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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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

‘Hamilton’ is coming to Spokane … eventually

“Hamilton” will make its way to Spokane in 2020-21, after visits from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Miss Saigon,” “Jersey Boys,” “Escape from Margaritaville” and “Mean Girls.”


‘Lion King’ continues to rule the Pride Lands and the stage in Spokane

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 …


‘The Lion King’s’ Mufasa finds connection in the storytelling

Gerald Ramsey, who was born in Tacoma and raised in American Samoa, finds much to love and share in the longrunning Broadway musical.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Theater review: ‘Waitress’ mixes up a delicious confection for theater fans

Take flavors that are sweet and tart, like a good key lime. Mix it with characters well worn and comfortable. Stir in a dash of vinegar for some bite. Bake …


Two local girls make their stage debut in ‘Waitress’

Two local 4-year-old girls – Remy Reith, of Cheney, and Brooklyn Wells, Spokane – will make their stage debut when the national tour of the Broadway hit “Waitress” comes to …


‘Finding Neverland’ flies high in Spokane

Inspired by a true life story, and based on a 2004 Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet film, the musical “Finding Neverland” tells how J.M. Barrie came to create his most famous play, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Single tickets for Best of Broadway, National Geographic Live events on sale Friday

An on-sale date for “The Lion King” will be announced in the future.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018

Best of Broadway to bring ‘Lion King’ and ‘Les Miserables’ back to Spokane

From the “Circle of Life” to “I Dreamed a Dream,” two theatrical blockbusters are returning to Spokane for the 2018-19 Best of Broadway season at the INB Performing Arts Center.


The legacy of ‘Rent’ lives on 20 years later.

We reached out to local theater folk, and spoke with an original cast member of “Rent,” to talk about the show and its legacy. Here’s what they said.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Theater review: ‘Something Rotten’ is a big wet kiss to Broadway, and we’re happy about that

The national touring production, which continues through Saturday at the INB Performing Arts Center, features a high-quality cast in a genuinely funny show.


Actor Adam Pascal having lots of ‘Rotten’ fun on tour

In 1590s London, there’s one playwright who rules them all. His name is Shakespeare. And the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, are more than a little peeved about that. They’re …


Best of Broadway bringing back ‘Phantom’ to Spokane

“Phantom” returns, while “Kinky Boots,” “Beautiful” make their Spokane debuts.


‘42nd Street’ sings the lullaby of Broadway

The show, set in 1933, centers on the backstage antics of “Pretty Lady,” the latest Broadway musical directed by Julian March (Matthew J. Taylor). Peggy Sawyer (Caitlin Ehlinger), a young …


National Geographic photographer keeps focus on wild things

Vincent Musi admits he’s the least likely guy to be photographing animals for National Geographic.


‘Book of Mormon’ still brings the laughs

For all the crudeness and controversy, “The Book of Mormon” really is a sweet tale of misfits finding who they really are, and finding a community that embraces them regardless. …


‘Riverdance’ marks two decades with anniversary tour

Popular Irish dance show returns to Spokane for 20th anniversary tour.


‘Camelot’ holds court on INB stage

Whether King Arthur actually existed is a question debated by modern-day historians. What isn’t debatable is the impact this supposed fifth century British ruler has made on popular culture. There …


Alton Brown’s serious about playing with his food

The idea of a live culinary show evokes an image of a booth at county fair exhibit hall, staffed by a microphone-wearing pitchman selling knives or blenders or the latest …


Alton Brown’s serious about playing with his food

The idea of a live culinary show evokes an image of a booth at county fair exhibit hall, staffed by a microphone-wearing pitchman selling knives or blenders or the latest …


Still going boldly

William Shatner is quick to crack wise. The legendary actor, who captained the USS Enterprise into pop culture icon status, showed his comedy chops in shows such as “Third Rock …


Still going boldly

William Shatner is quick to crack wise. The legendary actor, who captained the USS Enterprise into pop culture icon status, showed his comedy chops in shows such as “Third Rock …


Grinch brings out actor’s best in Seuss-based musical

For the seventh year, Stefan Karl is donning the green face paint and the fuzzy outfit, the shoes that are too tight, the head that isn’t screwed on right, and …


These guys paint the town blue

For 11 years, Mike Brown has become a Blue Man. “I like to think I’ve been a Blue Man my entire life,” Brown said in a recent telephone interview.


These guys paint the town blue

For 11 years, Mike Brown has become a Blue Man. “I like to think I’ve been a Blue Man my entire life,” Brown said in a recent telephone interview.


‘Book of Mormon’ fulfills mission to make you laugh

Picture a song-and-dance number about a shy young man talking himself into doing the right thing, aided in his imagination by Lt. Uhura from “Star Trek,” the angel Moroni and …


National Geographic Live coming to Spokane

Spokane has been selected to be one of 15 U.S. cities to host the National Geographic Live series. The series, which brings scientists, photographers, filmmakers and explorers to town to …