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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Leap of faith: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looks forward by going back to the beginning

If you were alive in the 1970s, chances were good you had a copy of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hit concept album “Jesus Christ Superstar” in your vinyl …


Director Andrew Start highlights nostalgia in Civic’s ‘This Is Our Youth’

“This Is Our Youth” opens Friday and runs through Dec. 8 in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ at FICA kicks off holiday season in colorful fashion

The holiday season, as far as I’m concerned, has officially kicked off in Spokane with a performance of Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” (the Gift of Christmas Tour) at First …


Silverwood’s Nick Norton brings ‘Phantasm’ to the Fox

“Phantasm” is getting bigger. Silverwood Theme Park magician Nick Norton, along with his wife and assistant, Amanda Norton, and Isaiah Daniels will take over the stage at the Martin Woldson …


Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ still thrills despite problematic story

The spectacle of “Miss Saigon” is still spectacular. The tragedy is still tragic. And a show that has been controversial since its debut 30 years ago remains problematic despite excellent …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

‘Odd Couple (Female Version)’ is familiar and appealing

In the mid-1980s, legendary playwright Neil Simon did something unusual. He took one of his best-known works, “The Odd Couple,” and adapted it for female leads.


‘Miss Saigon’: For Emily Bautista, playing Kim in stage spectacle a childhood dream come true

Set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, “Miss Saigon” tells the story of a doomed Vietnamese girl, Kim, a prostitute who falls in love with an American soldier …


Stage Left Theater shakes up ‘The Threepenny Opera’

“The Threepenny Opera” opens Friday and runs through Nov. 3 at Stage Left Theater.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Chevy Chase to speak at the Fox after screening of ‘Christmas Vacation’

Tickets for symphony and Fox subscribers are available beginning Thursday at 10 a.m., and tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.


Tickets for Ellen Travolta’s ‘Christmas Miracles’ at CdA Resort go on sale Monday

In keeping with past practice, the Travolta holiday show will features songs, stories and laughter. Some of the stories will comes from Travolta family lore. Others will be be provided …


Actor Mike Wiley singlehandedly brings story of Emmett Till to life in ‘Dar He’

Actor Mike Wiley will make his West Coast debut with a production of “Dar He” at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University.


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.


This week in comedy: Joe Machi, Alvin Williams, Mark Curry, Brad Williams and more

Comedy shows are happening practically every night this week.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Review: Elizabeth Caballero, cast mates soar in INO’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ at the Fox

Inland Northwest Opera’s current gift to our region is a production of Giacomo Puccini’s durable masterpiece “Madame Butterfly” (1906), which is being presented in two performances this weekend at Martin …


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.


On velvet wings: Elizabeth Caballero as Cio-Cio San leads ‘Madame Butterfly’ at the Fox

Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” is the story of Cio-Cio San, a geisha known as Madame Butterfly, and Lt. Pinkerton, a U.S. Naval officer with whom Butterfly has a contracted …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Paper by design: ‘Madame Butterfly’ stage director Fenlon Lamb is familiar with many aspects of opera, including design

One of the fascinating aspects of Inland Northwest Opera’s “Madame Butterfly,” at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Friday and Sunday, is that the set is made of paper. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

South Asia cultural association hosts ‘Ardha Nareeshwara,’ a classical dance drama from India

The legend of the mighty Ganges River will come to life through music and dance when the South Asia Cultural Association presents “Ardha Nareeshwara” on Sept. 28 at Bing Crosby …


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., Sept. 12, 2019

Taylor 2 Dance Company bringing work of Paul Taylor to Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

The production will feature performances of “Airs,” set to music by George Frideric Handel; “Piazzola Caldera,” with music by Astor Piazzolla; and “Esplanade,” set to violin concertos by Johann Sebastian …


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at the Fox on Sept. 29; Las Vegas residency begins in January

No tea, no shade, but shantay, they’re staying! Fresh on the heels of a “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019” date at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox …


Stage Left opens ‘Beyond Barriers’ season with ‘References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot’

“References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot,” which is directed by Juan Mas, opens Friday and runs through Sept. 22.


Ellen Travolta solicits Christmas miracles for annual holiday show

Ellen Travolta’s new holiday show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort will center on Christmas miracles.


Review: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre serves up a cuppa ‘Smokey Joe’

When it came to popular music in the 1950s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were among the most successful writers around. The duo scored 70 chart hits in their long …


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.


‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ celebrates nostalgic work of Leiber, Stoller

The Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will close its 2019 season with a production of “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which opens Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 25.


Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at the FICA tells a story that still rings true

“Les Misérables,” based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, dives into big themes – crime and justice, love and forgiveness, life and death. The beloved musical, now playing in Spokane as …


Dreaming a dream as national tour of ‘Les Miserables’ begins Tuesday at the FICA

The touring production of the iconic musical lands in Spokane on Tuesday for an eight-show run.



Spokane native Cherie Price returns home with ‘Menopause the Musical’

“Menopause the Musical” will be performed Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane.