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PREVIEW: Civic Theatre opens stage to regional playwrights during Playwrights’ Forum Festival

2018-06-01T22:24:16+00:00

Since opening in 1947, Spokane Civic Theatre has built a reputation for staging intricate productions of beloved plays and musicals. But for 30 years, the theater has also prided itself on being a hub for both new and experienced playwrights to premiere one-act plays. By giving these playwrights a stage, the theater in turn gives the audience

PREVIEW: Civic Theatre opens stage to regional playwrights during Playwrights’ Forum Festival 2018-06-01T22:24:16+00:00

Teen & Kid Closet and Hello, Dolly!

2018-06-01T22:08:50+00:00

  June 9th only! Spokane Civic Theatre will be offering $5 off tickets to Hello, Dolly! with donations of new or gently used clothing in an effort to support Teen & Kid Closet! Discounted tickets available at the Box Office only. Partner with us to support this incredible organization that is reaching so many kids in need in

Teen & Kid Closet and Hello, Dolly! 2018-06-01T22:08:50+00:00

RADAR is back for 2018!

2018-06-01T22:12:22+00:00

RADAR is BACK! Spokane Civic Theatre's Performance Art Training Program returns June 18-22, this year with a showcase for students to show off skills developed during the week long program. Don't wait, register today at spokanecivictheatre.com/radar  

RADAR is back for 2018! 2018-06-01T22:12:22+00:00

PREVIEW: Hello, Robbi! A new face joins the Spokane stage for the Civic’s season finale

2018-06-01T22:19:17+00:00

If our universe's timeline had unfolded in a slightly different permutation, Troy Nickerson would currently be directing a play about a group of white supremacists from North Idaho. But that's not how things played out. Instead he's overseeing Hello, Dolly!, a lighthearted warhorse musical that might very well be the antithesis of God's Country. The catalyst for this

PREVIEW: Hello, Robbi! A new face joins the Spokane stage for the Civic’s season finale 2018-06-01T22:19:17+00:00

Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show: Abbey Crawford relishes the chance to ‘put on’ Dorothy Dean

2018-06-01T21:45:52+00:00

To celebrate 135 years in the community, the Spokesman-Review is bringing one of its most beloved features, Dorothy Dean, to the stage at the Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show, Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. The show will feature cooking demonstrations, product and food sampling, wine tasting, Dorothy Dean recipes, giveaways and more. And while

Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show: Abbey Crawford relishes the chance to ‘put on’ Dorothy Dean 2018-06-01T21:45:52+00:00

Announcing the Directors for the 2018-2019 Season

2018-05-07T19:01:25+00:00

MAIN STAGE Mary Poppins Troy Nickerson Elf The Musical Kathie Doyle-Lipe You Can’t Take It With You David Baker The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Melody Deatherage Young Frankenstein Jake Schaefer STUDIO THEATRE Bug Marianne McLaughlin Constellations Pam Kingsley The Memory of Water Dawn Taylor Reinhardt The Flick Andrew Start The House

Announcing the Directors for the 2018-2019 Season 2018-05-07T19:01:25+00:00

Announcing the 2018-2019 Season

2018-05-30T00:52:17+00:00

We are proud to announce the 2018-2019 Season with artwork by local artist Zac Jones. Season Tickets are available online and through our Box Office: more information here! Single show tickets are on sale July 9th online and through our Box Office.   MAIN STAGE Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins September 14 - October

Announcing the 2018-2019 Season 2018-05-30T00:52:17+00:00

7 Nights Out: Things to do in the week ahead

2018-01-23T01:29:02+00:00

1. Straight No Chaser Straight No Chaser, a male a cappella group, presents the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense … and with a sense of humor. When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

7 Nights Out: Things to do in the week ahead 2018-01-23T01:29:02+00:00

Stage for Schools: Theatre for a great cause

2018-01-23T01:35:51+00:00

Spend a night at the theater to help local students stay in school as the Spokane Civic Theatre hosts a benefit performance of the farcical romance Cactus Flower in support of Communities in Schools of Spokane County. With a mission to aid local youth at risk of dropping out of the public education system, Communities

Stage for Schools: Theatre for a great cause 2018-01-23T01:35:51+00:00

Play Time: Eight holiday shows for kids and kids at heart

2018-01-23T01:27:30+00:00

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL You've seen the movie. Now experience the live song-and-dance adaptation that takes all the heroic daydreams, all the anticipation and all the holiday quirks and scales them up into big, flashy, family-friendly production numbers. And, yes, even the Bumpus hounds have a cameo. Kathie Doyle-Lipe directs. Spokane Civic Theatre, $30-$32,

Play Time: Eight holiday shows for kids and kids at heart 2018-01-23T01:27:30+00:00

PLAYWRIGHT PROFILE: BRYAN HARNETIAUX

2017-11-08T18:36:27+00:00

BRYAN HARNETIAUX: PLAYWRIGHT OF HOLDING ON~LETTING GO What inspired you to write Holding On Letting Go?   I had written the first two plays in the end of life cycle, VESTA and DUSK, and was encouraged by those involved in the field to consider writing a hospice play. My own experience with hospice he was

PLAYWRIGHT PROFILE: BRYAN HARNETIAUX 2017-11-08T18:36:27+00:00

CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE: JILLIAN KEHNE

2017-11-08T18:45:24+00:00

JILLIAN KEHNE: CHOREOGRAPHER OF A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC  What do you enjoy most about choreographing a show? For me, choreographing a show is about working with the creative team and actors that we have to put together movement that is creative, puts the actors in their best light, and is coherent with the story being

CHOREOGRAPHER PROFILE: JILLIAN KEHNE 2017-11-08T18:45:24+00:00

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SUMMER MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE CAMP

2017-11-13T22:29:37+00:00

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls !  We are thrilled to finally reveal our Main Stage Performance Camp Production!  Each summer, we have seen talented teens rise to the challenge of rehearsing and staging a show in under 3 weeks.  We wondered...could our impressive community of teen performers tackle the impressive feat of staging a

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SUMMER MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE CAMP 2017-11-13T22:29:37+00:00

DIRECTOR PROFILE: LENNY BART

2017-02-06T12:44:22+00:00

Lenny Bart: Artistic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre, Director of the upcoming production A Little Night Music Were you nervous going into the audition process?  I don't usually get nervous, but I'm always concerned that we'll get enough people with the proper skill set to fill all of the roles. I usually get very excited,

DIRECTOR PROFILE: LENNY BART 2017-02-06T12:44:22+00:00

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season!

2017-01-23T15:45:48+00:00

MAIN STAGE West Side Story Musical: September 22-October 15, 2017 Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins, Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season! 2017-01-23T15:45:48+00:00

2017-2018 Season Announcement Party

2017-01-09T15:37:27+00:00

JOIN US FOR OUR SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY! January 20, 2017 Free Admission Spokane Civic Theatre 5:00 PM- Doors open for drinks, catering by Charley's, and mingling with members of the Spokane theatre community in the lobby. 6:00 PM- 2017-2018 season announcement presentation in the auditorium. Hang out in the Lobby after the announcement for more

2017-2018 Season Announcement Party 2017-01-09T15:37:27+00:00

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: SAMANTHA STEYART, KELSI LYNN BLASER, CHRIS TAYLOR, GARY PIERCE

2016-12-23T09:04:41+00:00

Samantha Steyart- Stage Manager/On Stage Sound FX                 What do you think makes It’s a Wonderful Life such an endearing tale? It’s a Wonderful Life is a tale that most people can relate to in some aspect. Everyone has had that moment where something didn’t go exactly right

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: SAMANTHA STEYART, KELSI LYNN BLASER, CHRIS TAYLOR, GARY PIERCE 2016-12-23T09:04:41+00:00

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: MILLIE PAINE, ELIAS BALDWIN-BONNEY, GRAYSON PAINE, LUCY PAINE

2016-12-15T13:44:41+00:00

Millie Paine- Young Mary                 What do you think makes It’s a Wonderful Life such an endearing tale? I think it's a classic tale because of the message it sends and how everyone can relate to it. Everyone gets depressed at times but then we're shown that people

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: MILLIE PAINE, ELIAS BALDWIN-BONNEY, GRAYSON PAINE, LUCY PAINE 2016-12-15T13:44:41+00:00

