Stories tagged: Theater
Thu., March 28, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
This weekend marks the start of Stage Left’s production of “A Bright Room Called Day” by Tony Kushner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Angels in America.”
Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:41 p.m.
Directed by Brooke Wood, “True West” embarks as a modest character study but ends as a jarring exploration of a dark and uniquely American comedy.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
Stage Left Theater’s production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba” is not a show I’ll soon forget. House lights dimmed as a funereal monody played over the empty stage. Hecuba (Caryn Hoaglund), …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Friday night, the players of Stage Left Theater will open their production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba.” Loosely based on Euripides’ play of the same name, “Hecuba” is a retelling of …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
All in all “Elf the Musical” is exactly the kind of Christmas treat people like. It’s bright, sparkly and cheerful. It goes down easy, and leaves you smiling at the …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Nicolas Roeg, a director of provocative and otherworldly films who gave Mick Jagger and David Bowie enduring screen roles, has died. He was 90.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Inspired by a true life story, and based on a 2004 Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet film, the musical “Finding Neverland” tells how J.M. Barrie came to create his most famous play, …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
The Casino Theater, on the 800 block of Riverside Avenue, opened in 1909.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
In 2019, Sophia Anne Caruso will get to check off another box on her to-do list: Playing the female lead in a big new Broadway musical.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
With ‘Closing It Up,’ playwright and actress Molly Allen explores the funny side of dysfunctional families
KZZU’s Molly Allen writes and stars in the new family comedy on stage this weekend at Stage Left.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Ryan Dean Tucker had hardly washed all the fake blood off his feet when he started thinking about his next one-man show. There were a few technical difficulties in the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
CYT North Idaho leaders see “Newsies” as a perfect fit for their organization.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
At age 17, Brady Magruder has been a university professor, a high school basketball star, a con man and the president of Argentina. Magruder, an incoming senior at University High …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
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.
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.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1 p.m.
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.
Meanwhile, tickets sales for the “Hamilton” run in Seattle were brisk.