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Have you ever wondered what life is like in Alaska? It isn't all igloos and polar bears. There's a lot of art, creativity, and commerce in the frozen north. Alex and Janna talk theater, art, comics, films, current topics, and starting a business all with an Alaskan sensibility!

Have you ever wondered what life is like in Alaska? It isn't all igloos and polar bears. There's a lot of art, creativity, and commerce in the frozen north. Alex and Janna talk theater, art, comics, films, current topics, and starting a business all with an Alaskan sensibility!
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Have you ever wondered what life is like in Alaska? It isn't all igloos and polar bears. There's a lot of art, creativity, and commerce in the frozen north. Alex and Janna talk theater, art, comics, films, current topics, and starting a business all with an Alaskan sensibility!

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Episodes

Tea For Three with Ursula Gould, Gigi Lynch, & Krista Schwarting

5/24/2019
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Alex & Janna are back for their first remote recording with the cast of Tea for Three, now playing at Cyrano's Theatre! Learn what it's like to mount a show based on three First Ladies, and what it's like to play them from the cast. Tea for Three tickets at centertix.com, playing May 10 - June 2, 2019. Intro & Outro music by Gnarwahl (https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/)

Duration:00:42:41

David Haynes - with Jacqueline Hoffman!

5/18/2019
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A "better late than never" episode with a stalwart of Anchorage theatre, David Haynes. Intended to be released at the time of "The Importance of Being Earnest" - Alex, with guest Jacqueline Hoffman interviews an amazing performer and all around great person, David Haynes, soon to be appearing in The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice at Cyrano's Theatre, more info at cyranos.org. Intro & Outro music by Gnarwahl (https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/)

Duration:00:59:25

Sweet Cheeks Cabaret - Shauna Branche & Rebecca Gamache

5/11/2019
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Shauna Branche & Rebecca Gamache from Sweet Cheeks Cabaret share what it's like to create a cabaret style show from scratch, from auditioning and creating the company, choreographing, directing, costuming, and putting all the elements together with a live band and technical direction every month! Sweet Cheeks Cabaret is a talented group of hard working collaborative performers. Tickets available to their latest show at centertix.com, 263-ARTS, or in person at 49th State Brewing Company,...

Duration:00:39:07

Guys & Dolls with Boogie Willis and Evan Carson

5/6/2019
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Boogie Willis and Evan Carson from Perseverance Theater Company's production of Guys & Dolls, now playing at the Performing Arts Center share with Alex all about doing a show in Juneau and Anchorage for Alaska's professional theatre company - Perseverance Theatre Company! Guys & Dolls in playing at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage May 3 - May 12, tickets available at centertix.com. Intro & Outro music by Gnarwahl (https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/)

Duration:01:03:07

The Giver - Colby Bleicher and Lily Werts

5/6/2019
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Director Colby Bleicher and Sound Designer Lily Werts from Anchorage Community Theatre's production of The Giver appear on the show to tell Alex all the details of designing and directing a show based on a highly popular children's book in Alaska. The Giver runs May 3rd - 26th, tickets available at actalaska.org. Intro and outro music by Gnarwahl (https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/)

Duration:00:37:07

The Importance of Being Earnest - with Jeremy Gaunt and Jacqueline Hoffman

4/19/2019
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In a further exploration of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Alex interviews supporting cast members Jeremy Gaunt and Jacqueline Hoffman. Find out the ins and outs of being a supporting cast member in a theatrical production. Intro and outro music by Gnarwhal - https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/ Tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest - centertix.com Like, Download, & Subscribe!

Duration:01:24:09

Katy Laurance and Mallory McKay - The Importance of Being Earnest

4/13/2019
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Janna was busy, but fortunately Katy Laurance and Mallory McKay, the female leads of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at Cyrano’s Theatre Company join Alex and Terence Lindeke, also from the show to discuss their theatre histories, doing a period piece and bringing Oscar Wilde’s words and characters to life in 2019. Intro and outro music by Gnarwhal - https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/ Information on the show at cyranos.org, tickets available at centertix.com Like,...

Duration:01:13:03

The Importance of Being Earnest - Terence Lindeke and Nathan Huey

4/5/2019
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Terence Lindeke and Nathan Huey, the two gentlemen leads of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde tell Alex and Janna what it’s like to tackle Oscar Wilde’s style and dialogue, the challenges of period costumes and styles, food props, and how old is Terence anyway (the show was recorded on his birthday!) Information on the show at cyranos.org, tickets available at centertix.com Intro and outro music by Gnarwhal -...

Duration:02:01:19

Shazam! With Marc Hess & Jason Jeffords

4/1/2019
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Bosco's Comics, Cards, and Games (www.boscos.com) own Marc Hess and Jason Jeffords from awesomeinabox on Youtube join Alex in a spoiler-laden review of the movie, Shazam! Intro and Outro music by Gnarwhal https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/ Please like, subscribe, & download!

Duration:01:24:22

Feral Child with Carl Bright!

