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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life

“Mary Poppins,” directed by Troy Nickerson, opens Friday and runs until Oct. 14.


Chance encounter brings ‘Hello, Dolly!’ star to Civic stage

“Hello, Dolly!” opens Friday and runs through June 10.


Spokane Civic Theatre not afraid to tackle ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

The Edward Albee drama opens Friday and runs through Feb. 11.


Molly Allen’s ‘On Shaky Ground’ set for Playhouse performance

The show reunites the talent behind the play’s sold-out run last fall at Spokane Valley’s Ignite Community Theatre. Molly Allen, co-host of the “Dave, Ken and Molly in the Morning” …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Lake City Playhouse embraces community with Saturday night benefit show

The Modern Coeur d’Alene has rechristened itself Lake City Playhouse, the name that had adorned the Garden Avenue location for decades before it took on the Modern moniker in 2014.


‘Streetcar’ plot still edgy, even for modern audience

Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” is generally considered one of the greatest pieces of theater ever written, a tragic tale of two wayward sisters and the brutish man who …


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.”


Modern’s show within a show pokes fun at theater

“[title of show]” is a quirky one-act musical written by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and it’s about two guys named Jeff and Hunter as they barricade themselves in an …


Modern merges fantasy, reality with ‘Man of La Mancha’

“Don Quixote” is a story that toys with perception and identity, the tale of a man who is so disenchanted with the world that he’d prefer to live in delusion. …


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.


‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’: Old-school story told the old-school way

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play,” presented by Spokane’s Civic Theatre and staged at the Bing Crosby Theater, is a one-act adaptation of that beloved film, and it’s designed …


Staged poetry: Heartbreak and betrayal in the Prohibition era

The very title of Andrew Lippa’s musical “The Wild Party,” along with its Jazz Age setting, suggests a wicked, fizzy blast. But it’s closer to “The Great Gatsby” than, say, …


‘Evil Dead: The Musical” offers up laughs and buckets of blood

Civic has a bloody good time with ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’


‘Evil Dead’ musical is theater with a splash zone

Watching Sam Raimi’s bloody, sadistic 1981 shocker “The Evil Dead,” one of the last thoughts that would ever cross your mind is, “This could really use some show tunes.”


Stage Left Theater takes on provocative psychological drama ‘Equus’

It’s kind of a surprise that Peter Shaffer’s controversial 1973 play “Equus” is being performed at Spokane’s Stage Left Theater. Not only does it deal frankly with the darker side …


Stage Left Theater takes on provocative psychological drama ‘Equus’

It’s kind of a surprise that Peter Shaffer’s controversial 1973 play “Equus” is being performed at Spokane’s Stage Left Theater. Not only does it deal frankly with the darker side …


Review: Comedy classic ‘Nunsense’ gets fresh twist with male cast

“Nunsense,” the perennial crowd-pleaser that’s kept Spokane Civic Theatre audiences in stitches over the past two decades, is back, this time in a production featuring five male actors as the …


All-male cast forces change of habit

You’d think that the comic premise of nuns behaving badly would eventually lose its novelty, but Dan Goggin’s musical comedy “Nunsense” has proven that theory wrong, spinning out one popular …


Modern brings music of ‘Rent’ to the Bing stage

In 1996, Jonathan Larson died the morning of the first preview of his landmark musical “Rent,” and he never got to see it become one of the longest-running shows in …


Who’s wild rock opera comes to Bing stage

The Who’s landmark 1969 album “Tommy” didn’t originate the concept of the rock opera, but it was certainly the first record to designate itself as one. “Tommy” is 70-some minutes …


Father confronting change keeps ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ relevant

Spokane Civic Theatre kicks off its newest season tonight with a production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” one of the most revered and oft-performed shows in Broadway history. Like Civic’s …


Purple puppetry

In the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” no topic is too taboo to skewer: race relations, poverty, religion, sexuality, politics, pornography. That’s nothing new – shows like “Rent” and “Spring …


Purple puppetry

In the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q,” no topic is too taboo to skewer: race relations, poverty, religion, sexuality, politics, pornography. That’s nothing new – shows like “Rent” and “Spring …


Musical comedy meets family drama in ‘Gypsy’

There’s something inherently fascinating about the painted-on glamour and inevitable tragedy of showbiz – after all, how many films, plays, novels and TV shows have been made about the rise …


Review: Trotter as Bearing lifts Lake City’s ‘Wit’

One might think watching a play about cancer would be a depressing way to spend an evening. But Lake City Playhouse’s production of “Wit,” by Margaret Edson, defies those expectations …


Theater faces stark realities with ‘Wit’

After the breezy romps of “Lend Me a Tenor,” “SantaLand Diaries” and “Little Women,” Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse is getting considerably more introspective with its newest production, Margaret Edson’s …


‘Little Shop’ brings big laughs

‘Little Shop of Horrors” is one of the most celebrated cult musicals of the ’80s, a peculiar B-movie plot imbued with ’60s girl-group pop songs. Inspired by Roger Corman’s low-budget …


Spotlight: Playhouse’s ‘Bat Boy’ promises to be strangely intriguing

It’s Friday, and Troy Nickerson is less than a week away from the opening of “Bat Boy: The Musical,” which he’s directing for Lake City Playhouse. And he really can’t …


Theater review: ‘K2’ is gripping, intimate, emotional

When two men are stranded on a ledge on the second-tallest mountain in the world with only one rope, you know their prospects are grim. In addition, one climber is …


Playhouse production of ‘K2’ focuses on climbers at 27,000 feet

K2 is a mountain, second tallest in the world, that lies on the border between China and Pakistan. “K2” is also a play, written by Patrick Meyers, that will open …