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: BEN DYCK, LULU STAFFORD, DAVE RIDEOUT, KEARNEY JORDAN

2016-12-05T17:26:02+00:00

Ben Dyck- Mr. Potter                 What do you think makes It’s a Wonderful Life such an endearing tale? The themes. The message of hope. This is a time of year that is difficult for many for a number of reasons. This story resonates with those who feel downtrodden

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: BEN DYCK, LULU STAFFORD, DAVE RIDEOUT, KEARNEY JORDAN 2016-12-05T17:26:02+00:00

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: LENNY BART, THERESA HAUENSTEIN, MICHAEL METTERS, MICHAEL HYNES

2016-11-29T16:55:45+00:00

Lenny Bart- Director                 What do you think makes It’s a Wonderful Life such an endearing tale? It deals with the impact we can have on others in our lives.  It deals with the spirit of “Giving” of the self, and not of commercial endeavors.  It is the

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PROFILES: LENNY BART, THERESA HAUENSTEIN, MICHAEL METTERS, MICHAEL HYNES 2016-11-29T16:55:45+00:00

Director Interview: Chris Taylor with A Charlie Brown Christmas

2016-10-28T15:07:37+00:00

M. Hoffman: Charlie Brown celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.  What do you think it is about the show that makes us return to it again and again? C. Taylor: I think that A Charlie Brown Christmas has tremendous appeal, both to young actors who are being exposed to Charles Schultz for the first time,

Director Interview: Chris Taylor with A Charlie Brown Christmas 2016-10-28T15:07:37+00:00

Actress Profile: Kat Heath

2016-10-21T14:07:29+00:00

Photo Credit: Chris Wooley Heads and Tails Photography Hoffman: Tell me about playing Magenta in Rocky Horror.  What are your favorite parts and what are the most challenging parts?  Heath: Magenta has been a dream come true for me. I have wanted to do this show since I was probably 14 and she

Actress Profile: Kat Heath 2016-10-21T14:07:29+00:00

Actress Profile: Samantha Schneider

2016-09-27T15:12:20+00:00

Hoffman: Tell me more about your experience wearing the costume for Madame La Bouche in Beauty and The Beast! S. Schneider: This costume is the most elaborate I have had in all my time of theater. It is heavy, on wheels, and it takes two to three guys to lift it high enough for me

Actress Profile: Samantha Schneider 2016-09-27T15:12:20+00:00

An Interview with Summer Berry Costume Designer for Beauty and The Beast

2016-09-19T16:16:50+00:00

  M.Hoffman: Tell me more about your process of design for Beauty and The Beast!  Berry: Process is very important in the journey of costume design. The research, the vision of the production as a whole, and the resources that are available all play a part in my process. I didn’t want to make this

An Interview with Summer Berry Costume Designer for Beauty and The Beast 2016-09-19T16:16:50+00:00

Bart's Beat: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

2016-08-22T10:13:38+00:00

Meetings, meetings, meetings! Some love them, some hate them, sometimes it’s just a necessary evil. I like to think that if you have a purpose, agenda, and a time limit, meetings can be very beneficial. Since I will be new to town, I plan on scheduling meetings with as many groups as possible. My first set of

Bart's Beat: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings 2016-08-22T10:13:38+00:00

Bart's Beat: Greetings from Quincy, Illinois!

2016-08-12T11:29:45+00:00

Greetings from Quincy Illinois! As the clock ticks, my arrival to Spokane gets nearer and nearer, and my excitement grows. I’m so looking forward to beginning my new position, and working with some wonderful staff members, board members, patrons, and especially, the volunteers that are the life-blood of organizations like the Spokane Civic Theatre! I’ve

Bart's Beat: Greetings from Quincy, Illinois! 2016-08-12T11:29:45+00:00

2016-17 Studio Season Artwork!

2016-06-27T10:39:48+00:00

And here is the artwork for the 2016-17 Firth J Chew Studio Season! All the artwork was created by local artist and designer, Zac Jones! Be sure to stop by the theatre, or check your mailbox, for a season brochure! All tickets go on sale July 1! The 2016-17 Season is sponsored by The Local Offices

2016-17 Studio Season Artwork! 2016-06-27T10:39:48+00:00

70th Season Artwork Reveal!

2016-06-23T15:37:04+00:00

We are so excited to finally share our 2016-17 Spokane Civic Theatre artwork! All the artwork was created by local artist and designer, Zac Jones! Be sure to stop by the theatre, or check your mailbox, for a season brochure! All tickets go on sale July 1! The 2016-17 Season is sponsored by The Local Offices

70th Season Artwork Reveal! 2016-06-23T15:37:04+00:00

An Exciting New Partnership!

2016-06-09T13:41:43+00:00

The Montvale Hotel, Hotel Ruby, and Hotel Ruby 2 are now Spokane Civic Theatre's Official Hotels. They are sponsoring our upcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew (May 2017). Not only that, but they are offering anyone with tickets to a Spokane Civic Theatre show 15% off of their entire stay! We'd like to thank them

An Exciting New Partnership! 2016-06-09T13:41:43+00:00

Little Shop of Rentals in Yellowstone

2016-05-06T13:13:24+00:00

Lake Yellowstone Hotel's 125th Anniversary Some of the costumes being taken to Lake Yellowstone Hotel. The costumes from our Little Shop of Rentals are taking a trip next week. They will be traveling to Yellowstone Lake to help costume and celebrate the Lake Yellowstone Hotel's 125th Anniversary event. They will be leaving next Wednesday,

Little Shop of Rentals in Yellowstone 2016-05-06T13:13:24+00:00

OUTSpoken Reviews 'Sordid Lives'!

2016-02-01T15:59:00+00:00

Thanks to the OUTSpoken guys for coming to see Sordid Lives this weekend! Hear what they had to say, then get your tickets!  *Edit: Shows are on Thursdays thru Sundays each week. We do not hold Wednesday performances for our Studio Productions. [Audio Credit: OUTSpoken/ARU: a Creative Company ] Audience Note: This production is Rated-R

OUTSpoken Reviews 'Sordid Lives'! 2016-02-01T15:59:00+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Announces 2016-17 Directors

2016-01-29T15:55:02+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre embarks on its 70th year with a captivating collection of productions fit for a platinum anniversary season!  To bring these titles to life, some of the region’s favorite directors have been enlisted to bring their unique skillsets to Civic: MAIN STAGE Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  (Sept 9 – Oct 9, 2016) Directed by

Spokane Civic Theatre Announces 2016-17 Directors 2016-01-29T15:55:02+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy to present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

2016-01-28T15:57:24+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s Academy will present Disney’s High School Musical as its Summer Academy Musical. Performances run July 22-31, 2016, and are the culmination of a three-week theatre camp for 13-18 year olds. This audition-only camp brings together Spokane’s talented teenage musical theatre performers to hone their skills, make new friends, and have fun producing

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy to present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2016-01-28T15:57:24+00:00

OUTSpoken Preps You for 'SORDID LIVES'

2016-01-26T17:40:31+00:00

The guys over at OUTSpoken are getting ready for SORDID LIVES (opening this Friday) and will be here for our SOLD OUT opening! Sordid Lives runs January 29 - February 21, 2016 in our Studio Theatre! Here's a bit of what they had to say about Sordid Lives in popular culture from their January 24 show: Do

OUTSpoken Preps You for 'SORDID LIVES' 2016-01-26T17:40:31+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Season

2016-01-26T15:50:38+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre announces Guys and Dolls as its 2015-2016 Season closer,May 20 – June 19, 2016. Civic is making the change from Ghost, the Musical.  Keith Dixon, Executive Artistic Director, said several factors informed the decision: “Looking at the success of last season’s The Music Man and other previous spring productions, along with the community’s appetite for

Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Season 2016-01-26T15:50:38+00:00

OUTSpoken Reviews 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'

2016-01-22T15:29:54+00:00

The guys at KYRS' OUTSpoken saw our production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and covered it on their radio program. See what they had to say about our production in this clip from their program on Sunday, January 17, 2016! Tune in Sundays from 12:00p to 2:00p on 88.1 and 92.3 FM to hear more from Jonathan, Sergey,

OUTSpoken Reviews 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' 2016-01-22T15:29:54+00:00

Coming Fall 2016!

