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Anchorage Opera has re-worked the classic Strauss opera, Die Fledermaus (which means “the bat”) with an Alaskan flair to become The Polar Bat. Join librettist Deborah Brevoort and stage director Bill Fabris to find out how they made the change this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, April 4, at 2:45 p.m.
Take a step back in time to the ’50s and ’60s and meet “Suzy” and “Cindy Lou” aka Karly O’Loughlin and Kelly Anderson from Valley Performing Art’s production of Roger Bean’s musical The Marvelous Wonderettes opening March 28th and running through April 20th.
KSKA: Friday, March 28, at 2:45 p.m.
Seen a good book lately? How about eighty-six? In ninety-eight minutes. Join Jaron Carlson and Jay Burns, two-thirds of the cast of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s production of All The Great Books (abridged), another in the series of hilarious shows developed by The Reduced Shakespeare Company (those folks who brought you The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)) as they give us a backstage tour as to how it all comes together. All The Great Books (abridged) runs March 28th-April 20th.
KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:45 p.m.
Steven Alvarez and John Fraser from Theatre Artists United (TAU) visit Stage Talk this week to talk about their upcoming production of Stephen Schwartz’s ever-popular musical Pippin opening March 21st and running through March 30th.
KSKA: Friday, March 14, at 2:45 p.m.
Espionage, intrigue and love all come together in David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award winning play, M Butterfly. Join director Jessica Jacob and actor Alder Fletcher from UAA Department of Theatre and Dance as they visit Stage Talk to talk about their upcoming production of this moving drama based on a true story opening March 21st and running through April 6th.
KSKA: Friday, 3/7, at 2:45 p.m.
“Chuckles the Chipmunk” couldn’t make it, but the next best thing did when James Jensen and Caleb Swan from Anchorage Community Theatre’s production of Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns drop by to talk about this heart-warming comedy opening March 7th and running through the 30th.
KSKA: Friday, 2/28 at 2:45 p.m.
“To sell out or not to sell out, that is the question” in Yussef El Guindi’s comedy about Ashraf, a struggling actor who must choose between a humble, yet artistically rewarding career on stage and playing a stereotypical terrorist in a film (albeit with a beautiful woman and gads of money!). Join playwright Yussef El Guindi of Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes along with director Dick Reichman this week on Stage Talk as they talk about Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s latest offering running through March 9th.
KSKA: Friday, 2/21 at 2:45 p.m.
Anchorage playwright Arlitia Jones and actor Charity Pomeroy join Jean and Steve this week to talk about Arlitia’s latest play, Rush at Everlasting being brought to town by Perseverance Theatre of Juneau, performing at the Sydney Laurence Theatre February 14th through the 23rd.
KSKA: Friday 2/14 at 2:45pm
There’s more than what just meets the eye in this week’s Stage Talk as Scenic Designer Daniel Carlgren and Costume Designer Colleen Metzger from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Department of Theatre and Dance stop by to talk about creating the evocative world of Tennessee Williams’ powerful drama, The Night of the Iguana opening February 14th and running through March 2nd.
KSKA: Friday 2/7 at 2:45pm
Feeling a little in the dumps? Charly Rentz as “Pollyanna” will make you smile as she is joined by fellow cast members to talk about Valley Performing Arts production of Susan Pargman’s adaptation of this classic tale of the eternal optimist performing February 14th through March 9th.
KSKA: Friday 1/31 at 2:45pm
It’s comic mayhem with a pretend matron as Anchorage Community Theatre brings the hilarious Charley’s Aunt to the stage. Linda Benson and Carl Bright visit Stage Talk this week to talk about Brandon Thomas’ classic farce opening January 24th and running through February 16th.
KSKA: Friday, January 24th at 2:45pm
Four guests, two shows, fifteen minutes. That’s what happens this week on Stage Talk when folks from Anchorage Opera come by to talk about Rossini’s The Marriage Contract and Schubert’s Die Winterreise, two offerings from the company this January and March.
KSKA: Friday 1/17 at 2:45pm
It’s reunion time and these five women from North Carolina make the best of it every five years. Now it’s time for you to join them this week on Stage Talk as Marcia Beck and Lori Harris from VPA’s production of the playwright team of Jones, Hope and Wooten’s The Dixie Swim Club tell us all about the show opening January 10th and running through the 26th.
KSKA: Friday 1/10 at 2:45pm
Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien, a one-woman tour-de-force in which actor Nava Sarracino portrays twenty-four characters from two families during early apartheid to present-day free South Africa. Nava and Director Dick Reichman join Stage Talk this week to share how this play came about and how Nava approaches the challenges of such a demanding role.
KSKA: Friday, 1/3/14 at 2:45pm
Jean and Steve take a look back at the year in theatre and give a few shout outs to some extraordinary talent in acting, directing, writing and design.
KSKA: Friday 12/20 at 2:45 pm
TBA is offering two shows this holiday season-the beloved story of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, and a one woman play staring Morgan Mitchell titled A Christmas Eve with Laura Ingalls. Wayne Mitchell, who plays Scrooge, drops by Stage Talk to let us in on all the action.
KSKA: Friday 12/13 at 2:45pm
Scrooge gets a taste of green eggs and ham this season as Alaska Fine Arts Academy brings Peter Bloedel’s A Seussified Christmas Carol to the stage December 6th and running through the 21st in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday 12/6 at 2:45pm
Scrooge gets a taste of green eggs and ham this season as Alaska Fine Arts Academy brings Peter Bloedel’s A Seussified Christmas Carol to the stage opening Friday, December 6th and running through the 21st in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday 12/6 at 2:45pm
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus and he will be coming to Valley Performing Arts this November 29th and staying until December 22nd (leaving just in time to visit all the boys and girls all over the world!) Bryan Nelson and Mathew Fimin from the Andrew J. Fenady stage adaptation of this famous true story of a young girl who doubted the existence of the jolly elf visit Stage Talk to tell us about Santa’s visit.
KSKA: Friday, 11/29 at 2:45pm
Join actors Cena Moody and Gigi Lynch from Cyrano’s Theatre Company as they take us on a journey across time and space when they visit Stage Talk this week to let us in on a backstage view of the stage adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time running November 29th though December 22.
KSKA: Friday, 11/22 at 2:45pm