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‘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 return for four ‘Love Letters’

It’s been a week for alumni of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. First up is Cheyenne Jackson’s homecoming concert Tuesday at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. But of course, …


Lake City Playhouse stages ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

In Frank Kesselring’s 1939 comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a theater critic debates whether to marry the woman he loves as he deals with his is crazy family. Really crazy. …


‘Trailer Park’ offers memorable moments

Lake City Playhouse’s production of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” contains some stock characters with big personalities. From the exotic dancer to the wayward husband to the inmate’s wife, …


Theater appeals to inner redneck

A raucous celebration of pink flamingos, plastic lawn furniture, trashy daytime television, processed food and cheap beer, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is the kind of show that announces …


Theater appeals to inner redneck

A raucous celebration of pink flamingos, plastic lawn furniture, trashy daytime television, processed food and cheap beer, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is the kind of show that announces …


Review: Trotter as Bearing lifts Lake City’s ‘Wit’

One might think watching a play about cancer would be a depressing way to spend an evening. But Lake City Playhouse’s production of “Wit,” by Margaret Edson, defies those expectations …


Theater faces stark realities with ‘Wit’

After the breezy romps of “Lend Me a Tenor,” “SantaLand Diaries” and “Little Women,” Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse is getting considerably more introspective with its newest production, Margaret Edson’s …


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 …


Theater review: Lake City’s ‘SantaLand’ a dark holiday comedy

The colorful and festive set for Lake City Playhouse’s “The SantaLand Diaries” masks a dark side of the Christmas holiday as delivered by a cynical man dressed as an elf. …


Stage show chronicles elf’s true tribulations

In December 1992, humorist David Sedaris made his debut on National Public Radio reading an essay titled “SantaLand Diaries,” a witty, acerbic account of the author’s experiences working as an …


Stage show chronicles elf’s true tribulations

In December 1992, humorist David Sedaris made his debut on National Public Radio reading an essay titled “SantaLand Diaries,” a witty, acerbic account of the author’s experiences working as an …


Lake City Playhouse staging ‘Santaland’; summer theater to bring ‘Lady,’ more

Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene is changing up its holiday plans. Instead of “Christmas Belles,” the playhouse will stage “The Santaland Diaries,” based on David Sedaris’ classic story of …


Review: Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ predictable but full of laughs

Lake City Playhouse’s production of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” is true to the farce it is. There are plenty of mix-ups, humorous antics and slamming doors. The script …


Theaters roll out dramatic, musical takes on comedy

Now that the dog days of summer are fading from our seasonal rearview mirror, the local theater scene is buzzing with activity. Tonight alone you’ve got two theatrical premieres to …


Spotlight: CdA’s Playhouse, arts patrons chosen for Mayor’s Awards

Coeur d’Alene’s Art Commission is awarding the 18th annual Mayor’s Awards in the Arts to Lake City Playhouse and arts patrons Ken and Victoria Roberge. Mayor Sandy Bloem will present …


Review: Lake City’s ‘Damn Yankees’ not quite a home run

Lake City Playhouse kicks off its 53rd season with the classic American musical comedy “Damn Yankees.” The production doesn’t hit a home run, but it does get some base hits. …


Lake City Playhouse stages ‘Damn Yankees’

It goes without saying that the most devoted sports fans would do just about anything to see their beloved teams succeed. But in the Tony Award-winning musical “Damn Yankees,” Joe …


Lake City Playhouse stages ‘Damn Yankees’

It goes without saying that the most devoted sports fans would do just about anything to see their beloved teams succeed. But in the Tony Award-winning musical “Damn Yankees,” Joe …


‘Bat Boy’ a campy, harrowing musical

The contemporary musical “Bat Boy” is part urban legend, part Frankenstein, part V.C. Andrews novel and part satire. The dark themes of Lake City Playhouse’s second annual “Stage Left” production …


Spotlight: Playhouse’s ‘Bat Boy’ promises to be strangely intriguing

It’s Friday, and Troy Nickerson is less than a week away from the opening of “Bat Boy: The Musical,” which he’s directing for Lake City Playhouse. And he really can’t …


Lake City Playhouse heads to nationals with edgy ‘K2’

It may have been a risk, but it finally paid off. Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse was recognized at the regional level by the American Association of Community Theatre for …


Review: Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Into the Woods’ a delight

Classic fairy tale characters find their happy and not-so-happy endings in Lake City Playhouse’s fantasy musical “Into the Woods.” The show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book …


Spotlight: Prism Quartet sets tone for area calendar

OK, kiddos. Buckle in. We’re in for a fun week. The award-winning saxophone ensemble Prism Quartet will land in Moscow, Idaho, for a performance Tuesday that concludes the University of …


Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ grabs with its twists, dark humor

Stephen Sondheim’s musical stylings in “Sweeney Todd” are a stark contrast to his lyrics in the beloved “West Side Story” and comedic “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to …


‘Sweeney’ side up

Forget the movie. That’s what George Green will tell you if you’ve only seen the 2007 Tim Burton-Johnny Depp version of “Sweeney Todd.”


Spotlight: Oates joins 2013 lineup for Get Lit!

I think it’s fair to say that Joyce Carol Oates is the headliner of the headliners at this year’s Get Lit! Oates, author of “We Were the Mulvaneys” and dozens …


Theater review: ‘K2’ is gripping, intimate, emotional

When two men are stranded on a ledge on the second-tallest mountain in the world with only one rope, you know their prospects are grim. In addition, one climber is …


Local performing arts scene just heating up

The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


Playhouse production of ‘K2’ focuses on climbers at 27,000 feet

K2 is a mountain, second tallest in the world, that lies on the border between China and Pakistan. “K2” is also a play, written by Patrick Meyers, that will open …