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Shawn Vestal: Creative community faces ‘catastrophic’ challenges to survive

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been harsh in many parts of the community, and especially so for many arts organizations. Across the board, large stalwarts like the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Spokane Civic Theatre receives donated stimulus checks from season ticketholders

It is a challenging time for the arts due to the novel coronavirus. Who knows when shows will commence? Financial support of any kind is essential for local theater groups …


Spokane Civic Theatre streaming returns with ‘Curious Incident,’ ‘Young Frankenstein’

The shows must go on! Spokane Civic Theatre’s streaming series returns tonight at 7:30 with the Tony Award-winning “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” followed by “Young …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Civic’s ‘Cabaret’ still relevant more than 50 years after premiere

Local performers commanded the stage in Civic’s production of the classic musical.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘This Is Our Youth’ is as relevant as ever

Andrew Start is no stranger to working in minimalism. Having previously directed “The Flick” for Spokane Civic Theatre, Start again brings his audience an intimate portrayal of humanity, this time …


Civic’s ‘The Book of Will’ celebrates creation of Shakespeare’s first folio

“The Book of Will” opens Friday and runs through Oct. 20 in Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre.


Review: Civic’s ‘Matilda: The Musical’ as charming as beloved book and movie

“Matilda: The Musical,” reviewed Sept. 14, continues through Oct. 13 at Spokane Civic Theatre.


Four area theaters are kicking off new seasons this week

Ignite! Community Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, Lake City Playhouse and Red Bird Theater will produce “See How They Run,” “Matilda: The Musical,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Into …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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.