2016-01-01T13:00:15+00:00

We will be announcing the entire 2016-17 Season on opening night of Les Liaisions Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), January 15, 2016.  Come to hear our exciting announcement, and stay for the deliciously malicious French tale of seduction among aristocrats before the revolution (Rated PG-13).  

Coming Fall 2016! 2016-01-01T13:00:15+00:00

"Easter Egg" Poster Contest: "Evil Dead: the Musical"

2015-10-20T15:55:18+00:00

Evil Dead: the Musical is playing now in our Studio Theatre here at Spokane Civic Theatre. Directed by Troy Nickerson and Heather McHenry-Kroetch, this rated R show is full of camp, blood, off-color language, and really bad puns - it's awesome! No Tricks, Just Treats Dates for the run are quickly selling out, so we've come up

"Easter Egg" Poster Contest: "Evil Dead: the Musical" 2015-10-20T15:55:18+00:00

Come Fly With Us, then Fly Away!

2015-09-14T15:04:02+00:00

Pack Your Bags! During the run of Catch Me If You Can, our lobby drawing can have you flying up, up, and away! For just $10 for each entry slip, we have two drawings to choose from to get you on your way with Catch Me If You Can sponsor, Delta Air Lines - choose from "Stars

Come Fly With Us, then Fly Away! 2015-09-14T15:04:02+00:00

"Orphans" at Nationals: Billy Hultquist

2015-06-24T09:48:51+00:00

The Orphans Trek to Michigan The Orphans company is settled in for their week at the AACTFest 15 Nationals competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan - and this morning, they kick off the performance festivities by presenting very first! Update from the Road: Billy Hultquist Billy Hultquist, who plays Treat in our production, sent us some photos and

"Orphans" at Nationals: Billy Hultquist 2015-06-24T09:48:51+00:00

Announcing our 2015-2016 Season Sponsor!

2015-06-01T18:04:15+00:00

We are pleased to announce that the local offices of Edward Jones are our 2015-2016 Season Sponsor! It's going to be a great season, and we are excited to have Edward Jones helping us bring it to the Spokane region.

Announcing our 2015-2016 Season Sponsor! 2015-06-01T18:04:15+00:00

Poster Reveal #10: "Ghost the Musical"!

2015-05-25T10:15:11+00:00

Thank you for joining for on our 10-part 2015-16 Season Artwork Reveal! We believe that next season will be one of the most exciting ones we've put on yet - and we're excited to bring them to you! Let us know which of our 2015-16 productions you're most excited to see in the comments section below! This

Poster Reveal #10: "Ghost the Musical"! 2015-05-25T10:15:11+00:00

Poster Reveal #9: "Fiction"!

2015-05-24T02:00:48+00:00

Our 2015-16 Studio Theatre closer artwork reveal is here - and that means we have one final reveal for you tomorrow. Let us know in the comments which Studio production you're most looking forward to seeing! Reveal #9: Fiction Synopsis Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on

Poster Reveal #9: "Fiction"! 2015-05-24T02:00:48+00:00

Poster Reveal #8: "The Fox on the Fairway"!

2015-05-23T08:30:09+00:00

In our next-to-last Main Stage production of the 2015-16 Season, we'll have laughs galore with this farce set on a golf course! Reveal #8: The Fox on the Fairway Synopsis The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.

Poster Reveal #8: "The Fox on the Fairway"! 2015-05-23T08:30:09+00:00

Poster Reveal #7: "Hapgood"!

2015-05-22T11:30:38+00:00

Are you up for a little spy game next season? Well, you're in luck -- we've got just the thing.... Reveal #7: Hapgood Synopsis Dual natures of light - and people - are the theme of Tom Stoppard's espionage thriller. Kerner's secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double agent? Or is Kerner a triple?

Poster Reveal #7: "Hapgood"! 2015-05-22T11:30:38+00:00

Poster Reveal #6: "Little Women"!

2015-05-21T17:12:16+00:00

Adding to our 2015-16 Season's silly and sassy shows, we have one that is sweet and nostalgic and based off of one of America's favorite stories. Reveal #6: Little Women Synopsis This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's

Poster Reveal #6: "Little Women"! 2015-05-21T17:12:16+00:00

Poster Reveal #5: "Sordid Lives"!

2015-05-20T16:32:23+00:00

Welcome to our second poster reveal of the day!  And speaking of second, this is also our second of four Studio Theatre productions that we're sharing! Reveal #5: Sordid Lives Synopsis When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a

Poster Reveal #5: "Sordid Lives"! 2015-05-20T16:32:23+00:00

Poster Reveal #4: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"!

2015-05-20T12:36:44+00:00

After experiencing a few technical difficulties yesterday, we were unable to post our Les Liaisons Dangereuses poster - so, to make up for it, we'll be posting TWO today! Reveal #4: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Synopsis A French tale of seduction among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic drama explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game

Poster Reveal #4: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"! 2015-05-20T12:36:44+00:00

Poster Reveal #3: "White Christmas"!

2015-05-18T02:00:54+00:00

Today we share with you poster reveal #3 out of the 10 we have to show you! Our 2015-16 Season Brochures are almost finished - if you'd like to receive one, send us an email with your name (first and last) and current mailing address and we'll get you on the list! Reveal #3: White Christmas Synopsis

Poster Reveal #3: "White Christmas"! 2015-05-18T02:00:54+00:00

Poster Reveal #2: "Evil Dead: the Musical"!

2015-05-17T01:50:53+00:00

Are you ready for our second reveal!? Yesterday's poster for Catch Me If You Can was our first Main Stage reveal - and today, we're sharing our first Studio poster! If these are getting you as jazzed for next season as we are, 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale now - so you can secure your seats now! - with

Poster Reveal #2: "Evil Dead: the Musical"! 2015-05-17T01:50:53+00:00

Poster Reveal #1: "Catch Me If You Can"!

2015-05-16T12:08:02+00:00

It's Time to Share! We are so excited to finally share our 2015-16 Spokane Civic Theatre poster artwork! Over the next ten days, we'll be revealing these fantastic designs, show by show, as created by Design Spike! We'll have a brief synopsis, show dates, and audition dates with each of these posts as well! So

Poster Reveal #1: "Catch Me If You Can"! 2015-05-16T12:08:02+00:00

Little Shop Helps A Wish Come True

2015-05-13T16:17:31+00:00

The Community Comes Together Little Shop of Rentals and Spokane Civic Theatre recently had the opportunity to help make a very special little girl’s wish come true. Madelyn has an infectious laugh and a love of spaghetti and Disney princesses. Kearney and Selah from the Little Shop worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington and

Little Shop Helps A Wish Come True 2015-05-13T16:17:31+00:00

More Local Sightings at Civic’s Concessions!

2015-01-16T16:56:33+00:00

Cultivating a Local Craft Culture at Civic 2014 has marked an incredible year for new breweries, wineries and bakeries in Spokane, and 2015 looks to be just as amazing as dozens of new local businesses set their eyes on grand opening dates. Where’s the best place to sample some of the best craft items Spokane

More Local Sightings at Civic’s Concessions! 2015-01-16T16:56:33+00:00

2015-2016 Production Synopses

2014-11-26T18:08:44+00:00

Over the weekend we posted the great line up of productions coming up in our 2015-2016 Season. We found that while a few were familiar with most of the shows, some of you had only heard of one or two - and we think that's a good thing! We've compiled a list of synopses for the

2015-2016 Production Synopses 2014-11-26T18:08:44+00:00

2015 – 2016 Studio Theatre Announcement!

