On its face, “Waitress” seems like a heavy show. After all, it involves domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancy and infidelity. But there’s pie. Lots of pie. Humor, too. The color palette is bright and cheery, and the charm is as Southern as a glass of sweet tea. There’s affection among friends, and the show is set to a terrific Tony-nominated pop score by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
Two local 4-year-old girls – Remy Reith, of Cheney, and Brooklyn Wells, Spokane – will make their stage debut when the national tour of the Broadway hit “Waitress” comes to town next week.
After auditioning for season 14, Dixonbey made it to the top 6 on season 15.
The seventh season of the Radio City Music Hall-style show opens Friday and runs through Dec. 23.
StageWest’s production opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.
All in all “Elf the Musical” is exactly the kind of Christmas treat people like. It’s bright, sparkly and cheerful. It goes down easy, and leaves you smiling at the end.
Coeur d’Alene comedian Dan Cummins goes down internet wormholes with ‘Timesuck’ podcast.
A by-the-numbers look at “The Nutcracker,” The Spokane Symphony, and State Street Ballet.
“Christmas Unwrapped,” Ellen Travolta’s latest holiday cabaret at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, opens Friday and will feature stories, music and dancing from the Travolta sisters and Ellen’s daughter, Molly Allen. A rotating crop of guest performers will round out the program, which is being directed by Troy Nickerson.
Like most film-to-stage play adaptations, “Elf” shares the film’s theme but departs from the plot in a few areas, taking a number of liberties with character changes and settings.
Lake City’s production of “Annie” opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.
State Street Ballet will return to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to perform with the Spokane Symphony, conducted by Jorge Luis Uzcategui, and more than 75 local dancers Thursday through Dec. 2.
“All Is Calm” opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 30 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City.
Inspired by a true life story, and based on a 2004 Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet film, the musical “Finding Neverland” tells how J.M. Barrie came to create his most famous play, “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.”
Barbolak made it to the top 10 of the most recent season of “America’s Got Talent.”
Many Americans this past summer discovered the Utah couple on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” where they advanced to the finals. And now Spokane audiences will get to see them in person when Duo Transcend takes the stage as part of the “A Magical Cirque Christmas” show at the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Tuesday.
“Daisy,” written by Sean Devine, opens Friday at Stage Left Theater and runs through Dec. 2.
Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer evidence to back both suggestions.
Tickets are on sale now for Saget’s four shows at the Spokane Comedy Club, Jan. 25 and 26.
The film “Finding Neverland” told the based-on-fact story of how J.M. Barrie befriended the Llewelyn Davies family, and how they inspired the creation of Peter, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys of Neverland. That story is now a musical, and it’s coming to Spokane Thursday night.
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