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Subsistence, obsession and a new Moby Dick

...Starbuck (Andrew MacLean) looks on as Captain Ahab (Sara Waisanen) prepares to nail a gold coin to the mast of the Pequod...songs and dances to the production. Cast members Sara Waisanen, Jake Waid, Ishmael Hope and Darius Jones also contributed...
Diary of a traveling play

...hours after arriving in Anchorage and 72 hours before their first of four performances at the Sydney Laurence Theatre. Sara Waisanen, a native of Soldotna, plays Maria Shelly. She has lived in Juneau off and on since 2001 and was part of Perseverance's...
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Bringing Mae West back to life

...early years as a young vaudevillian upstart to wisecracking sexy film star to the lonely isolation of her later years. Sara Waisanen plays Jo and Mae West, jumping from the present to the past, switching characters at a frantic pace throughout the...
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Actors shine in 'Hedwig,' 'Midsummer'

...Hangar Ballroom. To complicate things, Rory Merritt Stitt (Puck in "Midsummer" and Hedwig in "Hedwig") and Sara Waisanen (Helena and Yitzhak) starred in both and had the unenviable task of performing eight times in four days, Thursday...
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Solo Maas to write those songs." Maas directed The Angry Inch, the four-piece band that backed Rory Merritt Stitt and Sara Waisanen in the theater's presentation of "Hedwig" last winter. He, Burrous, drummer Dale McFarlin and bass player Simon...
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Human equations in 'Proof'

...this handicap keep him from epitomizing a brilliant math professor. It is another astonishingly convincing turn. Sara Waisanen as Catherine wanders the line between instability and talent - code words here for madness and art - and keeps the...
'Hedwig' for the holidays

...and truly blossoms and becomes beautiful and human. That's not to say there aren't a couple snide remarks." Sara Waisanen is back as Yitzhak, Hedwig's perpetually overshadowed husband and a former Eastern European drag queen. Though...
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'Moby Dick' strikes a contemporary chord

...Andrew MacLean, an Inupiat actor from Barrow, brought stories, songs and dances to the production. Cast members Sara Waisanen, Jake Waid, Ishmael Hope and Darius Jones return to the show. Owen Stokes is the only original cast member not participating...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Sears, Karen Shoemaker, Glenda Simons, Carin Smolin, Ryan Stangl, Michelle Storer, Doug Sturm, Anne Thibodeau, Sara Waisanen, Jess Wakefield, Eric Webb, Edd Webb, Sheryl Weinberg, Frank Williams and Dale Williams. Once again, thank you...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The actors in the production - Ishmael Hope, Darius Jones, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, Owen Stokes, Jake Waid and Sara Waisanen - helped create the show, and they all play numerous roles. Their dancing, acting and singing are highly polished...


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