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Further Review: On Broadway

Spokane is about 3,000 miles away from Broadway, the world-renowned theater district in the heart of Manhattan. But that hasn’t meant that local performers have found steady work and success …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

Theater Review: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship

Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer …


Dramatic STEM: North Central stages ‘Silent Sky’ about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt

Drama teacher Sydney Baird Childers says production celebrates women in science. She plans to bring more STEM on Stage shows to the school.


Why Wall Street can’t stop talking about its favorite show

The hedge fund industry is a secretive world led by tight-lipped titans who make more than $1 billion a year. It shouldn’t enjoy having its quirky habits probed on television. …


Longtime North Central High drama teacher will take his final bows

There was that one time when a foreign exchange student didn’t realize that “dress shoes” were men’s shoes, not shoes for women to wear with a dress. And that one …


UPDATED: Mon., April 18, 2016

Pulitzer Prize: News organizations take top prizes

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.


Eastern theater program packs up for ‘Pocatello’

New play by Moscow native Samuel Hunter


LC students experience the creative process

Students and staff are stressed out from too many mandatory achievement tests. The tension opens the door for someone to save the day.


True Colors project uses student-written essays as performance script

Witnessing a suicide, struggling with diabetes, fighting depression, shoplifting, being emotionally abused and wanting desperately to be liked by a boy – all are topics of teen essays brought to …


‘Jekyll & Hyde’ takes U-Hi stage

The drama department at University High School is exploring its dark side after the musical comedy “Shrek” it produced last fall. In “Jekyll & Hyde – the Musical,” Dr. Henry …


Central Valley students gain credit for technical theater work

Students at Central Valley High School are hard at work building a castle for the upcoming production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” “It’s probably one of the biggest sets we’ve …


U-Hi presents ‘Urinetown’

Following up its acclaimed run of “Les Misérables,” the drama department at University High School decided to stage a spoof of it. The next musical performance will be “Urinetown,” a …


Education Notes: Mt. Spokane dance team advances to districts

The Mt. Spokane High School Dance Team placed third in the pom Division at the Shadle Park Dance Invitational on Feb. 23-24. Team member Corri Budge won third place in …


Spotlight: Come March, lend Tyson your ears

Iron Mike is coming to Spokane. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champ – he of the “Hangover” cameo, facial tattoos, a prison record, and the ear incident – has performed a …


‘Little Women’ on stage at West Valley High School

Louisa May Alcott’s classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy will come alive on the stage of West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave., today, Friday and Saturday …


CV High School stages ‘Nicholas Nickleby’

The drama department at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, will present Charles Dickens’ “Nicholas Nickleby” today, Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets …


Education Notes: Ferris to perform ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Ferris High School drama students will perform the William Shakespeare comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” in the school’s auditorium today, Friday and May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The show …


West Valley students to do ‘Nothing’

The West Valley High School drama department is presenting “Much Ado About Nothing,” by William Shakespeare today, tomorrow and Saturday. The play is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 in …


‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens at CV tonight

The drama department at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, will present “Alice in Wonderland,” based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll, today through Saturday and Monday …


G-Prep brings ‘Les Mis’ to stage

Drama students at Gonzaga Prep will bring the Broadway favorite, “Les Miserables” to the stage in the Kubiak Theater, 1224 E. Euclid Ave., beginning Friday at 7 p.m. Based on …


LC presents ‘Zombie Prom’

Teenage love will never die in the Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama spring performance of “Zombie Prom” beginning at 7 p.m. April 26 in the LC auditorium. The comedic musical …


Civic Theatre stages Mitch Albom comedy

“Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” has an impressive pedigree. Namely: Mitch Albom. It’s the first play the newspaper columnist and bestselling author (“Tuesdays With Morrie”) wrote that wasn’t based on a …


Interplayers’ ‘Infinite Ache’ tells story of love, time passing

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl go out on a ho-hum first date. Slightly inebriated girl goes back to boy’s apartment, falls asleep, then wakes up and realizes 50 years …


‘Go’: Lessons abound when Children’s Theatre stages classic

Not much of importance seems to happen in the children’s book, “Go, Dog. Go!” Or in the play of the same name, which will be presented by the Spokane Children’s …


School Notes: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at St. George’s

The eighth-graders at St. George’s School will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Jan. 26 in St. George’s Founders Theater, at 7 p.m.


Education Notebook: Rogers students present ‘Curious Savage’

Rogers High School drama students will show audiences that money doesn’t bring happiness, even when you’re left $10 million by your deceased husband – but, friends in the nut house …


CV to stage ‘Narnia’

The drama department at Central Valley High School is offering “Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” for its final production of the school year. The story is set …


U-Hi drama department stages Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’

The University High School drama department is on a roll with its production of musicals. Last year, the group performed “Sweeney Todd” and won three Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre Awards. …


Civic’s musical ‘Grill’ carries substance if not a lot of sizzle

‘The Spitfire Grill” is a musical – and a beloved one at that – but it’s hardly of the Lloyd Webber blockbuster mega-musical variety. It’s based on the kind of …


CV play simply laughable

The comedy “Laughing Stock” is this year’s fall play at Central Valley High School. The play highlights a group of summer actors who try to put on three plays simultaneously: …