2014-11-22T12:00:01+00:00

As promised, in our Main Stage announcement we are back today at high noon to announce what's coming up in our Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre for the exciting 2015 - 2016 Season! Evil Dead, The Musical Sordid Lives Hapgood Fiction We will be sharing more information about these shows on the blog beginning Monday! We are

2015 – 2016 Studio Theatre Announcement! 2014-11-22T12:00:01+00:00

"Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol – The Musical": Day 6

2014-11-21T20:00:23+00:00

And now...! Without further ado! "Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol'" comes to an end with this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! During his curtain speech, Keith Dixon, Artistic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre announced our 2015-2016 Main Stage Season line-up! 2015 - 2016 Main Stage Line-up We are so excited to bring you the following shows

"Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol – The Musical": Day 6 2014-11-21T20:00:23+00:00

SCROOGE’S SIX DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL': DAY 5 – FOOD DRIVE

2014-11-20T10:23:56+00:00

Winter Food Drive for 2nd Harvest! Winter can be a really tough time for our neighbors in need. Dropping temperatures mean higher heat bills and that leaves less money for food and other basic needs. Since 2011, Spokane Civic Theatre has worked in partnership with 2nd Harvest to provide food for these local families, especially at the

SCROOGE’S SIX DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL': DAY 5 – FOOD DRIVE 2014-11-20T10:23:56+00:00

SCROOGE’S SIX DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL': DAY 3

2014-11-18T17:48:20+00:00

Scrooge is Back! It looks like Spokane Civic Theatre's 'Ebenezer Scrooge' (Thomas Heppler) is back with another set of Money Saving Tips to get you through the holidays! Be sure to enter your own video highlighting a ridiculous money-saving idea to win a set of tickets to 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical' at Spokane Civic

SCROOGE’S SIX DAYS OF ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL': DAY 3 2014-11-18T17:48:20+00:00

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': DAY 2 – A History!

2014-11-17T19:46:26+00:00

A Closer Look at A Christmas Carol – The Musical! Every story we tell on the stage gets its start somewhere! As Day 2 of our Scrooge’s Six Days of A Christmas Carol – The Musical here at Spokane Civic Theatre, we think Scrooge would prefer that we provide a little educational element to the

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': DAY 2 – A History! 2014-11-17T19:46:26+00:00

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': Day 1

2014-11-16T13:40:00+00:00

 Welcome to Scrooge's Six Days of Christmas! Why only six days, you ask? Well, Ebenezer Scrooge surely would not pay for 12 full days of Christmas.... he would pay for six! So all this week we have a fun set of posts planned to help get you into the A Christmas Carol: The Musical spirit! A Word from Scrooge

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': Day 1 2014-11-16T13:40:00+00:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Civic and Clarion Brass do Christmas at the Bing!

2014-11-04T12:30:27+00:00

FRIENDS OF THE BING & SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE PRESENT: CHRISTMAS AT THE BING A FESTIVE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL THEATERS Friends Of the Bing with the Bing Crosby Theater and Spokane Civic Theatre are teaming up for a night of Christmas cheer and generous giving, in an effort to fundraise and increase programming at both theater venues. "Christmas at the

SPECIAL EVENT: Civic and Clarion Brass do Christmas at the Bing! 2014-11-04T12:30:27+00:00

Going Local: New Food and Beverage Options at Spokane Civic Theatre

2014-11-03T11:15:45+00:00

New lighting at Civic's Main Stage Concessions! We've been busy! If you've attended a show at Spokane Civic Theatre this season, you've most likely noticed we've been busy making a variety of changes in our concessions area, from new LED lighting and paint to updated archive photos and seating areas. What you may not

Going Local: New Food and Beverage Options at Spokane Civic Theatre 2014-11-03T11:15:45+00:00

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Chris Sherwood

2014-08-14T15:37:34+00:00

Chris Sherwood, Assistant Music Director of "Legally Blonde". Today's guest blogger is Chris Sherwood. He came to Spokane Civic Theatre for our run of Legally Blonde, The Musical as the Assistant Music Director. Chris is an award-winning composer with credits in film and video games, but his true love is musical theatre. Chris has both played keys

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Chris Sherwood 2014-08-14T15:37:34+00:00

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Siobhan Flanagan

2014-08-12T14:41:37+00:00

Siobhan Flanagan, today's guest blogger, and "Legally Blonde"'s "Paulette" Our guest blogger today is Siobhan Flanagan! She currently plays “Paulette Bonafonte", a quirky beautician, in our current Summer Academy production, Legally Blonde, The Musical! Siobhan is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark High School, where she was heavily involved in the Tiger Drama department,  and will

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Siobhan Flanagan 2014-08-12T14:41:37+00:00

Greetings from Keith Dixon, Artistic Director

2014-07-26T13:44:07+00:00

After several months of planning, packing, moving and general anticipating, I’m happy to say that I’m now a resident of the great Inland Northwest and am getting acclimated to Spokane and more importantly Civic.  It’s great to be here.  I’m looking forward to the new season and bringing the best of community theatre to our

Greetings from Keith Dixon, Artistic Director 2014-07-26T13:44:07+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre launches new website look!

2014-07-01T13:00:26+00:00

You may have noticed that we've been shaking things up a little bit with our branding lately! We have been working closely with the fantastic folks over at Design Spike to bring you some really beautiful work to highlight the coming season, and will be integrated into future seasons as well! Design Spike worked with Chris

Spokane Civic Theatre launches new website look! 2014-07-01T13:00:26+00:00

Meet the Playwright: Matthew Weaver

2014-06-05T18:16:19+00:00

In this weeklong series, we're introducing our fabulous playwrights with work in the 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival at Spokane Civic Theatre. We asked each of our playwrights a few questions about themselves and their entries, so you'll know a bit about them before you see their works Friday and Saturday! Here's our next playwright of this feature: Introducing:

Meet the Playwright: Matthew Weaver 2014-06-05T18:16:19+00:00

Meet the Playwright: Fred Tonge

2014-06-04T16:11:14+00:00

In this weeklong series, we're introducing our fabulous playwrights with work in the 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival at Spokane Civic Theatre. We asked each of our playwrights a few questions about themselves and their entries, so you'll know a bit about them before you see their works Friday and Saturday! Time to get acquainted with our next playwright!

Meet the Playwright: Fred Tonge 2014-06-04T16:11:14+00:00

Meet the Playwright: Keith McGregor

2014-06-03T03:37:04+00:00

In this weeklong series, we're introducing our fabulous playwrights with work in the 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival at Spokane Civic Theatre. We asked each of our playwrights a few questions about themselves and their entries, so you'll know a bit about them before you see their works Friday and Saturday! Today, we meet our second playwright! Introducing: Keith

Meet the Playwright: Keith McGregor 2014-06-03T03:37:04+00:00

Meet the Playwright: Merridawn Duckler

2014-06-02T11:28:35+00:00

In this weeklong series, we're introducing our fabulous playwrights with work in the 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival at Spokane Civic Theatre. We asked each of our playwrights a few questions about themselves and their entries, so you'll know a bit about them before you see their works Friday and Saturday! We get to present our first

Meet the Playwright: Merridawn Duckler 2014-06-02T11:28:35+00:00

Playwrights' Forum Festival Returns to Civic

2014-06-01T01:35:57+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre's 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival is this weekend, June 6 and 7 in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. The Forum is returning after a five-year hiatus, and features six original plays by playwrights from around the Pacific Northwest. 26th Playwrights' Forum Line Up Featured original one-act plays this year are: Fresh Hell

Playwrights' Forum Festival Returns to Civic 2014-06-01T01:35:57+00:00

Now Presenting: 2014-15 Civic Season Artwork!

2014-05-14T20:07:29+00:00

2014-15 artwork: the wait is over! We can now share with you the beautiful artwork for the Spokane Civic Theatre 2014-15 Season! This season has some new shows mixed in with some old favorites. If you haven't been to a Civic show in a while, or have friends that haven't joined you yet, this is going

Now Presenting: 2014-15 Civic Season Artwork! 2014-05-14T20:07:29+00:00

Sneak Preview of 'SUDS' at Civic!

2014-03-13T12:21:49+00:00

SUDS cast provides a special glimpse Last week we visited a rehearsal of our newest studio production: SUDS and learned about the production, and even shared a playlist with songs from the show! Now, as a special treat, we are so excited share some great sneak preview shots with you! All credit and thanks for these fantastic images goes to Chris Wooley

Sneak Preview of 'SUDS' at Civic! 2014-03-13T12:21:49+00:00

Civic's 2014 – 2015 Theatre Season

2014-03-12T08:30:37+00:00

Tradition! From the desk of Jim Humes Wow! Civic’s 2014-2015 Season is right around the corner, and we have been busy getting ready to unveil next season’s brochure. Our design team at Design Spike, Inc. gave us a sneak preview of the new season's artwork. If only I could share it with you, but what

Civic's 2014 – 2015 Theatre Season 2014-03-12T08:30:37+00:00

Civic Veteran Patrick Treadway is "Barrymore"

2014-03-11T12:23:43+00:00

Patrick Treadway    (Barrymore) Spokane Civic Theatre veterans, Patrick Treadway, Todd Kehne, and Mary Starkey take on Interplayers Theatre’s latest production of Barrymore. In this two-person play, we follow John Barrymore, a Hollywood legend, in 1942 – shortly before his death. E.J. Iannelli provides a summary in his review in The Inlander's March 6-12

Civic Veteran Patrick Treadway is "Barrymore" 2014-03-11T12:23:43+00:00

'SUDS' Will Have You Singing Along

2014-03-08T17:10:39+00:00

SUDS is a Trip to Another Time This week, SUDS rehearsal in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre was quite the fun experience! Just a taste of the grooviness on the set of 'SUDS'! (We'd show you more, but we don't want to give it away!) Walking into the space, there were a few

'SUDS' Will Have You Singing Along 2014-03-08T17:10:39+00:00

Whodunnit at Spokane Civic? See The Mousetrap and find out.

