February 22, 2013 in Features

Stage listings

 

Music

Coeur d’Alene Music Walk - Stroll through downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy live music performances from local favorites. Visit supporting restaurants, shops, businesses and galleries. Family-friendly event. 5-8 p.m. Today. Free. (208) 292-1629.

Guitar Master Class - Free class with guest artist Jason Vieaux presented by the Spokane Symphony. Audience members need not play the guitar to enjoy and learn from the class. Today, 3-5 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 624-1200.

Custer’s Grass Band Bluegrass - The Spokane-based group formed back in 1973. Today, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general, $15/students. (208) 457-8950.

Benjamin Britten: A 100th Birthday Festival Concert - The combined Gonzaga University Choirs join with organist John Bodinger under the direction of Timothy Westerhaus in a musical “Happy Birthday” for Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday. Today, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. Free. (509) 313-6733.

Spokane Symphony: Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto - Guitarist Jason Vieaux will join the Spokane Symphony for an exotic night of Spanish music. Eckart Preu will conduct. Part of the Classics series. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $14-$44. (509) 624-1200.

UI Jazz Choir 1 and Genesee Public Schools – Monday, 7 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. Free. (208) 885-6231.

Tuesday Night Music Series – David Roon (Celtic folk). Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Singing for Justice: Songs of the American Civil Rights Movement - Free musical performance celebrating Black History Month, a musical cantata by Washington State University faculty and staff. Tuesday, 8 p.m., Washington State University Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-4315.

UI Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, University Auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. $5/adults, $3/students and seniors. (208) 885-6231.

Jeff Samson, Percussion - Student recital. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Haddock Performance Hall, 1010 Blake Ave., Moscow. (208) 885-6231.

Dance

Chippendales - Today, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavillion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $20-$25. (509) 481-6700.

USA Dance - Learn to dance the Rumba 7-8 p.m., followed by general dancing 8-10 p.m. Singles, couples, all dance levels welcome. Mixers, refreshments, door prizes. Saturday, Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. $9/general, $5/teens. (208) 699-0421.

21st Annual Friendship Dance - Celebrate the songs and dances of the First People of the Spokane Falls. Drums by invitation only. Honoring artist and tribal member George Flett. Lunch at 10 a.m., celebration is 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road. Free. (509) 363-5314.

Comedy

“I Saw You” - Improvised comedy show where the back pages of your favorite newspapers are the inspiration for on-the-spot comedy. Bring your favorite “I Saw You,” “Cheers and Jeers,” or other classified for use in the show. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Today, 8 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $9/general admission, $7/children, seniors, students and military. (509) 747-7045.

Ventriloquist Jerry Breeden - Blend of humor, magic and puppetry. Shows at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7081.

“Safari” - Improv showcase. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Some material may not be suitable for all ages. Saturday, 9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7/all seats. (509) 747-7045.

“Fortinbras” – Thursday-March 9. The Spokane Falls Community College Revelers continue their Denmark season with this Lee Blessing comedy. The cast reprise their roles in this follow-up to “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” Produced with special arrangement by Samuel French. Directed by Bill Marlowe. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. General admission is suggested $8 donation. March 3 performance benefits the SFCC Food Bank; a donated nonperishable food item gets you into this performance. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (509) 533-3592.

Theater

Adult Improv Classes - Eight-week improv class held Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Class will focus on the basic skills of improv. Tuesday-March 12, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $150/one payment or $25/per class. (509) 747-7045.

“Sweeney Todd” – Continues through March 3. A musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. In 1786, Benjamin Barker becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in this sophisticated operetta filled with macabre wit. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Feb. 22, Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $13.75-$19.75. (208) 667-1323.

“The Drowsy Chaperone” – Today-March 17. Winner of five Tony awards, this dazzling 1920s show-within-a-show musical comedy is filled with everything from fantastical illusions to mistaken identities. Musical songs include: “As We Stumble Along,” “Accident Waiting To Happen” and “Bride’s Lament.” Directed and choreographed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Jean Hardie. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $29/adults, $27/senior and military, $22/students. (509) 325-2507.

“Crimes of the Heart” – A moving tale of three sisters escaping their troubled pasts and embracing their futures. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Advance tickets: $18/adults, $16/seniors and military, $12/students; $20/door. (509) 795-0004.

“The Little Mermaid Jr.” – Today-March 3. Presented by Children’s Youth Theatre Spokane. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s “Little Mermaid Jr.” features the hit songs, “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love” and the Oscar-winning, “Under the Sea.” Shows today, Saturday and March 1-2 at 7 p.m., with matinees Saturday and March 2-3 at 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $14/general, $11/age 12 and younger and seniors; $12/general online. (509) 487-6540.

“Next to Normal” – Today-March 3. Contemporary rock musical and recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and winner of three Tony Awards. This groundbreaking story addresses one suburban family as it deals with crisis. Featuring musical numbers “I Am The One” and “I’m Alive.” Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $26/general. (509) 325-2507.

