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Friday, February 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘My Favorite Toy Was Dirt’ pays tribute to life, work of Patrick McManus

“My Favorite Toy Was Dirt” will premiere at Spokane Community College’s Lair Auditorium on Friday.


Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham announces Sept. 7 show at Northern Quest

Tickets for the show, part of Dunham’s “Passively Aggressive” tour, go on sale Friday and start at $59.


Comedian/actor Whitney Cummings returns to Spokane Comedy Club

These Spokane Comedy Club shows are helping Cummings finesse her first Netflix special, which is scheduled for filming in Washington D.C. in March.


Comedian/actor Shawn Wayans to headline Spokane Comedy Club

He’ll stop by the Spokane Comedy Club today and Saturday for four performances. Act fast; the 7:30 p.m. shows are already sold out.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Director Kathy Bowers comes full circle with Ignite!’s production of ‘Life Support’

“Life Support,” by George Tricker, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 24.


Jim Breuer aims to be ‘inspiringly funny’ in his comedy show, coming to the Bing

Breuer’s passion for metal and the emotional-psychological intensity the genre entails has heavily informed his devotion to the healing qualities he finds in comedy.


Family nature drives Aspire Community Theatre’s ‘Mamma Mia!’

Aspire Community Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!,” co-directed and co-choreographed by Trigger Weddle and Joseph Lyons, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 17.


Theater review: Civic’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows you can’t go wrong by being yourself

The play, directed by David Baker, runs through Feb. 17.


‘Try things and fail’: Comedian Matt Braunger proud to be a ‘6’4” stack of mistakes’

Before releasing his new special “Finally Live in Portland,” Matt Braunger will headline the Spokane Comedy Club on Saturday.


Competition form of Molly Allen’s ‘Closing It Up’ to premiere at Bing Crosby Theater

The cast and crew will take the play to the Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival in Prosser, Washington at the end of the month.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Broom bristles and turkey feathers: Behind the masks of ‘The Lion King’

Puppet master Michael Reilly and his team maintain the 230 puppets used in the musical, which runs through Feb. 3 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts.


‘Lion King’ continues to rule the Pride Lands and the stage in Spokane

There’s a reason why Disney’s “The Lion King” is the highest grossing musical of all time. Why it’s been running for more than two decades on Broadway. Why it continues …


Bob Saget kicks off new tour in Spokane

“My job is to entertain and I want to take people out of their pain, no matter where they come from or what they believe. I can’t look at it …


Eccentricity the norm in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by David Baker, opens Friday and runs through Feb. …


At Lake City Playhouse, ‘She Loves Me’ brings on all the charm

The 1963 musical “She Loves Me” is charming and quirky, sweet with just a hint of sour. Lake City Playhouse’s production, which wraps up this weekend, features some talented voices, …


Benefit pairs ‘Lion King’ cast with Spokane AIDS Network

Members of the cast will perform non-“Lion King” material at nYne Bistro and Bar.


Lake City Playhouse offering free tickets to furloughed workers

Tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis one hour before show times.


Kingly beginnings: Many well-known actors have found a home in the Pride Lands

After more than 21 years on Broadway, three U.S. national tours, long runs in London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Madrid, and an international touring company, there have been a lot of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

‘Lion King’ memories: Spokane actor Dan Donohue looks back on his long run behind Scar’s mask

The 1984 Lewis & Clark High School graduate portrayed Scar for more than 1,700 performances, an experience he recalls with profound fondness.


‘The Lion King’s’ Mufasa finds connection in the storytelling

Gerald Ramsey, who was born in Tacoma and raised in American Samoa, finds much to love and share in the longrunning Broadway musical.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Civic’s ‘The Memory of Water’ brings sisters together for reflection

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Memory of Water,” written by Shelagh Stephenson and directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 10.


History repeats itself in Stage Left’s ‘Controversy of Valladolid’

Stage Left Theater’s production of “The Controversy of Valladolid,” directed by Maynard Villers, opens Friday and runs through Jan. 27.


Mistaken identity, romance the keys to Lake City Playhouse’s ‘She Loves Me’

Lake City Playhouse’s production of “She Loves Me” opens Friday and runs through Jan. 27.


‘The Notebook’ is Broadway-bound with musical adaptation

Ladies and gentlemen, start your weeping. “The Notebook,” Nicholas Sparks’ beloved romance novel, is getting a Broadway adaptation, with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson.


Tracey Vaughan, Stu Cabe return to Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

This season, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will produce “Beauty and the Beast” from June 13-30; “Oklahoma” from July 11-28; and “Smokey Joes’ Café” from Aug. 8-25.


Audience suggestions fuel Fire Brigade Improv

The troupe performs once a month at Ignite! Community Theatre.


Seasoned actors, young performers lead Civic’s ‘Follies’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s staged concert production of “Follies,” directed by Jake Schaefer, runs Friday through Sunday.


Comedian Josh Sneed covers people watching, fast food restaurants and more in new special

Josh Sneed will headline the Spokane Comedy Club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


‘The Santaland Diaries’ brings adult humor to holiday season

Moscow Art Theatre (Too)’s production of “The Santaland Diaries” will take over the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center for three shows only, Friday and Saturday.


Stage Left opens ‘Long Christmas Ride Home’

The play, which features both actors and puppets, runs through Dec. 23.