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Tag: Comedy

ACT presents Bus Stop by William Inge

How do you bring to life a classic play written in 1955 to a 2015 audience? Join Director Krista Schwarting, Actor Jake Beauvais and ACT's Executive Director Sarah Athans this week on Stage Talk to find out how Anchorage Community Theatre is presenting William Inge's Bus Stop, a compelling story about a group of people caught together in a small-town restaurant in Kansas during a blinding snowstorm. KSKA: Friday, September, 4, at 2:45 p.m. Listen Now:

Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Sandy Harper, Artistic Director for Cyrano's Theatre Company, drops by to give an update on the "Ten Decades, Ten Plays" event Cyrano's has been holding this summer to celebrate Anchorage's Centennial as well as to give us a preview of their 2016 season this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:45 p.m. Listen Now:

Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Holly Lindsay from Eagle River's Alaska Fine Arts Academy drops by the studio to talk about all the exciting shows their Theatre Program has for the upcoming year. KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:45pm Listen Now:

Valley Performing Arts 2015-16 season

Dave Nufer, VPA's new Artistic Director comes on the show today to talk about his new role with the company as well as to give us a sneak preview at Valley Performing Arts'  2015-16 season. KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Western Civilization… a musical?

Midnight Sun Theatre in association with Anchorage Community Theatre presents another show from the repertoire of the always hilarious and sometimes enlightening Reduced Shakespeare Company. This time it's Western Civilization, the Complete Musical (abridged) running July 10th through August 1st at ACT. Director David Block and actor Alex Albrecht drop by the studio this week to let us know all about it. KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:45pm Listen Now:

Scared Scriptless

Kristen Doogan, co-owner, performer and director of one of Anchorage's most popular improv groups, Scared Scriptless joins Stage Talk today to talk about the history of the company, the nature of Improvisation and just what goes on in the heads of all those improv actors as they "make up" hilarious scenes at the drop of a hat. Scared Scriptless performs this Saturday, 5/23 at the Snow Goose Performing Arts Theatre. KSKA: Friday, May 22, at 2:45 p.m. Download Audio:

Acting Up at ACT

Acting Up is a new theatre that grew out of Off Their Rockers and they are presenting their first play May 27-29 at Anchorage Community Theatre. The play, Moonlight Lady promises to be a "romp" with offbeat characters and twists in storyline. Playwright Gail High and Director Linda Benson join Stage Talk this week to talk about both the new company and this new exciting play. KSKA: Friday, May 15, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Valley Performing Arts’ South Pacific

It's winter and the thoughts of all Alaskans go to visiting the tropics, and Valley Performing Arts is bringing to the stage Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific. But not all is as simple as "washing that man right outta my hair". Listen in to Stage Talk this week to hear Tanya Hegg (Nellie Forbush) and Ed Gilmore (The Professor) engage in a stimulating discussion of some of the deeper aspects of the play. South Pacific runs March 20th-April 19th in Wasilla. KSKA: Friday, Feb. 27, at 2:45pm Listen Now:

ACT’s Crimes of the Heart

Director Rebecca Casselman and Kimberly Allely who plays "Babe" from Anchorage Community Theatre's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart drop by the studio this week to engage in a stimulating conversation about the production currently running until February 8th. KSKA: Friday, Jan. 30, at 2:45pm Listen Now:

ACT’s Christmas Belles

Join Director Don Gomes and Actor Sarah Weaver as they talk about Anchorage Community Theatre putting on a play about a group trying their "bless their little hearts" best to put on a Christmas pageant. The results are almost disasterous. For the poor souls in Jones, Hope and Wootens' Christmas Belles, that is. Tune in to Stage Talk this week to hear details about ACT's latest offering running until December 21st. KSKA: Friday, Dec. 12, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

UAA’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will

UAA Department of Theatre and Dance's scenic designer Daniel Carlgren is thinking globally and acting locally with his set for Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, or What You Will opening Nov. 21 and running through Dec. 7 on the UAA Theatre Main Stage. Join Carlgren this week as he talks about going to England to research Elizabethan renaissance theatres before putting one on the UAA stage. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 14, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

