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Love, Loss and What I Wore at Cyrano’s

Love, Loss and What I Wore at Cyrano’s

Cyrano’s Theatre Company is presenting, for the second time, Nora and Delia Ephron’s intriguing play about clothing, women and the stories they tell in Love Loss and What I Wore July 21st through August 13th. Director Linda Benson and Danielle Rabinovitch, one of the six talented actors who portray those stories, drop by Stage Talk  this week to give us an insider’s view into what this play is all about.

KSKA: Friday, July 18th at 2:45pm

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July 18, 2014 - 9:53 am
Let’s roast a little Brunhilde at Das Barbecu

Let’s roast a little Brunhilde at Das Barbecu

Summertime is the perfect time for a…barbecu? It is if it is a Texas take-off of one of Richard Wagner’s classic opera’s, Der Ring des Nibelungen called Das Barbecu. Seems the good folks who like opera also like to have a little fun and so Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender decided to write a musical that features characters from Wagner’s classic tale but set in Texas. Confusing? Then listen this week to Stage Talk as director Regina MacDonald and actor Tiffany Chancey stop by to talk about Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s latest offering which opens July 17th and runs through August 24th.

KSKA: Friday, July 11, at 2:45 p.m.
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July 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

There’s a lot of Theatre going on just up the road a piece in Talkeetna this summer. Nick Condon, Denali Arts Council’s Director of Drama, has two shows coming up: the musical Schoolhouse Rock that features favorite songs like “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill” and an improv show called appropriately enough, IditaprovSchoolhouse Rock runs July 25, 26 and 27 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.

KSKA: Friday, July 4, at 2:45 p.m.
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July 4, 2014 - 10:17 am
Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

A. A. Milne’s endearing and enduring characters Kanga, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit among others come to life in the Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Kristin Sergel’s stage adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh. AFAA’s Executive Director Holly Linsay along with Co-Director Holly Tarkov and actor Chris Cox come on Stage Talk this week to let Jean and Steve in on all the fun. Winnie-the-Pooh opens in Eagle River on July 11th and runs through the 26th.

KSKA: Friday, June 27, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 26, 2014 - 4:14 pm
MST’s The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

MST’s The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Imagine “You must pay the rent!” “I can’t pay the rent!” “I’ll pay the rent!” “My hero!” “Curses, foiled again!” sung in the style of five different musical theatre composers from five time periods with four actors and you get an idea of the craziness of Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart’s hilarious satire of musical theatre, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Join Midnight Sun Theatre’s founder and director Dave Block and actress Suzanne Snyder as they explain how it all fits together this week on Stage Talk. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) performs at Anchorage Community Theatre July 4th through July 26th.

KSKA: Friday, June 20, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 20, 2014 - 8:59 am
Dispatch from Valdez: Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Dispatch from Valdez: Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Jean Paal reports from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference with her guest Arthur M. Jolly, award winning playwright and screenwriter. Join Jean and Arthur as they let us in on the goings-on at this year’s annual migration of playwrights, actors and directors to Valdez.

KSKA: Friday, June 13, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 8:00 am
An Evening of Storytelling with Alan Rachins for Cyrano’s

An Evening of Storytelling with Alan Rachins for Cyrano’s

Cyrano’s Theater Company brings two L.A. performers to Anchorage for an evening of storytelling and songs. Join host Jean Paal and guests, actor Alan Rachins and composer Shelly Markham, on Stage Talk for a sneak peek at what Rachins and Markham will talk about at tonight’s benefit for Cyrano’s. Rachins is best know for his role as Dharma’s wacky dad on the hit TV sitcom “Dharma and Gregg.” He also starred in “LA Law.” Markham is a Broadway composer and will be playing piano tunes during the Cyrano’s benefit. The event happens June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

KSKA: Friday, June 6, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 6, 2014 - 8:00 am
Cemetery Tours are back

Cemetery Tours are back

It’s summer in Anchorage and that can mean only one thing–time to get out to the cemetery and meet some of Alaska’s most famous and infamous folks as they rise from the grave to tell their stories. The creators of this very interesting event, Bruce Kelly, Audrey Weltman Kelly and Linda Benson come to Stage Talk to tell us all about this year’s John Bagoy Memorial Cemetery Tour.

May 29, 2014 - 7:07 pm
There’s something magical happening at Anchorage Community Theatre

There’s something magical happening at Anchorage Community Theatre

Don Russell, “The Magic Guy” brings more than just a few tricks up his sleeve as he and ACT’s Executive Director Don Gomes come to Stage Talk to talk about Don’s show Mystery, Magic & Mayhem performing at Anchorage Community Theatre Friday May 23rd as a fund raiser for ACT and the Anchorage Food Bank.

