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Broadway Revue Benefit For Aids Network

Here’s a chance to load up on a bushel of show tunes, all for a good cause.

“The ACT Revues Broadway” comes to The Met on Sunday at 7 p.m., for a special benefit performance for the Spokane AIDS Network.

This is the same show that has been playing for the past two weeks at the ACT in the Valley. Spokane’s top musical theater performers deliver tunes from “The Secret Garden,” “Passion,” “Evita,” “The Fantasticks” and “Company,” to name a few.

And for some comic relief, there will be a number of tunes from the “Forbidden Broadway” parodies, which spoof songs from “Les Miserables,” “Annie” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” These dead-on satires were huge audience hits at the December 1993 cabaret benefit at Dempsey’s. This show is patterned after that earlier benefit.

Troy Nickerson is both the director and one of the performers. Other performers include Jean Hardie, Kathie Doyle-Lipe, Lance Babbitt, Patrick McHenry-Kroetch, Wendy Porter, Katy Kapelke and Marianne McLaughlin.

The event is fully underwritten, which means that every cent of the $12 admission fee goes to the Spokane AIDS Network (SAN).

Tickets are available at the door on the day of the performance, or in advance at Hot Flash of America, 112 S. Cedar; Street Music, 117 N. Howard; or the SAN office, 1613 W. Gardner. For phone reservations, call 456-5266.

“With Wirth”

The Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls, Wash., is presenting an unusual show on Saturday: “With Wirth,” an evening of comedy with Jeff Wirth.

Wirth might best be called an interactive theater performer, with a particular gift for improvisation. Wirth, a former circus clown, is a comic, monologist, storyteller and magician.

Audience members are invited to bring anything that is “bigger than a fist and smaller than an icebox” to put in the Comedy Prop Box. Wirth will then use items from the box for comedy improvisation. All items will be returned.

Also, he asks the audience to write words on a piece of paper, fold the paper into an airplane and throw it onto the stage. He then uses those words as improvisational cues.

Be prepared for plenty of audience involvement.

Tickets for the show are $5, available at the Cutter Theatre, 446-4108. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.


“Herstory,” a musical play about the life of Jesus, through the voices of Mary and the women who followed him, continues tonight at 7 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 18th and Freya.

It stars Elinore O’Connell, a veteran of “Les Miserables” on Broadway, and Sheila O’Connell-Roussell.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children, and $30 for families.