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Spokane Civic Theatre opens 70th season with ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Because so many people are familiar with the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Civic’s production doesn’t stray too far from the 1991 Disney film.


Steve Smith brings Red Green back to the Bing

You’ve probably seen Steve Smith on TV while flipping through the channels, but you likely know him best as his alter ego Red Green, a hapless handyman who had his …


Modern’s show within a show pokes fun at theater

“[title of show]” is a quirky one-act musical written by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and it’s about two guys named Jeff and Hunter as they barricade themselves in an …


Full program for local theaters: Shows range from charming to philosophical

After a relatively quiet summer on most area stages, theater season is about to start up in full force again. Here’s a rundown of some of the local and touring …


In “Sunset Limited,” Cormac McCarthy play a drama of the mind

“The Sunset Limited” is one of two plays written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, and it opens at Stage Left Theater on Friday. The show centers on two men, …


Ignite theater will stage new play by KZZU’s Molly Allen

Allen’s mom, Ellen Travolta is producing “On Shaky Ground,” while her stepfather, Jack Bannon, is one of the play’s stars.


Theater review: Strong performances keep ‘Little Mermaid’ afloat

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” continues at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre through Aug. 28.


Musical ‘Bring It On’ explores friendship, acceptance

“Bring It On” is a tale of two high schools, one affluent and the other low-income, and the star cheerleader torn between them. The high-energy musical, which features songs by …


New ‘Harry Potter’: Play a satisfying follow-up to Rowling’s famed series

“Cursed Child” is a most satisfying and well-done follow-up to “Deathly Hallows.” It’s beautifully written and achieves Shakespearean levels of drama as it delves into the past’s hold on the …


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre makes splash with ‘The Little Mermaid’

“Little Mermaid” hits the Kroc stage this month


‘Dogfight’ brings troops’ experience to Modern stage

The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene tackles the emotional toll war takes with its production of “Dogfight,” a musical that follows a group of Marines as they prepare to ship out …


CST’s ‘Music Man’ a delightful trip to River City

Harold Hill is a con man, and his game is selling instruments, music, and uniforms to small-town rubes. His plan: to get out of town long before anyone figures out …


Bing series offers a front-row view to world’s stage

Most people can’t hop over to London to catch Benedict Cumberbatch performing in “Hamlet,” but the Bing Crosby Theater’s Stage to Screen series gets you closer to A-list actors than …


‘The Music Man’ set to march at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

Meredith Willson’s beloved 1957 musical comedy comes to the Lake City.


Theater review: ‘Buddy’ doesn’t fade away

“Buddy,” the inaugural production from the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre, puts the legendary rocker’s story in veteran hands.


Modern merges fantasy, reality with ‘Man of La Mancha’

“Don Quixote” is a story that toys with perception and identity, the tale of a man who is so disenchanted with the world that he’d prefer to live in delusion. …


‘Not so famous’ Nate Bargatze brings act to the Bartlett

Comedian Nate Bargatze has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “The Tonight Show” and has had an hour-long special on Comedy Central, and he’s hitting the Bartlett stage on Friday night. …


Looking ahead: The rundown of upcoming shows

Our week look at what you should be putting on your calendar.


On sale this week: Gleason Fest, Indigo Girls, Tech N9ne

On Sale: Tickets on sale for upcoming shows.


Modern Theater names new artistic team

The Modern Theater, a professional theater company with venues in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, has announced new leadership.


‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ brings a little magic to Coeur d’Alene

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” making its regional debut at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a prequel to “Peter Pan,” telling the story of how a nameless orphan became the boy …


Looking Ahead: Upcoming shows in the Inland Northwest

Our weekly look at new and upcoming shows in the Inland Northwest and beyond.


CdA Summer Theatre catches a star with ‘Peter’

“Peter and the Starcatcher” isn’t a musical


‘Anything Goes’ at Modern CdA finds the right cast for an evening of fun

1934 musical features classic tunes by Cole Porter and serves as a perfect showcase for Abbey Crawford’s voice.


Director Thomas Kail on how the best idea won at ‘Hamilton’

Director Thomas Kail had a free night in New York a few days ago and went to see “The Phantom of the Opera” for the first time.


The Modern CdA sets sail for ‘Anything Goes’

When it comes to frothy and fun musical comedies, “Anything Goes” is among the best. This 1934 Broadway chestnut, set aboard a ship sailing for England, features classic songs by …


‘Laramie Project: 10 Years Later’ opens at Stage Left

Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming. His shocking death lead to the acclaimed play “The Laramie Project.” A decade later, the legacy of Shepard’s murder was revisited …


Spokane stages will be hopping this summer

Local theater seasons tend to end in May or June, returning with its newest productions in the fall. But that doesn’t mean that area stages are going to be completely …


‘The Ladies Foursome’ tees off at the Modern Spokane

“The Ladies Foursome,” which opens Friday at the Modern Theater Spokane, is about a group of women who have been golfing together for many years, and it begins shortly after …


Looking ahead

Our weekly rundown of new and upcoming shows in the INW and beyond.