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Which shows do you want to see in Anchorage?

Help us plan next season's lineup

We want your help planning next season's lineup! Please fill out the survey to let us know your thoughts — it only takes a few minutes! {more}

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Sweet Honey in the Rock uplifts and empowers Anchorage with songs of love, hope

Anchorage Concert Association presents the a cappella legends Dec. 8 in the Atwood Concert Hall

The Anchorage Concert Association brings people together in hope, love and peace for an uplifting concert with internationally renowned a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, December 8 in the Atwood Concert Hall. {more}

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Make time for joy with The Nutcracker this Thanksgiving Weekend

Anchorage Concert Association’s annual presentation of the holiday classic kicks off the season

The Anchorage Concert Association starts the holiday season for thousands of Alaskans when the curtain goes up on their presentation The Nutcracker, featuring Eugene Ballet Company Thanksgiving weekend in the Atwood Concert Hall. An annual tradition for some families and an opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy for the very first time for others, this fantastical masterpiece transports audiences to a magical wonderland. {more}

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Anchorage Latino and Hispanic community celebrates visiting band La Santa Cecilia

Local artists create new artwork inspired by immigrant song ‘El Hielo’

La Santa Cecilia band members started their careers by serenading passersby on Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street. Today, the group has won a Grammy, toured from coast to coast, and collaborated with legends, including Elvis Costello and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. In celebration of La Santa Cecilia’s visit to Anchorage, local Hispanic and Latino community members are hosting events and creating new artwork. {more}

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Anchorage high school student gets internship with Cinderella production team

Technical supervisor mentors teen as show prepares for national tour

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will launch this year’s national tour from Anchorage and one lucky teen gets to see the magic behind the dazzling production and jaw-dropping transformations. {more}

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PFD special! Save on Cinderella the Musical

1/2 off youth tickets for Family Night, Wednesday, Oct. 25

Wednesday, Oct. 25, is Family Night at Cinderella the Musical! Take advantage of half off youth tickets, and join us for an evening of special activities for all ages in the lobby before the show. {more}

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Melissa Etheridge opens Anchorage Concert Association season

Rock star performs Sept. 14 and 15 in the Atwood Concert Hall and Sept. 16 in Fairbanks

Legendary live performer Melissa Etheridge brings her raspy vocals and soulful songs to Alaska for the first time this September. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician became one of the most popular recording artists of the 90s with her confessional lyrics, signature voice and exuberant guitar playing. She opens Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017/2018 season with back-to-back performances Sept. 14-15 in the Atwood Concert Hall. {more}

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New show added: The almost sold-out Piano Battle gets a late-night set

Anchorage Concert Association tickets go on sale to general public Monday, Aug. 21

The dueling piano event Piano Battle has sold out shows in Europe, the U.S. and Asia – and is packing the house for their Jan. 26 show in Anchorage. In response to the demand for Piano Battle in Alaska, the Anchorage Concert Association has added a second, late-night set at 10 p.m. that evening. {more}

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Christmas in July: Help the Anchorage Concert Association give away tickets

For every ticket to The Nutcracker purchased in July, ACA will give one to a family in need

Anchorage Concert Association’s presentation of The Nutcracker every Thanksgiving weekend is an annual tradition for many families, and this July, people have an opportunity to extend that tradition to others who may need a little help this holiday season. For every ticket to The Nutcracker purchased from July 10 (when tickets go on sale) to July 31, the Anchorage Concert Association will give away a ticket to someone who would love to see The Nutcracker but couldn’t otherwise be able to attend. {more}

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Anchorage Concert Association announces its 2017/2018 season

Melissa Etheridge, Straight No Chaser and Pink Martini are among the more than 25 shows

The Anchorage Concert Association, the state’s largest arts and entertainment presenter, is bringing cult classics, YouTube sensations, a cappella masters and crowd favorites to Alaska for its 2017/2018 season. {more}

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5 Questions with Garrison Keillor

What is the storyteller's favorite thing about visiting Alaska?

Storyteller Garrison Keillor, coming to Anchorage for a show April 12, took the time to answer a few questions with the Anchorage Concert Association. {more}

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Cirque Mechanics puts the pedal to Steampunk

The premier American circus performs April 7 to 8 in the Atwood Concert Hall

The Anchorage Concert Association invites Alaskans to marvel at daredevil antics, circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders, and a bit of clowning around with Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk, coming to Anchorage April 7 through 8. {more}

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New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ show added to Anchorage lineup

Anchorage Concert Association adds 10 a.m. Saturday performance due to popular demand

Tickets to the matinee performances of the Broadway sensation “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” in Anchorage are selling fast. Anchorage Concert Association has now added a 10 a.m. Saturday performance, giving families and Belle-ievers of all ages an extra chance to experience live the classic story of Belle, a beautiful young woman in a provincial town, and her unlikely encounter with the Beast. {more}

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Comedy Legend John Cleese comes to Anchorage

Monty Python founder is ‘not dead yet’

Britain’s living legend of comedy John Cleese has written, produced, directed, and starred in a plethora of comedic hits, including the British sitcom “Fawlty Towers” and the film “A Fish Called Wanda,” for which he received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. Now he’s hitting the road for a leisurely walk through his life and laughs with stop in Anchorage for two shows presented by the Anchorage Concert Association on Thursday, March 16. {more}

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Portland Cello Project creates new album about breakup in Alaska

March 11 performance also features Anchorage artists Kat Moore and Momentum Dance Collective

The Portland Cello Project is no stranger to Alaska. In fact, this trip will mark the innovative string masters’ third visit to the 49th state after sold-out concerts in 2011 and 2014. On March 11 in the Atwood Concert Hall, Portland Cello Project will perform from their new album inspired by their time up here: “Songs for Alaska: Spring Breakup,” about both the seasonal transition “breakup” and the lovelorn variety. This one-of-a-kind performance also features Alaska artists, including Kat Moore of the Super Saturated Sugar Strings and Momentum Dance Collective. {more}

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Broadway hit about boy pursuing his dreams during hard economic times comes to Alaska

Billy Elliot the Musical opens Valentine’s Day in Anchorage

The Tony-award winning Broadway sensation Billy Elliot the Musical – the celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true – makes its Alaska debut Feb. 14-19 in the Atwood Concert Hall. Set in a small English town during the 1984 coal miner’s strike, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a passion that takes him by surprise. {more}

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Kirstin Chenoweth Concerts Cancelled

The actor and singer will not perform in Anchorage this weekend due to illness

Unfortunately, Kristin Chenoweth’s concerts this weekend have been canceled due to illness. The Anchorage Concert Association is working to reschedule the shows for later this year. {more}

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LA hip-hop dancers jam with Anchorage artists

Versa-Style Dance Company visits high schools and a hip-hop summit and jam in Mountain View

The dancers of Versa-Style Dance Company are more than just fun to watch. They’re artists on a mission: to bring people together through dance. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association, they have two performances at the Discovery Theatre this week and will work with local community groups, students and dancers. {more}

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Alaska dancers vie for chance in Broadway in Anchorage production

Now Casting!

Anchorage Concert Association and Plan B Entertainment are casting “Billy Elliot the Musical,” coming to Anchorage Feb. 14-19. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Alaska performers will audition for roles in Billy’s ballet class. {more}

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