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Tag: theatre

Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

There's a lot of Theatre going on just up the road a piece in Talkeetna this summer. Nick Condon, Denali Arts Council's Director of Drama, has two shows coming up: the musical Schoolhouse Rock that features favorite songs like "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" and an improv show called appropriately enough, IditaprovSchoolhouse Rock runs July 25, 26 and 27 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. KSKA: Friday, July 4, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

A. A. Milne's endearing and enduring characters Kanga, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit among others come to life in the Alaska Fine Arts Academy's production of Kristin Sergel's stage adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh. AFAA's Executive Director Holly Linsay along with Co-Director Holly Tarkov and actor Chris Cox come on Stage Talk this week to let Jean and Steve in on all the fun. Winnie-the-Pooh opens in Eagle River on July 11th and runs through the 26th. KSKA: Friday, June 27, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

MST’s The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Imagine "You must pay the rent!" "I can't pay the rent!" "I'll pay the rent!" "My hero!" "Curses, foiled again!" sung in the style of five different musical theatre composers from five time periods with four actors and you get an idea of the craziness of Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart's hilarious satire of musical theatre, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Join Midnight Sun Theatre's founder and director Dave Block and actress Suzanne Snyder as they explain how it all fits together this week on Stage Talk. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) performs at Anchorage Community Theatre July 4th through July 26th. KSKA: Friday, June 20, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Dispatch from Valdez: Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Jean Paal reports from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference with her guest Arthur M. Jolly, award winning playwright and screenwriter. Join Jean and Arthur as they let us in on the goings-on at this year's annual migration of playwrights, actors and directors to Valdez. KSKA: Friday, June 13, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

There’s something magical happening at Anchorage Community Theatre

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:

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

It's a homecoming for some and a new adventure for many. Dawson Moore, Conference Coordinator for the 22nd annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference, joins Stage Talk this week to talk about this internationally known playwriting conference held in Valdez. There's more than just playwriting going on and Dawson lets us in on all the activities as the conference runs June 8th though the 14th. KSKA: Friday, May 16, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Three blind…vicars? “See How They Run” is playing at VPA

Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage the classic English farce -- Phillip King's "See How They Run" (the title is taken from the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice"). Director Vanessa Warner and actor Todd Broste take a breather to come by Stage Talk this week. "See How They Run" opens May 9th and runs through the 25th in Wasilla. KSKA: Friday, May 9, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

TBA’s Charlotte’s Web

Find out what's up with Wilbur and the gang as TBA brings Charlotte's Web to the stage. Megan Bladow and Shane Mitchell come to Stage Talk this week to talk about their production of E. B. White's classic tale running May 9-18th at Grant Hall on the campus of Alaska Pacific University.

Farce on the Fairway

Its springtime and you know what that means--golf. Add a little disaster and a lot of misunderstanding and you get Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, The Fox on the Fairway being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre running April 25th through May 18th. Carl Bright, director and Alex Albrecht who plays Dickie drop by Stage Talk to let us know what all the fuss is about. KSKA: Friday, April 25, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

What is every "Any-town USA" actor's dream? Why to have a famous actress come by to audition you for her repertory company. But there may be more than meets the eye in Dick Reichman's new play, The Audition opening at Cyrano's Theatre Company April 24th and running through May 18th. Join Dick and Julia Cossman who plays Simone Crystal this week on Stage Talk as they talk about this exiting new offering from one of Anchorage's hometown playwrights. KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

“Cat” comes to town

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:

A “Polar Bat” flies to Anchorage

Anchorage Opera has re-worked the classic Strauss opera, Die Fledermaus (which means "the bat") with an Alaskan flair to become The Polar Bat. Join librettist Deborah Brevoort and stage director Bill Fabris to find out how they made the change this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday, April 4, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

VPA’s The Marvelous Wonderettes

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:

TAU has some “magic to do” with their production of Pippin

Steven Alvarez and  John Fraser from Theatre Artists United (TAU) visit Stage Talk this week to talk about their upcoming production of Stephen Schwartz's ever-popular musical Pippin opening March 21st and running through March 30th. KSKA: Friday, March 14, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

M Butterfly coming to UAA Department of Theatre and Dance

Espionage, intrigue and love all come together in David Henry Hwang's Tony Award winning play, M Butterfly. Join director Jessica Jacob and actor Alder Fletcher from UAA Department of Theatre and Dance as they visit Stage Talk to talk about their upcoming production of this moving drama based on a true story opening March 21st and running through April 6th. KSKA: Friday, 3/7, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Anchorage Community Theatre offers a season of variety

Starting off with an Agatha Christie murder mystery and ending up with a romp on the links, Anchorage Community Theatre is bringing a plethora of pleasing plays this coming season. Executive Director Don Gomes and Scenic Designer Brian Saylor come by Stage Talk to clue us in. KSKA: Friday 8/2 at 2:45 pm Listen Now

Perseverance Theatre’s Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls

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

Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents Two Christmas Classics

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

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

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