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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. 

Meghan Moore

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Z Space Playwright-in-Residence Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, about the rolling world premiere of ‘The Making of a Great Moment’, currently at Z Below through August 26.

Gregory Goode

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to cellist Jennifer Kloetzel of the Cypress String Quartet, which is celebrating its 20th and final season by offering a series of pop-up concerts around San Francisco called ‘Beethoven in the City’. Unfortunately, the  planned conversation with Monique Hafen, who plays Charity in the Hillbarn production of the musical ‘Sweet Charity’, opening this weekend, could not take place because of an injury that the actress sustained. Actors John Walker and Pamela Gaye Walker stop by to discuss the world premiere of The Empty Nesters’ at Z Below in San Francisco. Native San Franciscan composer Mark Grey shares details about the premiere of his ‘Frankenstein Symphony’ with the Berkeley Symphony under Music Director Joana Carneiro; and regular contributor and critic at Large Peter Robinson reviews the new movie Francofonia.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2016, at 1pm. Listen now or  anytime...

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is El Beh: San Francisco-based musician and actor in the Shotgun Players current production of Hamlet.

Jill Steinberg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Kevin Hauge, Artistic Director for Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, about their upcoming production of ‘Billy Elliot’. Also, a conversation with Bay Area actress Lorri Holt, who plays the title role in ‘Colette Uncensored’, currently at The Marsh SF, about the famed and infamous French novelist’s passionate quest as a writer, a woman and  a pioneer for social change. Brooklyn-based theater director Julian Crouch and San Francisco composer and musician Saskia Lane share details about the West Coast premiere of , a chamber piece of animated theater about transformation, loneliness, and the urge to fly, created with a sheet of brown paper, found objects, shadows and a box of sand, starting this weekend at Z Below. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson brings us up to date about cultural happenings around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday, April 7 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe meets with actor Rod Gnapp and Founding Artistic Director JoAnne Winter to talk about “36 Stories by Sam Shepard” which theater company Word for Word is presenting at Z Below; Artistic Director of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Robert Cole discusses this year’s festival, which is co-produced with The San Francisco Early Music Society; baritone Michael Todd Simpson is in studio to talk about his leading role in the San Francisco Opera’s company production of “Show Boat”, and director, writer and producer Helen de Michiel discusses her film "Lunch, Love, Community", which screens at the San Francisco Green Film Festival and offers an overview of other offerings at the festival.   Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on May 29, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.