3/25/2019
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Carl Bright, director of Anchorage Community Theatre’s Feral Child takes a break from directing, acting, being a board member, and lighting design to converse with Alex and Janna about his name (is it Carl Bright?), how he met his wife, and how his family life informs his directing of the new play Feral Child by Rand Higbee. Feral Child runs March 22 - April 7, 2019, 7:00 pm on Thursdays - Saturday, 3:00 on Sunday. Tickets are available at Anchorage Community Theatre’s website,...

Duration:01:42:29

1mpf with Krista M. Schwarting & Vivian Melde

3/16/2019
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Director/Actors/All Around Alaskan Theatre Makers Krista M. Schwarting & Vivian Melde join Alex & Janna to tell them how they got started in Alaskan theatre, as well as all about the upcoming One Minute Play Festival in Anchorage on March 17th and 18th, 2019 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00 pm. Tickets available at centertix.com. Please Like, Subscribe, and Download!

Duration:00:45:07

Captain Marvel - with Marc Hess and Tristan Kemppainen

3/15/2019
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Marc Hess and Tristan Kemppainen return to help Alex & Janna review the Captain Marvel movie. Just how many Captain Marvel's are there? Marc Hess of Bosco's Comics in Anchorage helps Alex & Janna through the complicated history of Marvel's newest and first female headlining movie! New intro and outro music provided by Gnarwhal https://www.facebook.com/gnarwahl/ Bosco's Comics, Cards, & Games is online at www.boscos.com Please Like, Subscribe, and Download! Thanks!

Duration:01:29:32

Whale Song with Tai Yen Jimmy Kim

3/11/2019
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Actor, Rapper, and all around sincere superhuman Tai Yen Jimmy Kim tells Alex & Janna what the long road of immigration is like, explores the ins and outs of being in plays in Juneau and Anchorage, and if he's really in a relationship right now (he is, despite Alex's skepticism). See Tai in Perseverance Theater's original work Whale Song March 8-17 at the Sydney Laurence Theater at 7:30 pm except 4:00 Sunday. Get tickets at centertix.com. Like & Subscribe to The Alex and Janna Show!

Duration:01:09:24

Anchorage Cabarets with Lisa Willis and Warren Weinstein

3/6/2019
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Lisa Willis and Warren Weinstein join Alex and Janna to let them know what it's like to be discovered in a crowded middle school hallway, what Fur Rondy is all about, and how you go from being an improviser to Musical Theatre Director! Look for Anchorage Cabarets on facebook and instagram! Like and subscribe to The Alex and Janna Show!

Duration:01:00:54

Anthony Lounsbury - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

2/23/2019
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Actor/Writer/Singer/Show Creator Anthony Lounsbury joins Alex & Janna, who's back from vacation to talk about the latest show at Cyrano's Theatre - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Other topics range from growing up in Alaska to hallucinogenic mushrooms. You've got to hear it to believe it! Like and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify or listen at http://alexandjannashow.libsyn.com

Duration:01:14:23

Superman with Marc Hess and Jason Jeffords

2/17/2019
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Janna is still on vacation, so Alex takes the opportunity to get geeky with a super-sized episode! With him are boscos.com's Marc Hess and Jason Jeffords (awesomeinabox on Youtube) to help him navigate the myriad of characters that inhabit the DC Universe and the run so far of The Man of Steel, Superman, and Action Comics by Brian Michael Bendis.

Duration:02:14:51

Colby Bleicher And Marisa “Mo” Garrigues

2/8/2019
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Janna is on vacation to warmer climes like New Orleans and Jamaica, but the show must go on. Alex gets help from Colby Bleicher, Associate Director of Anchorage Community Theatre/co-founder of Blue Chair Productions, director of Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl, and Marisa “Mo” Garrigues, Stage Manager of TBA Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abriged). They both are very active in the Anchorage Theatre Community, and let Alex know what that entails. See:...

Duration:00:44:23

Matt Fernandez of Anchorage Community Theatre!

2/1/2019
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Anchorage Community Theatre's Executive Director Matt Fernandez talks about operating the longest running theatre company in Alaska. He talks about his great staff, his long history with Anchorage Community Theatre, and what it means to truly have your theatre be part of a community. We also break down the theatre's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, running February 1-24th, Th-Sat 7pm, Sundays at 3 pm. Call Anchorage Community Theatre at 907-344-4713 or visit www.actalaska.org. Please...

Duration:01:39:07

Glass

1/28/2019
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Alex, Janna, and their friend Tristan talk about Netflix's Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, can you be a good person in this day and age, movie theaters, and the movie Glass.

Duration:01:08:51

Starting A Coffee Business in Alaska with Austin Schwartz!

1/20/2019
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Austin Schwartz of Uncle Leroy's Coffee in Anchorage, Alaska tells Alex and Janna the ins and outs of starting a small coffee business in Anchorage, Alaska. We learn the terrifying aspects of driving a 1968 Mobile Coffee Bar through treacherous Alaskan terrain. Austin also describes his crime fighting skills in action packed detail! Be sure to subscribe! Thanks for listening!

Duration:01:19:35