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CST undergoes change at top

Laura Little is stepping down as executive director of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Stepping in is Tracey Vaughan.


Audience gets musical connection with March sisters

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” was originally published in two volumes in the late 1860s, and not only was it an instant commercial success, but it represented a sea change …


Spokane Civic Theatre executive director Keith Dixon resigns

Keith Dixon is returning to Louisiana to spend time with his family.


Review: ‘Sordid Lives’ at Civic is raucous, moving

Like an R-rated “Steel Magnolias,” Del Shores’ play “Sordid Lives,” which opened at Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday, explores love, death and familial dysfunction in a tight-knit Southern community. But …


‘Sordid Lives’ loves its uncouth characters

The characters in Del Shore’s “Sordid Lives” are unapologetically ribald and more than a little uncouth, the kind of people you might derogatorily refer to as “white trash.” But the …


Review: It’s getting ‘Dangereuses’ at Spokane Civic Theatre

Trio of strong performances bring Christopher Hampton’s tale of sexual manipulation to live on Civic’s Main Stage.


Civic announces lineup for 70th season

Civic Theatre kicks off 2016-17 year with ‘Beauty and the Beast.’


Extreme seduction: Civic stages ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’

The French aristocrats at the center of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (translation: “Dangerous Liaisons”) are as bored as they are vicious, and their idea of entertainment is to seduce young, impressionable …


‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’: Old-school story told the old-school way

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play,” presented by Spokane’s Civic Theatre and staged at the Bing Crosby Theater, is a one-act adaptation of that beloved film, and it’s designed …


Kids bring holiday Charlie Brown classic to life

Civic Theatre’s Academy stages “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”


Review: ‘White Christmas’ brings back its old-fashioned charm

According to the lyrics of one of Irving Berlin’s most famous tunes, love and the weather can’t be depended upon – they’re unpredictable, irresponsible, unbelievable, unreliable. The same adjectives can’t …


Civic brings back ‘White Christmas’

Christmas is a time of embracing customs and repeating annual traditions, and the holiday musical “White Christmas” has become something of a ritual for the Spokane Civic Theatre. Its latest …


‘Evil Dead: The Musical” offers up laughs and buckets of blood

Civic has a bloody good time with ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’


Nothing as it seems in Civic’s ‘Catch Me’

Frank Abagnale Jr.’s story is one of thinly constructed veneers, of mistaken identities, of running and running and never quite getting anywhere. He was a seasoned con man by his …


Spokane Civic Theatre’s opener ‘Catch Me’ based on real-life con artist’s escapades

If Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” didn’t open with a “based on actual events” disclaimer, you’d never buy it. The story seems so outlandish that, were it pure …


Spokane Civic Theatre’s opener ‘Catch Me’ based on real-life con artist’s escapades

If Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” didn’t open with a “based on actual events” disclaimer, you’d never buy it. The story seems so outlandish that, were it pure …


Spotlight: Civic’s ‘Orphans’ lands in national competition

For the first time since 2011, one of Spokane Civic Theatre’s recent productions has made it through to nationals in an annual competition hosted by the American Association of Community …


‘Music Man’ still a warm delight

The main hurdle you have to clear when putting on a show as well known as “The Music Man” is the fact that everybody in the audience has likely seen …


Civic revives ‘Music Man’

Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” plays out almost like a greatest hits compilation of great Broadway show tunes: “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Till There Was You,” “Shipoopi,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon” …


Civic revives ‘Music Man’

Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” plays out almost like a greatest hits compilation of great Broadway show tunes: “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Till There Was You,” “Shipoopi,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon” …


Review: Civic’s ‘Sylvia’ a funny, insightful dog’s tale

We see the best of ourselves in our dogs because they see the best in us: They don’t judge, they don’t second-guess, they love unconditionally. The fact they’re considered man’s …


A case of puppy love

We’ve all had one-sided conversations with our pets, but in A.R. Gurney’s play “Sylvia,” the pet talks back. Perhaps the word “pet” is a bit of a misnomer: Sylvia is …


Review: Civic Theatre’s ‘Sherlock’ an unusual, welcome treat

It’s fun and daring to see a local community theater tackle a staging of “Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four.” This stage adaptation of what was …


Famous sleuths Holmes and Watson visit Civic Theatre stage

Everyone loves a good whodunit. While Spokane Civic Theatre continues its production of “Clue: The Musical” in its downstairs studio space, another mystery, “Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the …


Review: Strong Civic Theatre cast carries uneven ‘Clue’

In the back of the programs for Spokane Civic Theatre’s new production of “Clue: The Musical,” there’s a page of grids and boxes that asks, “Can you solve the mystery …


Civic Theatre leader’s defamation suit revived

The Washington Court of Appeals on Thursday reinstated a defamation suit filed by former Spokane Civic Theatre artistic director Yvonne A.K. Johnson against the theater’s former music director. Johnson fired …


Choose your weapon: Civic Theatre stages ‘Clue: The Musical’

No matter how many times you sit through “Clue: The Musical,” the odds of seeing the exact same show twice are pretty slim. There are 216 possible endings to the …


Choose your weapon: Civic Theatre stages ‘Clue: The Musical’

No matter how many times you sit through “Clue: The Musical,” the odds of seeing the exact same show twice are pretty slim. There are 216 possible endings to the …


Review: Comedy classic ‘Nunsense’ gets fresh twist with male cast

“Nunsense,” the perennial crowd-pleaser that’s kept Spokane Civic Theatre audiences in stitches over the past two decades, is back, this time in a production featuring five male actors as the …


All-male cast forces change of habit

You’d think that the comic premise of nuns behaving badly would eventually lose its novelty, but Dan Goggin’s musical comedy “Nunsense” has proven that theory wrong, spinning out one popular …