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This week on Open Air, guest host Leah Garchik welcomes members of BATS Improv on to the virtual stage of our Corona Radio Theater, with a completely original radio play, improvised live in the style of the Golden Age of Radio, titled “BATS Improv Presents the BATS RadioVenture Hour”.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes members of the South Bay Musical Theatre on to the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater. Actors Joseph Cloward, Morgan Dayley, Kerie Darner, and Jenni Chapman perform selected scenes from Almost, Maine, a critically acclaimed play by American actor and playwright John Cariani (b. 1969). 

Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, with host David Latulippe, we welcome back onto the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater, actors Susi Damilano and Bill English of San Francisco Playhouse (pictured during their first CRT performance on May 7) and their world premiere performance of the short play Panopticon by California playwright Aaron Loeb

This week on Open Air, KALW’s live radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, the virtual stage of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater will be cleared for The Marsh San Francisco, with two of the theater’s best-known artists, Don Reed and Kate Robards. 

Elena Seibert

  

Regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson explores how My Fair Lady turned Shaw’s Pygmalion into a fine musical.

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s live radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, we raise the virtual curtain for the first installment of Open Air’s Corona Radio Theater. Featuring this week is theater company Word for Word; renowned for bringing short stories from the page to the stage, fully theatricalized; and their reading - on Zoom - of Tobias Wolff's story, Firelight

John Hefti

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe talks, appropriately socially distant, with Eric Zivian and Tanya Tomkins (pictured), directors of Valley of the Moon Music Festival (VMMF), about how they are coping with the current crisis. 

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks, appropriately socially distant, with Mark Streshinsky, general director of West Edge Opera, about the annual summer festival, thus far going full steam ahead from July 25th through August 9th  at The Bridge Yard in Oakland.  

Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine about the Bay Area Performing Arts, is back! 

Natalie N Photography

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with clarinetist Sarah Bonomo, flutist Sasha Launer and violinist Emily Kriner, co-founders of conductorless, collaborative, chamber orchestra One Found Sound (pictured), about the ensemble’s upcoming concert on February 21 (8pm) at Heron Arts (7 Heron St.) in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. Joining the conversation is soprano Julie Adams. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Susi Damilano (pictured, left), star of the new production of Tiny Beautiful Things  at SF Playhouse - and also the company’s producing director. Performances are through March 7 at SF Playhouse (450 Post St.) in San Francisco. 

Hershey Felder Presents

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with concert pianist, actor, and author Mona Golabek, about her one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane, presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro St.) in Mountain View, through February 16. 

Lance Huntley

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts, guest host Leah Garchik talks about the African-American Shakespeare Company's unique annual holiday offering of Cinderellawith AASC founder and executive director Sherri Young and lead actress Funmi Lola (pictured). Cinderella, the often told tale of a scullery maid determined to take her life into her own hands and make it better, runs for 4 performances, December 20-22 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Rinabeth Apostol (pictured, right) and Ryan Drummond (left), who are the lead actors in the San Francisco Playhouse production of Groundhog Day the Musical, which runs through January 18, 2020 at SF Playhouse (450 Post Street) in San Francisco. 

Martin Girard

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cellist and singer Amanda Zidow (pictured), who plays the role of the Island Queen Prospera, in Cirque du Soleil’s production Amaluna, currently visiting the Bay Area. 

Steve McNicholas

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the co-creators of the international percussion sensation STOMP, which is in town for eight performances only, this week through November 10, at American Conservatory Theater’s (A.C.T.) Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) in San Francisco. 

AASC

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with actors L. Peter Callender and Michael Ray Wisely (pictured), about the production of Shakespeare’s Othello by the African American Shakespeare Company (AASC), which runs from October 12-27 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) in San Francisco, opening the company’s 25thseason.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with young San Francisco cellist Oliver Herbert (pictured), who makes his subscription concert debut with the San Francisco Symphony, playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major. Performances are on September 26, 27 and 28 (8pm) at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave) in San Francisco. 

San Francisco Early Music Society

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with the members of the Costanoan Trio (Derek Tam, fortepiano; Cynthia Black, violin; Frédéric Rosselet, cello), which opens the new season of the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS), with concerts in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco. 

Eileen Fisher

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with English theatre artist Tina Taylor in her capacity as artistic director of Theatre Lunatico, about the company’s production of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy, Titus Andronicus, which opens on August 30. 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with West Edge Opera’s general director Mark Streshinsky, about the company’s 2019 Summer Festival, which runs from August 3 - 18 at the Bridge Yard (pictured), a newly renovated industrial facility in Oakland, where the Bay Bridge meets the waterfront.

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. 

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