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Use the silver screen to escape the pandemic

It’s no accident that Hollywood’s Golden Age heavily coincided with the Great Depression. People wanted to go into a dark theater and escape. For the COVID-19 version of that, we have home video. If you need to renew your faith in humanity, then check out these films made during, and perhaps in spite of, some trying times of the past.

Transported to the tropics: Jimmy Buffett-inspired musical will warm Spokane theatergoers

After this week’s cold snap in Spokane, it might actually be a perfect time to “Escape to Margaritaville.” The Jimmy Buffett-inspired Broadway musical is making a swing through Spokane next week as part of its first national tour. The show takes Buffett’s breezy, tropical music and weaves it into a story about a group of people hanging around a past-its-prime hotel on a Caribbean island. When two tourists check in, the hotel becomes a center of romance, fun, adventure and friendship.

Clue-solving: Spokane libraries unlock escape rooms

As a trend, Spokane-area libraries are offering sessions of escape rooms as a youth summer activity. Filled with education and puzzle-solving, the sessions are a way to celebrate the game’s growing popularity nationwide. Several businesses also offer escape rooms with elaborate settings.

‘Hamilton’ is coming to Spokane … eventually

“Hamilton” will make its way to Spokane in 2020-21, after visits from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Miss Saigon,” “Jersey Boys,” “Escape from Margaritaville” and “Mean Girls.”