Tag: theatre

Monty Python’s Spamalot at UAA

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

Perseverance Theatre Brings Of Mice and Men to Anchorage

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

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

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

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

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

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

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

“Does your dog bite?” “No.” “Ouch! I thought you said your dog did not bite!” “That is not my dog…” Who can forget classic lines like this? Join Stage Talk host Steve and Jean as they talk about Valley Performing Arts ’s upcoming production of one of the classic Pink Panther films translated to the stage by William Gleason. KSKA: Friday 9/7 at 2:45 pm

Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s upcoming season

Cyrano's Producing Artistic Director Sandy Harper shares a preview of coming attractions at Cyrano's for the rest of 2012  and a sneak peek at what's in store for 2013. KSKA: Friday 8/24 at 2:45 pm

Mrs. President and Anchorage Opera’s 2012-2013 Season

“Something Puccini, Something ‘bout a lady, Something original, An opera tonight!” (With apologies to Stephen Sondheim.) Join hosts Jean and Steven as they sing through an interview with Anchorage Opera's new Executive Director Kevin Patterson. The 2012-2013 season kicks off October 5 with the world premiere of Mrs. President, the story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for the American presidency in 1872. KSKA: Friday 8/17 at 2:45 pm

Pier One Theatre in Homer

Not your typical summer offering, Pier One Theatre in Homer presents a selection of plays that vary from a new twist on an old myth in Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice to Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's  edgy Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal. Join Director Marc Oliver this week as he talks about theatre on The Spit. KSKA: Friday at 2:45 pm

Gold Rush Girls: The Musical

Hear Lael Morgan’s story of women in the Alaska-Yukon gold rush set to music as Stage Talk hosts the creative team of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s national premier of Gold Rush Girls: The Musical. KSKA: Friday 7/27 at 2:45 pm

Stories at the Cemetery

Want to dig up a little history of early Anchorage? Join Audrey Weltman Kelly, John Fraser and Linda Benson as they talk about "meeting" several of the city's most infamous characters during a walking tour through the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. KSKA: Friday 7/20 at 2:45 pm

Summer Theater Training for Kids

Wondering how Anchorage youth are spending their summers? Listen to ATY and TBA talk about how they are providing excellent training for young actors and technicians and also what shows they have planned this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday 7/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Waking Finn Mac Cool: Tales of Ireland’s Greatest Poet Warrior

This week on Stage Talk, Portland storyteller Will Hornyak joins Kate Williams from Anchorage Community Theatre to talk about the art of storytelling and his upcoming performance and workshop at ACT. KSKA: Friday 6/1 at 2:45 pm

20th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, one of the premier playwriting conferences in the country held each summer in Valdez, Alaska celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Dawson Moore, the conference coordinator, talks about the history of the conference and what's coming up in this year's offering this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday 5/18 at 2:45 pm

The Trip to Bountiful

This week on Stage Talk, director Elizabeth Hanson talks about Valley Performing Arts' production of The Trip to Bountiful. Written in 1953 by Horton Foote, who also wrote the play To Kill a Mockingbird, (based on the book written by Harper Lee), this play became an award-winning movie in 1985. The Trip to Bountiful opens tonight in Wasilla and runs through May 27. KSKA: Friday 5/11 at 2:45 pm

Ten Chimneys at Cyrano’s

It's the late '30s when famed actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne retreat to their estate in Wisconsin (called Ten Chimneys) to prepare for a production of Chekhov's The Sea Gull where they are surrounded by other famed actors, family members and hangers-on.  This week on Stage Talk two actors from Cyrano's production of Ten Chimneys join hosts Steve and Jean. KSKA: Friday 5/4 at 2:45 pm