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Stories tagged: Stage

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.

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Single tickets on sale Friday for STCU Best of Broadway and National Geographic Live

Tickets are available at

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.

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s show is about newness, not nostalgia

When Steve Martin and Martin Short take the stage for their “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” show – the latest version of the two-man show they’ve been taking …

Laura Little’s ‘Cabaret’ supports performers on and off stage

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Northwest Theatre Arts and Education Foundation.

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, …

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.

CdA Summer Theatre puts new spin on ‘Oklahoma!’

The summer theater’s production, which opens Thursday and runs through July 28 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, features a revolving stage, also known as a turntable.

Magician Nick Norton announces ‘Phantasm’ show at the Fox

Tickets are $25-$45 and are on sale today at 10 a.m.

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.

Review: CdA cast brings beauty and joy to ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The story of “Beauty and the Beast,” despite the singing candlestick and dancing teapot, belongs to the main characters, Belle, the beast and Gaston.

Bing Crosby Theater brings Broadway and the West End to West Sprague

Since 2014, theater fans have been able to see such theater luminaries as Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson and others performing acclaimed works without having …

‘Hadestown’ captures 8 Tony Awards, including best musical

‘Hadestown’ wins 8 Tony Awards on a night when women were celebrated, and Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony.

Broadway Notes: Spokane’s Kendal Hartse lands spot in first national tour of Tony-winning ‘The Band’s Visit’

Max Kumangai is jumping from ‘Waitress’ to ‘Jagged Little Pill’ on Broadway, and Sophia Anne Caruso is collecting accolades for ‘Beetlejuice’

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Meridian’s Adelaide Turnage makes CdA Summer Theatre debut in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

“Beauty and the Beast,” directed by Lorna Hamilton, opens Thursday and runs through June 30

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

PACE Has Got Talent highlights SCC students

The showcase will feature singing, dancing, spoken word, acting and music.

UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Live coming to the FICA on Jan. 16

A variety of VIP packages are on sale now through TicketsWest with code 20SEASONTIX, and single tickets will be available to the general public in mid-August.

‘Community’ star Joel McHale set for Spokane stand-up shows

Joel McHale has a snappy response for almost everything. If you can take his word at face value, McHale’s performances this weekend at the Spokane Comedy Club will be nothing …

Stage Left tackles heavy topics in its first musical ‘Bare: A Pop Opera’

“Bare: A Pop Opera,” directed by Troy Nickerson, opens Friday and runs through June 16.

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 …

Christian Youth Theater’s ‘Newsies’ opens Friday at the Bing

The show runs through June 2. Tickets are available through

Inland NW Opera stages ‘The Toy Shop’ for local kids, families

Inland Northwest Opera will hold three performances of a children’s opera, Seymour Barab’s “The Toy Shop,” for free to families in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane.

For the parent, ‘Paw Patrol’ was inane. For the kid, it was the best thing ever.

Here to report as a parent-who-is-trying that I attended “Paw Patrol Live” and survived to tell the tale.

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

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