Stories tagged: Theater
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.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, noon
Modern takes on ‘dark side,’ necessity of human connection in ‘’night Mother’
The ending of “ ’night, Mother” isn’t exactly a surprise: It’s basically announced at the play’s outset. What is
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, noon
Coeur d’Alene producer captivated by Broadway-bound 9/11 musical
Coeur d’Alene stage producer Laura Little is part of the team behind “Come From Away,” a popular musical about what happened after 38 commercial flights were diverted to a remote …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Spokane student accepted into prestigious Royal theater program
Kylle Collins is one of three American students accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts this year, and only the third Washingtonian ever accepted into the prestigious London school.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, noon
New play looks at healing communication breakdowns
When disaster strikes, and the audiences watches how these two sets of people must learn to talk again, in Molly Allen’s new play “On Shaky Ground.”
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, noon
Spokane Civic Theatre opens 70th season with ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Because so many people are familiar with the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Civic’s production doesn’t stray too far from the 1991 Disney film.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Modern Theater names new artistic team
The Modern Theater, a professional theater company with venues in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, has announced new leadership.
Fri., June 17, 2016, noon
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ brings a little magic to Coeur d’Alene
“Peter and the Starcatcher,” making its regional debut at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a prequel to “Peter Pan,” telling the story of how a nameless orphan became the boy …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Director Thomas Kail on how the best idea won at ‘Hamilton’
Director Thomas Kail had a free night in New York a few days ago and went to see “The Phantom of the Opera” for the first time.
Sat., May 28, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Man steals train locomotive to get to a dance
The Hippodrome, a theater combining vaudeville and feature films, reopened to huge crowds at First Avenue and Howard Street in Spokane.
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
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
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.