2014-03-06T10:44:09+00:00

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Reigns Supreme with This Whodunnit Chris Wooley of Heads & Tails sent us these images of The Mousetrap cast in action at Spokane Civic Theatre. So, who looks like the guilty one to you? Was it Major Metcalf? He's a retired army man who we don't know much about. Did

Whodunnit at Spokane Civic? See The Mousetrap and find out. 2014-03-06T10:44:09+00:00

Spokane Civic meets The Fox

2014-02-25T17:01:45+00:00

Spokane Civic actors take to the stage for first Fox rehearsal! Yesterday, actors from Spokane Civic Theatre held their first rehearsal at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, in preparation for this weekend’s performance of Les Misérables. This production is quite exciting, as you probably know, because it is the first time Civic

Spokane Civic meets The Fox 2014-02-25T17:01:45+00:00

2 for 1 – Christmas Schooner

2013-12-19T17:49:30+00:00

The Christmas Schooner Last weekend... For the closing weekend of The Christmas Schooner,  Dec 19 - Dec 22, we will offer two-for-one tickets with a recent ticket stub from any of the following local theatres:   Interplayers Theatre Stage Left Circle Moon Theatre Blue Door Theatre Lake City Playhouse Jacklin Arts Center Ignite Community Theatre Spokane

2 for 1 – Christmas Schooner 2013-12-19T17:49:30+00:00

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

2013-12-13T14:55:03+00:00

Never Enough Christmas Pageants The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens this weekend, Dec 14 - 15, 2013, at Spokane Civic Theatre. This is an Annual Scholarship Benefit Performance directed by Chris Taylor and the Sunday performance is the main event in our 6th Annual Scholarship Fund Benefit. There will be a silent auction at 6PM and desserts catered by

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2013-12-13T14:55:03+00:00

Christmas Schooner: Meet Peter Stossel aka Bryan Agee

2013-11-19T01:13:08+00:00

Journey on the Christmas Schooner With Us Everyone looks forward to Christmas entertainment from the Charlie Brown Christmas to the Spokane Symphony's Nutcracker to the Singing Nuns. Well, the theatre world is no different. Spokane Civic Theatre has chosen to celebrate the holiday season with a run of  a fairly new, less well known holiday

Christmas Schooner: Meet Peter Stossel aka Bryan Agee 2013-11-19T01:13:08+00:00

Meet the Soul of Second Samuel

2013-10-23T15:48:00+00:00

The People of Second Samuel What makes Second Samuel work is plain old southern soul. It's set in a time when life is slower and it's set in the deep south where life is even slower. Everyone knows everyone and it's everyone's business to know your business. Eccentric characters that embody the small town style

Meet the Soul of Second Samuel 2013-10-23T15:48:00+00:00

Southern Comfort: Second Samuel Style

2013-10-11T21:05:16+00:00

What the Heck is Second Samuel? There is nothing like a little southern comfort and that is just what Second Samuel offers. Second Samuel is a moving play written by Pamela Parker which delves into small town southern living. We see the story play out from the point of view of B Flat who is

Southern Comfort: Second Samuel Style 2013-10-11T21:05:16+00:00

Les Miserables, of Service to Others

2013-10-08T23:35:45+00:00

Serve Those Who Serve You It's easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of the world, that without the people who make up our educational system, healthcare system and food services, we would be in some serious trouble. From every level within an organization, it is the people within that organization that makes it

Les Miserables, of Service to Others 2013-10-08T23:35:45+00:00

Theatre Love: Anything Goes Comes Spokane's Way

2013-10-04T19:34:48+00:00

Any Theatre In Spokane Is Good Theatre Spokane is a theatre kind of town. Really. You've got Ignite Community Theatre, SCC Players and SFCC Spartan Theatre, Interplayers Lake City Playhouse and Spokane Children's Theatre to name just a few. Spokane even gets its fair share of national tours thanks to the Best of Broadway series. And here

Theatre Love: Anything Goes Comes Spokane's Way 2013-10-04T19:34:48+00:00

Les Miserables – let the countdown begin

2013-09-19T20:36:46+00:00

The Countdown to Les Miserables Had Begun For the first time a community theatre in Spokane has the opportunity to bring Les Misérables to the stage and we are so incredibly excited about this regional premier. Civic theatre was selected as one of eight community theatres in the nation to produce and present Les Misérables. This is

Les Miserables – let the countdown begin 2013-09-19T20:36:46+00:00

Les Miserables – 44 Days

2013-08-07T18:43:45+00:00

44 days. 1064 hours. 63,845 minutes. Till What? Les Miserables. On the Main Stage. At Spokane Civic Theatre. Pardon our excitement, but this IS HUGE! Redemption, revolution, turmoil. Jean Valjean. Javert. Cosette. None of this could come alive without the love and support of Civic's patrons. And for this, we thank you. Please join us

Les Miserables – 44 Days 2013-08-07T18:43:45+00:00

Press Release – Spokane Civic Theatre

2013-07-22T19:04:53+00:00

All the upcoming news for Spokane Civic Theatre in one place! The 2013 Academy Main Stage Performance Camp starts today! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Directed by Delvone Bullis Music Direction by David Brewster   Rehearsals for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat start today at

Press Release – Spokane Civic Theatre 2013-07-22T19:04:53+00:00

Moving Forward with Les Miserables

2013-07-17T15:49:11+00:00

Announcing the director for Les Miserables at Spokane Civic Theatre Moving forward... Douglas Webster to direct Les Miserables! Douglas Webster has been affiliated with Les Misérables since the National tour first arrived in Spokane in 1990.  He joined the Broadway company in 1993 and returned to lead productions in the role of Jean Valjean for the Phoenix

Moving Forward with Les Miserables 2013-07-17T15:49:11+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Press Release

2013-07-12T21:07:45+00:00

PRESS RELEASE July 12, 2013 The Board of Directors of Spokane Civic Theatre and Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson have today terminated their association following 8 ½ years of the director's remarkable service to the community.  Ms. Johnson will explore other opportunities while Spokane Civic Theatre embarks upon a search for an appropriate candidate

Spokane Civic Theatre Press Release 2013-07-12T21:07:45+00:00

Responsive Websites For Spokane Civic Theatre

2013-07-10T17:42:54+00:00

Civic's Responsive Website and More Have you checked out our new responsive web site? Go ahead, pull out your smart phone and type in spokanecivictheatre.com  Our new website now adapts to the size of the screen you are viewing it on. Designed and developed byDesign Spike, Inc. our new site provides easy reading and navigation with no resizing

Responsive Websites For Spokane Civic Theatre 2013-07-10T17:42:54+00:00

Sponsorship is Everything to Community Theatre

2013-06-21T18:17:44+00:00

Sponsorship is Everything, All of the Time Bringing high quality theatre and stage productions to the Spokane community at an affordable price is a huge part of Spokane Civic Theatre's mission. And the only way we are able to make it happen is with the support of the community and our Sponsors. With the continued

Sponsorship is Everything to Community Theatre 2013-06-21T18:17:44+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre News for June 17, 2013

2013-06-20T22:53:22+00:00

What going on at Spokane Civic Theatre? All your Spokane Civic Theatre News for June 17, 2013 is right here! Announcing the cast of... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Narrator #1 - Natalya Ferch Narrator #2 - Morgan Keene Joseph - Landon Toth Pharaoh/Jacob - Joshua Spencer Rueben/Male Ensemble - Jesen Korver Simeon/Male Ensemble

