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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Catch Vally Performing Arts‘ actor Joe Irvine as he gives listeners a taste of his Scottish brogue while talking about the upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe’s enchanting musical, Brigidoon opening Friday, September 6th and running through October 6th in Wasilla.
KSKA: Friday 9/6 at 2:45pm
What do a river, an iguana and a butterfly have in common? Tune in to Stage Talk to hear Tom Skore, Jessica Jacob and Katherine Kramer talk about UAA Department of Theatre and Dance’s exciting 2013 – 14 season.
KSKA: Friday, 8/30 at 2:45pm
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