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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: Civic tackles ‘Les Misérables’ with excellence

When Spokane Civic Theatre announced they’d be kicking off their newest season with a production of the epic musical “Les Misérables,” it was hard not to be a little, well, …


Douglas Webster set to lead Civic Theatre’s ‘Les Miserables’

Director Douglas Webster is uniquely qualified to gauge how rehearsals are going for “Les Miserables,” the most ambitious production in the Spokane Civic Theatre’s history. “This isn’t my first rodeo,” …


Spotlight: Civic Theatre forms Artistic Committee

Spokane Civic Theatre has formed an Artistic Committee, headed by longtime Civic actor-directors Kathy Doyle-Lipe and Wes Deitrick, “to foster and operate a volunteer live community theater of high artistic …


Fired director sues Spokane Civic Theatre

The fired executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre is filing a $2 million lawsuit against the theater’s board and three of its members this afternoon.


Fired Civic leader received high marks

Only three weeks before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Fired Civic Theater leader got bonus for “hard work”

Only a month before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Spokane Civic Theatre fires artistic director

The Spokane Civic Theatre board of directors on Friday fired Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson. In a news release, Civic announced that the board and Johnson “terminated their association” …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

Civic Theatre board fires Artistic Director Yvonne Johnson

The Spokane Civic Theatre board of directors on Friday fired Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson.


Spotlight: Local dancers get leg up on holiday show

Ever dream of being a Rockette? Does the song “One” from “A Chorus Line” put you in a high-kicking mood? If so, Laura Little Productions is looking for you.


Civic Theatre’s Taylor gives campers opportunity to shine

Chris Taylor missed out on the original “Let’s put on a show!” musicals epitomized by Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland’s 1939 MGM classic, “Babes in Arms.” Yet as the Spokane …


Theater review: Civic’s ‘Grease’ familiar but always entertaining

In 1978, film producer Alan Carr took “Grease,” a gritty, vulgar musical about a group of streetwise teenagers in the late 1950s, and sanitized it into a shiny, bouncy, PG-rated …


Civic Theatre brings popular musical to the stage

“Grease,” as they say, is the word. And the word will be heard starting this weekend at Spokane Civic Theatre. “Grease,” the 1971 musical that spawned a hit 1978 movie …


Civic stages ‘Dixie Swim Club’

What: ‘The Dixie Swim Club’ chronicles five lifelong friends as they return to their favorite beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to chat about their pasts, speculate …


Review: Civic Theatre’s ’Treasure Island’ offers energetic family fun

It’s safe to say that “Treasure Island” is one of the most influential pieces of genre literature ever produced. Since its publication in 1883, elements of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling …


Theater review: Strong cast finds ‘Pond’s’ essence

Norman and Ethel Thayer have been visiting their Maine vacation cottage on a lake called Golden Pond every summer for nearly 50 years. Their marriage remains steadfast, but Norman, now …


Theater review: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ not a play to sleep on

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” which opened Friday at Spokane’s Civic Theatre, is a trifle, an entertainment, one that lets its audience in on the joke, is free with the winks and …


Spotlight: String Quartet tackles ‘Black Angels’

The Spokane String Quartet is planning something unusual for today’s concert. The group will be tackling George Crumb’s avant garde 1971 piece “Black Angels,” which incorporates sounds created by crystal …


Theater review: ‘Normal’ looks at tough subject with grit, songs

“Next to Normal” comes to the Civic Theatre with quite a pedigree: The drama by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey won three Tony Awards during its original 2009 Broadway run, …


Theater review: ‘Escanaba in Love’ both funny, warm

There aren’t any strict rules at the Soady Deer Camp, save for one that the Soady clan follows without any exception: Absolutely no women allowed. The camp is a safe …


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.


Theater review: ‘White Christmas’ sets holiday tone

Just in time for a gray Thanksgiving, Spokane Civic Theatre is giving fans a “White Christmas.” The company has revived its sold-out production of the holiday chestnut from two years …


‘Closer Walk’ more musical tribute than play

Dean Regan’s “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” offers an intimate, nostalgic stroll through much of Cline’s music but keeps the audience at an arm’s length in revealing the inspiration …


Alyssa Day set to go ‘Crazy’ in Civic’s ‘Patsy Cline’ production

When you’re looking for a Patsy Cline, you need a certain age – the singer’s career spanned just 15 years – and a certain look. Most of all, when it …


Spotlight: Renowned composer to offer class for Civic

Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown will be in Spokane next month to give a master class in conjunction with a local production of his musical, “Songs for a New World.” …


Review: ‘The Producers’ finds comedy in taboo places

Leave it to comedy legend Mel Brooks to conceive a musical with material so offensive it becomes downright hysterical. Thus, the major ingredient in Brooks’ multi-Tony Award-winning musical, “The Producers.” …


‘The Producers’ starts Friday at Civic Theatre

What: Tony-winning stage adaptation of the Mel Brooks movie comedy Where: Spokane Civic Theatre


Spotlight: Spokane doctor named to state arts commission

Spokane physician Bassem Bejjani has been appointed to the Washington State Arts Commission. He joins two other Eastern Washington appointees on the 23-member panel – Mark Anderson of Walla Walla …


Spotlight: Politics dominate Bing’s fall film series

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater is getting into the spirit of the season with is fall film series. “Best of Politicial Movie Classics” kicks off Sept. 19 with …


Spotlight: New theater group plans its first play

There’s a new theater company in the Idaho Panhandle. The JACC Theater Troupe was formed this spring by the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls and will be …