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UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ shows importance of empathy

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening” is co-directed by Sarah Dahmen and Jake Schaefer and music directed by Henry McNulty.


‘Spring Awakening’ brings Elizabeth Martin back to Spokane Civic Theatre

Elizabeth Martin’s starring role as Wendla in Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening,” which opens Friday and runs through July 28, marks her 10th production in the last year, …


Spokane Civic Theatre closes main stage season on a high note with ‘Young Frankenstein’

A parody of horror films, it’s no surprise that the film is quite silly and over the top. Luckily for fans, and for those who haven’t seen the movie, so …


Henry McNulty wears multiple hats during Civic’s ‘Young Frankenstein’

Henry McNulty will both star as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and act as music director.


Civic’s ‘House of Blue Leaves’ the definition of dark humor

Both the dark moments and the laugh-out-loud moments help bring audience members even further into the world of Artie, his family and the company he keeps.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

Spokane Civic Theatre to present sold-out run of original production of ‘Moby Dick: The Musical’

The four-show run, Thursday through Sunday, is sold out.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Review: Civic’s ‘Curious Incident’ shows importance of compassion

A word of advice: Stick around after the final bows for one last show of Christopher’s charm.


Civic announces lineups for 2019-20 season, playwrights’ fest

The 2019-20 season kicks off with “Matilda: The Musical” and “The Book of Will.”


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

U-Hi senior Nicholas Griep brings research, love to role in Civic’s ‘Curious Incident’

The regional premiere of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” directed by Melody Deatherage, opens Friday and runs through April 14.


Civic’s production of ‘The Flick’ highlights the importance of listening to the pauses

“The Flick,” which is directed by Andrew Start, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

‘Bug,’ ‘Closing It Up’ win big at Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

Both plays were performed at the Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival, Feb. 28-March 2 in Prosser, Washington.


Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The Flick’ celebrates the depth behind the mundane

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Flick,” directed by Andrew Start, opens Friday and runs through March 24.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Civic’s ‘Broadway, Beat by Beat’ is for the performers, by the performers

“Broadway, Beat by Beat” will be performed Friday through Sunday on the Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Spokane Civic Theater readies ‘Bug’ for Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

The cast and crew will present an abbreviated version of the play on Saturday.


Theater review: Civic’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows you can’t go wrong by being yourself

The play, directed by David Baker, runs through Feb. 17.


Eccentricity the norm in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by David Baker, opens Friday and runs through Feb. …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Civic’s ‘The Memory of Water’ brings sisters together for reflection

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Memory of Water,” written by Shelagh Stephenson and directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 10.


Seasoned actors, young performers lead Civic’s ‘Follies’

Spokane Civic Theatre’s staged concert production of “Follies,” directed by Jake Schaefer, runs Friday through Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Theater review: Civic spreads holiday cheer with ‘Elf’

All in all “Elf the Musical” is exactly the kind of Christmas treat people like. It’s bright, sparkly and cheerful. It goes down easy, and leaves you smiling at the …


Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre

Like most film-to-stage play adaptations, “Elf” shares the film’s theme but departs from the plot in a few areas, taking a number of liberties with character changes and settings.


Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’

“Constellations,” directed by Pamela Kingsley, opens Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre and runs through Dec. 2.


Then and Now: Riverside Theater

The Casino Theater, on the 800 block of Riverside Avenue, opened in 1909.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’

The staged reading will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Review: Civic’s ‘Bug’ makes audiences question what’s real

The set of “Bug” alone was likely enough to make the audience feel a little dirty. The story, from actor/playwright Tracy Letts, centers on a cocktail waitress, a war veteran …


Tracy Letts’ ‘Bug’ right at home in Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater

“Bug,” directed by Marianne McLaughlin, opens Friday and runs through Oct. 14.


Review: Small mishaps don’t dim ‘Mary Poppins’ shine

Quincy McCune’s portrayal of Poppins was a joy to watch and hear. There were moments where her mannerisms were so accurate, and my seat just far enough back, that Julie …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life

“Mary Poppins,” directed by Troy Nickerson, opens Friday and runs until Oct. 14.


Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert

All participants will receive a free ticket to the carrousel, while supplies last.


Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

“Anne of Green Gables” runs Friday through Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Inslee talks trade, Trump at town hall in Spokane

Gov. Jay Inslee took aim at President Donald Trump and sidestepped questions about his own 2020 plans during a wide-ranging town hall hosted by The Spokesman-Review.