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Stage Talk

Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

Anchorage Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca

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

January 4, 2013 - 10:00 am
Freud’s Last Session

Freud’s Last Session

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

December 28, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Stage Talk Looks Back on 2012

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

December 21, 2012 - 1:16 pm
It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio

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

December 14, 2012 - 10:00 am
Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

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

December 7, 2012 - 10:00 am
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Willie Wonka makes a visit to Stage Talk this week as the Co-Director and “Charlie” show up to talk about Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Roald Dahl’s endearing story of a young boy who wins a trips to the chocolate factory and ends up with a life-long adventure.

KSKA: Friday, 11/30 at 2:45pm

November 30, 2012 - 10:00 am
VPA presents the musical Cotton Patch Gospel

VPA presents the musical Cotton Patch Gospel

Cotton Patch Gospel presents a retelling of the The Book of Matthew but this time with folk and bluegrass music and set in Georgia. Join Stage Talk guests Director Henry Woodall and Todd Broste who plays Matthew as they give Jean and Steven an insight into this intriguing and entertaining play which opens November 23rd and runs through December 23rd at Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla.

KSKA: Friday 11/23 at 2:45 pm

November 19, 2012 - 3:59 pm
ACT Presents My Three Angels

ACT Presents My Three Angels

It’s 104 degrees in the shade, there’s no snow…ever!, and that sound on the roof isn’t reindeer hoofs – it’s three convicts clomping around. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! Well, if you’re in French Guiana, that is. Don Gomes and Max Aronson of Anchorage Community Theatre stop by KSKA’s Stage Talk this week on their way to the tropics to talk about the heart-warming comedy, My Three Angels, running at Anchorage Community Theatre November 23 – December 23.

KSKA: Friday 11/16 at 2:45 pm

November 16, 2012 - 10:00 am
Prepping the "Lady of the Lake" worn by actress Paige Langit.

Monty Python’s Spamalot at UAA

It’s getting dark in Alaska but you can “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by tuning in to Stage Talk to hear UAA actors Scott Heverling and Paige Langit converse about the craziness which is the musical comedy Spamalot “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Presented by UAA’s Department of Theatre of Dance Spamalot opens Friday, November 16.

View more backstage photos…

KSKA: Friday 11/9 at 2:45 pm

November 9, 2012 - 10:46 am
Bruckner’s Last Finale by Dick Reichman

Bruckner’s Last Finale by Dick Reichman

Anton Bruckner was one of the most innovative and original composers of the 19th century. And now, local playwright Dick Reichman has brought this complex character to the stage in Bruckner’s Last Finale opening tonight at Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Join Dick and director Bob Pond as they talk about this oft misunderstood genius this week on Stage Talk.

Friday 11/2 at 2:45 pm

November 2, 2012 - 10:00 am
Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

25 years ago, two actors talked about wanting to perform together in John Steinbeck’s classic story of friendship, hope and dreams unfulfilled during the American Depression and now that desire has finally been realized. Join us this week on Stage Talk as Bostin Christopher as “Lennie” and Kevin T. Bennett as “George” talk about that long journey to finally play these two iconic roles of the American Theatre as Perseverance Theatre brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage.

KSKA: Friday 10/26 at 2:45 pm

October 26, 2012 - 10:00 am
DeathTrap at VPA

DeathTrap at VPA

Think you know what’s going on? Guess again. And again. Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage one of the most popular comedy-thrillers in recent years in Deathtrap, Ira Levin’s Tony Award nominated play. Director, Vanessa Warner and Tammy Parker from VPA join host Jean Paal to talk about the show.

KSKA: Friday 10/19 at 2:45 pm

October 19, 2012 - 10:01 am
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austin’s classic “novel of manners” comes to life as the Alaska Academy of Fine Arts brings it to the stage in Jane Kendell’s exciting dramatization. Director Krystal DeJesus and Regina Lochner who plays Elizabeth Bennet join us on Stage Talk this week to discuss the show.

More photos…

KSKA: Friday 10/12 at 2:45 pm

October 12, 2012 - 10:40 am
Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel has been called one of the most important American playwrights writing today. Her works often examine controversial subjects in ways that humanize them for the audience. The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance‘s production of her play Hot ‘N’ Throbbing is no different. Join actors Kalli Randall and Scott Herverling as they talk about how they have worked to bring this exciting drama to life this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday 10/5 at 2:45 pm

October 5, 2012 - 10:00 am
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

This week on Stage Talk, spend some time with curmudgeon Norman Thayer (Jerry McDonnell) and his daughter Chelsea (Veronica Page) as we visit them On Golden Pond and discover the trials and tribulations along with the love and warmth of their lives in this time-tested comedy/drama by Ernest Thompson. On Golden Pond opens tonight at Anchorage Community Theater.

KSKA: Friday 9/28 at 2:45 pm

September 28, 2012 - 10:00 am
Into The Woods

Into The Woods

What happens to such popular folk characters as Little Red, Jack and Cinderella after “happily ever after”? Join Director Shelly Wozniak and Actor Danielle Rabinovitch as they talk about Theatre Artists United’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s ground-breaking musical, Into The Woods.

KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

September 21, 2012 - 10:48 am
American Night: The Ballad of Juan José   / Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José / Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Political hilarity and wit is the fare for this Fall Season at Cyrano’s Theatre Company as they present two comtemporary comedies guaranteed to stimulate both head and belly. Actress Elizabeth Ware and director, Richard Benavides join us to talk American Night: The Ballad of Juan José and Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins coming this October to Cyrano’s .

KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

September 14, 2012 - 10:00 am
The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

“Does your dog bite?”
“Ouch! I thought you said your dog did not bite!”
“That is not my dog…”

Who can forget classic lines like this? Join Stage Talk host Steve and Jean as they talk about Valley Performing Arts ’s upcoming production of one of the classic Pink Panther films translated to the stage by William Gleason.

KSKA: Friday 9/7 at 2:45 pm

September 6, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s upcoming season

Cyrano’s Producing Artistic Director Sandy Harper shares a preview of coming attractions at Cyrano’s for the rest of 2012  and a sneak peek at what’s in store for 2013.

KSKA: Friday 8/24 at 2:45 pm

August 24, 2012 - 10:18 am

Mrs. President and Anchorage Opera’s 2012-2013 Season

“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

August 17, 2012 - 10:43 am