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Spotlight: Want to see ‘Christmas Cabaret’ in CdA? Act fast

If you’re interested in seeing “A Christmas Cabaret” at the Coeur d’Alene resort this holiday season, move quickly. The run is nearly sold out, said producer Ellen Travolta.

The show stars cabaret singer Mark Cotter and features special guest Jack Bannon and is scheduled Thursdays to Sundays through Dec. 21. Call the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s business office at (208) 765-4000, ext. 21, for ticket information.

Colvin canceled

In case you missed it, Shawn Colvin’s show tonight at the Bing Crosby Theater has been canceled, due to “unforeseen conflicts,” according to TicketsWest. Tickets purchased via credit card have already been refunded. If you bought tickets in person, return them to the point of purchase.

Colvin, a Grammy-winning folk-pop singer-songwriter, was last in Spokane in April, touring with Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Christmas in the ‘Basement’

Interplayers Theatre is returning to the basement next week.

The professional theater company wraps ups “Our Town” on Saturday. Four days later, they’ll open “Away in the Basement,” or the further adventures of the “Church Basement Ladies.”

The cast is nearly the same as it was for “Church Basement Ladies,” a comedy that centered on the women who cook food for their Midwestern Lutheran church. “Away in the Basement” will feature Kathy Doyle-Lipe, Jerry Sciarrio, Jennifer Jacobs, Sarah Uptagrafft and, stepping in for Susan Windham, Marianne McLaughlin.

The comedy is set at Christmas time, 1959, as the church ladies are finishing up treats for the Sunday school Christmas program and the Nativity pieces.

For details and tickets, visit or call the box office at (509) 455-7529. Tickets also are available through TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT or

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