Tag: Theater

TBA’s Babes in Arms

This week on Stage Talk, director Shane Mitchell and Erin Dagon Mitchell who plays "Bunny" talk about TBA's upcoming production of the family musical, Babes in Arms. KSKA: Friday 4/27 at 2:45 pm

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

This week on Stage Talk, actors Rob Lecrone and Todd Sherwood talk about Anchorage Community Theatre's production of Steven Dietz's modern adaptation of the classic play originally penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette in 1899. Will Sherlock finally meet his Waterloo? Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, Sherlock Holmes opens Friday, April 27 at ACT. KSKA: Friday 4/20 at 2:45 pm

A Raisin in the Sun

This week on Stage Talk, actors Keith McCoy and Lizan Mitchell talk about the ground breaking play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansbury as produced by Perseverance Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. KSKA: Friday 4/13 at 2:45 pm


This week on Stage Talk, director, Krista Schwarting and Julie Sweum who plays "Artie" talk about Cyrano's production of Eleemosynary, a beautifully written work that sensitively probes the lives and relationships of three women -a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter. KSKA: Friday 4/5 at 2:45 pm


This week on Stage Talk John Fraser, director of Jonathan Larson's critically acclaimed musical Rent and Mark Robokoff who plays the part of Tom Collins talk about the upcoming show produced by Theatre Artists United in collaboration with Alaska Theatre of Youth. Rent opens tonight at the PAC and runs through April 7. KSKA: Friday 3/30 2:45 pm

Bring Back The Sunshine

A puppet adventure for the whole family, Bring Back The Sunshine follows a young woman on her quest through a scary north country to help rescue her husband from an evil general. This week on Stage Talk, hosts Steve and Jean interview playwright and director, Fran Lautenberger and composer Maria Hahn from UAA. KSKA: Friday 3/23 at 2:45 pm


Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof opens Friday March 9 at Anchorage Community Theatre. Lead actress, Lindsey Lamar who plays Catherine and ACT's executive director, Bill Cotton join hosts Jean and Steve this week on Stage Talk. This play contains some adult language. KSKA: Friday 3/2 at 2:45 pm

The Blue Bear

Perseverance Theater of Juneau kicks of its first season of plays in Anchorage with The Blue Bear based on the book by Lynn Schooler. Lynn and sister Lou Ann who adapted the book into a play join Stage Talk host Jean Paal to talk about The Blue Bear opening at the Syndney Laurence theater tonight. KSKA: Friday 2/10 at 2:45 pm

The Play Boy of the Western World at UAA

Written in 1907, The Playboy of the Western World caused riots when it opened in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. UAA students and actors Caleb Bourgeois and Jessica Brown stop by to talk about the show opening at UAA on February 10 this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday 2/3 at 2:45 pm

12 Angry Jurors

Actors Deb Blanchard and Warren Foster join us this week on Stage Talk to talk about 12 Angry Jurors opening February 10 at Valley Performing Arts in Wasilla. KSKA: Friday 1/27 at 2:45 pm

Under :30 Returns to Out North

This week on Stage Talk, Jack Dalton and Leslie Ward stop by to talk about the 18th annual Under :30 opening at Out North next weekend. This year there will be three under 30 minute plays showcasing new works of Alaskan artists. Leslie Ward talks about her performance art piece centered on a tragic incident she experienced as teacher in the Bush.
    KSKA: Friday 1/20 at 2:45 pm

God’s Favorite at VPA

A Neil Simon comedy, loosely based on the story of Job, God's Favorite opens January 6 at Valley Performing Arts. This week on Stage Talk, Todd Broste who plays a messenger from God - "Sydney Liptop" - stops by to talk about the upcoming show in Wasilla. KSKA: Friday 12/30 at 2:45 pm

Perseverance Theatre Coming to Anchorage

After 31 years of professional theater in Juneau, Perseverance Theatre will run it's first season of plays in Anchorage in 2012. This week Stage Talk, artistic director, Art Rotch and Bostin Christopher stop by to talk about the history of the Perseverance Theatre and the two shows coming to the Performing Arts Center in February and April of 2012. KSKA: Friday 12/16 at 2:45 pm

Holiday Theater in Anchorage and Eagle River

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

TBA Theater Presents Dracula and Frankiestein, Jr.

This week on Stage Talk, host Jean Paal chats with Shane Mitchell and Billy Worthy about TBA's two upcoming Halloween productions. For the little ones, Frankie Stein Junior takes science fair projects to new heights. Dracula audiences on the other hand can expect a good scare with lots biting, blood and fangs. The original Dracula script was written by director, Shane Mitchell. KSKA: Friday 10/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Woman in Black at VPA

Two man cast: Ted Carney (left) and DJ Rotach (right) at VPA rehearsals in Wasilla. Photo by Joyce Martin, JAG Creations. Just in time for Halloween, a ghost play, The Woman in Black opens next week at Valley Performing Arts. Executive director of VPA, Garry Forrester joins hosts Mark and Jean to discuss this spine tingling thriller, sure to leave you spooked. KSKA: Friday 10/7 at 2:45 pm

Carnival at Cyrano’s

Local baton twirlers, plate spinners, clowns, puppeteers and jugglers will all come together on stage for Cyrano's upcoming production of Carnival. There is a juggling coach, magic coach, and voice coach - Janet Carr-Campbell who works with the puppeteers. This week on Stage Talk, Janet joins hosts Mark and Jean along with director, Bill Fabris. KSKA: Friday 9/30 at 2:45 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace at ACT

When ACT presented this play in 1959, horror film-actor Boris Karloff starred as Johnathan, a fool hardy murderer working with his two elderly aunts Abby and Martha. Local actress, Linda Benson who plays aunt 'Martha' and director, Kevin Bennett join hosts Mark and Jean on Stage Talk to talk about ACT's latest production on Arsenic and Old Ace, opening Friday, Sept. 30. KSKA: Friday 9/23 at 2:45 pm

Helen (of Troy) With a Twist

What is the price of beauty? Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents a modern adaptation of Homer’s classic tale of lust and longing in a new updated version. KSKA: Friday 9/2 at 2:45 pm

UAA Dept. of Theater & Dance – Upcoming Season

With the university's semester starting up next week, they will talk about some of the great programs that the department has coming up this season.