Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Spokane Civic Theatre


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


Civic’s studio theater stages ‘The Cemetery Club’

Doris, Ida and Lucille are widows from Queens who meet every month at their husbands’ gravesites. They talk about life, love and loss – but not exactly with little-old-lady gentility.


Spotlight: Local foundation has big plans for Bing collection

A Spokane foundation has purchased one of the three largest Bing Crosby photo/memorabilia collections in the world – about 5,000 pieces – with an idea toward a future museum in …


Rock ’n’ roll’s draw modeled in Civic Theatre rarity

The Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” isn’t merely about the rock ’n’ roll of the 1950s; it IS the rock ’n’ roll of the 1950s. By that, …


Civic Theatre has high hopes for ‘The Buddy Holly Story’

‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” should prove to be a different kind of season opener for the Spokane Civic Theatre: • It comes from the 1980s as opposed to the …


Artistic director helps Civic Theatre thrive despite tough economy

The recession has been brutal for Spokane’s live theater. Two theaters closed, others teetered. Meanwhile, the Spokane Civic Theatre has just come off its biggest ticket-sales season ever. How do …


Theaters’ upcoming season include ‘Wicked,’ ‘White Christmas’

Buy a ticket, park yourself in your theater seat and watch the following unfold: • Four actors playing 150 characters in a Hitchcock spoof.


Civic Theatre strives for authenticity in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Most Broadway musicals don’t have firearms in the plot, much less in the title. Yet “Annie Get Your Gun” involves so many blazing barrels that director Yvonne A.K. Johnson decided …


Civic Theatre stages off-Broadway hit ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart’

Terrence McNally’s “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” is without question a comedy – but it’s “a comedy that hurts,” as one critic put it in 1991. McNally places two middle-aged couples …


Civic stages Jeff Daniels-written comedy ‘Escanaba’

The Spokane Civic Theatre’s upcoming comedy is set in a Michigan deer-hunting camp, has a character whose first name is “Jimmers” and is full of jokes about whiskey and Bambi. …