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VPA’s Clue: The Musical and The Sting visit Stage Talk

VPA’s Clue: The Musical and The Sting visit Stage Talk

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

February 22, 2013
UAA presents Jane Austin’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility

UAA presents Jane Austin’s timeless classic, Sense and Sensibility

“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

February 14, 2013
Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

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

February 5, 2013
Krystal DeJesus and Andrew Smith in Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

AFAA prsnts Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

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

January 31, 2013
Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

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

January 25, 2013
A Shayna Maidel presented by ACT

A Shayna Maidel presented by ACT

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

January 18, 2013
Sense and Sensibility at VPA

Sense and Sensibility at VPA

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

January 11, 2013
Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

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

January 4, 2013
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

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

December 14, 2012
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

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

November 30, 2012
VPA presents the musical Cotton Patch Gospel

VPA presents the musical Cotton Patch Gospel

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

November 19, 2012
ACT Presents My Three Angels

ACT Presents My Three Angels

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

November 16, 2012
Prepping the "Lady of the Lake" worn by actress Paige Langit.

Monty Python’s Spamalot at UAA

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.

View more backstage photos…

KSKA: Friday 11/9 at 2:45 pm

November 9, 2012
Bruckner’s Last Finale by Dick Reichman

Bruckner’s Last Finale by Dick Reichman

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

November 2, 2012
Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

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

October 26, 2012
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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.

More photos…

KSKA: Friday 10/12 at 2:45 pm

October 12, 2012
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

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

September 28, 2012
Into The Woods

Into The Woods

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

September 21, 2012

Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s upcoming season

Cyrano’s Producing Artistic Director Sandy Harper shares a preview of coming attractions at Cyrano’s for the rest of 2012  and a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2013.

KSKA: Friday 8/24 at 2:45 pm

August 24, 2012

Mrs. President and Anchorage Opera’s 2012-2013 Season

“Something Puccini, Something ‘bout a lady, Something original, An opera tonight!” (With apologies to Stephen Sondheim.)

Join hosts Jean and Steven as they sing through an interview with Anchorage Opera’s new Executive Director Kevin Patterson. The 2012-2013 season kicks off October 5 with the world premiere of Mrs. President, the story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for the American presidency in 1872.

KSKA: Friday 8/17 at 2:45 pm

August 17, 2012