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Travolta wants to hear toy stories for this year’s Christmas show

“There has to be a favorite toy at some point at your life. What did it mean to you? How important was it to you? Did you get it?” Ellen …


For Coeur d’Alene’s Ellen Travolta, ‘Grease’ still is the word 40 years later

It’s been four decades since Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta lit up the big screen as Sandy and Danny in the iconic movie musical “Grease.” To mark its 40th anniversary, …


Travoltas expand the story pool for holiday show ‘Christmas With a Twist’

This twist in the “Christmas With a Twist” show won’t change the essence of the annual holiday cabaret.


Spotlight: Travolta sisters seek story submissions for holiday show

For “Christmas with a Twist,” Ellen and Margaret Travolta want to share your stories.


Molly Allen’s ‘On Shaky Ground’ set for Playhouse performance

The show reunites the talent behind the play’s sold-out run last fall at Spokane Valley’s Ignite Community Theatre. Molly Allen, co-host of the “Dave, Ken and Molly in the Morning” …


Christmas show at Coeur d’Alene resort a family affair for Travoltas

The theme is family. The words “cozy” and “friends” and “cheer” are frequent descriptors.


Spotlight: Travolta sisters return to Coeur d’Alene Resort for holiday show

Meanwhile, the Northwest Bach Festival announces the Classics series for 2017.


New play looks at healing communication breakdowns

When disaster strikes, and the audiences watches how these two sets of people must learn to talk again, in Molly Allen’s new play “On Shaky Ground.”


A night out with friends

The show reunites three couples, Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, Roger Welch and Mark Cotter, Laura Sable and Bill Wiemuth. They’re all longtime friends and artistic collaborators. Travolta, Bannon, Cotter …


Travolta brings third Christmas show to Coeur d’Alene

“Christmas With Friends” will star Ellen Travolta’s husband,


variety show, family feel

It’s tempting to think of this year’s holiday show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort as “A Travolta Family Christmas.” After all, the show is produced by Ellen Travolta, who appears …


variety show, family feel

It’s tempting to think of this year’s holiday show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort as “A Travolta Family Christmas.” After all, the show is produced by Ellen Travolta, who appears …


John Travolta’s family will revisit stories in ‘I Remember Christmas’

John Travolta vividly remembers the Christmas he was 8 years old. It was 1962 and his sister Ellen, 14 years his senior, was already a working actress.


‘Love Letters’ has lasting draw

Jack Bannon and Ellen Travolta have appeared on stage together in “Love Lotters,” A.R. Gurney’s beloved two-character play, close to a couple dozen times. For Bannon, the play’s appeal lies …


Travolta, Bannon to perform benefit

Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon are taking their love story on the road to the Palouse. The veteran actors – who are married and longtime residents of Coeur d’Alene – …


Spotlight: SpokAnimal donation earns tickets to Civic’s latest

Through today, patrons who make a donation to SpokAnimal can see Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Christmas Schooner” for $11. This offer is good today only through the Civic …


Spotlight: Want to see ‘Christmas Cabaret’ in CdA? Act fast

If you’re interested in seeing “A Christmas Cabaret” at the Coeur d’Alene resort this holiday season, move quickly. The run is nearly sold out, said producer Ellen Travolta. The show …


New York cabaret singer Mark Cotter headlines ‘Cabaret’ at CdA Resort

There’s no denying Coeur d’Alene does Christmas with style. From the Santa cruises to the light display around the Coeur d’Alene Resort, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit …


Spotlight: Thanks to Travolta, CdA holiday show still a go

The show will go on. For two years, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre presented a holiday show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. With CST’s demise, the future of the Christmas show …


Spotlight: SFCC hosts Kelly display of abstracts

Brooklyn-based painter Todd Kelly will exhibit works at Spokane Falls Community College beginning Wednesday. Kelly produces his abstracts from oils, acrylics and spray paint on canvas. His works have been …


Spotlight: ‘La Traviata’ will show at Fox on Thursday

If you’ve not managed to get over to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for a Thursday Specticast program, you have one more shot. The theater is hosting a …


Theater puts Franz, Duke, Travolta, Bannon together for one night

Six actors will take the stage. The set will consist of a few chairs. There will be no elaborate costumes. But when the lights go down and the curtain rises, …


Theater Review: Classic ‘Dolly’ launches theater’s season

As expected, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s 45th anniversary season is off to a promising start with its perky and spirited production of “Hello Dolly.” Hollywood veterans and husband-and-wife duo Ellen …


Travolta, Bannon to go toe-to-toe tonight in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

At the dawn of the 20th century, Dolly Levi makes a living “meddling.” She teaches a dance lesson or two. She plays the mandolin. She plays matchmaker. It’s this last …


Spotlight: CdA Summer Theatre will feature Franz

There’s big news for the Spotlight column, and then there is Big News. I think this falls into the latter category. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has announced a special show, …


Hello again, ‘Dolly’

Dolly Levi is back in Coeur d’Alene, and Ellen Travolta couldn’t be more thrilled. For Travolta, once again assuming the role of the beloved heroine of “Hello, Dolly!” for Coeur …


Spotlight: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ starts CdA’s 45th season

It’s revival time at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. The company is kicking off its 45th season with a production of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon.


Travoltas set to work magic ‘Somewhere’ over the border

This show has a Tin Man, a Scarecrow and a Cowardly Lion. It has a 19-piece orchestra playing classic Harold Arlen-Yip Harburg songs, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”


Travolta siblings take stage in CdA Theatre’s ‘Cinderella’

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” has a special distinction among musicals: It didn’t start out as a Broadway show. It was a made-for-TV event starring Julie Andrews in 1957 and became …