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CdA Summer Theatre visits the classic ‘South Pacific’

Staging a production of “South Pacific” comes with two distinct historical challenges. The setting, the Pacific Campaign in World War II, stems from Pulitzer Prize material from James A. Michener, …

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ still has the power to thrill

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megahit lands at the INB Performing Arts Center, courtesy of the Best of Broadway series.

UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Theater refuses to buckle after ‘Caesar’ Trump criticism

Though the Public’s version of William Shakespeare’s classic play is unchanged from its 400-year-old original, the production portrays Caesar with a gold bathtub and a pouty Slavic wife. President Trump’s …

Coeur d’Alene’s Laura Little feels good about Tony chances for ‘Come From Away’

“Come From Away” has some momentum, too, having won top honors at the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Helen Hayes Awards.

UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Kevin Spacey tight-lipped about his plans as host of Tonys

Spacey says he’s been busy with producers figuring out how to approach his first big hosting gig on Sunday. He’s been spending the last few weeks seeing Broadway shows to …

On sale Friday: The Shins, Turkuaz

The SR’s weekly list of show going on sale in the coming days.

GU’s ZagLab updates ‘Godot’ with environmental statement

The ZagLab production will stage the tragicomedy outdoors, and as an means to discuss environmental issues. The set will feature an art installation created by artists J.J. McCracken of Washington, …

Director: Stacy Keach had a heart attack during Chicago play

The May 30 performance of “Pamplona,” with Keach starring as Ernest Hemingway, was canceled halfway through when the actor appeared unwell. The entire run of the one-man play has since …

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Ready for Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ as a musical? It’s happening

Diablo Cody of “Juno” fame will collaborate with director Diane Paulus on the new show.

Quartet celebrates works by young Chickasaw composers in season’s final concert

At first, quartet member Amanda Howard-Phillips was skeptical. “I was like, ‘Hmmmm,

Stage version of ‘Frozen’ musical casts 2 Broadway veterans

Anna and Elsa will be played by Patti Murin and Cassie Levy. Levy has starred on Broadway in “Ghost,” “Wicked” and the 2014 revival of “Les Miserables,” while Murin starred …

UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Experimental vibe will continue in third year of ‘Uncharted’ collaboration with Spokane Symphony, Terrain

Now in its third year, “Uncharted” brings together members of the Spokane Symphony with 10 local artists for an exploration of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

‘Noises Off’ at Spokane Civic Theatre finds comedy in the chaos

“Noises Off,” which opened Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre, cracks the lens of the rose-colored glasses worn by the enchanted theatergoer and gives the audience a glance, albeit a (hopefully) …

Review: Black Violin’s mash up of classical and hip-hop entertaining for all ages

“The point of our show is breaking stereotypes and thinking outside of the box,” Black Violin’s Kev Marcus said. “We wanted to be professional violinists but wanted to wear fitted …

For Gilbert Gottfried, stupidity and determination paid off for career in comedy

“It was this stupidity you have where you go ‘I can make it in show business.’ ” he said. “I didn’t think in terms of the odds of making it, …

Comedian Josh Blue doesn’t want to be pigeonholed by cerebral palsy

Always on the move, comedian Josh Blue returns to Spokane Comedy Club for two shows Friday.

Big voices and modern themes in Lake City Playhouse’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The landmark 1970 rock opera opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene. The production, directed by Troy Nickerson, features a stacked lineup of familiar …

Alton Brown’s new live show encourages audiences to play with their food

Alton Brown makes learning delicious. Since his Food Network show “Good Eats” ended in 2012, Brown has toured the country, including Spokane in 2015, with live shows highlighting outrageous culinary …

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:48 a.m.

Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ set to debut in DC as a stage musical

The new musical is based on the 2004 film about a naive girl who falls in love with her new high school’s coolest, prettiest, most treacherous triumvirate of girls, called …

“Come From Away” gets warm welcome on Broadway

“Come From Away” is based on the real-life story of how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, took in and comforted thousands of stranded air passengers on 9/11, when …

‘Holding On ~ Letting Go’ explores end of life challenges

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Bryan Harnetiaux’s “Holding On ~ Letting Go” isn’t a family affair, but it might as well be; Harnetiaux and director Jack Delahanty first worked together …

‘You’ll Be Back’ – Brian d’Arcy James returns to ‘Hamilton’

The first King George III from “Hamilton” is ready to put on his crown again.

Josh Wolf finds success with fatherhood jokes

He made the best-seller lists with a raunchy book about single fatherhood. “The only time a publishing company would buy the book was when I was a little more well …

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

Two women and many, many characters in ‘Parallel Lives’ at Lake City Playhouse

“Parallel Lives” opens Thursday at the Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene and continues through March 12. Stars Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Melody Deatherage portray multiple characters throughout the production.

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ is frothy, flamboyant fun

Mishap with leading man on opening night doesn’t detract from a teriffic show.

These ‘Kinky Boots’ are made for walking – fabulously

Best of Broadway series continues with the six-time Tony winner with music by Cyndi Lauper.

A pianistic odyssey opens the Northwest Bach Festival’s Classics series

Piers Lane, the Australian pianist, treated the crowd at Barrister Winery to some lovely playing a strong second half.

Molly Allen’s ‘On Shaky Ground’ set for Playhouse performance

The show reunites the talent behind the play’s sold-out run last fall at Spokane Valley’s Ignite Community Theatre. Molly Allen, co-host of the “Dave, Ken and Molly in the Morning” …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Theater review: With Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ovo,’ a bug’s life appears to be a good one

“Ovo,” the latest Cirque du Soleil show to make its way to the Spokane Arena, is filled with whimsy and magic, comedy and thrills.

Sara Bareilles to soon star in her Broadway show ‘Waitress’

The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show for 10 …