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As I walked out of Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday night, I read a text from a friend. He’d always wanted to see “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the memoir of cartoonist Alison Bechdel.
“Fun Home” opens today and continues through Feb. 2. The musical is directed by Brooke Wood, with musical direction by Heather Brown and choreography by Crystal Bain.
Stage Left Theater, Spokane Civic Theater, the First Interstate Center for the Arts and Lake City Playhouse will open “Mandelstam,” “Present Laughter,” “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home,” respectively.
In the mid-1980s, legendary playwright Neil Simon did something unusual. He took one of his best-known works, “The Odd Couple,” and adapted it for female leads.
Ignite! Community Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, Lake City Playhouse and Red Bird Theater will produce “See How They Run,” “Matilda: The Musical,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Into the Woods,” respectively.
Directed by Brooke Wood, “True West” embarks as a modest character study but ends as a jarring exploration of a dark and uniquely American comedy.
Lake City Playhouse’s production of “True West,” directed by Brooke Wood, opens Friday and runs through March 31.
The 1963 musical “She Loves Me” is charming and quirky, sweet with just a hint of sour. Lake City Playhouse’s production, which wraps up this weekend, features some talented voices, clever bits of stagecraft, and warmth in abundance. Based on the 1937 play “Parfumerie” by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, “She Loves Me” tells the story of Georg (Daniel Bell) and Amalia (Amy D’Orazi), co-workers in a small Hungarian cosmetics and perfume shop who don’t like each other at all, only to discover they’ve been falling in love as anonymous pen pals.
Tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis one hour before show times.
Lake City Playhouse’s production of “She Loves Me” opens Friday and runs through Jan. 27.
The play, directed by Shea King, opens Friday and runs through Nov. 4.
When it opened on Broadway in 1975, it was, to quote its most famous song, a “singular sensation.”
CYT North Idaho leaders see “Newsies” as a perfect fit for their organization.
“It’s Your Wedding Day,” the opening number, set the tone for the night. The talents of the entire cast were showcased in an energetic dance routine, complete with flashy partnering moves and even flashier costumes.
“The Wedding Singer” opens Friday and runs through July 22 at Lake City Playhouse.
“Bye Bye Birdie,” directed by Brooke Wood, opens Friday and runs through May 27.
“Quilters,” which features a book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and music and lyrics by Damashek, opens at Lake City Playhouse on Friday and runs through April 8.
The Robert Harling play opens Friday and runs through March 4.
This Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is a critical darling and cult favorite. On opening night, an audience member could be heard telling others, “You’re going to love this. Best musical ever.” It’s a charming piece of sung-through theater, full of challenging and entertaining music, deeply felt emotions and adult conversations. It’s wickedly funny, but tinged with a sadness.
This nearly perfect musical about a decidedly imperfect family opens at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Playhouse this weekend and is being staged in the region for this first time since 1996, when Troy Nickerson directed the show at Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth Chew Studio Theatre.