Spokane Civic Theatre News for June 17, 2013 2013-06-20T22:53:22+00:00

Free Event at Spokane Civic

2013-06-07T18:14:05+00:00

This Weekend at Spokane Civic Theatre: H & H Weekend H&H Weekend is a celebration of new theatrical work. Ever wonder how those Broadway shows begin? Once an idea is sparked, plays are then "workshopped" and rewritten several times before they are performed for a wider audience. However, plays are meant to be performed, not

Free Event at Spokane Civic 2013-06-07T18:14:05+00:00

Ultimate Guide to Civic's Theatre Costumes

2013-06-06T14:42:20+00:00

Civic Theatre Costumes, What You Don't Know Admit it, you're either one who is really curious about the costumes you see on the stage at Spokane Civic Theatre or you're one of those who really doesn't notice them. Either is good. One marvels about the ins and outs of theatre and the other gets so

Ultimate Guide to Civic's Theatre Costumes 2013-06-06T14:42:20+00:00

Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre

2013-05-14T16:02:13+00:00

Opening Friday on the Main Stage...at Spokane Civic Theatre   May 17 - June 16 Spirit of the '50s Musical Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey   Directed by Yvonne A.K. Johnson Music Direction by David Brewster Choreography by Ali Waid In addition to the musical numbers included in the original musical, Spokane

Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre 2013-05-14T16:02:13+00:00

The Latest News at Spokane Civic Theatre

2013-05-06T20:44:21+00:00

All of your Spokane Civic Theatre news in one place. Grease! Dixie Swim Club 2013 Summer Camps Starlit Season Playing through June 6 in the Studio Theatre... The Dixie Swim Club Warmhearted New Comedy By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten Directed by Tia Wooley   "Wooley's cast does wonders with the material, and

The Latest News at Spokane Civic Theatre 2013-05-06T20:44:21+00:00

Spokane is Whistling Dixie Swim Club

2013-05-01T21:25:18+00:00

No Sneak Peeks Now we won’t give too much away here. Just enough to peek your interest and hopefully get you down to the Spokane Civic Theatre. The Dixie Swim Club weaves the story of 5 ladies who became best friends through their college swim team (thus the title of the show) and have maintained

Spokane is Whistling Dixie Swim Club 2013-05-01T21:25:18+00:00

I Dreamed a Dream Benefit at Spokane Civic

2013-04-29T23:48:56+00:00

Benefit Yourself! Local area organizations are able to reserve the Main Stage of Spokane Civic Theatre for one night of an entire production. This means that for one night, one production is yours, yours, YOURS! What? What are you supposed to do with such riches? Let's keep it simple. This is an opportunity for you

I Dreamed a Dream Benefit at Spokane Civic 2013-04-29T23:48:56+00:00

Treasure Island & Les Miserables, theatre!

2013-04-15T22:44:05+00:00

Good Bye Treasure Island, Hello Les Miserables As we say a fond farewell to Treasure Island, which you can, and should, see this weekend before it leaves the Main Stage at Spokane Civic, we get ready to say hello to season tickets for next season. Can you say Les Miserables? Last weekend for... Photo by

Treasure Island & Les Miserables, theatre! 2013-04-15T22:44:05+00:00

Peg Legs and Pirate Ships taking over Spokane Civic

2013-04-05T17:01:31+00:00

Avast Ye Maties - Take a Journey to Treasure Island Tonight and for the next three weeks (only three weeks), peg legs and pirate ships are taking over the stage at Spokane Civic Theatre in Treasure Island. When you do a stage adaptation of David Baker's (the Civic's Technical Director) favorite book, you better be

Peg Legs and Pirate Ships taking over Spokane Civic 2013-04-05T17:01:31+00:00

What's another word for Pirate's Treasure?

2013-03-28T22:09:11+00:00

Who's got the Pirate's Treasure Looks like it's time for a Treasure Hunt, Treasure Island style. So, get your swashbuckling pirate gear together and meet some of the cast and crew of Spokane Civic Theatre's Treasure Island Saturday March 30th as you use your treasure map to try and locate the Pirate's Booty. That's another

What's another word for Pirate's Treasure? 2013-03-28T22:09:11+00:00

Seats for On Golden Pond Selling Out

2013-03-19T17:20:54+00:00

On Golden Pond Selling Out Quickly   This is a plea to all Spokane Civic Theatre Donor Members, we know you have purchased a Season Subscription or become a Donor not only to support us, but to see many of our productions as well. We are urging you to reserve your seats for On Golden Pond

Seats for On Golden Pond Selling Out 2013-03-19T17:20:54+00:00

On Golden Pond, opening this weekend

2013-03-18T19:24:27+00:00

Opening this weekend in the studio theatre...  On Golden Pond   Uplifting Classic Play March 22 - April 14 Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre By Ernest Thompson Directed by Wes Deitrick On Golden Pond is a story about Norman and Ethel Thayer returning to their summer lake home in Maine. They plan to celebrate Norman's

On Golden Pond, opening this weekend 2013-03-18T19:24:27+00:00

Auditions Dixie Swim Club

2013-02-20T19:30:43+00:00

Who Doesn't Love a Southern Comedy? Enter the Dixie Swim Club. Admit it. You liked chintz chaise lounges, and you loved Bea Arthur's jackets, and you cannot forget Rose's oddness. So where are we going with this? Well, the show is written by the same writers who wrote the “Golden Girls” meaning Dixie Swim Club

Auditions Dixie Swim Club 2013-02-20T19:30:43+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Happenings Feb 18

2013-02-18T19:11:04+00:00

February Good Times at Spokane Civic Opening Friday on the Main Stage... The Drowsy Chaperone Winner of five Tony Awards, this dazzling 1920's show-within-a-show musical comedy is filled with everything from fantastical illusions to mistaken identities.   February 22 - March 17 Main Stage Book by bob Martin & Don McKellar Music & Lyrics by

Spokane Civic Theatre Happenings Feb 18 2013-02-18T19:11:04+00:00

Turn of the Screw, part deux

2013-02-14T20:05:45+00:00

It's time to gear up for Kaleidoscope 2013 And no, we do not mean the little tube toy with mirrors and glass and colors that uses reflections to create ever changing patterns. We mean the State Theatre Festival. This year's Washington State Community Theatre Festival will be held in Bremerton at  the Bremerton Community Theatre and takes place

Turn of the Screw, part deux 2013-02-14T20:05:45+00:00

Phase I of Spokane Civic Theatre's Building Project

2013-02-08T19:49:56+00:00

Great news ladies! Civic will be expanding the women's restroom! If you have experienced the long lines for the women's restroom during intermission at one of Civic's shows, you will be happy to hear that plans are in the works to add additional stalls and remodel the old ones. Now guys, you might not care

Phase I of Spokane Civic Theatre's Building Project 2013-02-08T19:49:56+00:00

We're rather comfortable being Next to Normal

2013-01-30T20:35:15+00:00

Who Says Normal is Where We Want To Be? Perhaps Next to Normal is where we are most comfortable. Opening this Friday, February 1 and running through March 3, Next to Normal is best described as a rock musical about a family dealing with bi-polar disorder, depression, drug abuse, and more. Now, before you jump

We're rather comfortable being Next to Normal 2013-01-30T20:35:15+00:00

Last Chance at Escanaba in Love at the Theatre

2013-01-29T22:53:13+00:00

Last week for... Escanaba in Love Thursday, January 31, Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2   Author Jeff Daniels' prequel to his hit comedy,Escanaba in da Moonlight Directed by Scott Doughty "...is a funny, warmhearted balancing act between farce and drama." The Spokesman-Review  Tickets: Adult $24, Senior/Military $22, Students $18. Spokane Civic Theatre Box Office,

Last Chance at Escanaba in Love at the Theatre 2013-01-29T22:53:13+00:00

Announcing the 2013- 2014 Starlit Season

2013-01-22T19:53:33+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre's 2013- 2014 Main Stage productions Welcome to the Civic's Main Stage shows for the Starlit Season! Not to worry, though, we still have plenty left of the 2012 - 2013 Season to Inspire for you to enjoy. And we will be announcing the studio productions within a week or two, but for now,

Announcing the 2013- 2014 Starlit Season 2013-01-22T19:53:33+00:00

More Fun to Come – Escanaba in Love & Next to Normal

2013-01-14T18:01:59+00:00

What's Going on at Spokane Civic Theatre? On the Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage through February 2... Escanaba in Love Bubbling "Yooper" Comedy By Jeff Daniels Directed by Scott Doughty ...'Escanaba in Love' is a funny, warm-hearted balancing act between farce and drama. It's a pleasure to be crammed inside the close living quarters of

More Fun to Come – Escanaba in Love & Next to Normal 2013-01-14T18:01:59+00:00

What's a Yooper? Spokane Civic Escanaba in Love

2013-01-10T17:31:48+00:00

 There are Yoopers in da Spokane Civic Theatre camp! A few things before watching Escanaba in Love: Folks hailing from the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan are Yoopers. They even have their own representative in the Michigan state legislature. Beer is the drink of choice and they end many a sentence with they word "eh".

