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It’s a toe-tapping, bluegrass retelling of the Book of Matthew as Wayne Mitchell (washboard) and Bob Fairchild (bass) drop by the studio to talk about TBA‘s upcoming production of Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel, opening on March 8th and running through the 17th at APU’s Grant Hall Theatre.
KSKA: Friday 3/1 at 2:45pm
The audience tries to “figure it out” in both of Valley Performing Arts’ upcoming productions of Clue: The Musical which opens February 22nd and runs through March 17th and The Sting which opens April 5th and runs through the 21st. Cast members from both shows join Jean and Steve to give hints about these exciting productions.
KSKA: Friday 2/22 at 2:45pm
“Sense” and “Sensibility” otherwise known as Taylor Campbell (Marianne) and Andrea Staats-Rober (Elinor) join Stage Talk this week to discuss UAA Department of Theatre and Dance‘s upcoming production of the classic Jane Austin novel Sense and Sensibility as adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Jon Jory. Sense and Sensibility opens on the UAA Main Stage on February 22nd and runs through March 10th.
KSKA: Friday 2/15 at 2:45pm
Clybourne Park, which takes place in the same neighborhood where the Younger family was moving to at the end of A Raisin in the Sun, is being produced by Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Join actors Jamie Nelson and Morgan Mitchell as they talk about this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama opening February 8th and running through March 10th.
KSKA: Friday 2/8 at 2:45pm
Three actors present thirty eight plays written by The Bard in less than two hours. Plus dinner! Join Director and Actor Krystal DeJesus and fellow Actor Andrew Smith as they talk about how The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is able to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as Dinner Theatre at The Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday 2/1 at 2:45pm
Lions and tigers and … Bigfoot? What’s the connection between Perseverance Theatre’s world premier of Mark Hollmann and Adrien Royce’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls and The Wizard of Oz? Listen to Stage Talk to find out about this quirky musical opening at the Syndey Laurence Theatre January 25th and running through February 3rd.
KSKA: Friday 1/25 at 2:45 pm
Two sisters separated by many years, two continents and a world war come together in the powerful drama, A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening January 25th. AnnaKate Williams and Karina Becker who play the two sisters join Stage Talk this week to talk about their journey.
KSKA: Friday 1/18 at 2:45 pm
Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage one of Jane Austin’s most loved stories in Sense and Sensibility. Join actors Greta Kopperud and Steve Impson as they give an insight into this tale of romance, witty banter and heartbreaking tenderness; opening January 11th and running through February 3rd.
KSKA: Friday 1/11 at 2:45 pm
Sex, betrayal, death… and a beautiful woman. Sounds like opera! So does Stage Talk this week as Anchorage Opera‘s Executive Director Kevin Patterson joins Jean and Steve to talk about the Puccini’s Tosca opening January 25th at the Discovery Theatre.
KSKA: Friday 1/4 at 2:45 pm
Cyrano’s Theatre Company brings back it’s popular radio version of the film classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Listen as Director Elizabeth Ware and Actor Mark Robokoff talk about taking a movie that’s been turned into a radio play and then putting it together on the stage. It’s A Wonderful Life runs December 6 – 23rd.
KSKA: 12/14 at 7:45 pm
Willie Wonka makes a visit to Stage Talk this week as the Co-Director and “Charlie” show up to talk about Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Roald Dahl’s endearing story of a young boy who wins a trips to the chocolate factory and ends up with a life-long adventure.
KSKA: Friday, 11/30 at 2:45pm
Cotton Patch Gospel presents a retelling of the The Book of Matthew but this time with folk and bluegrass music and set in Georgia. Join Stage Talk guests Director Henry Woodall and Todd Broste who plays Matthew as they give Jean and Steven an insight into this intriguing and entertaining play which opens November 23rd and runs through December 23rd at Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla.
KSKA: Friday 11/23 at 2:45 pm
It’s 104 degrees in the shade, there’s no snow…ever!, and that sound on the roof isn’t reindeer hoofs – it’s three convicts clomping around. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! Well, if you’re in French Guiana, that is. Don Gomes and Max Aronson of Anchorage Community Theatre stop by KSKA’s Stage Talk this week on their way to the tropics to talk about the heart-warming comedy, My Three Angels, running at Anchorage Community Theatre November 23 – December 23.
KSKA: Friday 11/16 at 2:45 pm
It’s getting dark in Alaska but you can “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by tuning in to Stage Talk to hear UAA actors Scott Heverling and Paige Langit converse about the craziness which is the musical comedy Spamalot “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Presented by UAA’s Department of Theatre of Dance Spamalot opens Friday, November 16.
KSKA: Friday 11/9 at 2:45 pm
Anton Bruckner was one of the most innovative and original composers of the 19th century. And now, local playwright Dick Reichman has brought this complex character to the stage in Bruckner’s Last Finale opening tonight at Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Join Dick and director Bob Pond as they talk about this oft misunderstood genius this week on Stage Talk.
Friday 11/2 at 2:45 pm
25 years ago, two actors talked about wanting to perform together in John Steinbeck’s classic story of friendship, hope and dreams unfulfilled during the American Depression and now that desire has finally been realized. Join us this week on Stage Talk as Bostin Christopher as “Lennie” and Kevin T. Bennett as “George” talk about that long journey to finally play these two iconic roles of the American Theatre as Perseverance Theatre brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday 10/26 at 2:45 pm
Jane Austin’s classic “novel of manners” comes to life as the Alaska Academy of Fine Arts brings it to the stage in Jane Kendell’s exciting dramatization. Director Krystal DeJesus and Regina Lochner who plays Elizabeth Bennet join us on Stage Talk this week to discuss the show.
KSKA: Friday 10/12 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk, spend some time with curmudgeon Norman Thayer (Jerry McDonnell) and his daughter Chelsea (Veronica Page) as we visit them On Golden Pond and discover the trials and tribulations along with the love and warmth of their lives in this time-tested comedy/drama by Ernest Thompson. On Golden Pond opens tonight at Anchorage Community Theater.
KSKA: Friday 9/28 at 2:45 pm
What happens to such popular folk characters as Little Red, Jack and Cinderella after “happily ever after”? Join Director Shelly Wozniak and Actor Danielle Rabinovitch as they talk about Theatre Artists United’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s ground-breaking musical, Into The Woods.
KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm