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Theater review: Civic’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows you can’t go wrong by being yourself

The play, directed by David Baker, runs through Feb. 17.


Eccentricity the norm in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by David Baker, opens Friday and runs through Feb. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Civic’s ‘The Memory of Water’ brings sisters together for reflection

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Memory of Water,” written by Shelagh Stephenson and directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 10.


Seasoned actors, young performers lead Civic’s ‘Follies’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s staged concert production of “Follies,” directed by Jake Schaefer, runs Friday through Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Theater review: Civic spreads holiday cheer with ‘Elf’

All in all “Elf the Musical” is exactly the kind of Christmas treat people like. It’s bright, sparkly and cheerful. It goes down easy, and leaves you smiling at the …


Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre

Like most film-to-stage play adaptations, “Elf” shares the film’s theme but departs from the plot in a few areas, taking a number of liberties with character changes and settings.


Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’

“Constellations,” directed by Pamela Kingsley, opens Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre and runs through Dec. 2.


Then and Now: Riverside Theater

The Casino Theater, on the 800 block of Riverside Avenue, opened in 1909.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’

The staged reading will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Review: Civic’s ‘Bug’ makes audiences question what’s real

The set of “Bug” alone was likely enough to make the audience feel a little dirty. The story, from actor/playwright Tracy Letts, centers on a cocktail waitress, a war veteran …


Tracy Letts’ ‘Bug’ right at home in Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater

“Bug,” directed by Marianne McLaughlin, opens Friday and runs through Oct. 14.


Review: Small mishaps don’t dim ‘Mary Poppins’ shine

Quincy McCune’s portrayal of Poppins was a joy to watch and hear. There were moments where her mannerisms were so accurate, and my seat just far enough back, that Julie …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life

“Mary Poppins,” directed by Troy Nickerson, opens Friday and runs until Oct. 14.


Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert

All participants will receive a free ticket to the carrousel, while supplies last.


Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

“Anne of Green Gables” runs Friday through Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.


Spokane Civic Theatre’s RADAR offer classes in acting, musical theater and creativity

The program has expanded to feature a week’s worth of acting, creativity and musical theater masterclasses for students.


Civic Theatre opens stage to regional playwrights during Playwrights’ Forum Festival

The festival runs from Thursday through June 17.


Chance encounter brings ‘Hello, Dolly!’ star to Civic stage

“Hello, Dolly!” opens Friday and runs through June 10.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Societal expectations challenged in ‘Misalliance,’ opening Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre

“Misalliance” opens Friday and runs through May 20 at Spokane Civic Theatre.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

Broadway actors to perform in ‘West Side Story’ with Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Symphony

“West Side Story” comes to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on April 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.


Review: Spokane Civic Theatre nails classic take on ‘Dial M for Murder’

In “Dial M for Murder,” there’s no whodunit, at least from the audience’s standpoint, as the person behind the crime makes himself known from the very start. What isn’t known, …


Civic aims to draws audiences in with suspenseful ‘Dial M for Murder’

“Dial M for Murder” opens at Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday and runs through April 8.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre tackles tough questions in ‘Two Point Oh’

Playwright Jeffrey Jackson’s “Two Point Oh,” a play in which the main character only ever appears on screen, relies almost entirely on the use of technology, which means a lot …


Spokane Civic Theatre blends live theater, multimedia to explore life after death in ‘Two Point Oh’

The Jeffrey Jackson play opens Friday and runs through March 25.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

‘York’ revived to celebrate Black History Month

In 2004, Spokane Civic Theatre’s playwright-in-residence Bryan Harnetiaux received a request from Gonzaga University’s drama department to write a play about the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition. Harnetiaux said he …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Virginia Woolf’ holds attention beyond final curtain call

“Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference?” This line, uttered by the character George, encapsulates the entirety of Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”


Spokane Civic Theatre not afraid to tackle ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

The Edward Albee drama opens Friday and runs through Feb. 11.


Theater review: Cast takes audience on a wild ride in Civics’ ‘Cactus Flower’

Wynn brought just the right amount of youthful energy to Simmons and wonderfully illustrated the character’s transformation throughout the course of the play, and Rideout was a great leading man, …


Civic brings ’60s-tinged comedy ‘Cactus Flower’ to Spokane

The Abe Burrows farce opens on Friday and continues through Jan. 28.