Stories tagged: Theater
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
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 …
Sun., July 16, 2017
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, …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
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, …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
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.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
‘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) …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 15, 2017
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 …
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.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4 p.m.
These ‘Kinky Boots’ are made for walking – fabulously
Best of Broadway series continues with the six-time Tony winner with music by Cyndi Lauper.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Missoula theater to be demolished in wake of roof collapse
A Missoula theater will be demolished after its roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow earlier this month.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ shines with a talented cast
A cast of talented singers, paired with Henry McNulty’s music direction, makes “A Little Night Music” a strong first showing for new artistic director Lenny Bart, who makes his Civic …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
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.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Missoula theater roof collapses under snow
Heavy snow buildup caused a roof to collapse at a Missoula theater that was preparing to host the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Pulitzer winner ‘Disgraced,’ opening at Spokane’s Stage Left, offers a complex look at modern life
It sounds like the setup for a cheap joke. A white woman, a black woman, a lapsed Muslim man and a Jewish man, all wealthy and opinionated, go to a …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
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.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Bruce Willis, Demi Moore donate Hailey theater to troupe
Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore have donated the Liberty Theatre in downtown Hailey to a local theater company.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
What do Boba Fett, a bunch of twentysomething friends from Spokane and a couple of Ewoks have in common?
“Star Wars” fans arrive at River Park Square mall for the showing of “Rogue One,” a little early and a little excited.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
‘SNL’ vet included in new ‘Hamilton’ cast for Broadway
Former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam will be getting plenty of live performances next year – he’s joining the Broadway company of “Hamilton.”
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 10 a.m.
‘All Is Calm’ tells a powerful story simply – with words and music
The Modern Theater is staging “All is Calm” for the third straight holiday season. Its 10-man cast tells the story of the Christmas truce through real letters written by soldiers …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Theater review: “ ’night Mother” at Modern CdA an intense, powerful story
There is something shockingly straightforward about Jessie’s decision to end her life in Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “ ’night Mother.”
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Accidental theater shooting gets man year of work release
A man who pleaded guilty to assault in an accidental theater shooting has been sentenced to a year of work release.