“The Mousetrap” – Today and Saturday. Agatha Christie murder mystery. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage. Rated G. Performances at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in advance at Eve’s Leaves or online at www.sandpointonstage.com. Panida Theater’s Little Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12/adults, $10/seniors. (208) 263-9191.

“Alice the Musical” – Today-March 3. Christian Youth Theater - North Idaho invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and all the familiar characters from Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and March 3 at 3 p.m. Discount matinee tickets for Saturday performance at 3 p.m. are $8. Before this event, at 1:30 p.m., get in the spirit with the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, which will include lemonade “tea” and cookies, an entry into the drawing for the Mad Hatter Tea Party Basket and a chance to meet characters from the musical. Frilly or silly hats are encouraged. $5. Tickets for abbreviated performance for special needs patrons on Sunday at 1 p.m. are $6. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Advance: $12/adults, $10/seniors and children under 12, $9/groups of 10 or more; $2 more at door. (208) 277-5727.

“The Vagina Monologues” – Today and Saturday. Benefit production of this award winning-play. Dives into the mystery, heartbreak, wisdom, and outrage of women’s experiences with issues such as menstruation, rape, incest, and battery. Directed by Randi Beardslee. Sponsored by V-Day WSU. Majority of proceeds donated to Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse. 7-9 p.m. Tickets sold online at www.vday.wsu.edu. Washington State University, Jones Theater, Daggy Hall, Northwest corner of Idaho Street and College Avenue, Pullman. $10/advance, $15/at the door. (509) 335-7472.

“Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion” - An evening of one-acts written and directed by students and faculty. Today, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 6. Free. (509) 533-7387.

“The Force of Habit” – Today, Saturday, Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Presented by Gonzaga Theatre. First time English performance of this 17th-century Spanish comedy about a reunited brother and sister - separated at birth - exploring gender roles amid the tension of social customs. Discussion to follow. Written by Guillen de Castro. Directed and translated by Kathleen Jeffs. Shows at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on March 3, Gonzaga University, Magnuson Theatre, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/adults, $10/students. (509) 313-6553.

“Scenes of Life: Moments in Motion” - Presented by SCC Players. This year we have drama, comedy, suspense, dance and magic. Today, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-7387.

“The Robber Bridegroom” – Today-Sunday. North Idaho College Theatre Department presents this energetic, bawdy, bluegrass Southern fairy tale by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, based on the novella by Eudora Welty. Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Not intended for young children or infants. Free. North Idaho College, Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-3220.

“The Three Musketeers” - Theatre Arts for Children presents this play written by John Chambers, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Cameron Anderson. Suitable for a family audience. Today at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $8/students, seniors and military.

“McManus in Love” - A one-man comedy written by humor writer and Eastern Washington University professor emeritus Patrick F. McManus, and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens. “Love” follows the antics of the young Pat and his pal Crazy Eddie Muldoon, as they discover that their fear of the dark is child’s play compared to their fear of girls! All proceeds benefit EWU Scholarships, and McManus will be on hand to sign books and CDs before and after the show, and at intermission. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Showalter Hall Auditorium, 526 Fifth St., Cheney. $20. (509) 359-2227.

“The Turn of the Screw” Final Dress Rehearsal - The public is invited to watch this mystery/thriller drama before the cast and crew head off to compete in the Kaleidoscope 2013 State Theatre Festival in Bremerton. Directed by Susan Hardie. Donations will go toward the festival fund. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507.

“Little Shop of Horrors” – Wednesday-March 8. A rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that suddenly becomes a deadly threat to the world’s very existence. For information please call the theater office at (509) 465-7385 or the MSHS business office at (509) 456-7206. 7 p.m., Mt. Spokane High School Theatre, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $5/students and seniors, $7/adults.

“In the Heights” – Thursday-March 9. An authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities, with universal themes of family, community, and self discovery. “In The Heights” is musical theater that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10/at the door. (509) 624-3848.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” - Presented by Cataldo Catholic School. Thursday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave. $5. (509) 624-8759.

“The Hobbit” – Thursday-March 2. Produced by the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Panther Players. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prequel to “The Lord of the Rings.” Directed by Tracey Vaughan. Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, 4904 N. Duncan Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $7/adults, $5/students and children. (208) 676-1667.

“Speech & Debate” – Thursday-March 16. Surfing on local websites, a high school student discovers a teacher in a virtual chat room where that teacher ought not to be. In a debate class, the student and his classmates argue whether to “out” that teacher’s behavior to the world. Inspired by the Jim West scandal. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays (March 3 and 10) and Saturdays (March 9 and 16). Talkbacks with the cast will occur after each Thursday and Saturday evening performance. Interplayers, 174 S. Howard St. $28/adults, $22/seniors and military, $15/students. (509) 455-7529.

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