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Young adult fiction booming on Broadway but cute it ain’t

Tuesday’s opening of the musical “Tuck Everlasting” will cap a remarkably rich few years for shows based on young adult fiction, including “Matilda the Musical,” “War Horse,” “Aladdin” and “The …


Preu puts down the baton to join orchestra

Eckart Preu is almost always behind a podium and in front of the orchestra during the Spokane Symphony’s Classics concerts. But this weekend, the conductor will be briefly putting down …


Valley theater company plans shows, classes

There’s a familiar face returning to the Inland Northwest theater scene. Yvonne A.K. Johnson, who was executive director of Spokane Civic Theatre for eight years before she was fired – …


Theater review: ‘42nd Street’ packs a lot of charm into those tap shoes

It’s impossible to be sad when there is tap dancing. And if you need cheering up, head to “42nd Street.”


‘42nd Street’ sings the lullaby of Broadway

The show, set in 1933, centers on the backstage antics of “Pretty Lady,” the latest Broadway musical directed by Julian March (Matthew J. Taylor). Peggy Sawyer (Caitlin Ehlinger), a young …


‘Microbiography’ improvises on real-life stories

Real-life stories form the basis for this evening of improv featuring Mark Robbins and friends


Civic’s “Little Women,” even as a musical, does justice to the American classic

“Little Women” as a musical provides an enjoyable evening of theater.


Peppa Pig splashes down in Spokane

Popular pig from Nick Jr. makes the leap from the small screen to the stage with touring production.


Audience gets musical connection with March sisters

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” was originally published in two volumes in the late 1860s, and not only was it an instant commercial success, but it represented a sea change …


Review: Pain, guilt, patriotism probed in Vietnam saga onstage

It’s been nearly 41 years since the last American helicopter lifted off from Saigon, yet the Vietnam War refuses to slink away gently into the pages of history. Which begs …


Spokane Civic Theatre executive director Keith Dixon resigns

Keith Dixon is returning to Louisiana to spend time with his family.


New adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ heads to Broadway

Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” – and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch – are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin.


Multiple illusions: Seven magicians share INB stage

Kevin James is the guy who got into magic as a kid, when he saw a show of what he realizes now was pretty standard material.


Review: ‘Sordid Lives’ at Civic is raucous, moving

Like an R-rated “Steel Magnolias,” Del Shores’ play “Sordid Lives,” which opened at Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday, explores love, death and familial dysfunction in a tight-knit Southern community. But …


‘Book of Mormon’ still brings the laughs

For all the crudeness and controversy, “The Book of Mormon” really is a sweet tale of misfits finding who they really are, and finding a community that embraces them regardless. …


Review: ‘All My Sons’ an emotion-packed night of theater

Inspired by real-life events, “All My Sons” centers on two families – friends, neighbors and colleagues – whose lives are undone by a selfish act. It’s a powerful piece of …


‘Putnam County,’ ‘Chicago’ among stops for Modern Theater in ’16-17

The Modern Theater on Saturday night announced its lineup of plays for the 2016-17 season.


‘The Book of Mormon’: By the numbers

The award-winning musical, well known for pushing the boundaries of good taste and propriety, returns to Spokane as part of the Best of Broadway Series.


‘All My Sons’ at the Modern delves into family pain

In the years following the Great Depression and World War II, America went about rebuilding and reinventing itself. The Kellers, the family at the center of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play …


Review: It’s getting ‘Dangereuses’ at Spokane Civic Theatre

Trio of strong performances bring Christopher Hampton’s tale of sexual manipulation to live on Civic’s Main Stage.


Civic announces lineup for 70th season

Civic Theatre kicks off 2016-17 year with ‘Beauty and the Beast.’


Extreme seduction: Civic stages ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’

The French aristocrats at the center of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (translation: “Dangerous Liaisons”) are as bored as they are vicious, and their idea of entertainment is to seduce young, impressionable …


Choice words: Wright trolls life for humor

Steven Wright is a master of the non sequitur. The Emmy- and Grammy-nominated comedian, who performs at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday, is known for his rumpled appearance and …


Ashland sets stage for year-round drama

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival began in the 1930s as a strictly Shakespeare summer event. Over the decades it has expanded and branched out into a three-stage, year-round, …


Joint will be jumpin’

Two stars are coming to Spokane next week for the national tour of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”: Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, both of “American Idol” fame. Yet even Studdard knows …