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Stage Talk

TBA’s upcoming season

TBA’s upcoming season

Wayne Mitchell from TBA Theatre drops by Stage Talk to talk about their 2013-14 season and to have some fun with Jean and Steve.

KSKA: Friday 8/23 at 2:45pm
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August 22, 2013
Miss Witherspoon at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Miss Witherspoon at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Ever wonder where “Bardo” is and what it has to do with one of America’s most outrageous playwrights? Join Director Krista M. Schwarting and Actor Tamar Shai as they come to Stage Talk to talk about Tony and Obie award winning playwright Christopher Durang’s most thought provoking comedy Miss Witherspoon being presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company August 16 through September 8.

KSKA: Friday 8/16 at 2:45pm
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August 15, 2013
Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre comes back to town

Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre comes back to town

Perseverance Theatre continues to expand its offerings by bringing three productions to Anchorage this year. Join Executive Artistic Director Art Rotch and Anchorage Program Assistant Josh Lowman as they talk about plays by Tony Award winning playwrights Yasmina Reza and Tennessee Williams as well as Anchorage’s own Arlitia Jones on this week’s Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday 8/9 at 2:45pm
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August 8, 2013
Anchorage Community Theatre offers a season of variety

Anchorage Community Theatre offers a season of variety

Starting off with an Agatha Christie murder mystery and ending up with a romp on the links, Anchorage Community Theatre is bringing a plethora of pleasing plays this coming season. Executive Director Don Gomes and Scenic Designer Brian Saylor come by Stage Talk to clue us in.

KSKA: Friday 8/2 at 2:45 pm
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August 1, 2013
Valley Performing Art’s new season announced

Valley Performing Art’s new season announced

From mysterious Scottish towns to mysteries on the Nile, from drama on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to international farce, Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla is bringing a variety of shows to next year’s season. Artistic Director Larry Bottjen and Executive Director Garry Forrester drop by Stage Talk to tell Jean and Steve all about it.

KSKA: Friday 7/26 at 2:45pm
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July 25, 2013
Anchorage Opera’s new season is something to sing about

Anchorage Opera’s new season is something to sing about

Join Anchorage Opera’s Executive Director Kevin Patterson on this week’s Stage Talk as he talks about their upcoming 2013-14 season which will include works by Donizetti, Rossini, Schubert and Johann Strauss.

KSKA: Friday July 19 at 2:45pm

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July 19, 2013
AFAA presents This Is Where We Came In

AFAA presents This Is Where We Came In

Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River is presenting Alan Ayckbourn’s play for youth, This Is Where We Came In. Join Director James Jensen and Actor Talya Jensen to find out all about this exciting play that runs July 5th through the 20th this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday July 12 at 2:45pm

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July 11, 2013
The Marvelous Wonderettes at ACT

The Marvelous Wonderettes at ACT

It’s prom night 1958 as Midnight Sun Theatre in cooperation with Anchorage Community Theatre presents the jukebox musical The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. Join “Missy” (aka Megan Perkins) and “Prom Director” David Block this week on Stage Talk to hear all about the backstage stories of the group as they prepare for the show which runs July 5th through the 28th at ACT.

KSKA: Friday 7/5 at 2:45pm

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July 4, 2013
[title of show] at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

[title of show] at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

If “a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical” sounds a little confusing, then tune into Stage Talk this week to hear director Shelly Wozniak and actor Scotty Heverling talk about [title of show], the Obie Award winning musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen performing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company running July 4th through August 4th.

KSKA: Friday 6/28 at 2:45pm
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June 28, 2013

Cemetery Tours are back

Summer is here and that means folks are heading to the cemetery once again to visit some of Alaska’s most famous and infamous characters. Join Linda Benson, Bruce Kelly and Audrey Kelly as they talk about this year’s Annual John Bagoy Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour.

KSKA: Friday 6/21 at 2:45pm
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June 21, 2013
Meet TossPot Productions

Meet TossPot Productions

Founders/producers Jill Sowerwine and Arlitia Jones drop by Stage Talk to talk about TossPot Productions and what plans they have for presenting new, challenging and exciting works to Alaskan audiences.

