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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Come to Me Leopards by Arlitia Jones

Come to Me Leopards by Arlitia Jones

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
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October 18, 2013
Murder on the Nile at VPA

Murder on the Nile at VPA

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
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October 11, 2013
Elvis Has Left the Graveyard

Elvis Has Left the Graveyard

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
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October 4, 2013
Hamming it up with Stage Talk

Hamming it up with Stage Talk

A couple of HAMS, or Homeless Actors of Mat-Su show up this week to talk about their company and what shows they have for the upcoming year. Join Thomas G. Jacobs and Mathew Firmin from the Valley on this week’s Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday, 9/27 at 2:45pm
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September 27, 2013
It’s a mystery at ACT this week

It’s a mystery at ACT this week

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
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September 20, 2013
Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents La Bête

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents La Bête

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
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September 13, 2013