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.

Hosts Kristina Church and Mark Muro talk to Ron Holmstrom, Executive Director of Anchorage Community Theatre (ACT), about the upcoming ACT 2007-2008...

Hollywood actor, Bostin Christopher returns home to Anchorage to share his latest film, OTIS - a dark comedy about suburban America gone haywire....
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KSKA: Friday, November 11 at 2:45pm Allison Gregory's "meta-theatre" play Not Medea mixes modern motherhood with the Greek myth of Medea and tosses in some audience participation as well. And, as part the National New Play Network Rolling World Premier, Perseverance Theatre brings it to life this week at the Sydney Laurence Theatre (playing November 11-20). Director Tom Robenolt, Actor Shelly Virginia and Anchorage Perseverance Theatre General Manager Josh Lowman drop by the studio this week to tell us all about it. LISTEN NOW

Stage Talk hosts Mark and Jean and director Kevin Bennett discovered Heart at the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez this past summer and...

Stage Talk hosts Mark Muro and Jean Paal are joined by Sarah Baird and Scarlet Kittlylee Boudreaux from Out North's production of The ...

KSKA: Friday, March 10 at 2:45pm Cyrano's Theatre Company is presenting Noel Coward's classic Comedy of Manners, Private Lives about a divorced couple, now on honeymoons with their new spouses, who meet and discover that they are still attracted to each other. Director Teresa Pond and actors Frank Delaney and Stefanie Suydam drop by Stage Talk this week to talk about how this play is still as "fantastically funny" as it was back when it was first produced in 1930. Private Lives runs March 10 through April 2 at Cyrano's Theatre Company. LISTEN NOW

Members of Anchorage Community Theater and Valley Performing Arts gather for a discussion about community theater in Alaska. Now playing at VPA: Dial M...

Join Stage Talk hosts Mark and Jean as they chat with Shane Mitchell and John Fremin about two contemporary adaptations of Christmas plays running in Anchorage and Wasilla this holiday season. KSKA: Friday 12/9 2:45 pm

Friday, August 5 at 2:45pm This week on Stage Talk, Bill Cotton and Shatzie Schaefers stop by to share what's coming up next season at Anchorage Community Theatre. Auditions are being held Friday night for Arsenic and Old Lace, set to open the new season in October.

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

KSKA: Friday, August 11 at 2:45p.m. Met any interesting people lately? Drop by the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery this Sunday, August 13 at 6pm and you just might as Stories at the Cemetery presents its second showing of the summer. This time, rather than walking from gravesite to gravesite to hear actors recreate the lives of Alaskan pioneers who are buried there as was done earlier this summer, all of the stories will be presented on a stage. Enter the cemetery at the John Bagoy Gate located on 7th and Cordova and bring a chair. Linda Benson and Dick Reichman drop by Stage Talk this week to tell us about who will be "showing up". LISTEN HERE

This week on Stage Talk, Jean Paal hosts UAA's Theatre and Dance Department Director, Jessica Jacob, who talks about the opening of Christmas Belles...

Host Mark Muro chats with Garry Forester from Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles and conductor of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Randy...

KSKA: Friday, February 10 at 2:45pm Anchorage Opera Company is presenting Tom Cipullo's opera Glory Denied based on the true story of the longest held American captive during the Vietnam War and what happens with his life when he returns. Stage Director Helena Binder and Conductor Douglas Kinney Frost drop by the studio this week to tell us about their unique concept of how they have chosen to present this moving story. Glory Denied performs in the Sydney Laurence Theatre starting February 10th and going through the 18th. LISTEN NOW

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... on stage. This week on Stage Talk directors from Alaska Theater of Youth (ATY) and Alaska Fine Arts Academy stop by to talk about the spirit of giving spreading on and off stage and their respective Christmas shows kicking off this weekend and next. Friday 12/2 at 2:45 pm

Friday, July 29 at 2:45 pm If you haven't seen How to Make Love Like an Alaskan in Talkeetna yet, less than 20 shows remain until the laugh-out-loud, improv, sketch concludes its run at the end of August. Director, Nick Condon and actress, Sandra White share scenes from the romantic comedy about love and relationships in the Last Frontier this week on Stage Talk.

The annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez is coming up on June 13th. Dawson Moore, who coordinates the conference talks about reinventing it...

The March sisters gather around their mother. Alora Zulliger (seated far left) and Kaitlyn Miller (standing far right) reenacted their favorite scene on Stage...

Take a step back in time to the '50s and '60s and meet "Suzy" and "Cindy Lou" aka Karly O'Loughlin and Kelly Anderson from Valley Performing Art's production of Roger Bean's musical The Marvelous Wonderettes opening March 28th and running through April 20th. KSKA: Friday, March 28, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Artistic director of Alaska Theatre of Youth, Christian Heppinstall stops by this week, along with Amy Caron from Waves of Mu, now playing at...