Kids, we would love it if you would share your energy, imagination and fun-loving spirit with us! We do not have competitive auditions that exclude kids for our theatre performances, but there is a part for ALL kids, grades 1-8, who will be welcomed and valued.

Our 2021 Winter/Spring activities have now finished for the summer. We will be resuming again with a fall theatrical show beginning in September. Check again here in August 2021 for updates!

Annette at (907) 885-8750


The Jungle Book

OUR NEIGHBORS Children's Theatre production of The Jungle Book was presented live on October 16, 2020 on ZOOM, bringing the animals of the jungle right into the homes of approximately 150 people.

Answering the question of whether real live theatre can be experienced over zoom with many actors, the answer was a resounding "Yes!" These 20 talented kids brought Rudyard Kipling's classic characters alive during an hour of fun, sharing the message that despite our differences, it is in being together that we are strong.

For more information, contact Annette at:
(907) 885-8750

Instrumental Lessons

Is there an instrument that you think would be fun to learn to play?
Music provides opportunities for fun social connections,
brings joy to our hearts and builds a life-long skill.

Instrumental private lessons are available on:
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Mandolin, Dulcimer,
Tin Whistle, or Celtic Harp.

Kids or adults welcome!

Cost- $25 for a half hour lesson

To set up a lesson time, please contact Sister Annette:
Cell- (907) 885-8750
Email-  ourneighborsanchorage@gmail.com

Princess and the Magic Pea

THE PRINCESS AND THE MAGIC PEA was a live musical puppet show presented in February 2020, before the pandemic.

These 12 puppets were created and hand-sewn by OUR NEIGHBORS director, Sister Annette Janka, and their medieval costumes were perfect for this fairy tale story. The specially built, multiple-level puppet stage allowed for string puppets as well as hand puppets and human people to interact together. It was a lot of fun!

See photo gallery below.

Princess and the Magic Pea

Who we are

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The director of the OUR NEIGHBORS program, Sister Annette Janka, is excited about living in Anchorage and brings her love of kids, puppets, musical instruments, theatrical experience and musical expertise here with her. She looks forward to meeting many new talented young artists to collaborate with, and discovering the unique gifts that each young person brings.

The vision of OUR NEIGHBORS is to provide a healthy and safe environment where young people can discover and develop new skills and find the joy of working closely together to reach a common goal.

OUR NEIGHBORS is multi-faceted, and has three separate programs. The Children's Community Theatre and the Music Center serve all kids of varied cultures, backgrounds and religions and is not religious in content. The third component is participation with programs at Christ Our Savior Lutheran in Anchorage.  Sister Annette is deeply grateful for the support of Christ Our Savior Lutheran, the Alaska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),  the Deaconess Community of the ELCA, the national ELCA and grants from donors. The OUR NEIGHBORS program's motivating purpose is to be a service to the community, offering kindness and compassion to the children of Anchorage.

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