Stage Talk

Theater aficionado Steven Hunt takes listeners backstage to chat with actors, directors, playwrights and technical artists about the theater scene in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. When multiple events allow, a calendar of the best live performances and stage events in Southcentral Alaska is also provided.

Earthquake ’64 at UAA

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KSKA: Friday, February 16 at 2:45pm UAA Department of Theatre's Brian Cook started working on a collaborative project with students over a year ago to research the earthquake that devastated south central Alaska in 1964 with the purpose of creating a presentation that would explore this defining moment in Alaskan history. The result is Earthquake '64, a multidisciplinary performance that weaves personal stories, movement and music together into an exciting evening of theatre. Joining Brian today on Stage Talk are three of those student-collaborators, Adi Davis, Kaeli Meno and Paitton Reid. Earthquake '64 performs at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of UAA February 16-18. LISTEN HERE

Stage Talk: Three Barons Fair

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Discover the Anchorage theater scene and get the latest calendar of stage events with KSKA's theater critics Kristina Church and Mark Muro. This week,...

Rain and Zoe Save the World at UAA

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Of more than a hundred scripts submitted to the 2018 Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) New Play Competition, New York based playwright Crystal Skillman's Rain and Zoe Save the World was selected as the winning entry and is being produced by The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre. This week on Stage Talk, director Ty Hewitt drops by to talk about EMOS as well as the play which follows two Seattle teenagers on an across the country motorcycle trip that results in them learning more about themselves than they ever anticipated. Rain and Zoe Save the World performs April 27-29 at the UAA Mainstage located in the UAA Fine Arts Building. Thanks for listening!

Stage Talk: Cooking con Karimi con Castro

Actor, co-writer and co-producer John Castro drops by and talks with host Mark Muro about Cooking: con Karimi con Castro, a play that not...

Stage Talk: Atz Kilcher and Jason Martin

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Discover the Anchorage theater scene and get the latest calendar of stage events with KSKA's theater critics Kristina Church and Mark Muro. This week...

Stage Talk: The Pillowman

Host Mark Muro talks with Laure MacConnell, Danny Jones and Stuart Matthews about UAA Theater On the Rock's production of The Pillowman. Running August...

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Friday, July 8 at 2:45 pm Opening at Out North in Anchorage on July 8, Leo Grimberg stars as Hedwig telling his life story through concerts and David Bowie music. Director, John Minton joins Leo in the studio this week to talk about the actor director partnership and preparing for the show at Out North.

Stage Talk: Perfect Wedding and The Snow Dragon

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A combination of riotous farce and touching love story, the Alaska Community Theatre presents Perfect Wedding. Director, Don Love and actor, Oliver Siemens...

The Winter Bear at the Wildberry Theater

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Ann Hanley, author of The Winter Bear and actor Brian Westcott join Mark and Jean on Stage Talk. The play will be presented at the Wildberry Theater in Anchorage during the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference on October 20 and 22. This poignant play explores the causes of suicide among Alaska Natives. Friday 10/14 at 2:45 pm

Stage Talk: New Dances 2008 / Alice In Wonderland

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This week, hosts Mark and Jean interview Brian Jeffrey from New Dances 2008 and Katya Kuznetsuva from Dance Together Alaska Festival at UAA. Plus,...

“Cat” comes to town

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Tennessee Williams' story of family, greed and sexuality, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is coming to town as Perseverance Theatre of Juneau brings the play to the Sydney Laurence Theatre. Join Enrique Bravo (Brick) and Kevin T. Bennett (Dr. Baugh) as they visit Stage Talk to tell us all about this classic offering of American theatre opening April 11th and running through the 27th. KSKA: Friday, April 11, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Stage Talk: The Fourth Wall

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Join Stage Talk hosts Mark Muro and Jean Paal as they discuss The Fourth Wall with David Block, Midnight Sun Theatre, and actor Justin...

There’s something magical happening at Anchorage Community Theatre

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Don Russell, "The Magic Guy" brings more than just a few tricks up his sleeve as he and ACT's Executive Director Don Gomes come to Stage Talk to talk about Don's show Mystery, Magic & Mayhem performing at Anchorage Community Theatre Friday May 23rd as a fund raiser for ACT and the Anchorage Food Bank. KSKA: Friday, May 23, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Stage Talk: Snow Queen / Babes in Toyland

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This week on Stage Talk, Jean Paal hosts actors and directors from two upcoming holiday productions - The Snow Queen presented by the Alaska...

Cyrano’s Theatre Company pays a visit to northern Florida…

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KSKA: Friday, July 21 at 2:45pm Cyrano's Theatre Company is presenting The Great American Trailer Park Musical, an hilarious romp that takes place in the "Armadillo Acres" trailer park in a small town in northern Florida with characters bigger than life. The musical (with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso) runs July 21st through August 27 at Cyrano's Theatre located at 4th and D street in Anchorage. This week on Stage Talk, actors Jill Bess and Mark Robokoff slip in and out between their real lives and the characters they play while director Teresa K. Pond tries to keep things in control. LISTEN HERE

Stage Talk: Number's Up! and Hot Aging Women 2

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A conversation about local theater plus a calendar of stage events with Mark Muro. Hear about Number's Up! a one-man clown catastrophe and we...

TBA Theatre takes a trip back to an older Christmas

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KSKA: Friday, December 8 at 2:45pm Wayne Mitchell, co-playwright and actor, along with Music Director Seth Eggleston, drop by Stage Talk this week to chat about TBA Theatre's latest offering; a celebration of Christmas set in 1225 Medieval Europe called Christmas Knight. Four tales, all based on history or folklore that predate much of what we think of modern Christmas will be presented December 8-17 in the E. R. Brown Auditorium in Grant Hall on the campus of Alaska Pacific University. Join Wayne and Seth this week to hear about how they've researched and brought to life these adventures full of music, story and fascinating characters. LISTEN HERE

Stage Talk: Queer Space

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Join host Mark Muro and guest Christian Heppinstall of Theatre Artists United as they discuss the new production, Queer Space, to be performed at...

A Christmas Carol returns to the Discovery Theatre

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KSKA: Friday, December 15 at 2:45p.m. Perseverance Theatre is bringing back Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney's stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for the fourth year to the Discovery Theatre in downtown Anchorage and actors Aaron Wiseman ("Marley/Ghost of Christmas Present"), Danielle Rabinovitch ("Ghost of Christmas Past/Katherine/Mrs Dilber") and Anchorage General Manager Josh Lowman drop by the studio this week to talk about, among other things, character motivations and class struggles in the play. A Christmas Carol performs December 14 through the 29th. LISTEN HERE

Stage Talk: Last Frontier Theater Conference and The Perfect Prayer

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Host Mark Muro chats with Dawson Moore about the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, talks with members of Cyrano's Theater Company about their production...