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Review: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre serves up a cuppa ‘Smokey Joe’

When it came to popular music in the 1950s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were among the most successful writers around. The duo scored 70 chart hits in their long …


‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ celebrates nostalgic work of Leiber, Stoller

The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will close its 2019 season with a production of “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which opens Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 25.


CdA Summer Theatre puts new spin on ‘Oklahoma!’

The summer theater’s production, which opens Thursday and runs through July 28 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, features a revolving stage, also known as a turntable.


Review: CdA cast brings beauty and joy to ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The story of “Beauty and the Beast,” despite the singing candlestick and dancing teapot, belongs to the main characters, Belle, the beast and Gaston.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Meridian’s Adelaide Turnage makes CdA Summer Theatre debut in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

“Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Lorna Hamilton, opens Thursday and runs through June 30


Tracey Vaughan, Stu Cabe return to Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

This season, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will produce “Beauty and the Beast” from June 13-30; “Oklahoma” from July 11-28; and “Smokey Joes’ Café” from Aug. 8-25.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre cancels tonight’s performance of ‘Legally Blonde’

Lead actress Kiki Burns has fallen ill; the musical will resume tomorrow.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s ‘Legally Blonde’ showcases different kind of hero

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of “Legally Blonde” opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 29.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ rolls the dice and comes up big behind strong performances

Four strong leads, a talented ensemble and energetic dance numbers make “Guys and Dolls” at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre a real treat.


CdA Summer Theater opens ‘Guys and Dolls’

“Guys and Dolls” has been charming audiences since its Broadway debut in 1950. This summer, local audiences will get to experience it with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production of the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Theater review: ‘Forever Plaid’ a sweet blast from the past

In most musical revues, the plot comes second to the music. But in “Forever Plaid,” which opened Thursday at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, the plot explains the urgency behind the …


During his final season with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Jadd Davis stars in ‘Forever Plaid’

The theater’s artistic director will leave at the end of the summer to work toward an MFA in directing at the University of Montana.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre kicks off season with ‘Forever Plaid’

The musical opens Thursday and runs through July 1.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre teases 2018-19 season with Broadway on a Boat

Actors will perform songs from “Forever Plaid,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Legally Blonde.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at CST a rockin’ good time

“Million Dollar Quartet,” now playing at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a jukebox musical that tells a story of that time when Carl Perkins was recording, backed by a young …


‘Million Dollar Quartet’ immortalizes rock ’n’ roll history

The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre brings the musical to the Kroc Center from Thursday thorugh Aug. 27.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Review: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre proves message of “South Pacific” is still relevant

Though it opened in 1949, the message of “South Pacific,” put on by the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is still relevant.


CdA Summer Theatre visits the classic ‘South Pacific’

Staging a production of “South Pacific” comes with two distinct historical challenges. The setting, the Pacific Campaign in World War II, stems from Pulitzer Prize material from James A. Michener, …


Huckleberries: Lake cat-and-mouse game with Coeur d’Alene City Hall nears end

For more than a month, owners of “Hooligan Island,” a floating jungle gym, have played a cat-and-mouse game with Coeur d’Alene city officials. In May, they plopped their floating jungle …


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre brings magic of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to stage

Using various theater tricks, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is bringing the magic of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to the Kroc Center stage.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre fundraiser brings local celebrities to dance floor

For the second year, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has gathered local celebrities to strut their stuff on the dance floor during its “Dancing with Celebrities” fundraiser, which will be held …


Fundraiser encourages guests to have a ball

Cinderella dressed up to go to the ball, but the folks at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Sunrise Rotary are encouraging guests to do the exact opposite for its Take …


Theater review: Strong performances keep ‘Little Mermaid’ afloat

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” continues at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre through Aug. 28.


Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre makes splash with ‘The Little Mermaid’

“Little Mermaid” hits the Kroc stage this month


CST’s ‘Music Man’ a delightful trip to River City

Harold Hill is a con man, and his game is selling instruments, music, and uniforms to small-town rubes. His plan: to get out of town long before anyone figures out …


CST brings a minimalist ‘Lombardi’ to the stage

Vince Lombardi remains one of the most studied and mythologized figures in the history of professional football, a man of tremendous talent and fascinating contradictions. “Lombardi,” written by Eric Simonson, …


‘The Music Man’ set to march at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre

Meredith Willson’s beloved 1957 musical comedy comes to the Lake City.


‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ brings a little magic to Coeur d’Alene

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” making its regional debut at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, is a prequel to “Peter Pan,” telling the story of how a nameless orphan became the boy …


‘Next to Normal’ a challenging evening of theater

“Next to Normal,” which continues its run at the Bing Crosby Theater through the weekend, is as unconventional as its characters: It’s an edgy, occasionally bracing rock opera about one …


CST undergoes change at top

Laura Little is stepping down as executive director of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Stepping in is Tracey Vaughan.