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What happens when several 1950s era teenage zombies meet a group of today’s living teenagers? Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s Robin Bassett joins Stage Talk this week to shed a little light on Leslie Caulfield’s Shake Rattle and Rot, The Zombie Musical opening October 4th and running through October 26th in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday, 10/4 at 2:45pm
Agatha Christie’s murder mystery And Then There Were None opens Friday, September 20th at Anchorage Community Theatre and runs through October 20th. Director Kevin T. Bennett and actor David Eaton drop by Stage Talk to… uhm, NOT talk about who dun it.
KSKA: Friday 9/20 at 2:45pm
Director Bill Fabris stops by Stage Talk to pay an homage to the great French playwright Molière as Cyrano’s prepares to present the hilarious play La Bête by David Hirson opening September 13th and running through October 6th.
KSKA: Friday 9/13 at 2:45pm
Catch Vally Performing Arts‘ actor Joe Irvine as he gives listeners a taste of his Scottish brogue while talking about the upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe’s enchanting musical, Brigidoon opening Friday, September 6th and running through October 6th in Wasilla.
KSKA: Friday 9/6 at 2:45pm
Ever wonder where “Bardo” is and what it has to do with one of America’s most outrageous playwrights? Join Director Krista M. Schwarting and Actor Tamar Shai as they come to Stage Talk to talk about Tony and Obie award winning playwright Christopher Durang’s most thought provoking comedy Miss Witherspoon being presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company August 16 through September 8.
KSKA: Friday 8/16 at 2:45pm
Perseverance Theatre continues to expand its offerings by bringing three productions to Anchorage this year. Join Executive Artistic Director Art Rotch and Anchorage Program Assistant Josh Lowman as they talk about plays by Tony Award winning playwrights Yasmina Reza and Tennessee Williams as well as Anchorage’s own Arlitia Jones on this week’s Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday 8/9 at 2:45pm
Starting off with an Agatha Christie murder mystery and ending up with a romp on the links, Anchorage Community Theatre is bringing a plethora of pleasing plays this coming season. Executive Director Don Gomes and Scenic Designer Brian Saylor come by Stage Talk to clue us in.
KSKA: Friday 8/2 at 2:45 pm
From mysterious Scottish towns to mysteries on the Nile, from drama on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to international farce, Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla is bringing a variety of shows to next year’s season. Artistic Director Larry Bottjen and Executive Director Garry Forrester drop by Stage Talk to tell Jean and Steve all about it.
KSKA: Friday 7/26 at 2:45pm
Join Anchorage Opera’s Executive Director Kevin Patterson on this week’s Stage Talk as he talks about their upcoming 2013-14 season which will include works by Donizetti, Rossini, Schubert and Johann Strauss.
KSKA: Friday July 19 at 2:45pm
Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River is presenting Alan Ayckbourn’s play for youth, This Is Where We Came In. Join Director James Jensen and Actor Talya Jensen to find out all about this exciting play that runs July 5th through the 20th this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday July 12 at 2:45pm
It’s prom night 1958 as Midnight Sun Theatre in cooperation with Anchorage Community Theatre presents the jukebox musical The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. Join “Missy” (aka Megan Perkins) and “Prom Director” David Block this week on Stage Talk to hear all about the backstage stories of the group as they prepare for the show which runs July 5th through the 28th at ACT.
KSKA: Friday 7/5 at 2:45pm
If “a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical” sounds a little confusing, then tune into Stage Talk this week to hear director Shelly Wozniak and actor Scotty Heverling talk about [title of show], the Obie Award winning musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen performing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company running July 4th through August 4th.
KSKA: Friday 6/28 at 2:45pm
Summer is here and that means folks are heading to the cemetery once again to visit some of Alaska’s most famous and infamous characters. Join Linda Benson, Bruce Kelly and Audrey Kelly as they talk about this year’s Annual John Bagoy Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour.
KSKA: Friday 6/21 at 2:45pm
Meet Don Gomes, Anchorage Community Theatre’s new Executive Director, as he lets Jean and Steve in on his view of the theatre and plans for the future. In addition, a nice thank you to Bill Cotton, outgoing Executive Director, for his years of excellent leadership and dedication to the theatre.
KSKA: Friday 6/7 at 2:45pm
Alaska Theatre of Youth is not only bringing acting to the stage and the classroom, but singing, the circus and a little bit o’ fightin’ (safely, of course!). Jessica Jacob and Krystal DeJesus come by Stage Talk to give a glimpse of what’s in store for training young performers during ATY’s 30th anniversary this summer.
KSKA: Friday 5/31 at 2:45
Stage Talk takes a trip to Valdez and reports back on the goings on at this year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Award winning screenwriter and playwright Arthur M. Jolly (The Gulag Mouse, A Very Modern Marriage) is their special guest and talks about his experiences, his plays and the value of the conference to all playwrights.
KSKA: Friday 5/24 at 2:45pm