Arts scene: Sept. 28

Arts Reporter
"Viewer" by Don Decker.
Courtesy Don Decker.

Nature runs wild

Theatre Artists United are back with another challenging musical, Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning "Into the Woods." Popular storybook characters -- like Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack of beanstalk fame -- head into the great unknown of imagination and the audience discovers these tales aren't entirely for children. "A fun-filled, emotional journey through the human experience." Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Sydney Laurence Theatre. Tickets are $25 and available at


Baroque readings

The Anchorage Festival of Music's Fall Soiree concert focuses on repertoire from the German baroque era. Laura Koenig will take the top parts on a baroque flute, joined by violinist Dawn Lindsay, cellist Linda Ottum and Juliana Osinchuk at the harpsichord. "Baroquetoberfest" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alaska Music & Sound -- aka The Horn Doctor -- at 1000 Ingra St. Tickets are $30, $20 for seniors and active military, $10 for students, available in advance by calling 276-2465 or emailing info@


Twisted vision

"Warped," an exhibit of work by Don Decker, is on display at the ARC Gallery near the doors of the Consortium Library at UAA. The artist says it "includes 16 pieces (of my sense of reality) warped by lenses." Specifically, Decker uses lenses, mirrors and video effects. The boxes you see on entering are just the shell of the artwork; the real egg is inside. Viewers peek through holes. Good news for the time-impaired: the small gallery is open during all library hours, which, Decker notes, "are extensive." The show will remain up through the middle of October.


Compiled by arts reporter
Mike Dunham