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100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Theater troupe plans performances at logging camps

The Little Theater Company of Spokane was making plans to fan out into the woods to entertain the lumberjacks in the region’s logging camps.


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: 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. 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.


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: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

‘Traditions of Christmas’ keeps Broadway producer Laura Little coming back to Coeur d’Alene

Since 2011, Laura Little’s name has been synonymous with Christmas in Coeur d’Alene thanks to “Traditions of Christmas,” a Radio City Music Hall-style show she brought to the city from …


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

Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘This Is Our Youth’ is as relevant as ever

Andrew Start is no stranger to working in minimalism. Having previously directed “The Flick” for Spokane Civic Theatre, Start again brings his audience an intimate portrayal of humanity, this time …


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.


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.


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. …


Falls Arts Preview: A season full of comedy, dance and theater

Comedy, dance, theater – no matter your interest, or age, there is plenty to take in in the coming months. Read on to learn more about what’s coming to town …


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.


‘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.


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.


Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ is a classic for modern audiences

For the modern American masses, a play like “Oklahoma!” might not hold wide appeal without promises of stark, modernizing changes. That was the route taken with its recent Broadway revival, …