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Small mishaps don’t dim ‘Mary Poppins’ shine

Quincy McCune’s portrayal of Poppins was a joy to watch and hear. There were moments where her mannerisms were so accurate, and my seat just far enough back, that Julie …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life

“Mary Poppins,” directed by Troy Nickerson, opens Friday and runs until Oct. 14.


Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert

All participants will receive a free ticket to the carrousel, while supplies last.


Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

“Anne of Green Gables” runs Friday through Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


Spokane Civic Theatre’s RADAR offer classes in acting, musical theater and creativity

The program has expanded to feature a week’s worth of acting, creativity and musical theater masterclasses for students.


Civic Theatre opens stage to regional playwrights during Playwrights’ Forum Festival

The festival runs from Thursday through June 17.


Chance encounter brings ‘Hello, Dolly!’ star to Civic stage

“Hello, Dolly!” opens Friday and runs through June 10.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Societal expectations challenged in ‘Misalliance,’ opening Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre

“Misalliance” opens Friday and runs through May 20 at Spokane Civic Theatre.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Broadway actors to perform in ‘West Side Story’ with Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Symphony

“West Side Story” comes to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on April 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.


Review: Spokane Civic Theatre nails classic take on ‘Dial M for Murder’

In “Dial M for Murder,” there’s no whodunit, at least from the audience’s standpoint, as the person behind the crime makes himself known from the very start. What isn’t known, …


Civic aims to draws audiences in with suspenseful ‘Dial M for Murder’

“Dial M for Murder” opens at Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday and runs through April 8.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre tackles tough questions in ‘Two Point Oh’

Playwright Jeffrey Jackson’s “Two Point Oh,” a play in which the main character only ever appears on screen, relies almost entirely on the use of technology, which means a lot …


Spokane Civic Theatre blends live theater, multimedia to explore life after death in ‘Two Point Oh’

The Jeffrey Jackson play opens Friday and runs through March 25.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

‘York’ revived to celebrate Black History Month

In 2004, Spokane Civic Theatre’s playwright-in-residence Bryan Harnetiaux received a request from Gonzaga University’s drama department to write a play about the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition. Harnetiaux said he …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Virginia Woolf’ holds attention beyond final curtain call

“Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference?” This line, uttered by the character George, encapsulates the entirety of Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”


Spokane Civic Theatre not afraid to tackle ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

The Edward Albee drama opens Friday and runs through Feb. 11.


Theater review: Cast takes audience on a wild ride in Civics’ ‘Cactus Flower’

Wynn brought just the right amount of youthful energy to Simmons and wonderfully illustrated the character’s transformation throughout the course of the play, and Rideout was a great leading man, …


Civic brings ’60s-tinged comedy ‘Cactus Flower’ to Spokane

The Abe Burrows farce opens on Friday and continues through Jan. 28.


Spokane Civic Theatre brings ‘Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play’ to stage, airwaves

The first night of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play” will be broadcast on KPBX 91.1.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Young performers shine in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’

The musical, with songs written by Oscar-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”), adds another dimension to the beloved holiday movie.


Spokane Civic Theatre bringing holiday tradition to stage with “A Christmas Story: The Musical”

The musical, based on the 1983 movie of the same name, opens Friday on the Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Theater review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’ mixes genres for campy fun

If you’ve watched any of the numerous beach party movies from the ’60s, you’ve seen these characters before. The gawky girl and her nerdy best friend, the too-cool-for-school surfer, the …


Spokane Civic Theatre extends run of “West Side Story”

The musical, which was originally scheduled to close Sunday, will be performed Oct. 20 and 21. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.


Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Psycho Beach Party” brings campy fun to Halloween show

The play is a mix of “Gidget,” beach party films and Alfred Hitchcock.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s “West Side Story” a moving production of classic show

“West Side Story” continues through Oct. 15.


Spokane Civic Theatre opens 71st season with ‘West Side Story’

This production is a “dream come true” for Spokane Civic Theatre Artistic Director Lenny Bart.


In Civic’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ the musical within the musical offers the cast ample time to shine

It’s one thing to perform a play within a play. It’s another to perform a musical within a musical. Along with twice the acting, there’s also twice the singing and …


Civic’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ brings director Melody Deatherage back to former role

When Tami Knoell steps on stage as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Kiss Me, Kate,” director Melody Deatherage will know exactly how she feels, as Deatherage played …


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Civic adds needed modern twist to ‘Taming of the Shrew’

While the language is as Shakespeare wrote, director/scenic and lighting designer David Baker has added a modern touch to the Shakespeare comedy with updated costumes and more attitude than the …