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CdA Summer Theater opens ‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls” has been charming audiences since its Broadway debut in 1950. This summer, local audiences will get to experience it with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of the …

10 Under $10: Lilac Parade, ‘Garageland Chronicles,’ and the symphony in Wellpinit among the week’s entertainment options

Our weekly wrap up of things to do on the cheap in the Inland Northwest.

UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Former Spokane actress Morgan Keene appears on ‘American Idol’

The actress and singer performed as part of D Cappella, a new Disney Music group that tours and performs a cappella arrangements of Disney songs.

Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run

Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly. The Divine Miss M is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of “Hello, Dolly!” on July 17 for …

Making the leap: Have the time of your life when ‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to the stage

what there is to know before the INB Performing Arts Center is transformed into a Catskills resort, circa 1963, for the show’s six-performance run that concludes April 29.

UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Best of Broadway to bring ‘Lion King’ and ‘Les Miserables’ back to Spokane

From the “Circle of Life” to “I Dreamed a Dream,” two theatrical blockbusters are returning to Spokane for the 2018-19 Best of Broadway season at the INB Performing Arts Center.

Best bets in the Spokane area: 10 Under $10

Our weekly round up of fun to be hand on the cheap in the INW in the next 7 days.

Coming to Spokane: ‘Office’ scene-stealer Creed Bratton

Now, with his “Office” days behind him, Bratton tours the country, bringing a blend of comedy and music to audiences everywhere. He’ll land at the Bing in Spokane in July. …

For live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a Legend

Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He’ll be a little busy – being Jesus …

Theater review: Strong vocal performances, cute kids carry ‘The Sound of Music’

All told, the national touring production of the venerable “The Sound of Music” that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center is a testament to the strengths of a …

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: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Quilters’ shares the hardships, successes of pioneer women

“Quilters,” which features a book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and music and lyrics by Damashek, opens at Lake City Playhouse on Friday and runs through April 8.

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ stars release new song

Miranda has been releasing “Hamilton”-related content each month in a series called Hamildrop. Previous releases have included a track cut from “Hamilton,” “Ben Franklin’s Song,” recorded by the Portland band …

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre heading ‘Into the Woods’

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre will go “Into the Woods” in late July. Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical will take over the Central Valley Performing Arts Center July 13-29.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Hamilton’ proves why it’s a theatrical sensation

When it comes to “Hamilton,” it’s magical to be in the room where it happens. Since it opened in New York three years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sung-through musical about America’s …

Five things to know about ‘Hamilton’

Yes, a lot of people like “Hamilton,” even if they’ve not seen it. Which is why when producers announced a second U.S. tour that would launch in Seattle before heading …

Gonzaga’s ‘Coming Home’ explores transition from base to basketball

The original play was written using excerpts from interviews conducted as part of the school’s Oral History of Homecoming Project.

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: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Motown: The Musical’ brings the highs and lows – and plenty of hits – to the INB stage

Based on Barry Gordy’s memoir, and with a book by Gordy himself, “Motown: The Musical” is a sleek and slick look at one of the most influential record labels in …

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, …

For funnyman Tim Meadows, stand-up is his latest avenue for comedy delivery

Fans in the Spokane area will get a chance to check out Meadow’s act when he headlines two nights at the Spokane Comedy Club. It’s a return engagement to the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Theater review: Heartfelt ‘Falsettos’ good step for rebounding Lake City

This Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is a critical darling and cult favorite. On opening night, an audience member could be heard telling others, “You’re going to …

Out-of-step musicals

Reviving the hallmarks of our musical theater heritage is such a widespread practice on the American stage that the mores of bygone ages are going to be dredged up and …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

‘Falsettos’ arrives in Coeur d’Alene with its story of family and love

This nearly perfect musical about a decidedly imperfect family opens at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse this weekend and is being staged in the region for this first time since …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Theater review: At 20, ‘Rent’ is wearing its age very well

The 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock opera adaptation of “La Boheme” brings a youthful energy to the INB Performing Arts Center.

Lake City Playhouse takes on ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Coeur d’Alene’s nonprofit theater company will stage “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” beginning Friday and continuing through Dec. 17. The three-person comedy replaces “A Doll’s House” on …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

‘Hamilton’ is headed to Puerto Rico, with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising lead role

Meanwhile, tickets sales for the “Hamilton” run in Seattle were brisk.

‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub returns to Broadway in ‘irresistible’ musical

Finding his voice for each character, whether it’s the Italian-flavored “The Big Night,” or a space alien in “Men in Black,” is one of the first things Tony Shaloub works …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Stage Left taps Molly Allen as its resident playwright

Allen will be the subject of a showcase in October featuring previous staged works and a reading from a new play.

Spotlight: Travolta sisters seek story submissions for holiday show

For “Christmas with a Twist,” Ellen and Margaret Travolta want to share your stories.