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Rand Higbee’s At Home With The Clarks at Anchorage Community Theatre

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Take the sensibilities of a classic TV sitcom like Father Knows Best, combine it with a nuclear war and toss in a little bit of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and you have what it takes to spend a night At Home With The Clarks. Join Playwright Rand Higbee, Executive Director Bill Cotton and Actor Bill McAllister as they talk about the world premier of this hilarious comedy produced by Anchorage Community Theatre opening March 9th and running through the 31st. KSKA: Friday 3/8 at 2:45pm

TBA presents Harry Chapin’s Cotton Patch Gospel

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It's a toe-tapping, bluegrass retelling of the Book of Matthew as Wayne Mitchell (washboard) and Bob Fairchild (bass) drop by the studio to talk about TBA's upcoming production of Harry Chapin's Cotton Patch Gospel, opening on March 8th and running through the 17th at APU's Grant Hall Theatre.
    KSKA: Friday 3/1 at 2:45pm

Aurora Viewing

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Catching Alaska's Light Waves by Todd Salat from Todd Salat on Vimeo.

When is that last time you saw the northern lights? Standing outside in a parka looking straight up. Did you feel the awe? On the next Outdoor Explorer we'll hear about the research rockets the UAF Geophysical Institute is using to study the aurora. We will also be sharing aurora memories, learning how to see them and how get a good photo with The Aurora Hunter, Todd Salat. Read more... KSKA Thursday 2/28 at 2:00 pm, repeating at 7:00 pm Go to Outdoor Explorer page

VPA’s Clue: The Musical and The Sting visit Stage Talk

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The audience tries to "figure it out" in both of Valley Performing Arts' upcoming productions of Clue: The Musical which opens February 22nd and runs through March 17th and The Sting which opens April 5th and runs through the 21st. Cast members from both shows join Jean and Steve to give hints about these exciting productions.
    KSKA: Friday 2/22 at 2:45pm

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

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Clybourne Park, which takes place in the same neighborhood where the Younger family was moving to at the end of A Raisin in the Sun, is being produced by Cyrano's Theatre Company. Join actors Jamie Nelson and Morgan Mitchell as they talk about this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama opening February 8th and running through March 10th. KSKA: Friday 2/8 at 2:45pm

AFAA prsnts Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

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Three actors present thirty eight plays written by The Bard in less than two hours. Plus dinner! Join Director and Actor Krystal DeJesus and fellow Actor Andrew Smith as they talk about how The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is able to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as Dinner Theatre at The Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River. KSKA: Friday 2/1 at 2:45pm

Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

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Lions and tigers and … Bigfoot? What’s the connection between Perseverance Theatre’s world premier of Mark Hollmann and Adrien Royce’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls and The Wizard of Oz? Listen to Stage Talk to find out about this quirky musical opening at the Syndey Laurence Theatre January 25th and running through February 3rd. KSKA: Friday 1/25 at 2:45 pm

A Shayna Maidel presented by ACT

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Two sisters separated by many years, two continents and a world war come together in the powerful drama, A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening January 25th. AnnaKate Williams and Karina Becker who play the two sisters join Stage Talk this week to talk about their journey. KSKA: Friday 1/18 at 2:45 pm

Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

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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

VPA presents the musical Cotton Patch Gospel

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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

ACT Presents My Three Angels

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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

Mudrooms on KSKA

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Inspired by Arctic Entries in Anchorage, Juneau began its own live storytelling event called Mudrooms last November. Each Mudrooms event features seven-minute personal stories from seven people on a monthly theme. From crass to delicate, told by wallflowers or clowns, these live stories are mesmerizing and raw. This is not a theatrical performance, but real life stories told by fellow Alaskans in Juneau. Listen to four edited hour-long episodes of Mudrooms Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm beginning November 13 on KSKA FM 91.1. Themes:  Outdated (11/13) For the Love of It (11/20) Transitions (11/27) Secrets (12/4)

Monty Python’s Spamalot at UAA

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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

Bruckner’s Last Finale by Dick Reichman

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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

Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

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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

DeathTrap at VPA

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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

Pride and Prejudice

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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

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

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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

On Golden Pond

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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

Into The Woods

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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