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Stage Talk

M Butterfly coming to UAA Department of Theatre and Dance

M Butterfly coming to UAA Department of Theatre and Dance

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.
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March 7, 2014 - 8:35 am
Send in A Thousand Clowns

Send in A Thousand Clowns

“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.
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February 28, 2014 - 8:36 am
Cyrano’s Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes

Cyrano’s Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes

“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.
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February 21, 2014 - 8:47 am
The Play Known As Rush At Everlasting

The Play Known As Rush At Everlasting

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
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February 14, 2014 - 9:17 am
UAA Theatre presents The Night of the Iguana

UAA Theatre presents The Night of the Iguana

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
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February 7, 2014 - 10:26 am
VPA’s Pollyanna

VPA’s Pollyanna

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
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January 31, 2014 - 9:56 am
ACT’s Charley’s Aunt

ACT’s Charley’s Aunt

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
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January 24, 2014 - 9:36 am
Anchorage Opera crowds the mic

Anchorage Opera crowds the mic

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
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January 17, 2014 - 8:48 am
VPA’s Dixie Swim Club

VPA’s Dixie Swim Club

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
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January 10, 2014 - 10:00 am
One trunk. Many branches. Cyrano’s The Syringa Tree.

One trunk. Many branches. Cyrano’s The Syringa Tree.

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

January 3, 2014 - 10:12 am

Cyrano’s 2014 Season

From Shakespeare to a South African tour-de-force, to a world premier from a local playwright, Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s 2014 season promises to be full of surprises, artistic challenges and more. Join Producing Artistic Director Sandy Harper as she gives Stage Talk a heads-up into what the theatre has coming up this year.

KSKA: Friday 12/27 at 2:45 pm
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December 27, 2013 - 12:45 pm
Stage Talk’s end of the year review

Stage Talk’s end of the year review

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
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December 20, 2013 - 11:28 am
TBA’s two-fer

TBA’s two-fer

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
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December 13, 2013 - 8:04 am
AFAA’s A Seussified Christmas Carol

AFAA’s A Seussified Christmas Carol

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
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December 6, 2013 - 9:40 am
VPA’s Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause

VPA’s Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause

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
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November 29, 2013 - 10:31 am
Cyrano’s presents A Wrinkle in Time

Cyrano’s presents A Wrinkle in Time

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
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November 22, 2013 - 10:03 am
It’s a Christmas on The Yukon at ACT

It’s a Christmas on The Yukon at ACT

Picture a snowbound inn in the remote Yukon. A murderer is on the loose and the parents have left their two young daughters to go help with the birth of a neighbor’s child. But the Mounties are on their way and, hey-aren’t those Christmas carols I hear coming from inside? Join Shane Mitchell as he talks about how growing up in rural America influenced his new heart-warming play, Christmas on the Yukon presented by Anchorage Community Theatre running November 22nd through December 22nd.

KSKA: Friday 11/15 at 2:45pm
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November 15, 2013 - 10:00 am
Anchorage Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor

Anchorage Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor

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
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November 8, 2013 - 10:30 am
God of Carnage from Perseverance Theatre

God of Carnage from Perseverance Theatre

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
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November 1, 2013 - 9:41 am
UAA’s Big River

UAA’s Big River

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
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October 25, 2013 - 10:44 am