Welcome to The Music Machine! 2023--Our 42nd Year!






Anchorage Alaska's The Music Machine is a summer workshop in American Musical Theatre for children, ages 3 to 18. Our mission is to make the positive experience of active involvement in the performing arts available to all interested children.


The program began as the brainchild of Janet Carr-Campbell and Darl Schaaff, both nationally recognized entertainers. The Music Machine was formed in 1982 and incorporated as a not for profit organization a few years later. Touching the lives of many, it has featured over 5,000 kids; and it has expanded to include The Dance Machine, for similar ages, and The Mini Music Machine, for ages 3-6.


The Music Machine has received awards from the Alaska State Legislature, as well as the 2001 Chamber of Commerce Gold-pan Award for Premiere Service to Youth. We were honored in 2003 with the Mayor’s Youth Arts Award and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority award. And in 2011, our Artistic Director Janet Carr-Campbell was selected as a YWCA Woman of Achievement.


The real success of The Music Machine is when a child spends a summer making friends, growing and developing into a young adult with confidence and self-esteem fostered by being part of a great team effort.




Please NOTE:

Your tax-deductible contributions help to keep fees for The Music Machine as low as possible.

In addition to donating directly to The Music Machine, you can support us through other organizations including:



  > When you shop at a Fred Meyer store, support us automatically (at no cost to you).

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Music Machine. To do this:

   -- Go to their website: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

   -- Sign-in, and under Fred Meyer Community Rewards, select the "Re-enroll or link your rewards card now."

   -- Type in BU965, The Music Machine's Non Profit Organization number.

   -- Next, under "Select Your Organization," click on The Music Machine Inc, and then click "Enroll."


   > Through your Alaskan Permanent Dividend (PFD), support us:

   --  When you apply for your PFD, use the "Pick, Click, Give" option to make contributions.

Select The Music Machine.

   --  If you've already applied for your PFD, you can still contribute by visiting this website:   pfd.alaska.gov.


  > NOTE: The Amazon.com smile program is ending. Previously you could sign up and donate to The Music Machine. Sad. If they offer anything similar, we'll update the information here.


July 26, 2023 update:

This just in:

...Just in time for you to SPREAD THE WORD, ABOUT THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCES on Thursday (7/27) and Friday (7/28) evenings at 7:30 and on Saturday (7/29) at 2pm.


Check out the great Music Machine TV segment

on today's KTUU News (Anchorage's Channel 2) .

In case you missed it,

click HERE

and the link should take you there.









The Music Machine (ages 6-18)

The Dance Machine (ages 6-18)

The Mini Music Machine (ages 3-6)


 YES, we are having our workshops this summer!!

AND YES, we are returning to the ACPA

        (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts)




2023 Dates (click-on program name just below for details):


-- The Music Machine AND The Dance Machine:  June 19 - July 29 (6 weeks).

-- The Mini Music Machine: June 20 - July 13 (4 weeks).




Performance Location

for Music Machine and Dance Machine:


After a long Covid-related delay, we’re excited to announce that The Music and Dance Machine kids are returning  to perform at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (ACPA) Discovery Theater for three performances, July 27-29th


-- We thank you for your help in encouraging family and friends to sign up for this summer’s Music Machine and Dance Machine workshops.

-- We still have spots left for all Groups of MM & DM, so it’s not too late to invite friends to join in our Summer of Fun.

     Tell them to send an email to us at: themusicmachine@live.com. Include the child's name, age, and a contact phone number.




Rehearsal Location will again be:


St. John United Methodist Church, 1801 O'Malley Road, Anchorage.





Janet Carr-Campbell, will be sending a Zoom invite soon for our 6 pm Sunday June 18th Parent Meeting.


With the Covid pandemic, CDC health recommendations are still changing. We will adjust along with those recommendations.

Thank you for your patience and support.


We'll update this website with additional details as they become available.





To contact The Music Machine!

Phone (cell): 907-227-0509

Alternate phone: 907-345-9039

Email: themusicmachine@live.com

The Music Machine, Inc.

13320 Floral Lane

Anchorage, AK 99516