PREVIEW: Director Andrew Start highlights nostalgia in Civic’s ‘This Is Our Youth’

2019-11-15T20:35:06+00:00

Director Andrew Start’s last play at Spokane Civic Theatre, Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” found him directing three actors – two men and a woman – in their roles as misfit ushers in a rundown theater. Throughout the play, the three leads chat while sweeping up popcorn and running a film projector. And … that’s about

PREVIEW: Director Andrew Start highlights nostalgia in Civic’s ‘This Is Our Youth’ 2019-11-15T20:35:06+00:00

PREVIEW: Privileged, aimless and discontented, the three characters of This Is Our Youth might not be all that alien to us

2019-11-15T20:14:00+00:00

Though it has the unmistakable ring of a declaration, This Is Our Youth treats its title more like a question than a statement. Its three characters — two boys, one girl, all in their late teens and early 20s — are aimless and uncertain. They're unsure of who they are, who they want to be and how they

PREVIEW: Privileged, aimless and discontented, the three characters of This Is Our Youth might not be all that alien to us 2019-11-15T20:14:00+00:00

PREVIEW: ‘This Is Our Youth’ gives a more experimental view of theater

2019-11-15T20:14:41+00:00

Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact. From Friday to Dec. 8 in the Firth J Chew Studio Theatre at the Spokane Civic Theatre three actors will take the stage to play out an evening in their apartment for the production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth.” In the Broadway and West End

PREVIEW: ‘This Is Our Youth’ gives a more experimental view of theater 2019-11-15T20:14:41+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “This Is Our Youth”

2019-11-15T20:03:22+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Andrew Start, Director of Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth," visits the studio to discuss the play, which centers around young adults in 1980s Manhattan. Also in the studio are Denny Taylor (Dennis), Jacob Carruthers (Warren), and Elizabeth Martin (Jessica) who play the three

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “This Is Our Youth” 2019-11-15T20:03:22+00:00

Announcing the cast of Present Laughter

2019-11-04T17:41:17+00:00

  Congratulations to the cast of Present Laughter Garry Essendine: Patrick McHenry-Kroetch Liz Essendine: Elisabet Edwards Monica Reed: Phedre Burney-Peters Daphne Stillington: Abby Constable Fred: Paul J. Watts Roland Maule:  Kaylan Martin Morris Dixon: Robert Tombari Hugo Lyppiatt: R. Scott Cantrell Joanna Lyppiatt: Rebecca Craven Miss Erikson: Eve Luppert Lady Saltburn: Mary Jo Rudolf   Present

Announcing the cast of Present Laughter 2019-11-04T17:41:17+00:00

PREVIEW: From the Studio: “A Place to Call Home”

2019-10-25T17:37:17+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Spokane Civic Theatre's latest production taps local history to tell the story of the Hutton Settlement children's home in Spokane Valley. Writer/director Tim Rarick, actors Tom McArthur (Judge Leavy) and Michael Schmidt (Gus Paulson), and Hutton Settlement Director of Community Relations & Communications, Jessica Laughery, discuss the Settlement's history

PREVIEW: From the Studio: “A Place to Call Home” 2019-10-25T17:37:17+00:00

Announcing the cast It’s a Wonderful Life

2019-10-14T22:03:14+00:00

  Congratulations to the cast of It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey: Joshua Baig Uncle Billy: Robert Maruca Mrs. Bailey: Deborah Brooks Cousin Eustace: Billy Taylor Harry Bailey: Jozef Sloma Violet Bick: Francis Morgan Bert/Joe: Jeff Bryan Ernie: Gatieth Nazario-Geelan Mr. Martini: Bryan Durbin Sam Wainwright: Kelly Hauenstein Freddie: Koby Hawsen Maria Martini: Carolina Bufford Dr.

Announcing the cast It’s a Wonderful Life 2019-10-14T22:03:14+00:00

Announcing the cast of A Place to Call Home

2019-09-30T23:34:24+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of A Place to Call Home Levi “Al” Hutton: Marek Nelson May Arkwright Hutton: Melody Deatherage Gus Paulsen: Michael Schmidt Bertrand McDougall: William Bancroft Bernice Taylor: Elaina DeJong David Glasgow: Jeffrey Ridlington Frank Obermuller: Daniel Edmiston DC Corbin: JP O’Shaughnessy Judge Leavy: Tom McArthur Agnes Cowley Paine: Lynn Noel Laura Northup: Kalynn

Announcing the cast of A Place to Call Home 2019-09-30T23:34:24+00:00

Here’s a selection of several must-see shows between now and autumn 2020

2019-10-11T00:21:18+00:00

Exile While many folks will instinctively be drawn to Funny Girl, the renowned show-stopping musical that will be running upstairs on the Spokane Civic Theatre’s main stage a few days after this play’s run ends, Exile stands out for being its polar opposite. This smaller-scale studio production is an original play by the Civic’s resident

Here’s a selection of several must-see shows between now and autumn 2020 2019-10-11T00:21:18+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘The Book of Will’ celebrates creation of Shakespeare’s first folio

2019-09-26T22:46:42+00:00

They say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” But how should you feel when someone steals your material and presents it as their own? That was a common occurrence when William Shakespeare was making a name for himself as a playwright, according to Susan Hardie. Fellow playwrights, Hardie said, would attend productions of Shakespeare’s

PREVIEW: Civic’s ‘The Book of Will’ celebrates creation of Shakespeare’s first folio 2019-09-26T22:46:42+00:00

PREVIEW: From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “The Book of Will

