Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: The opera ‘Missing,’ music from Echosmith and an Anchorage Community Theatre production

The festivities of Fur Rondy may be in the rearview mirror, but there’s still plenty happening in Anchorage this weekend. “Missing,” a major production by Anchorage Opera, tells the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women. For fans of a different type of live music, pop trio Echosmith will take the stage, and if you’re looking for laughs, comedy writers from “The Daily Show” will stop in Anchorage as part of their national tour. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend.

They Promised Her the Moon: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E. 70th Ave.

This production by Anchorage Community Theatre tells the amazing story of Jerrie Cobb, the first American woman to test for space flight. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors, military and students; and $15 for children under 12. The show runs through March 26 with weekly Thursday performances as well.

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The comedic masterminds behind the longest-running show on Comedy Central, Matt Koff, Lisa Curry, Joe Opio and Randall Otis are taking their jokes from the TV to the road. Local comedian Mike Lajoie hosts the performances. Tickets start at $44 and $35.25 for 18 and under.

Carmina Burana: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

This cantata by Carl Orff is based on two dozen medieval poems. The composition’s themes include the return of spring and a number of perceived immoralities like drinking, gluttony and lust. Tickets start at $31.


Echosmith: 8 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

This multiplatinum trio of siblings was initially set to hit the stage in Anchorage last month, but the rescheduled show is Saturday. “Cool Kids” is the band’s biggest hit, and new songs “Hang Around” and “Gelato” have been racking up listens. Locals Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles open. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Missing: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

“Missing,” a collaboration between playwright Marie Clements and composer Brian Current, tells the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Anchorage Opera is presenting the U.S. premiere production of “Missing,” which was originally co-commissioned and co-produced by Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver. The Anchorage production, which is Indigenous led and cast, “speaks to the tragic situation in Alaska where high violence rates against Alaska Native women has created a culture in which they feel invisible and disposable.” Tickets start at $43.50.

ASD youth art show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St.

This collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Anchorage School District is a showcase for young artists. The artwork featured includes drawings, paintings, multimedia works, photography, jewelry and sculpture by students from kindergarten through high school.

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