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Join Jane Drebert (Lucia) and Kirk Dougherty (Arturo) from the Anchorage Opera Company’s production of Donizetti’s gothic tale Lucia di Lammermore this week on Stage Talk and find out more about this story of romance, betrayal murder and madness-all the things that go into a good opera…
KSKA: Friday 11/8 at 2:45 pm
The Swedes have a saying for overprotective parents–”curling parents”, like the olympic sport where players try to sweep away any obstructions from in front of the stone. See how this comes to life on stage as Annia Wyndham and Josh Lowman from Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning comedy God of Carnage presented by Perseverance Theatre running November 1st through the 10th at the Performing Arts Center visit Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, November 1st at 2:45pm
Take a trip down the mighty Mississip as Huck Finn and Jim (Caleb Bourgeois and Torrie Allen) from UAA’s Department of Theatre and Dance pull their raft over for a chat about the Mark Twain inspired musical Big River by William Hauptman and Roger Miller performing on UAA’s Main Stage November 1st through the 24th.
KSKA: Friday 10/25 at 2:45 pm
Anchorage playwright Arlitia Jones and San Francisco Bay area director Jayne Wenger talk about the art of collaboration as they prepare to present Arlitia’s newest play, Come to Me Leopards at Cyrano’s Theatre Company opening October 25th and running through November 17th.
KSKA: Friday 10/18 at 2:45pm
There’s been a Murder on the Nile and no one’s talking. Well, except for Todd Broste and Bethany Lawson, two actors from Valley Performing Arts production of the Agatha Christie murder mystery playing in Wasilla October 25th through November 10th. Listen this week on Stage Talk as they try not to give away too many clues as to who dun it.
KSKA: Friday 10/11 at 2:45pm
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