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Re-elected? ‘Probably’ Stormy Daniels answers S-R questions ahead of Spokane Comedy Club show on Presidents Day

Stormy Daniels is full of surprises. Donald Trump was taken aback when the adult film star filed a lawsuit against the president over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the 2016 …


‘Hiplet’ is a hip-hop take on ballet

It’s not hip-hop. It’s not ballet. It’s “Hiplet,” and it’s coming to the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Review: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ delivers to fandom at FICA

The stage production of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” made its way to First Interstate Center for the Arts for a rescheduled date on Thursday night after being canceled on Jan. …


Aspire Community Theatre brings strife of working ‘9 to 5’ to Kroc Center stage

“9 to 5,” directed by Trigger Weddle, opens Friday and continues through Feb. 16.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Theater review: Don’t miss Civic’s take on Tony-winning ‘Murder’

Despite “murder” already being in the title, the musical dark comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” opens with “Prologue: A Warning to the Audience” – meaning that if …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Playing for laughs: For Michelle Wolf, if there’s no punchline, ‘It’s not even worth saying’

This hour follows “Joke Show,” which premiered on Netflix in December.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ is a treat for Jimmy Buffett fans

What ultimately saves “Escape to Margaritaville” is that it is utterly without pretense. The show is exactly what it sets out to be: a further extension of that laid-back, tequila-soaked …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Review: CdA Playhouse cast brings heart to thought-provoking ‘Fun Home’

As I walked out of Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday night, I read a text from a friend. He’d always wanted to see “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning …


Plenty of laughs found in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Present Laughter’

The play opened on Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 2.


Transported to the tropics: Jimmy Buffett-inspired musical will warm Spokane theatergoers

After this week’s cold snap in Spokane, it might actually be a perfect time to “Escape to Margaritaville.” The Jimmy Buffett-inspired Broadway musical is making a swing through Spokane next …


Lake City Playhouse production marks regional premiere of ‘Fun Home’

“Fun Home” opens today and continues through Feb. 2. The musical is directed by Brooke Wood, with musical direction by Heather Brown and choreography by Crystal Bain.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live’ rescheduled to Feb. 6

Due to weather conditions preventing the “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live” show from arriving in Spokane in time for tonight’s performance at the First Interstate Center for the Arts, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

New year brings new theatrical productions to Inland Northwest

Stage Left Theater, Spokane Civic Theater, the First Interstate Center for the Arts and Lake City Playhouse will open “Mandelstam,” “Present Laughter,” “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home,” respectively.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

A winter of comedy, dance, theater: Tom Segura, Broad Comedy, ‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Jay and Silent Bob’

Spokane is kicking off 2020 on a high note with plenty of theater, comedy and dance shows happening in the coming months.


2019 in Review: Stage

Here’s a look back at some of the events that wowed us and made us laugh, think and maybe even cry in 2019.


Christmas shows are plentiful through the weekend

The countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest, but the area’s lively entertainment scene offers plenty of glittering gifts to unwrap before Santa’s arrival. Here are some holiday highlights.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘The Nutcracker,’ with Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet, offers holiday magic and delight at the Fox

The ballet “The Nutcracker” has become an annual holiday tradition for families and friends alike across the country, and the beautiful production, performed by the Spokane Symphony and Santa Barbara, …


Family connections tie together Ellen Travolta’s ‘Christmas Miracles’

When it comes to Christmas at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, it’s all about family. Especially for actress and producer Ellen Travolta.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ offers holiday awe, spectacle and cheer

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” brought holiday cheer to First Interstate Center for the Arts on Friday night, and the spectacle – part circus and part Broadway musical – also offered a …


Her last dance: Chewelah’s Jessica Cochran, 15, is performing in her final ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fox

Jessica Cochran fell in love with ballet when she was 2 years old after she saw a ballet performance at the Chataqua festival in her hometown of Chewelah. She immediately …


Holiday highlights include ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘The Nutcracker’

Holiday lights are strung up all over the city, and Christmas shows are lighting up local stages. Just this week, the offerings run the gamut from the circus and ballet …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Updated ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ keeps the rock in rock opera

This latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1971 rock musical, based on the Olivier Award-winning revival staged in London in 2016, brings “Jesus Christ Superstar” into the …


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.