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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 …


‘Noises Off’ at Spokane Civic Theatre finds comedy in the chaos

“Noises Off,” which opened Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre, cracks the lens of the rose-colored glasses worn by the enchanted theatergoer and gives the audience a glance, albeit a (hopefully) …


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Tried-and-true comedy ‘Noises Off’ opens at Civic

It’s not every production that Spokane Civic Theatre Artistic Director Lenny Bart suggests audience members “wear (their) Depends,” but a show like “Noises Off” calls for such a precaution.


‘Holding On ~ Letting Go’ explores end of life challenges

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Bryan Harnetiaux’s “Holding On ~ Letting Go” isn’t a family affair, but it might as well be; Harnetiaux and director Jack Delahanty first worked together …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ shines with a talented cast

A cast of talented singers, paired with Henry McNulty’s music direction, makes “A Little Night Music” a strong first showing for new artistic director Lenny Bart, who makes his Civic …


Civic to play ‘A Little Night Music’

In helming his first show on the Civic’s main stage, Lenny Bart isn’t pulling any punches. The theater’s artistic director is taking on “A Little Night Music,” a Tony-winning show …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ is about regret, but it’s very funny

Near the end of Christopher Durang’s play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” one of its titular characters, named after a famous creation of Anton Chekhov, unspools a lengthy …


Local actor pleads guilty to molesting teen he met through Spokane Civic Theatre

A Spokane man who has appeared on the Spokane Civic Theatre stage several times recently pleaded guilty to molesting a teenage boy he met through the theater.


Spokane Civic Theatre goofs on Chekhov in ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

The characters in Christopher Durang’s play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” are either named after or inspired by figures in the canon of Anton Chekhov, and the plot …


Spokane stages promise to be crowded through March

After a brief respite during the Christmas season, activity on area stages is starting to pick up again. A few shows are currently running – the heartwarming drama “Tuesdays With …


Spokane Civic Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play

It was common practice in the 1940s and ’50s to adapt popular movies into hour-long radio dramas. Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was one of those films, …


Musical revue brings dose of good cheer

Right in time for the holidays, “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” hits Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday, a rollicking, feel-good, willfully goofy Christmas comedy that’s plastered wall-to-wall with classic songs.


‘Streetcar’ plot still edgy, even for modern audience

Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” is generally considered one of the greatest pieces of theater ever written, a tragic tale of two wayward sisters and the brutish man who …


Review: Iconic ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ rich on local stage

Stanley Kowalski looms so large in our cultural conscience that it’s easy to forget that “A Streetcar Named Desire” is really about Blanche DuBois, his emotionally disturbed sister-in-law. Much of …


Collaboration, costumes nab Civic Theatre’s Kearney Jordan a nomination for arts award

Kearney Jordan is one of nearly 25 nominees for the Spokane Arts Heroes awards, which will be announced in a ceremony Nov. 5. She runs the Spokane Civic Theatre’s costume …


Civic’s time warp to ‘Rocky Horror’ is worth the trip

Cult comedy, which was the basis of the beloved movie, will run at Civic through Nov. 5.


Civic jumps to the left for ‘Rocky Horror’

Few pieces of theater better represent the culture’s shifting social mores than “The Rocky Horror Show.” What was seen as a risque cult curiosity upon its premiere in 1973 is …


Spokane Civic Theatre kicks off its 70th year with new artistic director Lenny Bart

Following a change in management, Spokane Civic Theatre ushers in its 70th year with new artistic director Lenny Bart and CEO Mike Shannon at its helm. Bart, who moved to …


Theater review: Civic’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ lives up to its billing as beloved classic

This is a classic, lovingly realized story, full of wonder, mystery, humor and romance, and it boasts some terrific songs that you’ll be humming on your way home from the …


Spokane Civic Theatre opens 70th season with ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Because so many people are familiar with the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Civic’s production doesn’t stray too far from the 1991 Disney film.