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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.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

Review: Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s ‘Into the Woods’ teaches audiences a valuable lesson

If anyone should be reminded to be careful what they wish for, it’s the characters in “Into the Woods.” The musical, which features a book by James Lapine and music …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

‘Into the Woods’ gives audiences a peek behind closed doors

The musical opens at Spokane Valley Summer Theatre on Friday and runs through July 29.


“The Secret Garden” continues to attract fans of all ages

“The Secret Garden” will temporarily call Spokane Valley home when Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of the musical opens FridayJuly .


Spokane Valley Summer Theatre pays tribute to influential country singer with “Always, Patsy Cline”

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre pays tribute to influential country singer Patsy Cline with production of “Always, Patsy Cline.”


Musical ‘Bring It On’ explores friendship, acceptance

“Bring It On” is a tale of two high schools, one affluent and the other low-income, and the star cheerleader torn between them. The high-energy musical, which features songs by …


Spokane Valley Summer Theatre takes stage with ‘Oliver!’

Although it’s still in its first month, Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is already proving its versatility. Following a successful run of the rock ’n’ roll revue “Buddy: The Buddy Holly …


Valley theater company plans shows, classes

There’s a familiar face returning to the Inland Northwest theater scene. Yvonne A.K. Johnson, who was executive director of Spokane Civic Theatre for eight years before she was fired – …


Musical theater coming to Spokane Valley

Yvonne Johnson returning to town to open new theater based out of Central Valley High School.


Civic Theatre leader’s defamation suit revived

The Washington Court of Appeals on Thursday reinstated a defamation suit filed by former Spokane Civic Theatre artistic director Yvonne A.K. Johnson against the theater’s former music director. Johnson fired …


Fired director sues Spokane Civic Theatre

The fired executive artistic director of the Spokane Civic Theatre is filing a $2 million lawsuit against the theater’s board and three of its members this afternoon.


Fired Civic leader received high marks

Only three weeks before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Fired Civic Theater leader got bonus for “hard work”

Only a month before the Spokane Civic Theatre fired its artistic director, its board gave her a $7,000 bonus and said in her annual evaluation that the theater’s record-setting ticket …


Spokane Civic Theatre fires artistic director

The Spokane Civic Theatre board of directors on Friday fired Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson. In a news release, Civic announced that the board and Johnson “terminated their association” …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

Civic Theatre board fires Artistic Director Yvonne Johnson

The Spokane Civic Theatre board of directors on Friday fired Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson.


‘White’ on cue

When Spokane Civic Theatre opened “White Christmas” two years ago, executive artistic director Yvonne A.K. Johnson knew it was going to be a hit. She didn’t just hope it was …


Artistic director helps Civic Theatre thrive despite tough economy

The recession has been brutal for Spokane’s live theater. Two theaters closed, others teetered. Meanwhile, the Spokane Civic Theatre has just come off its biggest ticket-sales season ever. How do …