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Spotlight: Prism Quartet sets tone for area calendar

OK, kiddos. Buckle in. We’re in for a fun week. The award-winning saxophone ensemble Prism Quartet will land in Moscow, Idaho, for a performance Tuesday that concludes the University of …


Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ grabs with its twists, dark humor

Stephen Sondheim’s musical stylings in “Sweeney Todd” are a stark contrast to his lyrics in the beloved “West Side Story” and comedic “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to …


‘Sweeney’ side up

Forget the movie. That’s what George Green will tell you if you’ve only seen the 2007 Tim Burton-Johnny Depp version of “Sweeney Todd.”


Spotlight: Oates joins 2013 lineup for Get Lit!

I think it’s fair to say that Joyce Carol Oates is the headliner of the headliners at this year’s Get Lit! Oates, author of “We Were the Mulvaneys” and dozens …


Theater review: ‘K2’ is gripping, intimate, emotional

When two men are stranded on a ledge on the second-tallest mountain in the world with only one rope, you know their prospects are grim. In addition, one climber is …


Local performing arts scene just heating up

The winter-spring performing arts season in Spokane is jammed full of familiar names: • Comedian and motormouth Robin Williams.


Playhouse production of ‘K2’ focuses on climbers at 27,000 feet

K2 is a mountain, second tallest in the world, that lies on the border between China and Pakistan. “K2” is also a play, written by Patrick Meyers, that will open …


Spotlight: ‘McManus in Love’ heading to EWU

Tim Behrens will bring his McManus act to Cheney in February for a performance to benefit students at Eastern Washington University. “McManus in Love ,” a one-man show based on …


Spotlight: ‘Cool Yule’ changes tune for New Year’s

“Cool Yule,” Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s holiday cabaret show, will take on a new spin after Christmas. “So if you enjoyed it before Christmas, come back because it’s been changed …


Spotlight: Lake City Playhouse stages ‘Evening of Poe’

I got a little notice in my email inbox about an upcoming fundraiser at Lake City Playhouse. “An Evening of Poe,” it’s called, and it offers the works of Edgar …


Spotlight: Politics dominate Bing’s fall film series

The Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater is getting into the spirit of the season with is fall film series. “Best of Politicial Movie Classics” kicks off Sept. 19 with …


Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks tradition in bold musical

Conveyed with raw intensity, Lake City Playhouse presents its preseason production, “Spring Awakening.” The mature-themed rock musical by Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book and lyrics), adapted from Frank …


Lake City stages ‘Spring Awakening’

What: Tony-winning rock musical written by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater about the journey from youth to adulthood; contains adult themes and language. Where: Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden …


Spotlight: Impressive lineup set for Sandpoint

A swanky cocktail lounge. A dance with Mr. Jones. A trip into the danger zone. All this and more are on tap this summer as the Festival at Sandpoint celebrates …


‘Lost’ puts the fun in dysfunctional

Lake City Playhouse’s production of “Lost in Yonkers” reminds us why Neil Simon is one of America’s favorite playwrights. His Pulitzer Prize-winning script contains witty dialogue and quirky, memorable characters. …


Theater review: Caustic wit, swingin’ songs enliven ‘Pete ’n’ Keely’

Showmanship and swingin’ music flourish in Lake City Playhouse’s “Pete ’n’ Keely.” Cabaret singer and local theater veteran Abbey Crawford directs and performs in this entertaining production of James Hindman, …


Spotlight: Bing will host accordion-fest

Spokane this fall will play host to a prestigious accordion competition. Really.


Spotlight: Lake City Playhouse hires Prep director

Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene has hired a new Playhouse Prep director. Dustin Sorrell, who studied theater at Ball State University in Indiana and is a former children’s theater …


The show must go on, not its critics

Wanna strike a blow on behalf of scandalous, degenerate fornication? How about one against the self-righteous sniffers-out-of-artistic-sin?


From ‘Frankenstein’ to ‘Millie,’ stage is packed with promise

Coming alive on a stage near you: Frankenstein, the Chairman of the Board, a Killer Rabbit and a certain pair of Gothic governesses. This fall’s theater scene will bring these …


Spotlight: Touring Da Vinci exhibit will land at MAC in June

A traveling Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit is coming to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture next June. “Leonardo Da Vinci: Man-Inventor-Genius” will fill every single gallery of the museum …


‘Dracula’ director gets into dark vein

Goths everywhere may still argue whether Bela Lugosi is indeed dead, or possibly undead, but certainly the man who originally brought Count Dracula to theater audiences way back when will …