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‘Miss Saigon’ stars candid with LC students

The North American tour of “Miss Saigon” took a refreshing detour Thursday morning, to a place where the actors could be their best and also be themselves.


‘Miss Saigon’: For Emily Bautista, playing Kim in stage spectacle a childhood dream come true

Set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, “Miss Saigon” tells the story of a doomed Vietnamese girl, Kim, a prostitute who falls in love with an American soldier …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Theater review: ‘School’ rocks the jump from screen to stage

The Broadway musical, now in Spokane on its first national tour, is upbeat, quickly paced, heartfelt and very well performed. And while it follows the narrative beats of the source …


Class is in session: ‘School of Rock’ makes its way to the FICA on Wednesday

The touring Broadway musical, based on hit 2003 movie starring Jack Black, features kid actors doing their own rocking out.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

‘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.”


‘The Lion King’s’ Mufasa finds connection in the storytelling

Gerald Ramsey, who was born in Tacoma and raised in American Samoa, finds much to love and share in the longrunning Broadway musical.


Two local girls make their stage debut in ‘Waitress’

Two local 4-year-old girls – Remy Reith, of Cheney, and Brooklyn Wells, Spokane – will make their stage debut when the national tour of the Broadway hit “Waitress” comes to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Single tickets for Best of Broadway, National Geographic Live events on sale Friday

An on-sale date for “The Lion King” will be announced in the future.


Making the leap: Have the time of your life when ‘Dirty Dancing’ comes to the stage

what there is to know before the INB Performing Arts Center is transformed into a Catskills resort, circa 1963, for the show’s six-performance run that concludes April 29.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Best of Broadway to bring ‘Lion King’ and ‘Les Miserables’ back to Spokane

From the “Circle of Life” to “I Dreamed a Dream,” two theatrical blockbusters are returning to Spokane for the 2018-19 Best of Broadway season at the INB Performing Arts Center.


Theater review: Strong vocal performances, cute kids carry ‘The Sound of Music’

All told, the national touring production of the venerable “The Sound of Music” that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center is a testament to the strengths of a …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Theater review: At 20, ‘Rent’ is wearing its age very well

The 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock opera adaptation of “La Boheme” brings a youthful energy to the INB Performing Arts Center.


The legacy of ‘Rent’ lives on 20 years later.

We reached out to local theater folk, and spoke with an original cast member of “Rent,” to talk about the show and its legacy. Here’s what they said.


A fan since childhood, Kaleb Wells stars in the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent”

The Jonathan Larson-created rock opera opens Thursday at INB Performing Arts Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Theater review: ‘Something Rotten’ is a big wet kiss to Broadway, and we’re happy about that

The national touring production, which continues through Saturday at the INB Performing Arts Center, features a high-quality cast in a genuinely funny show.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

Updated “Cinderella” a musical the whole family can truly enjoy

Thanks to Douglas Carter Beane’s updated characters and just the right amount of snark, “Cinderella” is truly a show the whole family can enjoy.


Tatyana Lubov brings modern take on “Cinderella” to INB stage May 11-14

To prep “Cinderella” for its 2013 Broadway musical debut, playwright Douglas Carter Beane adapted the book Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote. The updated version comes to the INB stage Thursday-May 14.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ is frothy, flamboyant fun

Mishap with leading man on opening night doesn’t detract from a teriffic show.


These ‘Kinky Boots’ are made for walking – fabulously

Best of Broadway series continues with the six-time Tony winner with music by Cyndi Lauper.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Best of Broadway’s season continues with the beloved musical ‘Annie’

You know the story. A plucky orphan girl and her scruffy dog are begrudgingly adopted by a cantankerous billionaire in Depression-era New York, and his emotional resistance toward her is …


Spokane stages promise to be crowded through March

After a brief respite during the Christmas season, activity on area stages is starting to pick up again. A few shows are currently running – the heartwarming drama “Tuesdays With …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

‘Pippin’ is odd in all the right ways

Best of Broadway season continues with a touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for best musical revival.


‘Pippin’ a flashy, splashy stage staple

“Pippin,” the postmodern medieval musical, has been a staple of the stage since its 1972 premiere. It was revamped for a Tony Award-winning Broadway revival in 2013, and the touring …


Making ‘Beautiful’ music: Real-life couple behind musical’s characters reflect on Carole King and their career

The odds are good that Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are responsible for a song you love. The retired songwriting duo have been dramatized in supporting roles in the Tony …


High-energy ‘Newsies’ a ton of fun

Morgan Keene shines in her homecoming performance of “Newsies” at the INB Performing Arts Center.


A ‘Newsies’ homecoming for Morgan Keene

Morgan Keene, who got her start at CYT and Spokane Civic Theatre, is coming home with a leading role in the touring production of “Disney’s Newsies.”


Best of Broadway bringing back ‘Phantom’ to Spokane

“Phantom” returns, while “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful” make their Spokane debuts.


Actor enjoys filling Gaston’s big shoes

Best of Broadway brings Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” to the INB Performing Arts Center next week.


Theater review: ‘42nd Street’ packs a lot of charm into those tap shoes

It’s impossible to be sad when there is tap dancing. And if you need cheering up, head to “42nd Street.”


Multiple illusions: Seven magicians share INB stage

Kevin James is the guy who got into magic as a kid, when he saw a show of what he realizes now was pretty standard material.