VPA’s The Canterville Ghost

It's almost Halloween and so why not go visit a haunted house with a ghost that's well... a little frustrated that no one takes him seriously! Valley Performing Arts is presenting the John Vreeke stage adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story, The Canterville Ghost. Director Wendy Golter and actor Jason Bailey visit Stage Talk this week to help us scare up the story. KSKA: Friday, Oct. 17, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

ACT presents ‘Bell, Book and Candle’

It's that time of year when witches come out... on stage? Well they do if the play is John Van Druten's Bell, Book and Candle being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening October 10th and running through November 2nd. Director David Flavin and the "human-wannabe-witch" Gillian, played by actress Kaichen McRae, drop by the studio this week on Stage Talk to give us all the details. KSKA: Friday, Oct. 3, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Perseverance’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and… Spike!”

It's a tale told by one of America's most respected yet unorthodox playwrights, Christopher Durang and Perseverance Theatre of Juneau is bringing it to Anchorage to start off their 2014-15 season. The 2013 Tony Award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is Durang's latest work and actors Patricia Hull and Ben Brown visit the studio to talk about the play, their characters and how they have approached their parts. KSKA: Friday, Sept. 12, at 2:45 p.m. Listen Now:

ACT’s “I Hate Hamlet”

You think you have roommate problems. How about the ghost of a former actor that swashbuckles with you while reciting Shakespeare? Join Anchorage Community Theatre director Colby Bleicher and actor Jeremy Johnson from Paul Rudnick's hilarious comedy I Hate Hamlet opening Friday August 22nd and running through September 21st this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday, August, 22, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

UAA’s season is a facade

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting a season that pays homage to Shakespeare but it's all (or mostly) a facade. Literally. Tune into Stage Talk this week to join guests Daniel Carlgren, David Edgecombe and Chris Evans as they reveal their upcoming line-up that include zombies, a world gone crazy and cross-dressing lovers. You can "try to remember" but you'll still have some Doubt. KSKA: Friday, August 15, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Perseverance’s Anchorage Season

Josh Lowman from Perseverance Theatre of Juneau drops by Stage Talk this week to talk about all five shows that the company is bringing to Anchorage this year. From a one-man play to a play about one man who made huge a difference in our lives and from "bah humbug" to the oddest of best friends, Perseverance promises to to bring quality theatre to the Anchorage audience. KSKA: Friday, August 8, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 2014-15 season

Hold on tight -- ACT will be taking everyone on a comedy, drama and musical tour from New York to Texas with points in between for their 2014-15 season. Join executive director Don Gomes as he plays "tour director" and tells all about what's coming up -- including an added show to their regular season and plans for a "second" season. KSKA: Friday, August 1, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Love, Loss and What I Wore at Cyrano’s

Cyrano's Theatre Company is presenting, for the second time, Nora and Delia Ephron's intriguing play about clothing, women and the stories they tell in Love Loss and What I Wore July 21st through August 13th. Director Linda Benson and Danielle Rabinovitch, one of the six talented actors who portray those stories, drop by Stage Talk  this week to give us an insider's view into what this play is all about. KSKA: Friday, July 18th at 2:45pm Download Audio

Let’s roast a little Brunhilde at Das Barbecu

Summertime is the perfect time for a...barbecu? It is if it is a Texas take-off of one of Richard Wagner's classic opera's, Der Ring des Nibelungen called Das Barbecu. Seems the good folks who like opera also like to have a little fun and so Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender decided to write a musical that features characters from Wagner's classic tale but set in Texas. Confusing? Then listen this week to Stage Talk as director Regina MacDonald and actor Tiffany Chancey stop by to talk about Cyrano's Theatre Company's latest offering which opens July 17th and runs through August 24th. KSKA: Friday, July 11, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now: