Stories tagged: Theater
Wed., May 18, 2016, 5:01 p.m.
Modern Theater proposes 300-seat venue in Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown area
After years of looking for the perfect spot for a larger performance venue in Coeur d’Alene, The Modern Theater believes it has found it. The nonprofit company proposes building a …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
‘Ladies Foursome’ at the Modern a bittersweet day on the links
“The Ladies Foursome,” directed for the Modern Theater Spokane by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt, is a show that remains winsome and buoyant in the face of weighty, potentially melodramatic themes.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
‘Hamilton’ star Miranda says ‘immigrants get the job done’
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” says it’s a needed reminder during a heated political season that “immigrants get the job done.”
Thu., May 12, 2016, 11 a.m.
‘The Ladies Foursome’ tees off at the Modern Spokane
“The Ladies Foursome,” which opens Friday at the Modern Theater Spokane, is about a group of women who have been golfing together for many years, and it begins shortly after …
Thu., May 5, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Parks leader suggests folks not freak out about dandelions
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan (of Duncan Gardens fame) said that one of the most common questions he received this time of year …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
‘Hamilton’ leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nominations
The megahit musical “Hamilton” has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show’s march into theatrical history.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Review: Civic’s ‘Fiction’ writes an expertly modulated tale
Steven Dietz’s “Fiction” is a drama about the gaps between our memories and how we fill them in as a means of making our pasts feel more complete.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Best of Broadway bringing back ‘Phantom’ to Spokane
“Phantom” returns, while “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful” make their Spokane debuts.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Civic Theatre Academy stages ‘Tilly the Trickster’
Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves causing a bit of trouble. Based on the book by Molly Shannon. Presented by Spokane Civic Theatre Academy. IF YOU GO
Thu., April 7, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Tribal members sought for acting roles
From our archives, 100 years ago Members of the Spokane Tribe were in high demand for both stage and screen – at least for one day.
Sat., April 2, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Evangelist and theater enthusiast trade insults
From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. Lyon, a Spokane evangelist, created plenty of drama when he blasted the theater as immoral.
Thu., March 31, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: “Madame Butterfly” reviewer effusive in praise for production
A reviewer in 1916 Spokane liked the production of “Madame Butterfly” - a lot.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Controversial film shown at the American Theater
The American Theater in Spokane opened Edward Sheldon’s controversial drama about the South, which had a title that we can only represent euphemistically as, “The N-Word.”
Wed., March 23, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Controversial play scheduled to open
From our archives, 100 years ago Rehearsals began at the American Theater of a controversial play by Edward Sheldon. It had a title we cannot print today — but The …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Writer takes on public popcorn eating
From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist on the society page went to war against a modern problem — the “popcorn fiend.”
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Weekend entertainment included tumbling, female impersonation, canaries, and a rat in a bottle
From our archives, 100 years ago Here’s how people in Spokane were being entertained, 1916-style, as reported in a series of reviews of the weekend’s vaudeville shows:
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
‘Motown the Musical’ to Broadway: ‘I’ll Be There’ – again
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and producer Kevin McCollum said “Motown the Musical,” telling the story of how the record label rose and fell and then rose again, will return …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 7 p.m.
Eastern theater program packs up for ‘Pocatello’
New play by Moscow native Samuel Hunter
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015, 11:55 a.m.
Aurora theater shooter still eligible for death penalty
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes.
Fri., May 22, 2015, midnight
Music Sasquatch Music Festival Four-day event chock full o’ rock. Today-Monday, Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW, George, Wash. $350/person, camping fees not included. (866) 448-7849.
Sun., May 17, 2015, midnight
‘Music Man’ still a warm delight
The main hurdle you have to clear when putting on a show as well known as “The Music Man” is the fact that everybody in the audience has likely seen …
Sun., March 1, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The drama critic of The Spokesman-Review was not pleased, not pleased at all, by “The House of Bondage,” presented by the Baker Players at …
Fri., Feb. 13, 2015, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. A.F. Randall of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church addressed a “mothers-and-daughters-only” meeting at the Auditorium Theater on the subject of “sex truth.”
Sun., Jan. 18, 2015, midnight
Review: Civic’s “The Servant of Two Masters” a chaotic, timeless comedy
All comedy revels in anarchy, but great comedy revels in the anarchy that results when the best intentions go disastrously wrong. (I’m reminded of that great Steve Martin quote about …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
True Colors project uses student-written essays as performance script
Witnessing a suicide, struggling with diabetes, fighting depression, shoplifting, being emotionally abused and wanting desperately to be liked by a boy – all are topics of teen essays brought to …
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, midnight
‘Blue Man Group’ clever, funny – and loud
So, “Blue Man Group.” It is quite simply not a traditional night at the theater. This rock show-meets-performance art piece is still going strong after nearly 30 years, and still …
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014, midnight
Review: Civic’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ tests tensions of faith
“Fiddler on the Roof” originally premiered on Broadway in 1964, during what is generally considered the Golden Age of theater, and swept the Tony Awards that year on its way …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, midnight
Theater review: Engaging acting drives Interplayers’ ‘Broadway Bound’
Interplayers Theatre opens its season with the touching yet funny “Broadway Bound” by Neil Simon. The production, directed by Michael Weaver, features solid performances by an engaging ensemble cast. “Broadway …
Wed., April 30, 2014, midnight
Lawyer contends ‘Red Tails’ screenplay is his
An Energy Department lawyer with ties to Spokane is suing George Lucas, 20th Century Fox and other Hollywood bigwigs claiming they stole his screenplay for “Red Tails,” a movie about …