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AMC’s new subscription launches, replicating MoviePass

AMC Theatres, like the one in Downtown Spokane, is introducing a new subscription program today to compete with similar programs like MoviePass.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Spokane Civic Theatre

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” owes a lot to an area fabric store.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Banana dragons, pirates and a ninja: First graders debut their scripts at Kids Korner Playwright Festival

If the audience seemed a tad youthful on opening night at the Stage Left Theater, Thursday, the playwrights themselves were just as young – first graders, to be exact.


The tangles of family, romantic life play out in ‘Misalliance’ at the Spokane Civic Theatre

It might have been a mix of the unseasonably warm weather and Matthew Egan’s beautiful set design, but walking into Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday to see “Misalliance” truly felt …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Best of Broadway to bring ‘Lion King’ and ‘Les Miserables’ back to Spokane

From the “Circle of Life” to “I Dreamed a Dream,” two theatrical blockbusters are returning to Spokane for the 2018-19 Best of Broadway season at the INB Performing Arts Center.


Theater review: Strong vocal performances, cute kids carry ‘The Sound of Music’

All told, the national touring production of the venerable “The Sound of Music” that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center is a testament to the strengths of a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre heading ‘Into the Woods’

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre will go “Into the Woods” in late July. Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical will take over the Central Valley Performing Arts Center July 13-29.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Hamilton’ proves why it’s a theatrical sensation

When it comes to “Hamilton,” it’s magical to be in the room where it happens. Since it opened in New York three years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sung-through musical about America’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

‘York’ revived to celebrate Black History Month

In 2004, Spokane Civic Theatre’s playwright-in-residence Bryan Harnetiaux received a request from Gonzaga University’s drama department to write a play about the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition. Harnetiaux said he …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Motown: The Musical’ brings the highs and lows – and plenty of hits – to the INB stage

Based on Barry Gordy’s memoir, and with a book by Gordy himself, “Motown: The Musical” is a sleek and slick look at one of the most influential record labels in …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Virginia Woolf’ holds attention beyond final curtain call

“Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference?” This line, uttered by the character George, encapsulates the entirety of Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Theater review: Heartfelt ‘Falsettos’ good step for rebounding Lake City

This Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is a critical darling and cult favorite. On opening night, an audience member could be heard telling others, “You’re going to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

‘Falsettos’ arrives in Coeur d’Alene with its story of family and love

This nearly perfect musical about a decidedly imperfect family opens at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse this weekend and is being staged in the region for this first time since …


Lake City Playhouse takes on ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Coeur d’Alene’s nonprofit theater company will stage “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” beginning Friday and continuing through Dec. 17. The three-person comedy replaces “A Doll’s House” on …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

‘Hamilton’ is headed to Puerto Rico, with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising lead role

Meanwhile, tickets sales for the “Hamilton” run in Seattle were brisk.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Theater review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’ mixes genres for campy fun

If you’ve watched any of the numerous beach party movies from the ’60s, you’ve seen these characters before. The gawky girl and her nerdy best friend, the too-cool-for-school surfer, the …


Actor Adam Pascal having lots of ‘Rotten’ fun on tour

In 1590s London, there’s one playwright who rules them all. His name is Shakespeare. And the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, are more than a little peeved about that. They’re …


Lake City Playhouse opens season with musical comedy “Sister Act”

The musical, based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg-led comedy of the same name, closed on Broadway in 2013.


100 years ago in Spokane: Bare-kneed ‘Follies’ raise temperature at the Pantages

What was the main attraction of the Follies de Vogue musical extravaganza at the Pantages Theater?


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at CST a rockin’ good time

“Million Dollar Quartet,” now playing at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a jukebox musical that tells a story of that time when Carl Perkins was recording, backed by a young …


100 years ago in Spokane: New theatrical circuit could bring top shows ‘in advance of their New York premieres’

Spokane was excited about the prospect of being one of the Northwest stops on a major new theatrical circuit being organized by A.L. Erlanger, “the Little Napoleon of the theater …


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: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Theater review: Actresses make magic in ‘Always, Patsy Cline’

Cline’s career lasted just 16 years, and only really took off in the last six, but still-devoted fans and performances as strong as Fleming and Olsen’s in shows like “Always, …


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.


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, …


Lake City Playhouse’s ‘The Miracle Worker’ succeeds in telling a tale oft-told

Lake City Playhouse sets “The Miracle Worker” in a black box stage, allowing the strong performances to shine through.


New backers lure Steve Jobs opera to Seattle, San Francisco

A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the …


‘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) …


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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Opera brings out city’s style

Spokane’s high society turned out in full evening dress to hear the Boston National Grand Opera perform Verdi’s “Aida,” at the Auditorium Theater. “The self-sacrificing husbands in dress clothes marched …