Theater club

Alaska’s Sisters of White Chapel Theater. Alaska Crimson Bear Pickleball Club. 2022 Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners Association Tour.

After many years of research, Annie Bartholomew tells the story of the women of the Klondike Gold Rush through a musical she wrote (Photo by Sydney Akagi).

In Sisters of the White Chapel, Theater Alaska brings the music and storytelling of Annie Bartholomew to life. Bartholomew, a staple of the Juneau folk scene, writes and performs what she calls Victorian folk opera set in the Klondike Gold Rush.

On this Wednesday Juneau Afternoon, preview this production that combines history and performance.

Also on the program:

  • Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in Juneau.
  • 2022 Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners Association Tour.

Sheli DeLaney hosts this Wednesday’s show. You can catch Juneau Afternoon, Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The replay airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at

For more information on Juneau Afternoon or to schedule the show time, email [email protected]

Guests: Annie Bartholomew, playwright and composer. Kat Moore, violinist and performer. Heidi Handelsman, director

Annie Bartholomew was so haunted by the stories she heard about the women of the Klondike Gold Rush that she couldn’t rest until she wrote a play and wrote songs to go with it. Sisters of White Chapel was the end result, which was to be played at several locations in Juneau this month, including the Treadwell Mine Office, Glory Hall, Riverside Rotary Park and the Mendenhall Public Library.

Guests: Mele Maa’ke and Stephen Paea, members of the Crimson Bear Pickleball Club.
Warning: pickleball is addictive, and there are signs in Juneau that more and more people are getting hooked. Just ask the Alaska Crimson Bear Pickell Ball club, which has 125 members and counts.
Guests: Pat Harris and Deb Rudis, Board Members, Southeast Master Gardeners Association.
Visit eight spectacular gardens and hear from their owners and other experts, who will point out all the highlights and delights.