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Extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith to speak about ‘Capturing the Impossible’ at the FICA

Smith will share stories from adventures in British Columbia, Papua New Guinea and Alaska.

Civic announces lineups for 2019-20 season, playwrights’ fest

The 2019-20 season kicks off with “Matilda: The Musical” and “The Book of Will.”

UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

U-Hi senior Nicholas Griep brings research, love to role in Civic’s ‘Curious Incident’

The regional premiere of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” directed by Melody Deatherage, opens Friday and runs through April 14.

‘Savor It’ brings Spokane’s Kelsey Cook back to Spokane Comedy Club

Almost exactly a year ago, Spokane’s Kelsey Cook was headlining the Spokane Comedy Club fresh off her debut appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and just a couple …

Theater review: In ‘True West,’ Lake City Playhouse finds the perfect cast to tell Shepard’s tale

Directed by Brooke Wood, “True West” embarks as a modest character study but ends as a jarring exploration of a dark and uniquely American comedy.

Spokane’s Michael Glatzmaier to record album at Spokane Comedy Club

Although he often incorporates written material into his sets, Glatzmaier has become known for his ability to improvise comedic songs based on audience suggestions.

Lake City Playhouse’s ‘True West’ explores troubled family relationships

Lake City Playhouse’s production of “True West,” directed by Brooke Wood, opens Friday and runs through March 31.

Touring production of ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ comes to Spokane for one night only

“Legally Blonde,” the musical, is based on the 2001 film of the same name, which starred Reese Witherspoon as Woods.

Civic’s production of ‘The Flick’ highlights the importance of listening to the pauses

“The Flick,” which is directed by Andrew Start, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014.

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

‘Bug,’ ‘Closing It Up’ win big at Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

Both plays were performed at the Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival, Feb. 28-March 2 in Prosser, Washington.

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

William Shatner to appear at First Interstate Center on May 17

Tickets start at $51.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at all TicketsWest outlets, online at or by calling (800) 325-SEAT.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The Flick’ celebrates the depth behind the mundane

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Flick,” directed by Andrew Start, opens Friday and runs through March 24.

Seattle native Monica Nevi headlines Spokane Comedy Club

She’ll perform at the Spokane Comedy Club on March 7 and 8.

Theater review: ‘Hecuba’ at Stage Left makes for an unforgettable night

Stage Left Theater’s production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba” is not a show I’ll soon forget. House lights dimmed as a funereal monody played over the empty stage. Hecuba (Caryn Hoaglund), …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

Spokane native Michael Winslow, ‘man of 10,000 sound effects,’ to perform in Sandpoint

As Winslow tells it, his time growing up on Fairchild Air Force Base was a catalyst for him developing his imitation talent.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Civic’s ‘Broadway, Beat by Beat’ is for the performers, by the performers

“Broadway, Beat by Beat” will be performed Friday through Sunday on the Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Stage Left presents a modern take on the ancient tale of ‘Hecuba’

Friday night, the players of Stage Left Theater will open their production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba.” Loosely based on Euripides’ play of the same name, “Hecuba” is a retelling of …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theater readies ‘Bug’ for Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

The cast and crew will present an abbreviated version of the play on Saturday.

‘My Favorite Toy Was Dirt’ pays tribute to life, work of Patrick McManus

“My Favorite Toy Was Dirt” will premiere at Spokane Community College’s Lair Auditorium on Friday.

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham announces Sept. 7 show at Northern Quest

Tickets for the show, part of Dunham’s “Passively Aggressive” tour, go on sale Friday and start at $59.

Comedian/actor Whitney Cummings returns to Spokane Comedy Club

These Spokane Comedy Club shows are helping Cummings finesse her first Netflix special, which is scheduled for filming in Washington D.C. in March.

Comedian/actor Shawn Wayans to headline Spokane Comedy Club

He’ll stop by the Spokane Comedy Club today and Saturday for four performances. Act fast; the 7:30 p.m. shows are already sold out.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Director Kathy Bowers comes full circle with Ignite!’s production of ‘Life Support’

“Life Support,” by George Tricker, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 24.

Jim Breuer aims to be ‘inspiringly funny’ in his comedy show, coming to the Bing

Breuer’s passion for metal and the emotional-psychological intensity the genre entails has heavily informed his devotion to the healing qualities he finds in comedy.

Family nature drives Aspire Community Theatre’s ‘Mamma Mia!’

Aspire Community Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!,” co-directed and co-choreographed by Trigger Weddle and Joseph Lyons, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 17.

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.

‘Try things and fail’: Comedian Matt Braunger proud to be a ‘6’4” stack of mistakes’

Before releasing his new special “Finally Live in Portland,” Matt Braunger will headline the Spokane Comedy Club on Saturday.

Competition form of Molly Allen’s ‘Closing It Up’ to premiere at Bing Crosby Theater

The cast and crew will take the play to the Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival in Prosser, Washington at the end of the month.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Broom bristles and turkey feathers: Behind the masks of ‘The Lion King’

Puppet master Michael Reilly and his team maintain the 230 puppets used in the musical, which runs through Feb. 3 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts.

‘Lion King’ continues to rule the Pride Lands and the stage in Spokane

There’s a reason why Disney’s “The Lion King” is the highest grossing musical of all time. Why it’s been running for more than two decades on Broadway. Why it continues …