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Sunday, March 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spotlight

A great and powerful ‘Oz’

The opening show at the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, “The Wizard of Oz,” which runs June 9-19, has had a robust pre-sale – just 300 tickets behind the theater’s all-time biggest seller, last year’s “Cinderella,” at a comparable date.

That’s a good harbinger going into the season. Executive director Laura Little said “The Sound of Music” (Aug. 11-21) is also selling well, because – well, because it’s “The Sound of Music.”

The other two shows – Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” (June 30-July 10) and “Once Upon This Island” (July 21-31)  – may not be quite as well-known but are just as promising – at least, from a theater critic’s viewpoint.

Be warned: The CDA Summer Theatre has reduced the run of each show this year from nine performances to eight, which increases the risk that procrastinators will have trouble finding good tickets.

Call (208) 769-7780 for tickets.



Jim Kershner
is a senior correspondent who writes for the Today section.