KSKA: Friday, August 26 at 2:45pm Anchorage Opera is celebrating its 55th anniversary with something old, something new and something... well, extravagant! Join Reed Smith, AO's General Director and Judy Berry, AO's Marketing and Development Director this week on Stage Talk as they sing the praises of the upcoming season. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Friday, August 19 at 2:45p.m. Lot's coming up this year over at the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance so Assistant Professors Dr. Brian Cook and Ty Hewitt drop by Stage Talk to tell us all about it. The university produces a full slate of theatre, dance and student produced shows throughout the year. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Friday, August 12 at 2:45pm. Perseverance Theatre is bringing six productions to Anchorage this year along with a few surprises. Josh Lowman, Anchorage General Manager drops by Stage Talk to chat about all that is going on. Peter and the Starcatcher opens the season on September 30th. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Friday, August 5 at 2:45pm Valley Performing Arts is kicking off it's forty-first season as it began it's first with Mary Chase's popular heart-warming play Harvey. But then they dive into a wide variety of dramas, comedies, murder mysteries, farces and musicals. Executive Director Garry Forrester drops by the studio this week to give us the run down on their exciting line-up for the coming season. LISTEN NOW

It's showtime! The Music Machine is celebrating its 35th anniversary with its annual revue featuring music and dance, but is also bringing back many alumni from all the way back to its beginnings to join the other 75 regular cast members. Director and founder Janet Carr-Campbell along with cast member Abby Webster drop by Stage Talk this week to let us in on what this year's exciting show will be offering. The Music Machine performs August 3-6 in the Discovery Theatre. KSKA: Friday, July 29 at 2:45pm Listen Now

KSKA: Friday, July 22 at 2:45pm Cyrano's Theatre Company is presenting Shakespeare's tale of love and honor, Antony and Cleopatra July 22 through August 14. This week on Stage Talk actors Mark Robokoff and Shanette Harper, who play the tragic lovers, come by along with director J. David Dahl to talk about the show. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: July 15 at 2:45pm Midnight Sun Theatre teams up again this year with Anchorage Community Theatre to present a summer offering--this time it's Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Tune into Stage Talk this week to find out how five actors portray over 40 characters in this fast moving mystery/comedy. Baskerville performs at Anchorage Community Theatre July 8-30. LISTEN NOW

You'll dig the Cemetery Players Theatre Group as they once again congregate in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery to tell the tales of past famous and infamous citizens of our fair city. The second of three events planned for this summer by the company, Stories at the Cemetery will happen Sunday, July 10th starting at 6:00pm. Join Audrey Weltman Kelly, David Haynes and Linda Benson as they make an appearance this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday, July 8 at 2:45pm

Director Colby Bleicher and Actor Ryan Buen have come together to form a new theatre company called Blue Chair Productions and along with actor Aneliese Palmer are presenting Nick Payne's intriguing play, Constellations. Join Colby, Ryan and Aneliese this week on Stage Talk to hear all about it. Constellations performs at Out North Contemporary Art House July 1st through July 9th. KSKA: Friday, July 1 at 2:45pm

KSKA: Friday, June 24 at 2:45pm Listen in to Stage Talk this week as playwright Chantal Bilodeau, actor Jay Burns and actor Polly Anderson drop by to talk about Bilodeau's "Cli-Fi" (Climate Fiction) play, Sila which opens at Cyrano's Theatre Company Friday, June 24th and runs Thursdays through Sundays until July 10th. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Alaska Fine Arts Academy has a new Executive Director and she has a lot of plans for the Eagle River company. Join Lailani Cook this week on Stage Talk as she tells us about herself, her plans and the upcoming theatre season. KSKA: June 17 at 2:45pm

It's summertime and that means Stage Talk begins a series of shows featuring upcoming seasons from different performance groups in the area. This week, we have Sara Athans on from Anchorage Community Theatre to talk about all the exciting shows they have planned. KSKA: Friday, June 10 at 2:45pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO

This June 12-18, the 24th annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference will bring playwrights, actors, directors and many others to Valdez, Alaska to learn, teach and exchange creative ideas. Conference Coordinator Dawson Moore joins us via phone link today to talk about all the exciting offerings this year's event will bring.

KSKA: Friday, May 20 at 2:45p.m. It's "shave and a hair cut, too SLITS" with Perseverance Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Join Artistic Director Art Rotch, Actor Victoria Bundonis and Anchorage General Manager for Perseverance Josh Lowman this week on Stage Talk. Sweeney Todd runs through May 29th in the Discovery Theatre. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Cyrano's Theatre Company is currently running cartoonist Lynda Barry's (Ernie Pook's Comeek) play about a thirteen year old girl growing up in racially mixed Seattle neighborhood in the 60s:The Good Times Are Killing Me. Kate Grace (who plays Edna Arkins) and Nic Sweet (Scenic Designer) drop by this week to talk about it. The Good Times Are Killing Me runs Thursdays through Sundays until May 29th. KSKA: Friday, May 13 at 2:45pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Friday, May 6 at 2:45pm Tune in this week to hear about the longest running musical in the world being presented by Valley Performing Arts. Director Dave Nufer and "El Gallo" Garry Forrester drop by the studio to talk about Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks which performs through May 29th. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Friday, April 29 at 2:45pm Anchorage Community Theatre is currently presenting the thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin and like with all thrillers, it's hard to talk about without giving away too much. But David Eaton (Sydney Bruhl), Julie Anderson (Myra Bruhl) and Jordan Knudsen (Helga) manage to keep the conversation very much alive this week as they come by Stage Talk. Deathtrap performs Thursdays through Sundays through May 15th. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Friday, April 22 at 2:45pm History comes alive this weekend at APU's Grant Hall Theatre as Eire 1916: A Tale of Revolution comes to the stage. Inspired by the events of the so-called "Easter Rising" or "Easter Rebellion", which happened 100 years ago this month in Ireland, Eire 1916: A Tale of Revolution uses a mix of live actors, multi-media and music to tell its tale. Phillip Price, who did the lion's share of research for the project (and also appears in the play) joins Director Rodney Lamb and Actor Jodi Clark this week on Stage Talk. The play is produced in association with The Irish Club of Alaska. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Friday, April 8 at 2:45pm Take a magical trip to a fantasy Japan (seen through 19th Century British satire) as Stage Talk welcomes three of the stars from Anchorage Opera's upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Mikado. The Mikado runs April 15-17 in the Discovery Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

When is a play that is known to be about feminism not just about feminism, but really is? Join three members of the cast of Cyrano's latest offering, Gina Gionfriddo's Pulitzer nominated play Rapture, Blister, Burn this week on Stage Talk to find out. Rapture, Blister, Burn performs at Cyrano's April 1 through the 24th. KSKA: Friday, April 1 at 2:45pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO