PREVIEW: U-Hi senior Nicholas Griep brings research, love to role in Civic’s ‘Curious Incident’

2019-03-22T20:59:09+00:00

A flower shop employee. A shopkeeper’s naive assistant. A clumsy jack of all trades. The younger self of a seasoned performer. University High School senior Nicholas Griep, 18, has played a variety of roles in his few short years as an actor, but none have been as challenging as that of Christopher John Francis Boone

PREVIEW: U-Hi senior Nicholas Griep brings research, love to role in Civic’s ‘Curious Incident’ 2019-03-22T20:59:09+00:00

BEST LOCAL PLAY OR MUSICAL OF 2018-19: Mary Poppins, Spokane Civic Theatre

2019-03-21T19:23:42+00:00

  BEST LOCAL PLAY OR MUSICAL OF 2018-19 Mary Poppins, Spokane Civic Theatre Mary Poppins opened the Civic Theatre's 2018-19 season, and by most accounts it was supercalifrag... well, you get the idea. Based on the beloved book series and 1964 Disney feature, the Tony-winning musical is a technical feat, with inanimate objects coming to life

BEST LOCAL PLAY OR MUSICAL OF 2018-19: Mary Poppins, Spokane Civic Theatre 2019-03-21T19:23:42+00:00

PREVIEW: Interview with Robyn Nance KXLY

2019-03-21T19:02:44+00:00

  WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE A unique play is opening this weekend at the Spokane Civic Theatre. Listen in to find out why you’ll want to see this show. Here is the link to get your tickets: http://spokanecivictheatre.com/

PREVIEW: Interview with Robyn Nance KXLY 2019-03-21T19:02:44+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

2019-03-21T18:58:15+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE With their interview this morning, director Melody Deatherage and actors Nick Griep and Jeremy Urann piqued our interest in Spokane Civic Theatre’s latest production: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name, it follows a brilliant 15-year-old boy with

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” 2019-03-21T18:58:15+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Young Frankenstein’

2019-03-18T21:23:26+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Young Frankenstein! Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Henry McNulty The Monster: Drake Haren Igor: Chris Hansen Inga: Aubree Peterson Elizabeth Banning: Christina Coty Frau Blücher: Rebecca Craven  Inspector Hand Kemp: Rob Reiss The Hermit: Kim Berg Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein: Doug Dawson Ensemble: Jessii Arp Joshua Baig Alex Barclay Dominick Betts Dylan Brown

Announcing the cast of ‘Young Frankenstein’ 2019-03-18T21:23:26+00:00

Announcing the play selection for the 31st Playwrights’ Forum Festival

2019-03-14T20:06:01+00:00

We are thrilled to announce the selected plays for our 31st Playwrights' Forum Festival. This year is among the highest number of submissions we've received in recent years. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Your stories are wonderful. CUTTING EDGE BEAUTY, Dacey Else* EGGS OVER EASY, Rich Rubin HELL ON WHEELS, Jean Hardie META…, Bryan

Announcing the play selection for the 31st Playwrights’ Forum Festival 2019-03-14T20:06:01+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’

2019-03-18T21:14:13+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of The House of Blue Leaves! Artie Shaughnessy:  Mark Pleasant Ronnie Shaughnessy: Jordan Peters Bunny Flingus: Annie Altevers Bananas Shaughnessy: Elisabet Edwards Corrinna Stroller: Dana Sammond Billy Einhorn: Patrick McHenry-Kroetch Head Nun: Marty Kittelson Little Nun: Sophia Mosbrucker Third Nun: Erin Jellison   Thank you to everyone who auditioned! The House of

Announcing the cast of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ 2019-03-18T21:14:13+00:00

REVIEW: Civic’s production of ‘The Flick’ highlights the importance of listening to the pauses

2019-03-18T20:59:38+00:00

For the most part, to see live theater is, by nature, to be a fly on the wall. Save for the rare times when actors address the crowd, members of the audience are observers watching a story unfold. But that fly-on-the-wall feeling is amplified during Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Annie Baker’s “The Flick.” “The

REVIEW: Civic’s production of ‘The Flick’ highlights the importance of listening to the pauses 2019-03-18T20:59:38+00:00

‘Bug,’ ‘Closing It Up’ win big at Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

2019-03-05T19:17:17+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Bug” and Stage Left Theater’s “Closing It Up” won big at the Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival, Feb. 28-March 2 in Prosser, Washington. “Bug,” directed by Marianne McLaughlin, won the following adjudicator awards: outstanding scene transitions, outstanding properties design, outstanding set design (David Baker), outstanding performance as supporting actor (Billy Hultquist), outstanding performance as

‘Bug,’ ‘Closing It Up’ win big at Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival 2019-03-05T19:17:17+00:00

Kaleidoscope One-Act Community Theatre Festival 2019 Adjudicator Awards

2019-03-05T20:06:11+00:00

Kaleidoscope One-Act Community Theatre Festival 2019 Adjudicator Awards Outstanding Scene Transitions Bug – Spokane Civic Theatre Outstanding Properties Design Bug – Spokane Civic Theatre Outstanding Set Design David Baker – Bug – Spokane Civic Theatre Outstanding Performance as Supporting Actor Billy Hulquist – Bug – Spokane Civic Theatre Outstanding Performance as Lead Actor Danny Anderson

Kaleidoscope One-Act Community Theatre Festival 2019 Adjudicator Awards 2019-03-05T20:06:11+00:00

PREVIEW: The Civic is giving Annie Baker’s Pulitzer-winning realistic drama The Flick its regional premiere

2019-03-05T19:06:05+00:00

The Flick is both the title and the setting of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the employees of a classic single-screen theater as it undergoes an ambivalent transition from film-based to digital projection. The play is receiving its regional premiere in a new production in Spokane Civic Theatre's Firth J. Chew Studio space. Andrew Start,

PREVIEW: The Civic is giving Annie Baker’s Pulitzer-winning realistic drama The Flick its regional premiere 2019-03-05T19:06:05+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The Flick’ celebrates the depth behind the mundane

2019-03-05T19:00:34+00:00

Going to see a movie is a bit of a spectacle in and of itself. After purchasing your tickets, there’s the matter of concessions. Do you go for the classic popcorn and soda combo? The nachos? The licorice or M&Ms? Once that’s settled, it’s time to find the perfect seat. Are you a middle-of-the-row, middle-of-the-theater

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The Flick’ celebrates the depth behind the mundane 2019-03-05T19:00:34+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio presents “The Flick”

2019-03-05T19:09:12+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Director Andrew Start and actors Will Gilman, Marvin Hughes, and Aubree Peterson came to us from Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio to give a preview of their upcoming show “The Flick.” Focusing on three underpaid employees of a run-down Massachusetts movie theater, it reveals the comedy and

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio presents “The Flick” 2019-03-05T19:09:12+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘Broadway, Beat by Beat’ is for the performers, by the performers

2019-02-27T20:34:43+00:00

Musical revues are nothing new for Spokane Civic Theatre, but “Broadway, Beat by Beat” isn’t exactly like other revues. Sure, once the performers take the stage, they’ll perform Broadway hit after Broadway hit, either solo or as part of a duet or group. But “Broadway, Beat by Beat” is a show for the performers, by

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘Broadway, Beat by Beat’ is for the performers, by the performers 2019-02-27T20:34:43+00:00

Local event highlights during Restaurant Week, Feb. 21-March 2

2019-02-27T20:20:07+00:00

Kris Kristofferson & the Strangers There's no one quite like Kris Kristofferson, the man who turned a hardscrabble upbringing into an adult life as a Golden Gloves boxer, Rhodes Scholar and eventually one of the premier American songwriters of his generation. "Me and Bobby McGee" might be known for Janis Joplin's version, but that's a

Local event highlights during Restaurant Week, Feb. 21-March 2 2019-02-27T20:20:07+00:00

Spokane Civic Theater readies ‘Bug’ for Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival

2019-02-27T20:31:19+00:00

In the fall, “Bug” infiltrated Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. “Bug,” by playwright/actor Tracy Letts, centers on cocktail waitress Agnes White (Josephine Keefe), who is living in a seedy motel room while hiding from her abusive ex-husband Jerry Goss (Billy Hultquist). One night, White’s friend RC (Emily Jones) introduces her to Gulf

Spokane Civic Theater readies ‘Bug’ for Kaleidoscope Theatre Festival 2019-02-27T20:31:19+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Broadway Beat by Beat’

2019-02-04T23:31:10+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Broadway Beat by Beat! COMPANY: Marlee Andrews Dominick Betts Maddie Burgess Piper Burney Sarah Dahmen Jameson Elton César Galvan Whitney Huskey Lara James Karlin Kahler Elizabeth Martin Quincy McCune Scott Miller Aubree Peterson Stacia Scharff Jim Swoboda Jonah Taylor Logan West ACADEMY COMPANY Mary Davidow Josephine Kahler Jessie Palmer Leilani Santiago Neharika

Announcing the cast of ‘Broadway Beat by Beat’ 2019-02-04T23:31:10+00:00

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows you can’t go wrong by being yourself

2019-02-27T20:24:38+00:00

You can’t deny the appeal of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” a play with the perfect balance of humor, drama and feel-good moments. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama the next year, is the story of the eccentric Sycamore-Vanderhof-Carmichael

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows you can’t go wrong by being yourself 2019-02-27T20:24:38+00:00

Winter Wonderland: Local artists shine in Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour

2019-02-04T17:39:20+00:00

A vortex of creativity will hit local museums, galleries, universities and theaters this weekend in the form of Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour. Spokane Arts, the nonprofit working to amplify the city as an arts hub, promotes local arts events as part of the Winter Arts Tour to celebrate Spokane’s arts and culture scene. “We see

Winter Wonderland: Local artists shine in Spokane’s Winter Arts Tour 2019-02-04T17:39:20+00:00

REVIEW: You Can’t Take It With You aims for timeless laughs at Spokane Civic

2019-02-27T20:19:53+00:00

There's no doubting the timeless appeal of You Can't Take It With You, the farcical family comedy that's been produced — somewhere — pretty much constantly since it debuted on Broadway in 1936, winning the Pulitzer for drama the following year. For theater companies large and small, the play penned by George S. Kaufman and

REVIEW: You Can’t Take It With You aims for timeless laughs at Spokane Civic 2019-02-27T20:19:53+00:00

PREVIEW: Eccentricity the norm in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

2019-01-25T23:50:02+00:00

You may think your family is eccentric, but chances are they have nothing on the Sycamore-Vanderhof-Carmichael crew. Martin Vanderhof (Kris Kittelson), aka Grandpa, keeps snakes and vehemently refuses to pay his income tax. His daughter Penelope Sycamore (Phedre Burney-Peters) writes melodramas and is married to Paul Sycamore (Joshua Baig), who constructs fireworks in the basement

PREVIEW: Eccentricity the norm in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ 2019-01-25T23:50:02+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “You Can’t Take It with You”

2019-01-24T18:47:45+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Director David Baker and actors Dallan Starks, Athena Lauzon and Audrey Overstreet of Spokane Civic Theatre took to the mic to give us the details on their production of the classic stage comedy “You Can’t Take It with You,” in which a young woman from a good-humored but eccentric

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “You Can’t Take It with You” 2019-01-24T18:47:45+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

2019-02-04T23:31:49+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time! Christopher John Francis Boone: Nicholas Griep Ed Boone: Jeremy Urann Judy Boone: Abbey Crawford Siobhan: Brianne Smith Voice One, Mrs. Shears, Ensemble: Suzanne Maguire Voice Two, Roger Shears, Ensemble: Charles Fletcher Voice Three, Policeman, Ensemble: Dallan Starks Voice Four, Rev. Peters, Ensemble:

Announcing the cast of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ 2019-02-04T23:31:49+00:00

PREVIEW: The Memory of Water is about Alzheimer’s, death and grief. It’s also an award-winning comedy

2019-01-18T00:44:43+00:00

Open the playbill for The Memory of Water, currently being staged in the Spokane Civic Theatre's studio space, and you'll find something beyond the usual director's notes, sponsor ads and cast list: a glossary. With explanations of terms like "Pan's People," "dead like," and "Barleycup," the glossary is meant to serve as a kind of cultural

