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Stage Left opens ‘Long Christmas Ride Home’

The play, which features both actors and puppets, runs through Dec. 23.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Waitress’ mixes up a delicious confection for theater fans

Take flavors that are sweet and tart, like a good key lime. Mix it with characters well worn and comfortable. Stir in a dash of vinegar for some bite. Bake …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Four theaters closing winter productions this weekend

Get tickets now for shows at Liberty Lake Community Theatre, Spokane Children’s Theatre, Theater Arts for Children and Ignite Community Theatre.

Serving up something special: Best of Broadway brings national tour of ‘Waitress’ to Spokane

On its face, “Waitress” seems like a heavy show. After all, it involves domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancy and infidelity. But there’s pie. Lots of pie. Humor, too. The color palette …

Two local girls make their stage debut in ‘Waitress’

Two local 4-year-old girls – Remy Reith, of Cheney, and Brooklyn Wells, Spokane – will make their stage debut when the national tour of the Broadway hit “Waitress” comes to …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

Second time’s the charm for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant Jay Jay Dixonbey

After auditioning for season 14, Dixonbey made it to the top 6 on season 15.

‘Traditions of Christmas’ keeps performers, audiences coming back year after year

The seventh season of the Radio City Music Hall-style show opens Friday and runs through Dec. 23.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

StageWest Community Theatre producing ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as radio play

StageWest’s production opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.

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 …

Dan Cummins’ podcast brings new fans into the dungeon

Coeur d’Alene comedian Dan Cummins goes down internet wormholes with ‘Timesuck’ podcast.

Count on Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet to add up to holiday ‘Nutcracker’ fun

A by-the-numbers look at “The Nutcracker,” The Spokane Symphony, and State Street Ballet.

Ellen Travolta and family unwrap the holidays with ‘Christmas Unwrapped’

“Christmas Unwrapped,” Ellen Travolta’s latest holiday cabaret at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, opens Friday and will feature stories, music and dancing from the Travolta sisters and Ellen’s daughter, Molly Allen. …

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.

Beloved orphan ‘Annie’ comes to Lake City Playhouse

Lake City’s production of “Annie” opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.

State Street Ballet, Spokane Symphony reunite for ‘the Nutcracker’

State Street Ballet will return to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to perform with the Spokane Symphony, conducted by Jorge Luis Uzcategui, and more than 75 local dancers …

CdA’s Laura Little helps bring ‘All Is Calm’ to Big Apple

“All Is Calm” opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 30 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City.

‘Finding Neverland’ flies high in Spokane

Inspired by a true life story, and based on a 2004 Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet film, the musical “Finding Neverland” tells how J.M. Barrie came to create his most famous play, …

‘AGT’ finalist, ‘Trailer Nasty’ comedian Vicki Barbolak headlines Bridge Press Cellars

Barbolak made it to the top 10 of the most recent season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Magic in the air: ‘AGT’ finalists Duo Transcend bring their trapeze act to ‘Magical Cirque Christmas’

Many Americans this past summer discovered the Utah couple on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” where they advanced to the finals. And now Spokane audiences will get to see them in …

‘Daisy,’ opening at Stage Left, looks into little political ad that made big waves

“Daisy,” written by Sean Devine, opens Friday at Stage Left Theater and runs through Dec. 2.

Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity

To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Theater Review: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship

Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer …

Bob Saget returning to Spokane Comedy Club in January

Tickets are on sale now for Saget’s four shows at the Spokane Comedy Club, Jan. 25 and 26.

‘Finding Neverland’: Actor Jeff Sullivan had to grow up before he discovered the boy who wouldn’t

The film “Finding Neverland” told the based-on-fact story of how J.M. Barrie befriended the Llewelyn Davies family, and how they inspired the creation of Peter, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the …

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

First love at Second City: Famed comedy troupe brings touring show to Spokane

The Second City National Touring Company is bringing its “best of” show to Spokane on Wednesday for an evening of sketch comedy, improv and a whole lot of laughs.

Lilac City Comicon adds actor/comedian Chris Kattan to 2019 schedule

Kattan is scheduled to appear both days of the convention, June 1-2 at the Spokane Convention Center.

Moscow Community Theater flips the script with casting in ‘The Foreigner’

Moscow Community Theater showcases their production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” this weekend at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Eddie Ifft will test new material at Spokane Comedy Club with eye to new hourlong special

As he develops his latest comedy hour, “Walking On Eggshells,” comedian Eddie Ifft is making his way across the United States entertaining fans and experimenting with new material.

Comedian Whitney Cummings to unveil new special at Spokane Comedy Club

Whitney Cummings will headline the Spokane Comedy Club on Nov. 8-10.