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Julia Sweeney reschedules ‘Older & Wider” performances for October 2021

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020

Julia Sweeney, her husband Michael and her daughter Mulan attend an Ohio State football game last fall. Mulan is a student at Ohio State. (Courtesy of Julia Sweeney)
Julia Sweeney, her husband Michael and her daughter Mulan attend an Ohio State football game last fall. Mulan is a student at Ohio State. (Courtesy of Julia Sweeney)

Although COVID-19 restrictions forced cancellations this year, actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney has rescheduled the final performances of her latest special, “Older & Wider,” at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox for October 2021. The special will be taped over two performances.

Sweeney is excited to film her special at the Fox, a theater she remembers fondly from her time working as an usher there during high school. “It’s so gorgeous,” she said in an interview with The Spokesman-Review in January.

Sweeney last performed “Older & Wider” at the Fox in 2018. She had planned to return this year to tape the show, but, because of COVID-19 restrictions, Sweeney’s team decided to reschedule for 2021, when it hopes the pandemic will have been contained and conditions are safe enough for audiences to congregate, Sweeney’s website says.

In the special, Sweeney talks about her journey from Spokane to Hollywood for work, Hollywood to Chicago where she and her husband raised their daughter, Mulan, and, eventually, Chicago to Hollywood once Mulan was off to college.

“It’s about me becoming a mom, getting married, moving to the Midwest for 10 years, being a housewife and coming back,” Sweeney said in a video ad for a performance at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. “It’s funny … and it’s meaningful.”

Tickets for the original dates are valid for the new dates. Tickets for the April 2, performance will transfer to Oct. 23, 2021; tickets for the April 3, performance will transfer to Oct. 24, 2021.

For information, visit foxtheaterspokane.org.

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