PREVIEW: The Memory of Water is about Alzheimer’s, death and grief. It’s also an award-winning comedy 2019-01-18T00:44:43+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘The Memory of Water’ brings sisters together for reflection

2019-01-18T00:39:20+00:00

There’s something about endings that make us pause for reflection. Perhaps it’s because of a want for closure or a chance to think of the things we should have said if there was still time. Or perhaps it’s to illustrate to ourselves just how far we’ve come. On the eve of their mother’s funeral, the

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘The Memory of Water’ brings sisters together for reflection 2019-01-18T00:39:20+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio presents “The Memory of Water”

2019-01-18T00:32:10+00:00

  LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Director Dawn Taylor Reinhardt and actors Rebecca Craven, Nancy Gasper and Rebecca Bolster of Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio came by the station today to deliver us a drop of their latest production. “The Memory of Water” is a witty, provocative and poignant look at the

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s Firth J Chew Studio presents “The Memory of Water” 2019-01-18T00:32:10+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘The Flick’

2019-01-21T18:12:44+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of The Flick! Sam: Will Gilman Avery: Marvin Hughes Rose: Megan Levi Skylar: Johnny Monday   Thank you to everyone who auditioned! The Flick, directed by Andrew Start, plays in the studio Theatre March 1-24, 2019. Tickets are on sale now through our box office, at all TicketsWest locations, and online.  

Announcing the cast of ‘The Flick’ 2019-01-21T18:12:44+00:00

PREVIEW: Seasoned actors, young performers lead Civic’s ‘Follies’

2019-01-14T21:42:35+00:00

A three-show run might not sound like much of a challenge, but things are different when it’s Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” on stage. For one, the musical is, in a word, huge, with the Broadway production calling for a cast of more than 30. With settings like an upscale reunion and a Broadway-worthy show within a

PREVIEW: Seasoned actors, young performers lead Civic’s ‘Follies’ 2019-01-14T21:42:35+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “Follies”

2019-01-18T00:35:32+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Creative Director Jake Schaefer gave us the details on Spokane Civic Theatre's upcoming In Concert production of “Follies” with Music Director Henry McNulty, who performed some selections from the show alongside actors Jonah Taylor, Elizabeth Martin, and Robbie Starnegg. The musical centers on a reunion of ex-Follies performers hosted by

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre presents “Follies” 2019-01-18T00:35:32+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Moby Dick – A Musical’

2018-12-18T21:37:36+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Moby Dick - A Musical! THE CREW OF THE PEQUOD Captain Ahab : Bill Garry Starbuck, First Mate: Tim Campbell Ishmael: David Hardie Stubb, Second Mate: Doug Dawson Flask, Third Mate: Ted Redman Bulkington: Chadron Hazelbaker Pippin, Cabin Boy: Joseph Selle Tashtego, Harpooner: TBA Daggoo, Harpooner: Tim Noon Queequeg, Harpooner: Lionel

Announcing the cast of ‘Moby Dick – A Musical’ 2018-12-18T21:37:36+00:00

Announcing the cast of The Academy’s Winter Workshops

2018-12-13T21:29:10+00:00

Congratulations to the cast the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy's Winter Workshops Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus Edward P. Mitchell: Patrick Cabbage F.P Church: Olivia Boures Andrea Borland: Morgan Moog Virginia O’Hanlon: Emily Cabbage Jim O’Hanlon: Zach Moog Evie O’Hanlon: Bivianna Klein Sean O’Hanlon/ Kitten: Kody Higginbotham Ensemble: Paul Sciarrio:

Announcing the cast of The Academy’s Winter Workshops 2018-12-13T21:29:10+00:00

REVIEW: Civic spreads holiday cheer with ‘Elf’

2018-11-29T01:52:05+00:00

Yes, there’s a narwhal. There’s snow and elves and Santa, too. There’s a bewildered mom, a frustrated son and a very, very grinchy father. But mostly there’s Buddy, a guy so sweet, as one elf quipped, “If he were any sweeter, we’d be diabetic.” The guy who loves Christmas with all his heart and soul.

