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Stories tagged: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre


Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ ends season on high, fabulous note

If you’ve never understood why every energetic theater kid fawns over “Mamma Mia!,” you’ll get it after this production. It’s inspiring to see the direction of Yvonne A.K. Johnson fleshed …


Emma Larson reunites with Spokane Valley Summer Theatre in ‘Mamma Mia!’

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” opens Friday and runs through Aug. 18.


‘The Sound of Music’ aces tests of collaboration, technical performance

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” which opened Friday night, offers a prime opportunity to revisit this well-loved production on a local stage.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:19 a.m.

Jennifer Tindall says so long, farewell to Spokane with ‘The Sound of Music’

Actress and singer Jennifer Tindall, who stars as Maria Rainer in “The Sound of Music,” will begin classes at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts later this summer.


Stars nail historical counterparts in ‘Always, Patsy Cline’ on Spokane Valley Summer Theatre stage

Andrea Olsen and Haliey Weber are Patsy Cline and Louise Seger, two women who share a deep connection despite their differences in this Yvonne A.K. Johnson-directed version of the country …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Haliey Weber lets personality shine as Louise Seger in ‘Always, Patsy Cline’

After a well-received run in 2017, Spokane Valley Summer Theatre will kick off its current season with another production of the musical, which opens Friday and runs through June 30.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

Review: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s ‘Into the Woods’ teaches audiences a valuable lesson

If anyone should be reminded to be careful what they wish for, it’s the characters in “Into the Woods.” The musical, which features a book by James Lapine and music …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

‘Into the Woods’ gives audiences a peek behind closed doors

The musical opens at Spokane Valley Summer Theatre on Friday and runs through July 29.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre heading ‘Into the Woods’

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre will go “Into the Woods” in late July. Stephen Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical will take over the Central Valley Performing Arts Center July 13-29.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Review: Beauty and love flourish in SVST’s ‘The Secret Garden’

If two rough objects rub against each other long each, they are bound to become smooth. As seen in Spokane Valley Summer Theatre production of “The Secret Garden,” directed by …


“The Secret Garden” continues to attract fans of all ages

“The Secret Garden” will temporarily call Spokane Valley home when Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of the musical opens FridayJuly .


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Theater review: Actresses make magic in ‘Always, Patsy Cline’

Cline’s career lasted just 16 years, and only really took off in the last six, but still-devoted fans and performances as strong as Fleming and Olsen’s in shows like “Always, …


Spokane Valley Summer Theatre pays tribute to influential country singer with “Always, Patsy Cline”

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre pays tribute to influential country singer Patsy Cline with production of “Always, Patsy Cline.”


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Patsy Cline musical, ‘Secret Garden’ coming to Spokane Valley Summer Theatre

“Always, Patsy Cline,” “The Secret Garden” on the bill for company’s second season.


Musical ‘Bring It On’ explores friendship, acceptance

“Bring It On” is a tale of two high schools, one affluent and the other low-income, and the star cheerleader torn between them. The high-energy musical, which features songs by …


Theater Review: Spokane Valley’s ‘Oliver!’ a solid rendition of splashy musical

Like so many great Charles Dickens stories, “Oliver Twist” is primarily a portrait of the backstreets and barrooms of 19th-century London, a catalog of colorful, lovably rough and tumble characters …


Spokane Valley Summer Theatre takes stage with ‘Oliver!’

Although it’s still in its first month, Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is already proving its versatility. Following a successful run of the rock ’n’ roll revue “Buddy: The Buddy Holly …


Theater review: ‘Buddy’ doesn’t fade away

“Buddy,” the inaugural production from the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre, puts the legendary rocker’s story in veteran hands.


‘Buddy,’ and Brian Dalen Gunn, return to the Spokane area

Brian Dalen Gunn has made a career out of playing bespectacled rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly in the stage musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” touring the country with …


Valley theater company plans shows, classes

There’s a familiar face returning to the Inland Northwest theater scene. Yvonne A.K. Johnson, who was executive director of Spokane Civic Theatre for eight years before she was fired – …


Musical theater coming to Spokane Valley

Yvonne Johnson returning to town to open new theater based out of Central Valley High School.