Fairbanks Concert Association - presented in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre on UAF's main campus. Title and information To Be Announced.
Friday, February 1, 2019.
"Dead Man's Cellphone" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Carrie Baker.
Live in the Salisbury Theatre. Dates and times To Be Announced.
Film Screening / Premiere: "A Night for Conversation" by Kade Mendelowitz.
Dates and times To Be Announced.
- Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
- Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.