REVIEW: Civic spreads holiday cheer with ‘Elf’ 2018-11-29T01:52:05+00:00

PREVIEW: Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre

2018-11-23T23:54:05+00:00

With the holiday season upon us, Spokane Civic Theatre is gearing up to present the Northwest premiere of “Elf,” a musical adaptation of 2003’s beloved Christmas film. With music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin and a book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan, the story begins with Buddy the elf’s (Seth Flanders) realization

PREVIEW: Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre 2018-11-23T23:54:05+00:00

PREVIEW: A veteran director and newcomer are paired up in this year’s Civic holiday production of Elf

2019-01-14T21:58:24+00:00

Last year, in a slight departure from recent tradition, the Spokane Civic Theatre mixed things up by putting on a holiday production that was neither White Christmas, The Christmas Schooner nor some variant of A Christmas Carol, at least one of which had been performed in nine of the previous 12 seasons. Instead, the theater opted to stage A Christmas Story:

PREVIEW: A veteran director and newcomer are paired up in this year’s Civic holiday production of Elf 2019-01-14T21:58:24+00:00

Don’t miss these six holiday traditions of the Inland Northwest

2019-01-14T21:51:26+00:00

Nov. 23-Jan. 1 NORTH POLE LAKE CRUISE & HOLIDAY LIGHTS Santa Claus has come to town, specifically Coeur d'Alene. Each night from after Thanksgiving and until New Year's Day, young and old alike can take a trip to the North Pole on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Featured on this 40-minute cruise ride are dazzling light displays

Don’t miss these six holiday traditions of the Inland Northwest 2019-01-14T21:51:26+00:00

Seven holiday-themed stage shows that carry the spirit of the season

2019-01-14T21:47:41+00:00

Nov. 23-Dec. 16 ELLEN TRAVOLTA PRESENTS CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED So many us have had memorable and meaningful experiences with gifts of Christmases past. Maybe it was a unique or unexpected present that marked a turning point in your relationship with the person who gave it. Or maybe, on a slightly sadder note, it was that one

Seven holiday-themed stage shows that carry the spirit of the season 2019-01-14T21:47:41+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

2018-11-30T23:50:59+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of You Can't Take It With You ! Penelope Sycamore: Phedre Burney-Peters Essie: Sara Plumb Rheba: Athena Lauzan Paul Sycamore: Joshua Baig Mr. DePinna: David Stanley Ed: Dennis Burgess Donald: Kaylan Martin Martin Vanderhof: Kris Kittelson Alice: Jessii Arp Henderson: Michael Nelson Tony Kirby: Dallam Starks Boris Kolenkhov: Dane Larson Gay Wellington: Deborah

Announcing the cast of ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ 2018-11-30T23:50:59+00:00

NEP student to be in Civic Theatre’s ‘Elf The Musical’

2018-11-19T23:37:48+00:00

There’s something called the Alexander Technique for Musicians that Mikalah Barem thinks might make a good research project, should she end up needing one. The technique is a way to consciously exercise your body properly while singing or playing a musical instrument. Barem is personally acquainted with the pain of “piano back” because she used to spend

NEP student to be in Civic Theatre’s ‘Elf The Musical’ 2018-11-19T23:37:48+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘The Memory of Water’

2018-11-12T21:39:56+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of The Memory of Water! Vi: Rebecca Earley Craven Mary: Nancy Gasper Teresa: Rebecca Bolster Catherine: Molly Tage Mike: Dave Rideout Frank: Ben Dyck Thank you to everyone who auditioned! The Memory of Water is directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt and plays in the Studio Theatre January 18 - February 10, 2019. Tickets are on

Announcing the cast of ‘The Memory of Water’ 2018-11-12T21:39:56+00:00

REVIEW: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship

2018-11-19T23:54:57+00:00

Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer evidence to back both suggestions. In “Constellations,” multiple universes allow quantum physicist Marianne (Chelsea DuVall) and beekeeper Roland (Max Elinsky) a chance to relive pivotal

REVIEW: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship 2018-11-19T23:54:57+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’

2018-11-19T23:56:14+00:00

We all have those moments we wish we could redo. Maybe we did or said something we regret, or maybe, if we had another chance, we’d say exactly what was on our mind instead of holding our tongue. In Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” multiple universes allow quantum physicist Marianne (Chelsea DuVall) and beekeeper Roland (Max Elinsky)

