Let's take a moment to savor an exceptional moment in Spokane theater. Rarely, in my 22 years covering local theater, have I seen so much creative energy, at the same moment, enlivening our cultural scene:
Raucous sellout crowds are whooping and hollering at “The Full Monty,” continuing at the Spokane Civic Theatre's Main stage through June 19. Here's the review.
More than 40,000 people are attending the national tour of “Wicked,” which continues through May 29 at the INB Performing Arts Center. Here's the review.
“The Miracle Worker” at Interplayers Professional Theatre has been making national news because of Patty Duke, who has closed a circle with this, her first time directing the show that brought her an Oscar and an Emmy. It has been extended a week, through May 29, because of popular demand. Here's the review,
“Frost/Nixon” sold out its first weekend at the Spokane Civic Theatre's Firth Chew Studio Theatre and continues through June 5. Here's Tracy Poindexter-Canton's review.
So, if you have any hankering whatsoever to see live actors tell a story on a stage, the time doesn't get much riper.