We Shall Overcome
We Shall Overcome is a searing, soul-stirring soundtrack to the civil rights movement. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.&rsquo's words and actions, and the movement’s struggle for equality and justice, this show ties together a living lineage of African-American music and culture that includes traditional and modern gospel, soul, jazz, classical, Broadway, and spirituals. Songs range from traditional hymns like “You’ve Got to Move” to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” From the piano bench, award-winning artist and composer Damien Sneed helms this spirited and reflective celebration, fluidly covering musical ground from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Wynton Marsalis and Duke Ellington. Ensemble songs soar and solo numbers sizzle. Come hear freedom ring.
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Patron Lounge Open
The PAC’s Carr-Family Patron Lounge opens 1 hour prior to this event. Access is an exclusive benefit for the PAC’s major donors. See all of our donor benefits at alaskapac.org/donate.
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm*
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The CenterTix Box Office is open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time for all ticketed events at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and remains open through intermission (or 30 minutes after curtain time for events without intermission and for Voth Hall events). During these extended hours, the box office will handle business for shows performing that same day only.
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