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Stage Talk

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel has been called one of the most important American playwrights writing today. Her works often examine controversial subjects in ways that humanize them for the audience. The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance‘s production of her play Hot ‘N’ Throbbing is no different. Join actors Kalli Randall and Scott Herverling as they talk about how they have worked to bring this exciting drama to life this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday 10/5 at 2:45 pm

October 5, 2012 - 10:00 am
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 - 10:00 am
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 - 10:48 am
American Night: The Ballad of Juan José   / Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José / Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Political hilarity and wit is the fare for this Fall Season at Cyrano’s Theatre Company as they present two comtemporary comedies guaranteed to stimulate both head and belly. Actress Elizabeth Ware and director, Richard Benavides join us to talk American Night: The Ballad of Juan José and Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins coming this October to Cyrano’s .

KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

September 14, 2012 - 10:00 am
The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

“Does your dog bite?”
“No.”
“Ouch! I thought you said your dog did not bite!”
“That is not my dog…”

Who can forget classic lines like this? Join Stage Talk host Steve and Jean as they talk about Valley Performing Arts ’s upcoming production of one of the classic Pink Panther films translated to the stage by William Gleason.

KSKA: Friday 9/7 at 2:45 pm

September 6, 2012 - 1:52 pm

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 - 10:18 am

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 - 10:43 am
Pier One Theatre in Homer

Pier One Theatre in Homer

Not your typical summer offering, Pier One Theatre in Homer presents a selection of plays that vary from a new twist on an old myth in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice to Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s  edgy Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal. Join Director Marc Oliver this week as he talks about theatre on The Spit.

KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

August 9, 2012 - 4:22 pm
Anchorage Community Theatre’s 2012-2013 Season

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 2012-2013 Season

What do singing nuns, convict angels, marauding zombies, long-lost sisters and a trout named Walter have in common? Listen to Stage Talk as Bill Cotton, Executive Director of Anchorage Community Theatre, and Director Don Gomes give a preview of ACT’s 2012-2013 season.

KSKA: Friday 8/3 at 2:45 pm

August 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm
Gold Rush Girls: The Musical

Gold Rush Girls: The Musical

Hear Lael Morgan’s story of women in the Alaska-Yukon gold rush set to music as Stage Talk hosts the creative team of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s national premier of Gold Rush Girls: The Musical.

KSKA: Friday 7/27 at 2:45 pm

July 27, 2012 - 10:00 am
Stories at the Cemetery

Stories at the Cemetery

Want to dig up a little history of early Anchorage? Join Audrey Weltman Kelly, John Fraser and Linda Benson as they talk about “meeting” several of the city’s most infamous characters during a walking tour through the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.

KSKA: Friday 7/20 at 2:45 pm

July 19, 2012 - 2:28 pm
Summer Theater Training for Kids

Summer Theater Training for Kids

Wondering how Anchorage youth are spending their summers? Listen to ATY and TBA talk about how they are providing excellent training for young actors and technicians and also what shows they have planned this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday 7/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 13, 2012 - 10:00 am
Hamlet II (Better Than The Original)

Hamlet II (Better Than The Original)

To spoof or not to spoof… There’s no question! Join the fun this week on Stage Talk as Director David Block and Actor Alex Lannin talk about Sam Bobrick’s hilarious send up of the bard’s most famous play. Anchorage Community Theater and Midnight Sun Theatre Company will present Hamlett II (Better Than The Original) July 6 – 29 in Anchorage.

July 5, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Alaska Fine Arts Academy presents The Jungle Book Kids Fridays and Saturday July 6 – 21 at the Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all the favorite Disney songs, like “The Bear Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You.”

KSKA: Friday 6/29 at 2:45 pm

June 28, 2012 - 8:19 am

A Look Back at This Year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference

This week on Stage Talk, hosts Jean and Steve have a lively discussion about this year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference with professional singer and vocal coach Nancy Caudill who co-ran the Acting Workshop for Singers and professional playwright Arlitia Jones who ran the Writer’s Warmup sessions.

KSKA: Friday 6/22 at 2:45 pm

June 22, 2012 - 11:35 am
How To Make Love Like An Alaskan

How To Make Love Like An Alaskan

Highlighting the quirks and foibles of Alaskans and their relationships with each other, their pets, their equipment and their natural surroundings, How To Make Love Like An Alaskan is back for a second summer in Talkeetna.

KSKA: Friday 6/15 at 2:45 pm

June 15, 2012 - 11:00 am
Bobrauchenbergamerica

Bobrauchenbergamerica

This week on Stage Talk, director Stephan Golux and actor Jeff Aldrich talk with hosts Jean and Steve about Bobrauchenbergamerica opeing June 22 at Cyrano’s. This delightfully dizzying non-linear play written by Charles L. Mee is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, an artist famous for his collage combine paintings.

KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

June 8, 2012 - 10:05 am
Waking Finn Mac Cool: Tales of Ireland’s Greatest Poet Warrior

Waking Finn Mac Cool: Tales of Ireland’s Greatest Poet Warrior

This week on Stage Talk, Portland storyteller Will Hornyak joins Kate Williams from Anchorage Community Theatre to talk about the art of storytelling and his upcoming performance and workshop at ACT.

KSKA: Friday 6/1 at 2:45 pm

June 1, 2012 - 10:04 am
20th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference

20th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, one of the premier playwriting conferences in the country held each summer in Valdez, Alaska celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Dawson Moore, the conference coordinator, talks about the history of the conference and what’s coming up in this year’s offering this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday 5/18 at 2:45 pm

May 18, 2012 - 11:00 am
The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

This week on Stage Talk, director Elizabeth Hanson talks about Valley Performing Arts‘ production of The Trip to Bountiful. Written in 1953 by Horton Foote, who also wrote the play To Kill a Mockingbird, (based on the book written by Harper Lee), this play became an award-winning movie in 1985. The Trip to Bountiful opens tonight in Wasilla and runs through May 27.

KSKA: Friday 5/11 at 2:45 pm

May 11, 2012 - 1:52 pm