Help With Boolean And Broadcasting

I’ve got my buttons worked out finally to react correctly on clicks, now I want to send what I think should be a global call to the movie’s maintime to let it know that the audio clip is either paused or player, via a Boolean expression. I’m wondering what my error is here.

// Controls The Play/Pause Button's State On The Main Timeline
// Boolean Conditions ---> Playing = True; Paused = False

var playStatus = playerStatus:Boolean;

clicker.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, onClick);

function onClick(event:MouseEvent):void {;
	if (controller.currentFrame != 1) {
		playerStatus = true;
	else {
		playerStatus = false;
		trace("**** is paused, dude.");

Hopefully someone can lend some insight. Thanks.