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Hey Kids! If You Believe, ‘Peter Pan’ Will Reappear

Sun., June 1, 1997

The Spokane Children’s Theatre, one of the most quietly successful arts groups in Spokane, has announced its new season.

And the big news is that the troupe is reviving its smash-hit version of “Peter Pan” at The Met in November.

In 1995, this show sold out every ticket for every performance. The exemplary cast remains the same:

Bobbi Kotula as Peter Pan, Patrick Treadway as Capt. Hook and Troy Nickerson as Smee.

It will run for six performances from Nov. 27 through Dec. 5. Tickets are already on sale; call 328-4885 or 467-5383 for information.

The regular season will be staged at the Spokane Civic Theatre and will run as follows:

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” - Better known as Willie Wonka. Oct. 4-Nov. 1.

“Pegora the Witch” - About a fairy tale witch in trouble for doing good. Jan. 17-Feb. 1.

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” - The well-known adventures of Flopsy and Mopsy. Feb. 28-March 5.

“Heidi” - The classic story of a little girl in the Swiss Alps. May 23-June 14.

Directoral debut

Mark Huppin , a 1988 Ferris High School graduate and recent Stanford Law School graduate, will present the world premiere of his film co-directing debut, “Nothing Sacred,” at the Seattle Film Festival on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Broadway Performance Hall.

This drama-romance is about two best friends, one married, the other single, who envy each other’s lives. The movie is billed as “a breakthrough look at love, relationships and purpose (or lack thereof) at the end of the millennium.” Huppin co-directed with David Elliot .

Huppin managed to make this movie while studying for the bar and landing a job in a law firm.

It will be repeated Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Harvard Exit in Seattle.

Nachtmann lands PEN award

Playwright Rita Nachtmann was named the winner of the PEN Center USA West Literary Award for drama for her play “How I Spent My Life’s Vacation.”

The play had its world premiere at the Spokane Civic Theatre in 1995. Nachtmann, from New York, is also the co-author of the Civic’s award-winning play, “Mama Drama.”

Scott O’Grady documentary

The Discovery Channel airs a documentary tonight at 9 titled, “Behind Enemy Lines: The Scott O’Grady Story.”

O’Grady is the Air Force pilot from Spokane shot down over Bosnia in 1995.

Children’s Miracle Network

Speaking of TV, don’t forget about the annual Children’s Miracle Network broadcast, which is continuing today on KHQ-6.

This 21-hour telethon, featuring KHQ personalities, will run non-stop until 3 p.m. It benefits pediatric care at nine local hospitals and medical facilities.

Virtual Vaudeville

KPBX-FM presents a return to the days of vaudeville with its “Virtual Vaudeville” concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Met. The show will feature magic acts, burlesque tunes, yo-yo tricks by Chris Cook, the Yo-Yo Man, and dance exhibitions.

At intermission, the Caterina Winery will host a wine-tasting with desserts by the Cobblestone Baking Company.

This is the station’s annual “volunteer thank-you” concert. The general public is also invited. Donation for station members is $10, or $14 for non-members. Call 328-5729 for tickets.

Heald moves on

Speaking of KPBX-FM, reporter-producer Patrick Heald aired his last radio report last week.

Heald has been hired as a news producer at KREM-2.

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To leave a message on Jim Kershner’s voice-mail, call 459-5493. Or send e-mail to, or regular mail to Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210.

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