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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 …


Civic to play ‘A Little Night Music’

In helming his first show on the Civic’s main stage, Lenny Bart isn’t pulling any punches. The theater’s artistic director is taking on “A Little Night Music,” a Tony-winning show …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4 p.m.

With ‘love and joy,’ Jake Gyllenhaal opens Broadway theater

Broadway welcomed a new theater Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Patsy Cline musical, ‘Secret Garden’ coming to Spokane Valley Summer Theatre

“Always, Patsy Cline,” “The Secret Garden” on the bill for company’s second season.


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 …