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KSKA: Friday 6/14 at 2:45pm

June 14, 2013
Don Gomes, New Executive Director for ACT

Don Gomes, New Executive Director for ACT

Meet Don Gomes, Anchorage Community Theatre’s new Executive Director, as he lets Jean and Steve in on his view of the theatre and plans for the future. In addition, a nice thank you to Bill Cotton, outgoing Executive Director, for his years of excellent leadership and dedication to the theatre.

KSKA: Friday 6/7 at 2:45pm
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June 6, 2013
Summer Theatre with Alaska Theatre of Youth

Summer Theatre with Alaska Theatre of Youth

Alaska Theatre of Youth is not only bringing acting to the stage and the classroom, but singing, the circus and a little bit o’ fightin’ (safely, of course!). Jessica Jacob and Krystal DeJesus come by Stage Talk to give a glimpse of what’s in store for training young performers during ATY’s 30th anniversary this summer.

KSKA: Friday 5/31 at 2:45
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May 30, 2013
The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Stage Talk takes a trip to Valdez and reports back on the goings on at this year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Award winning screenwriter and playwright Arthur M. Jolly (The Gulag Mouse, A Very Modern Marriage) is their special guest and talks about his experiences, his plays and the value of the conference to all playwrights.

    KSKA: Friday 5/24 at 2:45pm

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May 23, 2013
L-R Jaron Carlson and Mark Robokoff in Cyrano's Red. Photo courtesy Cyrano's.

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Red by John Logan

You may not be “seeing red”, but you’ll certainly be “hearing Red” if you tune into Stage Talk this week as Director ElizabethWare and Actor Mark Robokoff join Jean and Steve to talk about Red, John Logan’s exciting Tony Award winning play about the artist Mark Rothko performing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company May 30th through June 16th.

May 17, 2013
The Beverly Hillbillies produced by VPA

The Beverly Hillbillies produced by VPA

“Come and listen to a story about  man named Jed” or better yet, come and listen to a story about Valley Performing Arts‘s stage production of the classic TV sit-com, The Beverly Hillbillies opening May 10th and running through the 26th in Wasilla. Director Larry Burton and VPA’s PR Director Tammy Parker come “set a spell” with Jean and Steve this week on Stage Talk.

    KSKA: Friday 5/10 at 2:45pm

May 10, 2013
TBA Presents Winnie-the-Pooh

TBA Presents Winnie-the-Pooh

A A. Milne’s beloved children’s story Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the stage in an adaptation presented by TBA theatre opening opening May 10th and running through the 19th at Grant Hall on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. Director Megan Bladow drops by Stage Talk to tell Jean what Winnie has been up to.

KSKA: Friday 5/3 at 2:45 pm

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May 3, 2013
Charlotte’s Web presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Charlotte’s Web presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

E. B. White’s beloved tale of love and hope filled with the magic of imagination comes to life as Alaska Fine Arts Academy of Eagle River presents a musical version of Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. Director Renee Crumley and Angela Harris, who plays Charlotte, visit Stage Talk this week to let us know how it all comes together.

KSKA: Friday 4/26 at 2:45pm
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April 25, 2013
Anchorage Community Theatre presents Nunsense

Anchorage Community Theatre presents Nunsense

There’s a crisis at the convent and Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina and Sister Mary Hubert  from the Little Sisters of Hoboken come to Stage Talk to ask for help. Join actors Jane Baird and Paige Langit from Anchorage Community Theatre’s production of Dan Goggin’s hilarious musical Nunsense this week as they plead their case.

KSKA: Friday 4/19 at 2:45 pm

April 18, 2013
Perseverance presents Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Perseverance presents Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking play of love, deception and friendship Betrayal comes to Anchorage as Perseverance Theatre’s latest offering. Shona Strauser who plays one-third of a love triangle along with Daniel Billet who plays another third give Jean and Steve an insight into this powerful and influential play.

KSKA: Friday 4/12 at 2:45 pm

April 12, 2013