Tag: Stage Talk

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

A Look Back at This Year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference

This week on Stage Talk, hosts Jean and Steve have a lively discussion about this year's Last Frontier Theatre Conference with professional singer and vocal coach Nancy Caudill who co-ran the Acting Workshop for Singers and professional playwright Arlitia Jones who ran the Writer's Warmup sessions. KSKA: Friday 6/22 at 2:45 pm


This week on Stage Talk, director Stephan Golux and actor Jeff Aldrich talk with hosts Jean and Steve about Bobrauchenbergamerica opeing June 22 at Cyrano's. This delightfully dizzying non-linear play written by Charles L. Mee is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, an artist famous for his collage combine paintings. KSKA: Friday at 2:45 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

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

Anchorage Opera Presents MacBeth

Director Cynthia Edwards and Torrie Allen of Anchorage Opera join host Jean Paal this week on Stage Talk to discuss the Alaskan premiere of Shakespeare’s legendary tale of the doomed Scottish general MacBeth. KSKA: Friday 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