Gilbert and Sullivan come to the stage as Anchorage Opera produces Pirates of Penzance. Stage Director Bill Fabris and Executive Director Kevin Patterson join Jean this week to talk about this very popular comic opera closing out the company’s season performing at the Discovery Theatre April 5, 6 and 7th.
KSKA: Friday 3/15 at 2:45pm
Take the sensibilities of a classic TV sitcom like Father Knows Best, combine it with a nuclear war and toss in a little bit of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and you have what it takes to spend a night At Home With The Clarks. Join Playwright Rand Higbee, Executive Director Bill Cotton and Actor Bill McAllister as they talk about the world premier of this hilarious comedy produced by Anchorage Community Theatre opening March 9th and running through the 31st.
KSKA: Friday 3/8 at 2:45pm
It’s a toe-tapping, bluegrass retelling of the Book of Matthew as Wayne Mitchell (washboard) and Bob Fairchild (bass) drop by the studio to talk about TBA‘s upcoming production of Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel, opening on March 8th and running through the 17th at APU’s Grant Hall Theatre.
KSKA: Friday 3/1 at 2:45pm
The audience tries to “figure it out” in both of Valley Performing Arts’ upcoming productions of Clue: The Musical which opens February 22nd and runs through March 17th and The Sting which opens April 5th and runs through the 21st. Cast members from both shows join Jean and Steve to give hints about these exciting productions.
KSKA: Friday 2/22 at 2:45pm
“Sense” and “Sensibility” otherwise known as Taylor Campbell (Marianne) and Andrea Staats-Rober (Elinor) join Stage Talk this week to discuss UAA Department of Theatre and Dance‘s upcoming production of the classic Jane Austin novel Sense and Sensibility as adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Jon Jory. Sense and Sensibility opens on the UAA Main Stage on February 22nd and runs through March 10th.
KSKA: Friday 2/15 at 2:45pm
Clybourne Park, which takes place in the same neighborhood where the Younger family was moving to at the end of A Raisin in the Sun, is being produced by Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Join actors Jamie Nelson and Morgan Mitchell as they talk about this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama opening February 8th and running through March 10th.
KSKA: Friday 2/8 at 2:45pm
Three actors present thirty eight plays written by The Bard in less than two hours. Plus dinner! Join Director and Actor Krystal DeJesus and fellow Actor Andrew Smith as they talk about how The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is able to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as Dinner Theatre at The Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday 2/1 at 2:45pm
Lions and tigers and … Bigfoot? What’s the connection between Perseverance Theatre’s world premier of Mark Hollmann and Adrien Royce’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls and The Wizard of Oz? Listen to Stage Talk to find out about this quirky musical opening at the Syndey Laurence Theatre January 25th and running through February 3rd.
KSKA: Friday 1/25 at 2:45 pm
Two sisters separated by many years, two continents and a world war come together in the powerful drama, A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening January 25th. AnnaKate Williams and Karina Becker who play the two sisters join Stage Talk this week to talk about their journey.
KSKA: Friday 1/18 at 2:45 pm
Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage one of Jane Austin’s most loved stories in Sense and Sensibility. Join actors Greta Kopperud and Steve Impson as they give an insight into this tale of romance, witty banter and heartbreaking tenderness; opening January 11th and running through February 3rd.
KSKA: Friday 1/11 at 2:45 pm
Sex, betrayal, death… and a beautiful woman. Sounds like opera! So does Stage Talk this week as Anchorage Opera‘s Executive Director Kevin Patterson joins Jean and Steve to talk about the Puccini’s Tosca opening January 25th at the Discovery Theatre.
KSKA: Friday 1/4 at 2:45 pm
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a play is more than just a play. Sigmund Freud (Dick Reichman) and C. S. Lewis (Kevin T. Bennett) and director, Krista Schwarting come by the station to have a session with Stage Talk and talk about Freud’s Last Session. This exciting two-man debate between seemingly opposing but surprisingly similar views runs Jan 4 – 27 at Cyrano’s.
KSKA: Friday 12/28 at 2:45 pm
Stage Talk hosts Jean Paal and Steven Hunt look back at some of the most memorable shows of the 2012 season. Categories include most memorable Actor, Actress, Plays by a Local Playwright, Funniest, Up and Coming, Under the Radar and Play of 2012.
KSKA: Friday 12/21 at 2:45 pm
Cyrano’s Theatre Company brings back it’s popular radio version of the film classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Listen as Director Elizabeth Ware and Actor Mark Robokoff talk about taking a movie that’s been turned into a radio play and then putting it together on the stage. It’s A Wonderful Life runs December 6 – 23rd.
KSKA: 12/14 at 7:45 pm
Always wanted more of Christmas? Alaska Theatre of Youth is offering two Christmas shows for the holiday season. Jessica Jacob, Executive Director of ATY and Ed Silcox, one of the “Fathers in the Trenches”, or to be precise, a dedicated volunteer whose son Evan has appeared in numerous productions appear on Stage Talk this week to talk about how to balance doing two shows at once.
KSKA: Friday 12/7 at 2:45 pm