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‘Christmas’ future

Everybody has seen “A Christmas Carol.” Yet you may not have seen one like the Spokane Civic Theatre’s version. It has:


Civic puts tale of Eyre, Mr. Rochester to music

The story of the governess Jane Eyre and her stormy relationship with Mr. Rochester will be told entirely through song on the Spokane Civic Theatre’s Main Stage this weekend. Paul …


Civic shows its scary side

Henry James’ 1898 novella, “The Turn of the Screw,” is one of literature’s most famous ghost stories – assuming that it actually has ghosts. Several questions have vexed readers for …


Theater review: ‘Millie’ taps energy of ’20s

Most people wouldn’t employ the word “frothy” in casual conversation, but I can’t think of any other word to describe “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Except possibly “fizzy.” This is a show …


Return of ‘Millie’

Don’t let the word “modern” fool you in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” This is an old-fashioned musical with lots of tap-dancing, elaborate production numbers and – in the Spokane Civic Theatre’s …


From ‘Frankenstein’ to ‘Millie,’ stage is packed with promise

Coming alive on a stage near you: Frankenstein, the Chairman of the Board, a Killer Rabbit and a certain pair of Gothic governesses. This fall’s theater scene will bring these …


‘Buddy’ returns to Civic Friday

Back in October, the Spokane Civic Theatre had a “Buddy” problem: The tickets were gone. Talk about an excellent problem.


Spokane stage productions reap their just rewards

Live theater in Spokane has been going through a metamorphosis – or maybe we should say a “Metamorphoses” (to name one of the season’s best shows). Theaters have come and …


Spotlight: Judds were a hit, seats were amiss at Northern Quest

According to most reports, The Judds performed a great inaugural show at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s new outdoor venue last weekend. On the other hand, the seats didn’t …


Spotlight: At first glance, ‘da Vinci’ impresses

I just walked through “Leonardo da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius” while installers and curators readied it for a Friday opening at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. …


Theater review: ‘Full Monty’ both coarse and sweet

I’ve encountered many moods at the Spokane Civic Theatre. I’ve seen respectful audiences for Shakespeare and raucous audiences for rock musicals. But never have I seen such a whooping, hollering, …


Review: ‘Frost/Nixon’ underscores intensity of interviews

“Frost/Nixon” offers a ringside seat to an unnerving political boxing match where winner takes all in a power struggle to save face. Spokane Civic Theatre’s current production, under the direction …


Civic Theatre breaks out ‘The Full Monty’

Yes, we know the question on everybody’s mind. Here’s the only way to answer it:


Studio Theatre tackles political drama, ‘Frost/Nixon’

How can a theatrical re-creation of a television interview be gripping? To begin with, this interview is no average interview. “Frost/Nixon” is based on the 1977 David Frost sessions with …


Theater review: Cast succeeds in pooling talent

The main character of “Metamorphoses” is 24 feet wide, 4 feet deep and smells sweetly of chlorine. It’s a swimming pool, which gurgles center stage in the intimate Firth Chew …


Spotlight: Menzel will perform at The Fox in May

Idina Menzel – well known to “Glee,” “Rent” and “Wicked” fans – will join the Spokane Symphony for a concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on May …


Theater review: ‘Nunsense’ antics put audience in laughing habit

The Reverend Mother walked on the stage, surrounded by her gaggle of nuns, and I was immediately transported back to 1990. That’s when I first saw Jean Hardie play the …


Civic brings back the hilarious ‘Nunsense’

Way back in March 1990, a wimple-wearing Mother Superior Mary Regina walked out on the Spokane Civic Theatre stage and gave the audience a crabby tongue-lashing for arriving late and …


Spotlight: It could be a wicked long line for ‘Wicked’

Start lining up, Broadway musical fans: Single tickets for “Wicked” will go on sale to the general public on March 5, 7 a.m. at the INB Performing Arts center box …


Theater buddies walk memory lane in Spokane Valley

The buddies Kasey RT Graham, 30, music director/conductor with national touring theater productions, and Lacey Bohnet, 28, a legal assistant and Spokane Civic Theatre actor, were best buddies in high …


Civic Theatre’s ‘Spelling Bee’ has comedy improv down

The comedy improv roots of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are in glorious evidence in the Spokane Civic Theatre’s hysterical production in the cozy Firth Chew Studio Theatre. …


Get in on the action in Civic’s ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Brush up on your orthography. And if you don’t know what that means, look it up, because “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is on its way to the …


Spotlight: Nelly-led Blizzard hits Spokane

Pop-rapper Nelly is coming to Spokane on March 10 – and he’s bringing Big Reeno, Sick Puppies and 30H!3 with him. The Blizzard Music Tour 5.0 will play the Star …


Review: An over-the-top (and beyond) farce

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” is two solid hours of mindless silliness. That may sound like an insult, but you must bear in mind that this is a bedroom farce, and …


‘Wicked’ just part of a promising 2011

Something “Wicked” this way comes. The arrival of the national tour of the Broadway smash hit in May will undoubtedly be the most sought-after event of Spokane’s spring theater season.


Spotlight: Civic reveals ’11-’12 lineup

The Spokane Civic Theatre has lined up its 2011-2012 season, and it looks good for fans of Ebenezer Scrooge, Daddy Warbucks, Charlotte Bronte and a certain madam named Mona. Here’s …


Spotlight: Crosby uniform will be on display at Bing

Attention, “White Christmas” fanatics: The Army uniform worn by Bing Crosby in that 1954 movie will be on display at the Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival on Saturday.


Theater review: They’ve got The Song down, and plenty more

When I say that “White Christmas” at the Spokane Civic Theatre will be a crowd-pleasing hit, I am not merely guessing. On opening night, the Civic announced from the stage …


Civic Theatre finally gets chance to stage Bing-inspired play

Three different entities are titled “White Christmas.” The third entity is the one we’re focused on today, since – at long last – it premieres regionally on the Spokane Civic …


Theater review: Shining moments in a too-long play

Ivan Menchell’s “The Cemetery Club” is not the kind of play I am inclined to favor, and I’ll give you a few reasons why: • The characters hold lengthy conversations …