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Stage Listings

Comedy

Steve Jessup - Friday-Saturday. Steve Jessup first made a name for himself when his drunken arrest videos on his riding lawn mower and scissor lift turned him into a well-known personality. He now has a weekly show, “Whiskey Weed Women.” Showtime is Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, , Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$23. (509) 318-9998.

Safari - Safari is a fast-paced short-form improv show. The format is generally game-based and relies on audience suggestions to fuel each scene. This show is suggested for those 16 and over due to adult language and situations. Showtime is Saturday at 8 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $7. (509) 747-7045.

Spokane’s Best Comics - Featuring Folger Emerson, Larry Callaway, Sophie Thomi, Brian Hood, Devin Devine and Phil Kopcynski. Sunday, 8 p.m., Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $5-$12. (509) 318-9998.

Open Mic - Wednesdays starting at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 318-9998.

Jay Mohr - Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic. After landing his dream job of Saturday Night Live, and launching his career with Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire,” he appeared in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films working with a plethora of Academy Award winning actors. Thursday, 8 p.m., Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $20-$28. (509) 318-9998.

Nick Hoff - March 9-10. Nick Hoff has appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out” and in commercials for Miller Lite, Amazon and Wendy’s. Showtime is Friday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 9, Spokane Comedy Club, 315 W. Sprague Ave. $10-$22. (509) 318-9998.

Jeff Dunham - Passively Aggressive Tour. Dunham just released his latest standup special, “Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster,” on Netflix. The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. March 9, 7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $49.50. (509) 279-7000.

Dance

Line Dancing Lessons - Learn the electric slide, mambo #5, cupid shuffle, wobble, Lindi shuffle and the sea cruise while dancing to golden oldies, country, classic rock and pop. Ages 10 and older are welcome. For more information, please contact the Spokane Fitness Center at (509) 467-3488. Friday, 6 p.m., Spokane Fitness Center, 110 W. Price Ave., Town and Country. $5; $7/non-members; $2/10-15 years old with adult. (509) 467-3488.

Spokane Contra dance - Spokane Folklore Society weekly contra dance will feature music from The Jam with caller Penn Fix. This is a community dance. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Beginner workshop at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $5/members of Spokane Folklore Soc.; $7/non-members. (509) 598-9111.

Deutsches Haus Ballroom Dancing - Presented by the German American Society on the second Friday of the month from 7-10 p.m., featuring a great variety of recorded music. Friday, Deutsches Haus, upper ballroom, 25 W. Third Ave. $15/single, $25 couple, includes snacks. (509) 202-7761.

Theater

“Burnt by the Sun” - Through March 11. General Kotov, decorated hero of the Russian Revolution, is spending an idyllic summer in the country with his beloved young wife and family. But one glorious morning in 1936, his wife’s former lover returns from a long and unexplained absence. Amidst a tangle of sexual jealousy, retribution and remorseless political backstabbing, Kotov feels the full, horrifying reach of Stalin’s rule. Showtime is Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. More information and and tickets are available at www.spokanestageleft.org. Stage Left, 108 W. Third Ave. $20. (509) 838-9727.

“Measure for Measure” - Through March 11. Presented by SFCC Drama and the Revelers Club. This dark comedy explores the balance between power and mercy. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please contact Ashley DeMoville at (509) 533-3605. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10; $5/senior, military, CCS employees and non-CCS students; free/CCS students. (509) 533-3605.

“2.0 (Two Point_Oh)” - Friday-March 25. A pioneering software mogul, Elliot Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot’s greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Programmed with advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. The question is: is he alive? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $27. (509) 325-2507.

“Steel Magnolias” - Through Sunday. “Steel Magnolias” explores the bond between six southern women living in northern Louisiana as they discuss topics both deep and superficial. Though their discussions often lead to conflict, they resolve to always live and act as friends despite bitter disagreement and heart-wrenching loss. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20-$22.

“Tarzan” - Friday-March 11. Presented by Christian Youth Theater. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. Showtime is Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and March 11 at 3 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $12-$16. (509) 227-7638.

“Songs for a New World” - Through Sunday. “Songs For a New World” is Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s first musical in a new, fully realized production. The noted composer(Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) presents a powerful and uplifting collection of songs examining life, love and the power of the choices that we make. It’s about today and us. It’s about the power of a moment. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30-$32. (509) 325-2507.

“Assassins” - Friday-March 18. Presented by Theater Arts for Children. “Assassins” combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, “Assassins” is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. “Assassins” lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. March 2 features an opening night gala with drinks and appetizers will be served.Showtime is Friday-Sunday at 7 p.m. Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $10/adults; $8/students, seniors and military. (509) 703-7335.

“Up the Down Staircase” - Through Friday. Presented by the Mead High School Theatre Department. Idealistic Sylvia Barrett, a first-year teacher in an inner-city New York City public school, begins her first day hoping to inspire students. Within minutes, she discovers her students will challenger her. Showtime is Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office. Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road, Fairwood. $8; $6/students and seniors. (509) 465-7000.

“Honk!” - Friday-March 18. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. Showtime is Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N. Madelia Ave. $10-$14. (509) 328-4886.

“Narnia: The Musical” - Friday-March 11. Presented by CYT North Idaho. Based on the 1950 C. S. Lewis tale ”The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the show is the rare family musical designed for children that doesn’t talk down to them. “Narnia” tells the story of four schoolchildren who unexpectedly plunge through a magical wardrobe into a glistening forest kingdom of perpetual winter. The treacherous White Queen, who presides over this ominous Arctic landscape lures Edmund, the youngest and most insecure into her clutches with sweets. His rescue, led by the majestic King, Aslan, who has returned after a long absence to reclaim the kingdom, becomes an epic struggle between good and evil. Showtime is Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and noon and Saturday-Sunday at 3 p.m. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $12-$15. (208) 667-1865.

Auditions for “Listen to Your Mother Spokane” - Saturday. “Listen to Your Mother Spokane” is a live performance featuring local writers reading original essays on mothering and motherhood. This year marks the eighth annual performance of the show. People of all ages and backgrounds and writers of all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to audition. Although mothers are welcome, you need not be a mother to audition: we encourage diverse perspectives on the topic of mothers and mothering. No previous stage or writing experience is necessary. All writing is welcome, whether humorous, poignant, painful, joyous or soulful, on mothers and mothering. Pieces should be less than five minutes when read aloud. For more information, including audition space, and to sign up to audition, please send an email to listentoyourmotherspokane@gmail.com.

Auditions: “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” - Based on “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz and presented by Liberty Lake Community Theatre. Please prepare a one minute song. Accompaniment will be available for those with sheet music. If providing a track please ensure it is instrumental. Provide a headshot or photo (4x6-8.5x11). Be prepared for cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be the same evening. Show performs May 3-12. Monday, 6 p.m., Kidds Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite B, Liberty Lake. Free.

“Much Ado About Nothing” - March 9-17. “Much Ado About Nothing” boasts one of Shakespeare’s most delightful heroines, most dancing wordplay, and the endearing spectacle of intellectual and social self-importance bested by the desire to love and be loved in return. It offers both the dancing wit of the “merry war” between the sexes, and a sobering vision of the costs of that combat for both men and women. Shakespeare dramatizes a social world in all of its vibrant particulars, in which characters are shaped by the relations between social convention and individual choice. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $12. (509) 342-2055.

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