“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
KSKA: Friday 6/1 at 2:45 pm
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
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
It’s the late ’30s when famed actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne retreat to their estate in Wisconsin (called Ten Chimneys) to prepare for a production of Chekhov’s The Sea Gull where they are surrounded by other famed actors, family members and hangers-on. This week on Stage Talk two actors from Cyrano’s production of Ten Chimneys join hosts Steve and Jean.
KSKA: Friday 5/4 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk, actors Rob Lecrone and Todd Sherwood talk about Anchorage Community Theatre‘s production of Steven Dietz’s modern adaptation of the classic play originally penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette in 1899. Will Sherlock finally meet his Waterloo? Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, Sherlock Holmes opens Friday, April 27 at ACT.
KSKA: Friday 4/20 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk, actors Keith McCoy and Lizan Mitchell talk about the ground breaking play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury as produced by Perseverance Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
KSKA: Friday 4/13 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk, director, Krista Schwarting and Julie Sweum who plays “Artie” talk about Cyrano’s production of Eleemosynary, a beautifully written work that sensitively probes the lives and relationships of three women -a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter.
KSKA: Friday 4/5 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk John Fraser, director of Jonathan Larson’s critically acclaimed musical Rent and Mark Robokoff who plays the part of Tom Collins talk about the upcoming show produced by Theatre Artists United in collaboration with Alaska Theatre of Youth. Rent opens tonight at the PAC and runs through April 7.
KSKA: Friday 3/30 2:45 pm