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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Lake City Playhouse embraces community with Saturday night benefit show

The Modern Coeur d’Alene has rechristened itself Lake City Playhouse, the name that had adorned the Garden Avenue location for decades before it took on the Modern moniker in 2014.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Best of Broadway’s season continues with the beloved musical ‘Annie’

You know the story. A plucky orphan girl and her scruffy dog are begrudgingly adopted by a cantankerous billionaire in Depression-era New York, and his emotional resistance toward her is …


Spokane stages promise to be crowded through March

After a brief respite during the Christmas season, activity on area stages is starting to pick up again. A few shows are currently running – the heartwarming drama “Tuesdays With …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

‘Aladdin’ star James Monroe Iglehart switches to ‘Hamilton’

James Monroe Iglehart, the star of “Aladdin” on Broadway, will join “Hamilton” in the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson starting in mid-April.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

‘Pippin’ is odd in all the right ways

Best of Broadway season continues with a touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for best musical revival.


Jimmy Buffett show to stop in New Orleans, Houston, Chicago

The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere this year in California will make stops in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago before docking on Broadway.


‘Pippin’ a flashy, splashy stage staple

“Pippin,” the postmodern medieval musical, has been a staple of the stage since its 1972 premiere. It was revamped for a Tony Award-winning Broadway revival in 2013, and the touring …


Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and the sad footnote to their shared Broadway debut

The 1973 revival of the musical comedy “Irene” barely registers as a blip in the history of Broadway theater, but the death Wednesday of star Debbie Reynolds means the production …


Spokane Civic Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a live radio play

It was common practice in the 1940s and ’50s to adapt popular movies into hour-long radio dramas. Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was one of those films, …


McKellen-Stewart double act signs off with live screening

LONDON – One of the great theatrical bromances of our time is coming to the big screen. Onstage co-stars and offstage pals Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have capped a …


‘SNL’ vet included in new ‘Hamilton’ cast for Broadway

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam will be getting plenty of live performances next year – he’s joining the Broadway company of “Hamilton.”


Keeping the ‘Tradition’ alive: ‘Traditions of Christmas’ returns to CdA for the season

Now in its fifth year in Coeur d’Alene, the “Traditions of Christmas” is an old-fashioned holiday variety show, with dancing, singing, skits and seasonal fun.


Dark side of the holiday on local stages

Every year around this time, there are more local Christmas concerts and plays than you could possibly see in a single season. It’s enough to make your head spin with …


Elton John plans a ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ in Spokane in ’17

British rock icon Elton John will bring his latest tour to Spokane in March. John, who last played town in 2014, will be at the Spokane Arena on March 5 …


‘All Is Calm’ tells a powerful story simply – with words and music

The Modern Theater is staging “All is Calm” for the third straight holiday season. Its 10-man cast tells the story of the Christmas truce through real letters written by soldiers …


Christmas show at Coeur d’Alene resort a family affair for Travoltas

The theme is family. The words “cozy” and “friends” and “cheer” are frequent descriptors.


Musical revue brings dose of good cheer

Right in time for the holidays, “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” hits Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday, a rollicking, feel-good, willfully goofy Christmas comedy that’s plastered wall-to-wall with classic songs.


McGinty returns to Celtic Thunder fold for U.S. tour

The group’s “Legacy” tour visits Northern Quest on Saturday.


Area stages get decked out for holiday entertainment

Area stages will be bustling with Christmas-themed productions in December


Symphony review: In return engagement, Pavel Baleff partners with pianist Fei-Fei Dong

​​Conductor Pavel Baleff first appeared with the Spokane Symphony three years ago in a program of Brahms and Schumann so beautifully presented that audiences were left awaiting his return eagerly. …


A ‘Beautiful’ night: Carole King musical rocks the INB with great tunes

Luckily for us, King’s artistic output was much deeper than the 12 tracks on “Tapestry.” With her former husband Gerry Goffin, King wrote a string of hits for groups like …


Making ‘Beautiful’ music: Real-life couple behind musical’s characters reflect on Carole King and their career

The odds are good that Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are responsible for a song you love. The retired songwriting duo have been dramatized in supporting roles in the Tony …


Murder most foul - and fun - in Coeur d’Alene

The typical fairy tale ending gets thrown by the wayside at Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre’s “Fairy Tale Murder Show,” a murder mystery show just in time for Halloween.


Civic jumps to the left for ‘Rocky Horror’

Few pieces of theater better represent the culture’s shifting social mores than “The Rocky Horror Show.” What was seen as a risque cult curiosity upon its premiere in 1973 is …


Spokane Civic Theatre kicks off its 70th year with new artistic director Lenny Bart

Following a change in management, Spokane Civic Theatre ushers in its 70th year with new artistic director Lenny Bart and CEO Mike Shannon at its helm. Bart, who moved to …


Coeur d’Alene producer captivated by Broadway-bound 9/11 musical

Coeur d’Alene stage producer Laura Little is part of the team behind “Come From Away,” a popular musical about what happened after 38 commercial flights were diverted to a remote …


Kathleen Madigan brings her comedic observations to the Bing

Packing can be a nuisance, but Madigan says she thrives in the organized chaos of constant touring and wouldn’t do well with a 9-to-5 job.


Modern Spokane jazzes things up with ‘Chicago’

On its surface, “Chicago” is a glitzy celebration of tabloid sensationalism and Jazz Age excess, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a dark and gritty morality play about …


Spokane String Quartet opens season with a celebration of pictures, music

Local landscape photographer Chip Phillips prefers to let his wife, Amanda Howard-Phillips, do the talking. Especially when discussing how she will display his art at the 38th season opener of …


Spokane Symphony, soloist sparkle in season opener

Saturday’s concert by the Spokane Symphony – the first of its 71st season – was demanding and auspicious.