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Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ a true family affair

The play, directed by Shea King, opens Friday and runs through Nov. 4.


A community ‘Chorus Line’ comes to Lake City Playhouse

When it opened on Broadway in 1975, it was, to quote its most famous song, a “singular sensation.”


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

CYT North Idaho brings ‘Newsies’ to Lake City Playhouse stage

CYT North Idaho leaders see “Newsies” as a perfect fit for their organization.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Theater Review: Lake City’s ‘Wedding Singer’ engages audiences with humor and music

“It’s Your Wedding Day,” the opening number, set the tone for the night. The talents of the entire cast were showcased in an energetic dance routine, complete with flashy partnering …


Lake City Playhouse’s ‘The Wedding Singer’ teaches actors a thing or two about the ’80s

“The Wedding Singer” opens Friday and runs through July 22 at Lake City Playhouse.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Lake City Playhouse adds comic inspiration to ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

“Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by Brooke Wood, opens Friday and runs through May 27.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Quilters’ shares the hardships, successes of pioneer women

“Quilters,” which features a book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and music and lyrics by Damashek, opens at Lake City Playhouse on Friday and runs through April 8.


Lake City Playhouse stages heartbreaking, humorous ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Robert Harling play opens Friday and runs through March 4.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Theater review: Heartfelt ‘Falsettos’ good step for rebounding Lake City

This Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is a critical darling and cult favorite. On opening night, an audience member could be heard telling others, “You’re going to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

‘Falsettos’ arrives in Coeur d’Alene with its story of family and love

This nearly perfect musical about a decidedly imperfect family opens at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse this weekend and is being staged in the region for this first time since …


Lake City Playhouse takes on ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Coeur d’Alene’s nonprofit theater company will stage “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” beginning Friday and continuing through Dec. 17. The three-person comedy replaces “A Doll’s House” on …


Lake City Playhouse opens season with musical comedy “Sister Act”

The musical, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg-led comedy of the same name, closed on Broadway in 2013.


Lake City Playhouse’s ‘The Miracle Worker’ succeeds in telling a tale oft-told

Lake City Playhouse sets “The Miracle Worker” in a black box stage, allowing the strong performances to shine through.


Lake City Playhouse brings beloved play “The Miracle Worker” to its stage

Director Brooke Wood brings beloved play “The Miracle Worker” to the Lake City Playhouse stage.


Big voices and modern themes in Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The landmark 1970 rock opera opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene. The production, directed by Troy Nickerson, features a stacked lineup of familiar …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Two women and many, many characters in ‘Parallel Lives’ at Lake City Playhouse

“Parallel Lives” opens Thursday at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene and continues through March 12. Stars Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Melody Deatherage portray multiple characters throughout the production.


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” …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Lake City Playhouse embraces community with Saturday night benefit show

The Modern Coeur d’Alene has rechristened itself Lake City Playhouse, the name that had adorned the Garden Avenue location for decades before it took on the Modern moniker in 2014.


The Modern Theater Spokane will close at year’s end

The Modern Theater Spokane – the city’s only professional theater company – announced Monday it is closing its Spokane venue at the end of the year, citing high overhead costs …


Modern CdA stages tale of holiday truce

A century ago at Christmastime, German soldiers and their opponents on the other side of No Man’s Land – allied troops from the U.S., France and the United Kingdom – …


Modern CdA stages tale of holiday truce

A century ago at Christmastime, German soldiers and their opponents on the other side of No Man’s Land – allied troops from the U.S., France and the United Kingdom – …


Modern Theater balances past, future

What’s in a name? When it comes to theater companies, that’s an ongoing question. Take Interplayers, for instance. Or Interplayers Professional Theatre. Or Interplayers Ensemble. Spokane Interplayers. Interplayers Professional Resident …


Who’s wild rock opera comes to Bing stage

The Who’s landmark 1969 album “Tommy” didn’t originate the concept of the rock opera, but it was certainly the first record to designate itself as one. “Tommy” is 70-some minutes …


‘Les Mis’ big hit at intimate Lake City Playhouse

Epic is really the best word to describe “Les Misérables.” Its source material, the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, runs about 1,500 pages and is praised widely as one of …


Interplayers Professional Theatre to merge with Lake City Playhouse of Coeur d’Alene

Faced with the prospect of closing Spokane’s only professional theater company, the board of directors at Interplayers instead opted to merge operations with a community theater company, Lake City Playhouse …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Interplayers merges with Lake City Playhouse

Spokane’s Interplayers Theatre has merged with Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse, a Monday news release announced. LCP’s executive artistic director George Green confirmed the merger, which will see him supervising …


Big story gets intimate stage

Putting on a production of “Les Misérables” is a huge risk, for a lot of reasons. First of all, it’s been performed countless times in various capacities, and most of …


Purple puppetry

In the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” no topic is too taboo to skewer: race relations, poverty, religion, sexuality, politics, pornography. That’s nothing new – shows like “Rent” and “Spring …


Purple puppetry

In the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” no topic is too taboo to skewer: race relations, poverty, religion, sexuality, politics, pornography. That’s nothing new – shows like “Rent” and “Spring …


‘Guys and Dolls’ offers a fine Lake City finish

Lake City Playhouse rolls the dice and scores with its season-ender, “Guys and Dolls.” This American classic musical, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling …