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Making 'Hair' fuller

Last year, artistic director PJ Paparelli thought about making a few changes for Perseverance Theatre's presentation of "Hair" and put in a call to James Rado...
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Perseverance announces its '05-'06 lineup

Perseverance Theatre artistic director PJ Paparelli put together the schedule for the theater's 2005-06 season hoping to create a season that discussed issues relevant...
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Perseverance artistic director to leave Juneau for Chicago

Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director PJ Paparelli knew he wasn't going to extend his four-year contract when it expired at the end of the 2007-08 season. But he...
For director, theater and cast, the woods are magic

For his directorial debut at Perseverance Theatre, Artistic Director PJ Paparelli has chosen William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of the Bard's few plays that sprung directly...
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Paparelli artistically enriched the city

...Three years ago, I was new to the professional acting world of Perseverance Theatre and wasn't sure about Artistic Director PJ Paparelli. In my first audition with him, I couldn't deliver an emotionally rich Harper from Angels in America...
'Twelfth Night' a most eccentric play

...taking on "Twelfth Night," the bard's absurdist comedy about love, rejection and disguise. Second-year artistic director PJ Paparelli has directed the play five times in his career and dubs this the "most eccentric" of his productions. Eight...
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Perseverance Theatre to undergo $1.1 million renovation, expansion

...level of acting to Juneau with its plans for physical and artistic improvements to the theater in Douglas, Artistic Director PJ Paparelli said Friday. The changes include a $1.1 million expansion and renovation, second-stage shows for the...
Beyond the valley of the Hindu-Kush

...half of Tony Kushner's "Homebody/Kabul" in a workshop this fall at Perseverance Theatre. But when new artistic director PJ Paparelli announced plans to resume the theater's series of smaller "second-stage" performances, they soon had...
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Sharing Raven tales for Beyond Heritage

...issues at Perseverance Theatre began exploring the similarities and differences in Raven tales last fall, when Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and Outreach Director Ishmael Hope gathered 500 to 600 Raven stories during a tour of Kotzebue, Gambell on...
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...Correspondent Lynn Neary and producer Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr interviewed theater founder Molly Smith and artistic director PJ Paparelli in Washington, D.C., and arrived in town Monday, March 7, to begin a week-long series of interviews...
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