Stories tagged: Theater review
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
“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 …
Sat., June 22, 2019
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 …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
Stage Left Theater’s production of Marina Carr’s “Hecuba” is not a show I’ll soon forget. House lights dimmed as a funereal monody played over the empty stage. Hecuba (Caryn Hoaglund), …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
There’s a reason why Disney’s “The Lion King” is the highest grossing musical of all time. Why it’s been running for more than two decades on Broadway. Why it continues …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Quincy McCune’s portrayal of Poppins was a joy to watch and hear. There were moments where her mannerisms were so accurate, and my seat just far enough back, that Julie …
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” owes a lot to an area fabric store.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
All told, the national touring production of the venerable “The Sound of Music” that opened Thursday at the INB Performing Arts Center is a testament to the strengths of a …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
When it comes to “Hamilton,” it’s magical to be in the room where it happens. Since it opened in New York three years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sung-through musical about America’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
Theater review: ‘Motown: The Musical’ brings the highs and lows – and plenty of hits – to the INB stage
Based on Barry Gordy’s memoir, and with a book by Gordy himself, “Motown: The Musical” is a sleek and slick look at one of the most influential record labels in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
This Tony-winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine is a critical darling and cult favorite. On opening night, an audience member could be heard telling others, “You’re going to …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
The 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock opera adaptation of “La Boheme” brings a youthful energy to the INB Performing Arts Center.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 6 p.m.
The national touring production, which continues through Saturday at the INB Performing Arts Center, features a high-quality cast in a genuinely funny show.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megahit lands at the INB Performing Arts Center, courtesy of the Best of Broadway series.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
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, …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Lake City Playhouse sets “The Miracle Worker” in a black box stage, allowing the strong performances to shine through.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
It’s one thing to perform a play within a play. It’s another to perform a musical within a musical. Along with twice the acting, there’s also twice the singing and …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
While the language is as Shakespeare wrote, director/scenic and lighting designer David Baker has added a modern touch to the Shakespeare comedy with updated costumes and more attitude than the …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
“Noises Off,” which opened Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre, cracks the lens of the rose-colored glasses worn by the enchanted theatergoer and gives the audience a glance, albeit a (hopefully) …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Mishap with leading man on opening night doesn’t detract from a teriffic show.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
“Ovo,” the latest Cirque du Soleil show to make its way to the Spokane Arena, is filled with whimsy and magic, comedy and thrills.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Near the end of Christopher Durang’s play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” one of its titular characters, named after a famous creation of Anton Chekhov, unspools a lengthy …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Pulitzer-winning drama brings four characters together for a dinner party that comes undone when prejudices come into the fray.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Best of Broadway season continues with a touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for best musical revival.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Luckily for us, King’s artistic output was much deeper than the 12 tracks on “Tapestry.” With her former husband Gerry Goffin, King wrote a string of hits for groups like …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Stanley Kowalski looms so large in our cultural conscience that it’s easy to forget that “A Streetcar Named Desire” is really about Blanche DuBois, his emotionally disturbed sister-in-law. Much of …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
There is something shockingly straightforward about Jessie’s decision to end her life in Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “ ’night Mother.”
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Cult comedy, which was the basis of the beloved movie, will run at Civic through Nov. 5.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Directed by Abbey Crawford, the Spokane theater opens its season on a high note with Kander and Ebb’s still-relevant musical.