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Margo Moritz

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cellist Tanya Tomkins and fortepianist Eric Zivian (pictured), artistic directors of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival,which opens on July 14 and runs through the 28that the Hanna Center Auditorium in Sonoma.  

Carol Rosegg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors Lyndie Moe (pictured) and Xavier McKinnon, who play Maureen and Bennie in the 20th anniversary tour of the musical Rent, in town for only two weeks, at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (through June 23). 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with actors Rona Figueroa and David Breitbarth (pictured), cast members of A.C.T.’s new production of Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist satire Rhinoceros, currently at the Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) in San Francisco.  

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, guest host Kevin Vance talks to AeJay Mitchell, director and choreographer of the Theater Rhino production of the musical Sister Actwhich runs through June 1 at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.) in San Francisco. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area theater artist Lauren English, who directs the ‘unromantic romantic comedy’ Significant Other, which runs at San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post St.) through June 15. 

In Studio: Willy Wonka & Grandpa Joe

Apr 25, 2019
Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Noah Weisberg and James Young. 

Christopher Ash

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Canadian piano virtuoso Hershey Felder (above, in character) who is currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley with his new program A Paris Love Story, in which he captures the life and music of impressionist composer Claude Debussy, and shares his own deeply personal connection to the City of Light and Debussy's music. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Susi Damilano, producing director from San Francisco Playhouse, about her leading role in the comedy Yoga Play by playwright Dipika Guha

Madeline Matuska in Nevertheless (center). Photo by Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Tanya Chianese, artistic director of the ka·nei·see | collective, and with Heather Arnett, leader of the Cat Call Choir, to discuss the reprise of Nevertheless, which surveys the field of gender-based harassment - from the subtle to the violent, in a marriage of song and dance, comedy and horror. 

Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Brandon Louis Armstrong (above, right) who plays both Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, and Simon Longnight, who plays the dual roles of the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson (above, second from right), in the touring production of Hamilton: An American Musical, which is in town for an extended run through September 8 at the SHN Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market St. at Hyde & 8Th St.) in San Francisco. 

J. Norrena

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Gary Graves and director Jan Zvaifler about the world premiere of the Kafka-esque political comedy Wonderland at Central Works in Berkeley. Wonderland opens on February 16 (7pm) and runs through March 17. 

Michael Craig/Pear Theatre

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Keith Larson (pictured above, left), and artistic director Betsy Kruse Craig, about the world premiere of the comedy  Spending the End of the World on OkCupid, currently at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Francis Jue and playwright Lauren Yee about the production of King of the Yees at SF Playhouse. The play is set in and around San Francisco’s Chinatown, and was inspired by Yee’s family and their deep connections within the community.

Christine Fu

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Kerensa deMars, founder and artistic director of the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company (SFFDC), and musician Amir-John Haddad about the Company's production Volver, on Sunday January 20, at the Brava Theater (2781 24th St.) in San Francisco (7pm). 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast members of the American Conservatory Theater’s  (A.C.T.) annual holiday production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.  Guests are actors Catherine Castellanos, who plays Ghost of Christmas Present; and ensemble member and A.C.T. MFA student Caleb Lewis. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with seven-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., who are returning to San Francisco for three performances of their show Up, Up and Away, on Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1 at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St.). 

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor and dancer Justin Genna about his lead role in the musical The Boy From Oz, in which he portrays the most famous gay man from Australia: entertainer, singer/songwriter, Peter Allen (1944-1992). Performances are through November 17 at The Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson Street) in San Francisco. 

Amal Bisharat

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Sarah Bush about the world premiere of her new dance project Spirit and Bones,  which features an intergenerational cast of 15 women, from ages 23 to over 70. All performing artists are Bay Area dance luminaries, who have created their own masterworks, institutions and legacies in the dance world. 

Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Kim Epifano, choreographer and director of Epiphany Dance Theater, about the 15th anniversary edition of the San Francisco Trolley Dances on October 20 and 21. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who is in town to perform Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, during the final weekend of Rebellious Beauty: A Stravinsky Festival.

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Kristie Dale Sanders who plays the role of Madame Giry in the traveling production of The Phantom of the Opera, currently at the Orpheum in San Francisco. 

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actor Jackson Davis, who plays one of the lead characters in the current production of Native Gardens, at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through September 16. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renée Kemp talks with opera singers Roy Cornelius Smith and Juyeon Song about their roles in Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking opera Tristan und Isolde, which will be performed live in concert form on Sunday, August 26 (2pm) at the Herbst Theatre (410 Van Ness) in San Francisco. Conductor Jonathan Khuner will join the conversation. 

Craig Schwartz Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast members Austin Ku and Maria-Christina Oliveras from the new play-with-a-musical, Soft Power, at the Curran (445 Geary Street) in San Francisco through July 8.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Randall Kline, founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ, about the 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from June 5 to June 17, featuring artists like Ahmad Jamal, Monsieur Periné, Irma Thomas, Sérgio Mendes, Marcus Miller, Arturo Sandoval, Soweto Kinch, and many more.

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with dramaturg Kip Cranna, about The Ring, San Francisco Opera’s production of Wagner’s epic opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, from June 12 through July 1.

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Melissa Ross, about the world premiere production of her play An Entomologist’s Love Story at SF Playhouse.

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with cast member Adrianna Hicks, who plays the role of Celie in the musical The Color Purple, currently at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, through May 27.

Edward Miller

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with members of Dimensions Dance Theater (DDT), the oldest continuously operating African American dance company on the West Coast. Founding Artistic Director Deborah Vaughan, and choreographer Latanya Tigner join us in the studio to share details about Kick High, Turn Fast, a program with two world premieres, marking DDT’S 45th anniversary.

Prabhakar Subrahmanyam

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine on the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Usha Srinavasan and Priya Das about FolkSi, the Silicon Valley Folk Festival, this Saturday in San Jose.

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