PREVIEW: Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’ 2018-11-19T23:56:14+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Follies’ In Concert

2018-11-08T19:10:23+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Follies, In Concert! Sally Durant Plummer: Katherine Lench Meyering Phyllis Rogers Stone: Robbi Starnegg Benjamin Stone: Darryl Gurecky Buddy Plummer: Michael Hynes Carlotta Campion: Melody Deatherage Hattie Walker: Kathie Doyle-Lipe Solange Lafitte: Jean Hardie Heidi Shiller: Corliss L. Newman Emily Whitman: Ingrid LaVoie Theodore Whitman: Gary Pierce Young Sally: Aubree Peterson Young Phyllis:

Announcing the cast of ‘Follies’ In Concert 2018-11-08T19:10:23+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Constellations”

2018-11-08T20:08:10+00:00

Listen to the radio interview here. Creative Director Jake Schaefer and Constellations director Pam Kingsley of Spokane Civic Theatre's Firth J Chew Studio Theatre arrived for their interview alongside actor and Spokane newcomer Max Elinsky, who holds a starring role in their upcoming production: Constellations. This 70-minute play begins with a simple encounter between Roland, a beekeeper,

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Constellations” 2018-11-08T20:08:10+00:00

Find Buddy Scavenger Hunt

2018-11-07T20:31:04+00:00

Kids! Buddy is missing and it is almost Christmas Eve! He’s hiding somewhere in downtown Spokane and Santa needs your help finding him. Once you have collected ten stamps, bring your Passport to Auntie’s Bookstore or the Concierge Desk at River Park Square and pick up a prize! Your Passport will be automatically entered into

Find Buddy Scavenger Hunt 2018-11-07T20:31:04+00:00

Santa’s Arrival at River Park Square

2018-11-07T20:28:50+00:00

Join River Park Square as we welcome Santa on November 16th from 6 -7 PM. The festivities will feature free hot chocolate and face painting, as well as a special performance from Spokane Civic Theatre's cast of Elf the Musical and the chance to interact with some very special elves all the way from the

Santa’s Arrival at River Park Square 2018-11-07T20:28:50+00:00

Announcing the Academy Winter Workshop: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

2018-10-30T21:10:43+00:00

  Directed By: Jamie Sciarrio Ages 7-18 Tuition: $120 upon casting (Scholarships Available) Performances: December 21-22, 2018 - 7:30 pm Tickets on sale November 1. 2018 "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?” The beloved and charming true tale of how a young girl’s letter to the editor brought faith back to

Announcing the Academy Winter Workshop: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus 2018-10-30T21:10:43+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’

2018-10-30T20:21:35+00:00

Hot on the heels of the final weekend of season openers “Mary Poppins” and “Bug,” Spokane Civic Theatre is presenting a staged reading of one of the most revered plays in American theater, Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” The play is both a fictionalized look at the Salem Witch Trials and a commentary on McCarthyism. Directed

PREVIEW: Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’ 2018-10-30T20:21:35+00:00

CIVIC STUDENTS: The Magical ‘Mary Poppins’

2018-10-16T00:02:38+00:00

Opening the 2018-2019 Civic Theatre season was Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, directed by Troy Nickerson and choreographed by Heidi Cartwright. The classic production is about Jane and Michael Banks (portrayed by Mia Kubicek and Eli Wissing), and their refusal to work with any nanny. Their list of attributes for the perfect nanny comes

CIVIC STUDENTS: The Magical ‘Mary Poppins’ 2018-10-16T00:02:38+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘The Crucible, Staged Reading’

2018-10-16T22:14:58+00:00

  Congratulations to the cast of The Crucible, Staged Reading! Reverend Samuel Parris: Kim Berg Betty Parris: Addison McAllister Tituba: Adell Whitehead Abigail Williams: Elizabeth Martin Thomas Putnam: Kris Kittelson Ann Putnam: Sarajoy Van Boven John Proctor: David Casteal Elizabeth Proctor: Denise Hairston Giles Corey: Peter Hardie Rebecca Nurse: Sally Kinzel Francis Nurse: Ted Redman Reverend

