YES! As promised, JLO’s fabulous diva throwdown is back for 2016! Ten of Juneau’’s best known voices were handpicked to compete in “Who’s Your Diva?”, JLO’s most popular fundraiser. This year, our show features Juneau’s own Gigi Monroe as our Mistress of Ceremonies!
The show will sell out! September 24, 2016
The past two years, the show has sold out two weeks in advance. Don’t get caught without a seat!
Tickets on sale now! Click the button below to purchase online.
Avoid the online fee! You can also purchase your tickets at the JACC or Hearthside Books.
Please note: Who’s Your Diva may not be suitable for young audiences. There will be a no-host bar, and material presented may be rated R. Please use discretion in purchasing tickets for families.
Vote for your diva!
At the performance on September 24 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, audience members will be encouraged to vote for their favorite diva so she can have the opportunity to be crowned Juneau’s top diva! Votes will be in the form of monetary contributions and divas are already pre-fundraising for their chance at the crown. All proceeds benefit JLO and your monetary contribution counts towards the diva of your choice. You don’t have to wait for the show to show your support! Check out the 2016 lineup of gorgeous and talented divas below, then click VOTE NOW! ($1 = 1 vote) under her name and bio.
Presenting our 2016 Divas in alphabetical order:
ONE HOT MESS (LIBBY BAKALAR)
Libby is One Hot Mess, and she is back by popular demand for Who’s Your Diva 2016 after her ground-breaking original rap and cheese metal power ballad debut performance last year. Her diva-handler, Geoff Kirsch, will once again provide comic relief and moral support on yet ANOTHER original Alaska-themed rap and a NEW cheese metal power ballad cover! When not singing in the shower, Libby can be found eating, sleeping, working, yelling at her children, and documenting all of it on her ridiculous blog, One Hot Mess. Vote for the underdiva!
or text DivaLibby to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Wendy grew up singing around Juneau, and after several colleges, lots of car-singing, and a vocal performance degree, revels in the opportunity to perform on Juneau stages again. Unable to settle on a single genre, Wendy enjoys blurring the lines of opera, musical theatre, and jazz music, and is excited to be part of this year’s Who’s Your Diva! She hopes to continue inspiring our Juneau community to embrace the arts, and to sing, sing sing!
or text DivaWendy to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Abigail is our youngest diva this year and is a senior in the Homebridge home school program. Aside from singing, she plays several instruments and even plans to major in music education and music ministry in college. Aside from music, this diva enjoys the outdoors, the ice rink, big trucks, fishing and leading worship. It’s her first time participating with Juneau Lyric Opera, so give her a warm welcome with your vote!
or text DivaAbigail to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Since being a Diva last year was such a whirlwind of fun & excitement, and having the chance to work with such spectacular talent is such a drawing force, this force of nature is back for one more round. Watch out all, Kat is back!!!
or text DivaKatrina to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Britany McKibben is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Who’s your Diva! Britany is an Active Duty Coast Guard member, stationed here at Sector Juneau, and a singer/musician/songwriter. While not at work, she can be found playing outside, playing ice hockey at Treadwell Arena, and playing music. Britany has been in Juneau for a year after her last tour in Southern Louisiana, where she was the front woman of a rock band and part of an acoustic duo. Inspired by music from all decades, and by all of the places her life has taken her, Britany loves to constantly grow and improve as a singer and musician, exploring all genres. She is beyond excited to expand her horizons here and be a part of Juneau’s incredible and ever growing music and art scene. Britany wants to extend her warmest appreciation to the beautiful Juneau community and it’s locals for the support, warm welcome and for the chance to help JLO raise some funds!
or text DivaBritany to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Fresh off her tour of SE Alaska, diva Jocelyn was crowned winner of Juneau’s Got Talent and has been seen in many short films. No but really, she is a Diva in her own right, born in New York, raised in the suburbs of Maryland, she relocated here 2 years ago and has been showing off ever since. She is a mom, an entrepreneur and she can belt out the vocals like a pro. Jocelyn enjoys singing Gospel, Country and R&B. She is inspired by great such as Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.
or text DivaJocelyn to 71777 and follow the prompts!
This born and raised Pennsylvanian diva decided she wanted to explore the last frontier and moved to Juneau a year ago. She’s a hair stylist at 1st impressions hair salon and moonlights as a DJ for KXLL Excellent Radio on Monday nights. In her home state, she sang with an alternative-rock cover band called Doctor Harvey and the Scripts. Here in Juneau, she wowed audiences during the Barney McClure Cabaret workshop and participated in the Gospel Celebration with Bobby Lewis and Eustace Johnson. She loves to craft and cook and has a tortoise name Fredrick.
or text DivaCelia to 71777 and follow the prompts!
This is Anneka’s first time as a JLO diva, though she has been singing her whole life. Born and raised on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, her early career aspirations were to be a fairy, medieval princess, or pony. Eventually she decided to be a little more realistic and got her degree in Vocal Performance before taking a step back from music and having a few nomadic years. She has called Juneau home the past several years, and is finally ready to dip her toe back in the performance world. Working in HR for a non-profit by day, she also spends much of her time on photography, cooking, procrastinating on housework, and helping her boyfriend try to keep their 19 pound cat from becoming a 20 pound cat.
or text DivaAnneka to 71777 and follow the prompts!
Missouri Smyth’s ‘claim to fame’ has been waving a baton as the Artistic Director of the Alaska Youth Choir for the last 20 years. She can be found teaching and directing young voices for choirs and musicals, in addition to teaching orchestra in Middle School. Missouri recently directed the music for ‘Singing in the Rain’ with Perseverance Theatre, S.T.A.R. Summer Program. She once dreamed of being the lead singer for a band. Missouri’s dream of singing with a band is about to come true as a DIVA for the Juneau Lyric Opera, ‘Who’s Your DIVA?’
So folks, VOTE for the Dream! VOTE the Dream!
or text DivaMissouri to 71777 and follow the prompts!
This Juneau-born diva is no stranger to the stage having performed in several productions with Orpheus Project (formerly Opera-to-Go). Aside from raising her two precious children, she helps Juneau brides plan their perfect weddings as the owner of Sunny Days Events and Creativations. She also can be found hosting painting pARTies with the Louise Miller Fine Art studios. Vote for this snazzy Diva!
or text DivaJessie to 71777 and follow the prompts!