What's a Yooper? Spokane Civic Escanaba in Love 2013-01-10T17:31:48+00:00

A penny for your fart. Escanaba in Love.

2013-01-04T21:26:18+00:00

Yes, we just said that. A penny for your fart, not exactly what you would expect to see on a Spokane Civic Theatre Blog. What the heck are we talking about? Escanaba in Love...what else? Had to be another Jeff Daniels extravaganza at Spokane Civic Theatre, otherwise, we would never mention the "f" word. Opening

A penny for your fart. Escanaba in Love. 2013-01-04T21:26:18+00:00

2013 at Spokane Civic Theatre

2013-01-02T22:34:15+00:00

 Welcome to 2013 at Spokane Civic Theatre A happy show for your "Happy New Year", the funny and heartwarming comedy... Escanaba in Love The hilarious prequel to Escanaba in da Moonlight is set in the Soady deer camp during World War II and outfitted with a whole new cast of wacky Yoopers. Albert Soady, Jr.

2013 at Spokane Civic Theatre 2013-01-02T22:34:15+00:00

Happy New Year 2013 from Spokane Civic Theatre

2012-12-26T17:42:59+00:00

The Success of 2012  2012 was a successful year for Spokane Civic Theatre because of the generosity and commitment of people like you.  We thank you, and wish you and your family a new year filled with health, joy and prosperity. Spokane Civic Theatre Board, Staff & Volunteers   Congratulations White Christmas! Congratulations to the

Happy New Year 2013 from Spokane Civic Theatre 2012-12-26T17:42:59+00:00

Ebenezer Scrooge at Spokane Civic Theatre

2012-12-06T20:46:20+00:00

Join us this Sunday, December 9 for our 5th Annual Scholarship Fund Benefit... The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge   7:00 P.M. Main Stage By Mark Brown Directed by Chris Taylor   Doors open at 6:00 P.M. for a silent auction with over 16 items, including a personalized brick paver, $100 coupon for summer Academy, gift cards, hockey

Ebenezer Scrooge at Spokane Civic Theatre 2012-12-06T20:46:20+00:00

Drum roll please….your cast for Next to Normal

2012-11-29T19:14:10+00:00

What do rock music and psychiatry have in common? How about it's Next to Normal? This rock musical brings to life some of the issues we all struggle with weather they be mental, physical, emotional. Nominated for 11, YES 11!, Tony's, Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Next to Normal will put the issues many suburban families face

Drum roll please….your cast for Next to Normal 2012-11-29T19:14:10+00:00

Drum roll please….Announcing the cast for Escanaba In Love

2012-11-28T22:19:47+00:00

You know, that place, called Escanaba? Some of you have been there before....in a cabin, in the woods, where a certain Chevy shook a sh_t all around Spokane Civic Theatre? It was called Escanaba In da Moonlight and it involved some, shall we say, very 14 year old boy moments. That show played to sold out

Drum roll please….Announcing the cast for Escanaba In Love 2012-11-28T22:19:47+00:00

White Christmas in depth – Susan Waverly

2012-11-09T19:10:13+00:00

Get to know the cast of Spokane Civic Theatre's White Christmas Meet Susan Waverly Well, on stage in White Christmas she's Susan Waverly....in life, she's Marlena Mizzoni. Susan Waverly, the grand-daughter of General Waverly (to find out who he is, you need to see the show...opening this Friday on Spokane Civic Theatre's Main Stage), is

White Christmas in depth – Susan Waverly 2012-11-09T19:10:13+00:00

Why is White Christmas a big deal to Spokane?

2012-11-08T19:13:46+00:00

White Christmas: twinkles, tinsel and more Countdown to White Christmas at Spokane Civic Theatre. Beginning Friday, November 16, the Civic  stage will twinkle with tinsel and lights and snow and all things Christmas as we open White Christmas directed by Yvonne AK Johnson. This show only runs through December 21, and tickets are only $33 for adults,

Why is White Christmas a big deal to Spokane? 2012-11-08T19:13:46+00:00

Master Class with Jason Robert Brown at Spokane Civic Theatre

2012-10-31T15:40:47+00:00

A brief overview of this weekend's Master Class With Jason Robert Brown Last weekend, Spokane Civic Theatre performed Songs For a New World composed by Jason Robert Brown. Civic and Jason Robert Brown offered a Master Class which was a three hour intensive musical theatre session for a group of eight actor/singers. All of the

Master Class with Jason Robert Brown at Spokane Civic Theatre 2012-10-31T15:40:47+00:00

The Gift of White Christmas

2012-10-30T22:14:26+00:00

The next time you see this, it will be a giant Christmas present on the set of White Christmas It's definitely not a wrap You're probably wondering what the heck this is a picture of. I was. We all were. Unless you were at rehearsals for White Christmas last night, you won't know.

The Gift of White Christmas 2012-10-30T22:14:26+00:00

Meet Andrea Dawson, Songs for a New World

2012-10-24T15:54:43+00:00

Fall into Fall Fall is always a great time at Spokane Civic Theatre. Falls means the start of the theatre season. And not just for Civic, but for WestCoast Best of Broadway, Lake City Playhouse, Interplayers and more. Fall also means it's time for Spokane Civic Theatre's annual fundraiser In Concert. And as many of you

Meet Andrea Dawson, Songs for a New World 2012-10-24T15:54:43+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre takes on Songs For a New World

2012-10-22T20:34:50+00:00

Songs for a New World, 8th Annual In Concert Fundraiser On October 26 and 27, Spokane Civic Theatre will take on Songs for a New World as they present their 8th Annual In Concert Fundraiser. This In Concert continues to support the funding of live professional musicians in the Civic orchestras, and will feature many

Spokane Civic Theatre takes on Songs For a New World 2012-10-22T20:34:50+00:00

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline – Spokane Civic Theatre

2012-10-18T19:03:22+00:00

Courtesy of Chris Wooley Courtesy of Chris Wooley Opening the Spokane Civic Theatre Studio Opening tomorrow night, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Spokane Civic Theatre in the Studio Theatre. We have a couple of preview shots for you courtesy of none other than Chris Wooley. Cast Members Cast members Alyssa Day (Patsy Cline)

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline – Spokane Civic Theatre 2012-10-18T19:03:22+00:00

Meet Robby French

2012-10-16T18:55:10+00:00

In about two weeks, Spokane Civic Theatre will be alive with the sound of music. In this case, the music of Jason Robert Brown. Singing this wonderful composer's praises and music will be none other than some of Civic's most talented vocalists. So, we thought we would take a few minutes to highlight some of

Meet Robby French 2012-10-16T18:55:10+00:00

Spokane Event Rents: How to throw a party

2012-10-12T16:22:18+00:00

Spokane based Event Rents sure knows how to throw a party Ok, how about decorate for a party Locally owned event rental and party supply company, Event Rents, has become one of Spokane Civic Theatre's newest community supporters. And we could not be more thrilled. Their donation of linens, tables and seating helped us pull

Spokane Event Rents: How to throw a party 2012-10-12T16:22:18+00:00

The White Office

2012-10-10T15:36:56+00:00

Set Design The White Office and the Not So White Office As you sit in the audience, marveling at all the singing, tapping, and general goings on on stage, do you ever wonder, just a wee bit, about the scenery and set design? Do you think, "How'd they do that?" If you've seen Spokane Civic

The White Office 2012-10-10T15:36:56+00:00

Spokane Discount Theatre

2012-10-09T16:10:06+00:00

Ok, so it's not really Spokane Discount Theatre We're still the same old Spokane Civic Theatre offering you professional level theatre in a community theatre setting. As if we would ever change that? But we are offering you a great opportunity to see The Producers at a major discount. Tickets for Civic's Main Stage musicals

Spokane Discount Theatre 2012-10-09T16:10:06+00:00

The Producers Musical is not without controversy

2012-10-03T16:26:54+00:00

This is a guest post by Allyson Shoshana Controversy is much of what makes The Producers thoroughly enjoyable Mel Brooks didn't hold back when he crafted The Producers. In fact, he charged into controversy full on, taking on Hitler, Germany, WWII, Broadway, and well, you get the idea. Mel Brooks created The Producers because he figured

The Producers Musical is not without controversy 2012-10-03T16:26:54+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre has new board members!