Announcing the cast of ‘The Crucible, Staged Reading’ 2018-10-16T22:14:58+00:00

Spokane celebrates its arts scene with the October Arts Month

2018-11-19T22:50:50+00:00

All the leaves may be turning brown, but Spokane’s local arts scene is sprouting more creativity than ever. Dozens of happenings are popping up this season at art galleries, theaters, and cultural centers all over the city. Spokane Arts, the nonprofit promoting Spokane as a cultural hub for the region, is highlighting these events as

Spokane celebrates its arts scene with the October Arts Month 2018-11-19T22:50:50+00:00

REVIEW: Bug is a tense thriller that portrays a couple’s spiral into insanity — or the frightening truth

2018-09-27T19:19:34+00:00

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies, that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends," says Theseus in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The madman, he claims, "sees more devils than vast hell can hold," whereas the lover sees beauty where none is evident. And what about when lovers also happen to be madmen?

REVIEW: Bug is a tense thriller that portrays a couple’s spiral into insanity — or the frightening truth 2018-09-27T19:19:34+00:00

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘Bug’ makes audiences question what’s real

2018-10-17T00:19:45+00:00

Wood-paneled walls, a stained carpet that had seen better days, an unreliable AC unit, a nondescript painting above the bed, lamps with retro (but not in a cool way) lampshades on matching bedside tables, old paper plates and cups strewn across nearly every available surface. The set of “Bug” alone, designed by David Baker, was

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘Bug’ makes audiences question what’s real 2018-10-17T00:19:45+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Elf The Musical’

2018-10-16T22:17:59+00:00

  Congratulations to the cast of Elf The Musical! Buddy: Seth Flanders Jovie:  Emily Gjovik Walter Hobbs: David Hardie Emily Hobbs:  Sara Linn Michael Hobbs: Aiden Else Deb: Katie Wee Manager:  Chadron Hazelbaker Mr. Greenway: Bill Garry Santa Claus: Kim Berg Ensemble: Johanna Allen Julia Allen Matthew Brauhn Mikalah Barem Piper Burney Taylor Clanagan Kristen Deitrick Nicole

Announcing the cast of ‘Elf The Musical’ 2018-10-16T22:17:59+00:00

Fall Arts 2018 | Theater

2018-09-21T20:03:19+00:00

Nov. 23-Dec. 23, ELF THE MUSICAL This year, make the leap from cranberry sauce to full-blown Christmas spirit in less than 24 hours. The day after Thanksgiving, the Civic is launching the regional premiere of Elf the Musical, which takes cues from the much-adored holiday film starring Will Ferrell as bumbling Buddy the elf. Papa

Fall Arts 2018 | Theater 2018-09-21T20:03:19+00:00

PREVIEW: Theater Obsessive Viewing

2018-09-27T19:05:34+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater is an ideal spot for audiences to witness the paranoia and psychological breakdowns in playwright Tracy Letts’ Bug. The confined space that provides the set for the Oklahoma City hotel room where the vast majority of the play takes place means that audiences will surely share the dread experienced

PREVIEW: Theater Obsessive Viewing 2018-09-27T19:05:34+00:00

PREVIEW: Tracy Letts’ ‘Bug’ right at home in Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater

2018-09-27T19:26:58+00:00

If you want a lesson in contrast, look no further than Spokane Civic Theatre’s current offerings. On Sept. 14, the theater opened its 72nd season on the main stage with perhaps the most feel-good musical around, “Mary Poppins,” complete with a magical flying nanny, cheery tunes and colorful costumes. But just downstairs in the Firth

PREVIEW: Tracy Letts’ ‘Bug’ right at home in Spokane Civic Theatre’s studio theater 2018-09-27T19:26:58+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Bug”

2018-09-21T19:53:54+00:00

Listen to the radio interview here. Spokane Civic Theater visits the studio in anticipation of their upcoming show "Bug". This story is set in a seedy Oklahoma City morely room and centers on the meeting between Agnes, a self-medicating divorcee and  Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter. Performance dates: September 21 - October 14, 2018.

