Alaska Sound Celebration Presents the 2014 Melodrama
- Friday, Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 22, 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 23, 1:00 & 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 1, 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 2, 1:00 & 5:00 p.m.
About the 2013 Show
People come to Alaska for all sorts of reasons. For schoolmarm Paige Turner, it is the opportunity to teach the men of Turnagain a few things, like reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic. Unfortunately, she has mistaken the intent of a help wanted ad placed in her hometown newspaper. It calls for a teacher all right, but the school house is A Little More Love, situated above Justin Thyme’s Wet Your Whistle Saloon, and the subject is, well, a little more love.
Paige’s entrance into Wet Your Whistle is cause for both celebration and consternation. The regulars are delighted with the new talent in town. Justin Thyme is beguiled by Madam Mona Littlemore’s latest working girl but confused by her innocent demeanor. Mona is in love with Justin and decides to thwart any romance between the barkeep and the schoolmarm. Even the villainous Drew Blood feels his own hard heart skip a beat when he lays eyes on the sweet young thing.
Chaos ensues, identities are mistaken, and double-entendres abound as the denizens of Turnagain pursue Paige, each for his or her own purpose. Helped along by sidekicks Carmen Geddit and Urika Garlic, our heroine escapes one peril after another until the calamitous and hilarious finale. As the curtain is drawn, we’ll find that: Drew is tied up and tied down; Mona repents the error of her ways; and, as is true in all good melodramas, Justin saves the day and he and Paige live happily ever after.
From the opening curtain until the final, happy ending, Turnagain Temptations brims with fun, frolic, and the four-part harmony of Alaska Sound Celebration. Throughout the play, the audience is encouraged to cheer for the hero, sigh for the heroine, throw popcorn at the villain and sing along with the chorus. Turnagain Temptations is guaranteed to deliver the pure, old-fashioned hilarity theater-goers have come to anticipate from the annual Fur Rondy Melodrama.