KSKA: Friday, May 23, at 2:45 p.m.
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May 23, 2014 - 10:39 am
The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

It’s a homecoming for some and a new adventure for many. Dawson Moore, Conference Coordinator for the 22nd annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference, joins Stage Talk this week to talk about this internationally known playwriting conference held in Valdez. There’s more than just playwriting going on and Dawson lets us in on all the activities as the conference runs June 8th though the 14th.

KSKA: Friday, May 16, at 2:45 p.m.
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May 16, 2014 - 8:06 am
Three blind…vicars? “See How They Run” is playing at VPA

Three blind…vicars? “See How They Run” is playing at VPA

Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage the classic English farce — Phillip King’s “See How They Run” (the title is taken from the nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice”). Director Vanessa Warner and actor Todd Broste take a breather to come by Stage Talk this week. “See How They Run” opens May 9th and runs through the 25th in Wasilla.

KSKA: Friday, May 9, at 2:45 p.m.
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May 8, 2014 - 3:11 pm
TBA’s Charlotte’s Web

TBA’s Charlotte’s Web

Find out what’s up with Wilbur and the gang as TBA brings Charlotte’s Web to the stage. Megan Bladow and Shane Mitchell come to Stage Talk this week to talk about their production of E. B. White’s classic tale running May 9-18th at Grant Hall on the campus of Alaska Pacific University.

May 2, 2014 - 8:00 am
Farce on the Fairway

Farce on the Fairway

Its springtime and you know what that means–golf. Add a little disaster and a lot of misunderstanding and you get Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce, The Fox on the Fairway being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre running April 25th through May 18th. Carl Bright, director and Alex Albrecht who plays Dickie drop by Stage Talk to let us know what all the fuss is about.

KSKA: Friday, April 25, at 2:45 p.m.
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April 25, 2014 - 10:05 am
“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

What is every “Any-town USA” actor’s dream? Why to have a famous actress come by to audition you for her repertory company. But there may be more than meets the eye in Dick Reichman’s new play, The Audition opening at Cyrano’s Theatre Company April 24th and running through May 18th. Join Dick and Julia Cossman who plays Simone Crystal this week on Stage Talk as they talk about this exiting new offering from one of Anchorage’s hometown playwrights.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:45 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 9:32 am
“Cat” comes to town

“Cat” comes to town

Tennessee Williams’ story of family, greed and sexuality, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is coming to town as Perseverance Theatre of Juneau brings the play to the Sydney Laurence Theatre. Join Enrique Bravo (Brick) and Kevin T. Bennett (Dr. Baugh) as they visit Stage Talk to tell us all about this classic offering of American theatre opening April 11th and running through the 27th.

KSKA: Friday, April 11, at 2:45 p.m.
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April 11, 2014 - 7:29 am
A “Polar Bat” flies to Anchorage

A “Polar Bat” flies to Anchorage

Anchorage Opera has re-worked the classic Strauss opera, Die Fledermaus (which means “the bat”) with an Alaskan flair to become The Polar Bat. Join librettist Deborah Brevoort and stage director Bill Fabris to find out how they made the change this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday, April 4, at 2:45 p.m.
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April 4, 2014 - 8:25 am
VPA’s The Marvelous Wonderettes

VPA’s The Marvelous Wonderettes

Take a step back in time to the ’50s and ’60s and meet “Suzy” and “Cindy Lou” aka Karly O’Loughlin and Kelly Anderson from Valley Performing Art’s production of Roger Bean’s musical The Marvelous Wonderettes opening March 28th and running through April 20th.

KSKA: Friday, March 28, at 2:45 p.m.
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March 28, 2014 - 8:14 am
Cyrano’s All The Great Books (abridged)

Cyrano’s All The Great Books (abridged)

Seen a good book lately? How about eighty-six? In ninety-eight minutes. Join Jaron Carlson and Jay Burns, two-thirds of the cast of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s production of All The Great Books (abridged), another in the series of hilarious shows developed by The Reduced Shakespeare Company (those folks who brought you The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)) as they give us a backstage tour as to how it all comes together. All The Great Books (abridged) runs March 28th-April 20th.

KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:45 p.m.
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March 21, 2014 - 7:50 am
TAU has some “magic to do” with their production of Pippin

TAU has some “magic to do” with their production of Pippin

Steven Alvarez and  John Fraser from Theatre Artists United (TAU) visit Stage Talk this week to talk about their upcoming production of Stephen Schwartz’s ever-popular musical Pippin opening March 21st and running through March 30th.

KSKA: Friday, March 14, at 2:45 p.m.
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March 14, 2014 - 10:00 am
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