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Bug” 2018-09-21T19:53:54+00:00

REVIEW: Small mishaps don’t dim ‘Mary Poppins’ shine

2018-09-21T19:35:12+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” opened last weekend to uproarious support. You could feel the crowd impatiently anticipating. After a cheeky but unfortunately ignored plea from the P.A. system to silence all cellphones and enjoy the show, lights lowered over a hushed house. Introductory chords from the orchestra set

REVIEW: Small mishaps don’t dim ‘Mary Poppins’ shine 2018-09-21T19:35:12+00:00

PREVIEW: Mary Poppins at the Spokane Civic Theatre brings magic and music to the stage

2018-09-21T19:20:58+00:00

Local director Troy Nickerson and Spokane Civic Theatre Creative Director Jake Schaefer share a magical memory. If you've seen the stage production of Peter Pan, you might remember this moment, too. Peter performs a seemingly impossible act, effortlessly gliding through the air on stage. "It's literally exhilarating," Schaefer recalls. "It makes you believe for a moment what

PREVIEW: Mary Poppins at the Spokane Civic Theatre brings magic and music to the stage 2018-09-21T19:20:58+00:00

PREVIEW: Mary Poppins at Spokane Civic Theatre

2018-09-21T19:58:12+00:00

Listen to the radio interview here. Cast members and the director of the Mary Poppins visit the KPBX studio in anticipation of the show opening Friday, September 14th, 2018.  

PREVIEW: Mary Poppins at Spokane Civic Theatre 2018-09-21T19:58:12+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Constellations’

2018-10-16T22:20:02+00:00

  Congratulations to the cast of Constellations! Marianne: Chelsea DuVall Roland: Max Elinsky Thank you to everyone who auditioned! Constellations is directed by Pamela Kingsley and plays in the Studio Theatre November 9 – December 2, 2019. Tickets are on sale through our box office, at all TicketsWest locations, and online.

Announcing the cast of ‘Constellations’ 2018-10-16T22:20:02+00:00

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life

2018-09-21T19:47:14+00:00

The East Wind must be passing through Spokane. Mary Poppins is coming to town. Or, rather, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins,” which opens Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre. The musical, which premiered in England in 2004 and on Broadway in 2006, is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film

Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to life 2018-09-21T19:47:14+00:00

Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert

2018-08-29T23:54:16+00:00

‘Mary Poppins’ Meet and GreetWhen: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Cost: Free. Looking for a “practically perfect” way to spend an afternoon? Join Mary Poppins (Quincy McCune) and Bert (Jerrod Galles) for a meet and greet in the River Park Square atrium on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 12:30

Ride the Looff Carrousel with Civic’s Mary Poppins and Bert 2018-08-29T23:54:16+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’

2018-09-21T19:15:20+00:00

Since its 1908 debut, the story of Anne Shirley has captivated readers the world around. After a lifetime in orphanages and foster homes, Anne (Nicole Ostlie), the protagonist of L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables,” is sent to live with brother and sister Matthew (Clayton Sanchez) and Marilla Cuthbert (Emma Hendricks). Though they were initially

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Academy presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’ 2018-09-21T19:15:20+00:00

TheaterFest offers some of the best of Spokane’s performing arts scene on one stage for free

2018-08-29T23:51:54+00:00

  In hopes of cultivating excitement for the theater in the Inland Northwest, local groups came together to create TheaterFest, an accessible, community-focused showcase of the region's upcoming performing arts season. This Sunday's TheaterFest at the Fox Theater is Spokane's first ever preview showcase, and it's free to the public. It offers community members the

TheaterFest offers some of the best of Spokane’s performing arts scene on one stage for free 2018-08-29T23:51:54+00:00

TheaterFest at the Fox previews action to come on local stages this fall

2018-08-29T23:44:35+00:00

Spokane Arts wants to give Spokane audiences a glimpse of what’s ahead for this season. Sunday afternoon, many of the city’s performing arts organizations will come to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox to give sneak peeks of upcoming performances. “The goal of TheaterFest is to get people excited about the new season of

TheaterFest at the Fox previews action to come on local stages this fall 2018-08-29T23:44:35+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