November 6, 2011 in Features

Spotlight: ‘Mythbusters’ tour lands at INB

By The Spokesman-Review
 

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How can “Mythbusters,” the Discovery Channel science series, do a live, touring show?

Find out for yourself when “Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour” arrives at the INB Performing Arts Center on Jan. 20.

Co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will present a “fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, video of the explosions” and behind-the-scenes stories.

Tickets are $49.50, $74.50 and $99.50, on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT or www.ticketswest.com).

Queen to hold court

Queen Latifah is coming to Spokane on March 22 to give a motivational speech as a benefit for the YWCA of Spokane.

“A Conversation with the Queen: A Night of Triumph” will take place at the Star Theatre at the Spokane Arena. She’s a popular lecturer as well as a Grammy winning recording artist and Oscar-nominated actress.

Tickets range from $50 to $200, on sale Monday through TicketsWest.

‘Jukebox’ is jumpin’

The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will be doing a Christmas show, “G.I. Holiday Jukebox,” beginning Nov. 25 – and a 200-seat theater is being built just for the occasion.

Well, remodeled, at least. The Shore Lounge in the Coeur d’Alene Resort is being converted into a 200-seat theater titled the Resort Theatre, for the duration of the run.

This revue of World War II songs features four performers – Kurt Raimer, Callie McKinney Cabe, Laura Sable and Mark Cotter – who have performed the show on the Mississippi Queen riverboat. “G.I. Holiday Jukebox” was a longtime holiday favorite on that famous showboat.

It will run through Dec. 23. Tickets range from $18 to $25, available by calling (208) 769-7780.

Hartse on Broadway

Meanwhile, the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has produced yet another Broadway cast member.

Kendal Hartse is poised for her Broadway debut in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” starring Harry Connick Jr. It’s a revival of the 1965 hit musical.

Hartse is a 2003 grad of Shadle Park High School and was named a Spokane Scholar for the Arts. We saw her in a number of shows at the CdA Summer Theatre including “Cats” and “Footloose.” She attended the Boston Conservatory and performed in a national tour of “Cats.”

She is officially listed as a “swing” performer, meaning she will cover a number of chorus parts.

Previews for “On a Clear Day” begin Saturday. The official opening night will be Dec. 11 at the St. James Theatre in New York.

Shostakovich and Sibelius

If you’re in a chamber music mood next Sunday afternoon, head over to the Spokane String Quartet concert, 3 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

The quartet will play Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 6, Sibelius’ String Quartet in D minor and Haydn’s String Quartet in F minor.

All seats are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, general admission, through TicketsWest or at the door.

‘Taste of the Theatre’

Interplayers Professional Theatre is planning a wine-and-beer tasting – and a taste of a theatrical rehearsal as well – on Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For a $25 donation, you get tastes of wine and beer along with appetizers and desserts. You’ll also get a glimpse of a rehearsal for “The Sisters of Swing,” the next show at Interplayers, and a backstage tour.

Call Interplayers for tickets, (509) 455-PLAY.

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