Centennial Hall will soon feature more Broadway talent than just about any other building outside New York City.
Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella, fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and a three-piece band will play a fiddle-infused set of folk, classic rock, show tunes and more Friday night in Juneau. The show’s bass player, percussionist and piano player are all Broadway musicians from the hit show “Come From Away.”
“I’m taking a quarter of the Broadway show away from the show,” Warbelow said with a laugh in a phone interview.
Warbelow, who is from Fairbanks, said she has an extensive history performing in Juneau and is glad to be coming back to the capital city. She said most of her past performances have been at the Alaska Folk Festival.
Warbelow said the first time she played Folk Fest, she was 11.
“That’s where I got my start with performing non-classical music,” Warbelow said.
While in town, Warbelow said the performers will be visiting with high school students.
She said she is also looking forward to performing in a setting that will likely be more intimate than the Broadway venue in which she’s been performing.
“I definitely enjoy playing to a smaller crowd.”
Plus, the trip to Alaska will allow Warbelow to visit her family.
“I usually go home for Christmas, but I didn’t get to do that this year,” Warbelow said.
Instead, she performed on Broadway.
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What: Jenn Colella amd Caitlin Warbelow in concert
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive.
Admission: Tickets cost between $5 and $40. There will be free appetizers and a no-host bar. Attendees must be 21 or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian. They are available through JAHC.org or Hearthside Books. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.