2012-10-01T20:08:30+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Welcomes their Newest Board Members Spokane Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the addition of two new Board Members; Deena Caruso and Larry Wooley. You know you have seen this woman around Spokane. None other than Deena Caruso, who owns Finders Keepers in downtown Spokane. Deena has been a community leader for over 15

Spokane Civic Theatre has new board members! 2012-10-01T20:08:30+00:00

Theatre is our drug

2012-09-28T15:38:11+00:00

Yes, it's true, Theatre is a drug "The theatre is my soothing drug, and my cynics illness is so far advanced that my physic must be of the highest quality.” Or as Johnny Depp says in the movie version of The Libertine (yikes, tough movie to watch, by the way), "The theatre is my drug,

Theatre is our drug 2012-09-28T15:38:11+00:00

Civic's The Producers gets a little press action

2012-09-27T14:39:30+00:00

Looks like Spokane likes The Producers Photo credit to Chris Wooley Civic's production of The Producers is getting it's fair share of press action. It's always a bit of a gamble to open a season with a show that pokes fun at well, exactly what we do. And to take on something as

Civic's The Producers gets a little press action 2012-09-27T14:39:30+00:00

Pulling Out All The Stops for the Gala

2012-09-21T01:48:22+00:00

It's all about Spokane Civic Theatre's 66th Anniversary Gala We're flying around like one of Franz Liebkind's pigeons getting the lobby ready for the Gala celebrating the opening of the season at Spokane Civic Theatre. The cast is ready, the crew has got their moves down and costumes are all getting last minute glitz and glam. You

Pulling Out All The Stops for the Gala 2012-09-21T01:48:22+00:00

Best Theatre Group

2012-09-19T19:28:24+00:00

The Best Theatre Group? Spokane, we thank you! Without all of the support of Spokane and surrounding Inland Northwest Communities who voted for us,  Spokane Civic Theatre would never be the BEST THEATRE GROUP in KREM The Best of Spokane 2012!   It is productions like The Producers that have made us the Best Theatre Group four years in a row!

Best Theatre Group 2012-09-19T19:28:24+00:00

Bringing the Garden to the Theatre

2012-09-07T15:12:50+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Projects Keep on Coming Bringing the Garden to the Theatre Our thanks to the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane and David Ball Landscaping for your donation of time and treasure making the Civic "gardens" come alive. Our (read yours!) community theatre has never looked so beautiful!            

Bringing the Garden to the Theatre 2012-09-07T15:12:50+00:00

Who is Jason Robert Brown?

2012-09-06T18:31:54+00:00

Who is Jason Robert Brown? That's right, he is coming to Spokane Civic Theatre! Jason Robert Brown, Composer for Songs for a New World You may have heard that Jason Robert Brown, composer for Songs for a New World, is attending Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Songs for a New World on October 27 with

Who is Jason Robert Brown? 2012-09-06T18:31:54+00:00

Meet Civic's own Roger Elizabeth DeBris

2012-08-24T17:16:37+00:00

Who is Roger Elizabeth DeBris? You may remember Roger De Bris from previous Spokane Civic productions gone by...who can forget the infamous Governor in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas? Or Barfee in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee? Source: spokanecivictheatre.com via Spokane on Pinterest   Ok, so Roger DeBris is not really any of those roles.

Meet Civic's own Roger Elizabeth DeBris 2012-08-24T17:16:37+00:00

Tickets for 2012-2013 Season to Inspire, Please!

2012-08-16T23:46:55+00:00

Tickets for 2012-2013 Season to Inspire, Please! With Great Change comes Great Adventure! Box Office Coordinator Rebecca answers the phone and she really is happy....we promise. As many of you have probably found out by now, Spokane Civic Theatre is doing things differently for the 2012-2013 Season to Inspire. Mainly, tickets for the

Tickets for 2012-2013 Season to Inspire, Please! 2012-08-16T23:46:55+00:00

What do you remember about Happy Days?

2012-08-16T00:54:28+00:00

What do you remember about Happy Days? We've prepared some trivia for you from the Happy Days TV series!   The cast of Happy Days rehearses on the Main Stage Spokane Civic Theatre Academy teens are doing an excellent job of portraying the iconic roles from Happy Days so, we threw together some trivia

What do you remember about Happy Days? 2012-08-16T00:54:28+00:00

Happy Days are here at Civic!

2012-08-08T18:12:59+00:00

Happy Days are here at Civic! The Fonz and the Car Hops Rehearse for Happy Days The kids have started rehearsals and are ready to go! The teen Happy Days cast (who probably hadn't heard of Happy Days or the Fonz before auditioning for the Main Stage Performance camp) started their daily rehearsals.

Happy Days are here at Civic! 2012-08-08T18:12:59+00:00

Island Shakespeare Festival

2012-07-31T21:03:59+00:00

Shakespeare in the park, not just for the rich and famous! Spokane Civic Theatre recently connected with the Island Shakespeare Festival in Whidbey Island. For those of you who have never been to an outdoor Shakespeare Festival and who feel like a road trip from the East Side of Washington to the West(ish), you should

Island Shakespeare Festival 2012-07-31T21:03:59+00:00

It's the end of the season as we know it – Spokane Civic Theatre

2012-07-30T20:58:01+00:00

The 2011-2012 Triumphant Season at Spokane Civic Theatre Has Come to a Close It's the end of the season as we know it, and we feel fine Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2011-2012 Triumphant Season, our 65th season, is officially over, but we wanted look back at some of the highlights and backstage tidbits from the season.

It's the end of the season as we know it – Spokane Civic Theatre 2012-07-30T20:58:01+00:00

War Horse on Broadway from Spokane Civic Theatre's View!

2012-07-24T14:55:59+00:00

The View on War Horse from Yvonne AK Johnson's view War Horse Redux Yvonne AK Johnson, Spokane Civic Theatre Executive Artistic Director, has seen War Horse on Broadway not once, but twice (uh, War Horse redux)! She says that it remains the best play she has seen in the past 10 years and that War Horse is stronger

War Horse on Broadway from Spokane Civic Theatre's View! 2012-07-24T14:55:59+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre's Cast for The Producers

2012-07-19T19:44:16+00:00

Cast List for Spokane Civic Theatre's production of The Producers Max - Jerry Sciarrio Leo - Mark Pleasant Ulla  - Angela Pierson Franz -  Dan McKeever Roger -  Lance Babbitt Carmen - Taylor Pedroza  Ensemble Delvone Bullis, Elaine Bartlett, Carl Vincent, Heidi Farr, Benjamin Marks, Kevin Shields, Charlotte Alby, Kathleen Shircliff, Tiffany Hill , Mathias Oliver, Julie Beeman, Sara Birchell, Steve Anderson, Alyssa Jordan, Tyler Gillie, Bradley Duffy Our

Spokane Civic Theatre's Cast for The Producers 2012-07-19T19:44:16+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Lobby Remodel

2012-07-17T18:16:42+00:00

The Main Stage Lobby gets a make over! YES, IT IS TRUE. The new lobby decor for the Main Stage at Spokane Civic Theatre Did you ever feel like the Main Stage Lobby at Spokane Civic theatre was a little drab? Well, that’s about to change because the Main Stage lobby at Civic

Spokane Civic Theatre Lobby Remodel 2012-07-17T18:16:42+00:00

Civic Gets a New Sound Booth

2012-07-13T15:48:57+00:00

When it Comes to Theatre Sound is King Sound Engineers Rejoice!   Chris Wooley, who runs sound on many of Civic's Main Stage musicals, is overjoyed that Civic gets a new sound booth. We're certain you have been to a show on the Main Stage at Spokane Civic Theatre where the band is louder than

Civic Gets a New Sound Booth 2012-07-13T15:48:57+00:00