In most musical revues, the plot comes second to the music. But in “Forever Plaid,” which opened Thursday at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, the plot explains the urgency behind the songs. The plot of “Forever Plaid,” quickly introduced by an offstage announcer before the title quartet takes the stage, goes something like this:
Jay Owenhouse will perform at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Thursday.
Cedric the Entertainer will headline the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Thursday.
The theater’s artistic director will leave at the end of the summer to work toward an MFA in directing at the University of Montana.
Two very different ballets will be showcased Saturday: “The Stone Flower,” is a classical ballet featuring music by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, and “Cindy-Rella,” is a comical re-imagining of the classic “Cinderella.”
The program has expanded to feature a week’s worth of acting, creativity and musical theater masterclasses for students.
The musical opens Thursday and runs through July 1.
The 35 students in the class will perform Friday at Life Center Church. Art created by PACE students will also be on display during the show.
Ben Bailey has filmed two Comedy Central specials and released “Ben Bailey: Live and Uncensored” in 2016.
The Mark Twain play, directed by Jerry Uppinghouse, opens Friday and runs through June 24.
The festival runs from Thursday through June 17.
Tickets for “Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider” and “The Best of the Second City” go on sale June 21.
The Steven Dietz play opens Friday at Stage Left Theater and runs through June 10.
Adam Ferrara, who has three Comedy Central specials under his belt, will perform Thursday and June 1.
“Hello, Dolly!” opens Friday and runs through June 10.
Actors will perform songs from “Forever Plaid,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Legally Blonde.”
“I started only doing standup, and the other the stuff came as a byproduct of it,” Buress said in a recent phone interview from Las Vegas. “I’m an entertainer that focuses in standup comedy but who is willing to do other stuff.”
“Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by Brooke Wood, opens Friday and runs through May 27.
“Hillbilly Glamorous” is Kopczynski’s first album.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” continues at the Spokane Arena through Sunday. Visit
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