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‘Catch Me If You Can’ to kick off 2015 Civic season

Spokane Civic Theatre this past week announced its lineup of plays for the 2015-16 season, a lineup that includes a mix of newer works, classics and the bizarre.

The season will open on Sept. 18 with “Catch Me If You Can, The Musical,” by playwright Terrence McNally and music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman. As you might guess, it’s based on the 2002 Steven Spielberg film of the same name that starred Leonard DiCaprio as con man Frank Abagnale Jr., and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent on his trail.

The musical had its premiere in 2009 at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. It moved to Broadway in 2011, where it ran for 170 performances and earned four Tony nominations.

The rest of the main stage season includes: “White Christmas” (Nov. 20-Dec. 19, 2015); “Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)” (Jan. 15-31, 2016); “Little Women, The Musical” (Feb. 26-March 20, 2016); “The Fox on the Fairway” (April 8-May 1, 2016) and another film-turned-musical, “Ghost, The Musical” (May 20-June 19, 2016).

Things are getting a little weird in the studio theater downstairs, starting with a musical adaptation (a loose adaptation) of the Sam Raimi cult classic film “Evil Dead.” “Evil Dead: The Musical,” is a rock musical about five college students who unleash an evil terror during a weekend stay in an abandoned cabin. The Civic production is set to run just in time for next Halloween, Oct. 16-Nov. 15, 2015.

The rest of the studio lineup is: “Sordid Lives” (Jan. 29-Feb. 16, 2016); “Hapgood” (March 18-April 10, 2016); and “Fiction” (April 29-May 21, 2016).

Tickets for Season Donor Members go on sale March 2. Season subscribers can renew beginning May 15. Tickets for individual shows go on sale Aug. 3. For more information, visit

Students invited

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony is introducing a new ticket price designed to encourage student musicians to attend the symphony’s performances.

Young people who are active in their high school music programs, and all members of the Coeur d’Alene Youth Orchestra, can buy tickets for $10, a discount of $6 from the normal youth/student rate.

The new price is in effect for the symphony’s next performance, the annual holiday show “Christmas at the Kroc,” on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center. The lineup includes holiday favorites and P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3. The following concert, Jan. 23-24, is the annual Family Fun at the Symphony performance, in which all patrons younger than 18 are admitted free with a paying adult.

For tickets or more information, visit, or call (208) 660-2958.

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