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First City Players Presents
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    Cabaret
    Our season opener blends tender romance and the grim march of history. In the decadent Berlin of 1931, with the Nazis poised for power, we look in on the seedy Kit Kat Klub, overseen by the emcee. Amid all the anxieties of Weimar Germany, love flowers for an American writer and a cabaret performer, and romance touches a German boarding house owner and her elderly Jewish suitor. This story and its strong songs are award winning mainstays of musical theatre. We are proud to present it in the First City.
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    Jazz & Cabaret
    Professional musicians train and accompany talented Ketchikan folks for gala evenings of cabaret. Our Sunday show with young Ketchikan musicians and adults rounds out a stellar weekend. Performances follow two-week workshops. “Jazz-Cab” founder Anne Phillips is a fixture on the NYC scene. She brings in a great ensemble to back hometown performers. The likes of guitarist Paul Meyers, pianists Matt King, Nicki Denner and Matt Perri, and bassist Christian Fabian are recent standouts.
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  • sense-sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility
    A playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Mariane – after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th—century England with a fresh female voice, the play is rich with humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures.
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  • Charlottes-Web
    Charlotte's Web
    E.B. White’s characters are all here in this cherished tale. Wilbur, the irresistible young pig. Fern, the girl who understands what animals say. Templeton, the gluttonous rat, the Zuckermans, the Arables; and the extraordinary Charlotte, the spider who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” To save Wilbr from a farm pig’s doom, Charlotte “writes” with her miracle web. With victory won, Wilbur does what is most important to Charlotte. This knowing story of friendship is an evening of enchantment!
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  • Spelling-Bee
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Winner of a Tony and Drama Desk award for best book, “The 25th Annual Putnam County spelling Bee” charms with effortless wit and humor. An eclectic group of six youngsters (and four audience members!) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home live, the tweens spell a series of words (some possibly made-up), hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-deflating bell that signals mistakes. Six (plus four!) spellers enter. Only one speller leaves. At least the losers get a juice box?
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  • Fish-Pirates-Daughter
    Fish Pirate's Daughter
    Bring summer visitors and your own good humor for a hometown musical melodrama served with Alaskan seafood (our crab or salmon feast). Fish Pirate's Daughter tunefully teases out an exaggerated form of Ketchikan history.
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  • Singing-In-The-Rain-Jr
    Singin' in the Rain, JR
    Singin’ in the Rain Jr, is a guaranteed good time for ArtsCool performers and our audiences. The greatest movie musical is faithfully adapted with hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score.
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First City Players is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting and developing lifelong artists and audiences in the greater Ketchikan community, and brings them together for dynamic and meaningful experiences in the performing arts. FCP strives to provide an open avenue for individual creative expression through participation in all aspects of producing high-quality amateur theatrical productions.

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