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Aug. 16, 2019, 7 p.m.
If you’ve never understood why every energetic theater kid fawns over “Mamma Mia!,” you’ll get it after this production. It’s inspiring to see the direction of Yvonne A.K. Johnson fleshed out with the obvious enthusiasm of her cast and crew.
July 25, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
An exploration in absurdist comedy and the symptoms of modern-day, “Diamantino,” directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, has all the anti-climactic plot mess of a neo-noir but is doused in the lighthearted irony of millennial meme culture.
July 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
For the modern American masses, a play like “Oklahoma!” might not hold wide appeal without promises of stark, modernizing changes. That was the route taken with its recent Broadway revival, and that’s the route taken by most new productions of Western genre stories in television and film. Today’s audiences want their tales of American mythic landscapes to take on a grittier, revisionist sensibility with harder violence and updated political and social themes.
July 13, 2019, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” which opened Friday night, offers a prime opportunity to revisit this well-loved production on a local stage.