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Tucker puts his spin on another classic, ‘Back to the Future’

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Ryan Dean Tucker had hardly washed all the fake blood off his feet when he started thinking about his next one-man show. There were a few technical difficulties in the hours leading up to “Die Hard: The One-Man Show,” which he performed in January, but overall, the show was a massive success.

Review: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s ‘Into the Woods’ teaches audiences a valuable lesson

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

If anyone should be reminded to be careful what they wish for, it’s the characters in “Into the Woods.” The musical, which features a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, follows fairy tale characters from stories by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm as they make a wish and, at the end of Act 1, receive exactly what they hoped for.

Sweeney’s second act: Spokane-born ‘SNL’ alum relaunches her Hollywood career

Ten years ago, Julia Sweeney dropped out of Hollywood. After four seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” two acclaimed stage monologues, “God Said ‘Ha!’” and “Letting Go of God,” appearances on television and in movies, she and her daughter, Mulan, left Southern California and moved to Willmette, a suburb of Chicago, where her husband, a biophysicist, owns a business. The idea, she says in her latest one-woman show, “Older and Wider,” is that he would be the breadwinner. She could be the bread eater.

CdA Summer Theater opens ‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls” has been charming audiences since its Broadway debut in 1950. This summer, local audiences will get to experience it with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of the legendary show. “It’s one of those beautiful Golden Age pieces that has aged really well and still plays well to contemporary audiences,” said director Jadd Davis, who’s also artistic director of CST. “It’s a time capsule that you can open any time in history and it still works.”