2019-09-25T19:44:20+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Spokane Civic Theatre’s Susan Hardie visits the studio to discuss “The Book of Will,” Lauren Gunderson’s play about a pivotal moment in Elizabethan history when the plays of William Shakespeare could have been lost to posterity. Also in the studio are actors Jamie Flannery (John Heminges), Bridget Pretz (Alice

PREVIEW: From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “The Book of Will 2019-09-25T19:44:20+00:00

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘Matilda: The Musical’ as charming as beloved book and movie

2019-09-23T23:03:19+00:00

If you’re interested in seeing the rising stars of local theater, those who will be gracing stages for years to come, Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Matilda: The Musical” is a great place to start. Young performers stole the show, which has all the charm of the Roald Dahl novel on which it’s based and

REVIEW: Civic’s ‘Matilda: The Musical’ as charming as beloved book and movie 2019-09-23T23:03:19+00:00

Fall Arts | Theater

2019-09-23T23:00:32+00:00

Highlights from the stage   Sept. 27-Oct. 20 THE BOOK OF WILL Just when you thought everything about Shakespeare had already been written, along comes a play that shines a light on a new aspect of his legacy. In fact, The Book of Will shows that there might not have been much of a legacy at all

Fall Arts | Theater 2019-09-23T23:00:32+00:00

REVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Matilda’ is a show that leaps off the page

2019-09-23T23:06:36+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre is known for its phenomenal production. It has this innate ability to create shows with a completely local cast and crew that mesmerize audiences and create a sense of professional theater similar to the shows that come to the First Interstate Center for the Arts. “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” is

REVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Matilda’ is a show that leaps off the page 2019-09-23T23:06:36+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Matilda the Musical”

2019-09-18T22:35:54+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Spokane Civic Theatre's Kathie Doyle-Lipe, Director of "Matilda the Musical," visits the studio with actors Eleanor Weitz (Matilda), Shelby Freesmeyer (Miss Honey), and Doug Dawson (Miss Agatha Trunchbull), and the Civic's Music Director, Henry McNulty, with a preview of the production. "Matilda the Musical" has performances Thursdays through Saturdays

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Matilda the Musical” 2019-09-18T22:35:54+00:00

Announcing the cast of This is Our Youth

2019-09-18T22:37:03+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of This is Our Youth Dennis Ziegler: Denny Pham Warren Straub: Jacob Carruthers Jessica Goldman: Elizabeth Martin   This is Our Youth is a drama by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Andrew Start.. November 15 - December8, 2019 Firth J Chew Studio Theatre Tickets are now available at the Box Office (Tues -

Announcing the cast of This is Our Youth 2019-09-18T22:37:03+00:00

PREVIEW: As its 11-year-old lead points out, Matilda the Musical uses contrast to pack an emotional punch

2019-09-18T22:26:08+00:00

Like the Roald Dahl book on which it's based, Matilda the Musical is the tale of a highly intelligent little girl with a penchant for practical jokes and, at least briefly, the uncanny ability to move things with her mind. And, just like its source material — not to mention pretty much all of Dahl's most famous

PREVIEW: As its 11-year-old lead points out, Matilda the Musical uses contrast to pack an emotional punch 2019-09-18T22:26:08+00:00

PREVIEW: Four area theaters are kicking off new seasons this week

2019-09-18T22:20:48+00:00

September marks the beginning of school, yes, but it also marks the beginning of theater season. Case in point: Four area theaters – Ignite Community Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, Lake City Playhouse and Red Bird Theater – are kicking off their 2019-20 seasons this week. The theaters are bringing “See How They Run,” “Matilda: The

PREVIEW: Four area theaters are kicking off new seasons this week 2019-09-18T22:20:48+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre plans 10 affordable shows for students

2019-09-18T22:15:43+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre, located just a few miles west of the Gonzaga campus, is about to enter its 73rd season. This theater is one of the oldest community theaters in the country and as its mission says hopes “to foster an enduring love for live theatre in every community member.” The Civic’s upcoming season

Spokane Civic Theatre plans 10 affordable shows for students 2019-09-18T22:15:43+00:00

Announcing the cast of The Book of Will

2019-08-20T19:59:46+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of The Book of Will John Heminges: Jamie Flanery Henry Condell: Kelly Hauenstein Richard Burbage: Damon Abdallah Elizabeth Condell: Tami Rotchford Rebecca Heminges: Rebecca Craven Ralph Crane: Gary Pierce Alice Heminges: Bridget Pretz Isaac Jaggard: Eli Drushella Boy Hamlet: Jaron Fuglie Ben Johnson: William Marlowe The Book of Will - a look

Announcing the cast of The Book of Will 2019-08-20T19:59:46+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Presents “13”

2019-08-15T15:27:24+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Kearney Jordan, Academic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre, brings a preview of this summer's Civic Academy Musical Production (C.A.M.P), the musical, "13." Henry McNulty, Music Director, accompanies cast members Jameson Elton, Addit Dibble, Delaney Kahler, Arlo McGowan, Tyler McCabe, Erik Wolfrum, Max Petrusek, and Leilani Santiago, performing two songs

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Academy Presents “13” 2019-08-15T15:27:24+00:00

Announcing the cast of 13

2019-08-01T20:46:50+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of 13! Evan: Jameson Elton  Patrice: Leilani Santiago  Archie: Arlo McGowan  Kendra: Adeline Dibble  Lucy: Delaney Kahler Brett: Erik Wolfrum  Eddie/Rabbi: Tyler McCabe  Malcolm: Max Petrusek  Cassie: Olivia McNiece  Charlotte: Mary Davidow  Molly: Avah McConnell Richie/Rabbi Chorus: Elias Baldwin Bonney  Simon/ Rabbi Chorus: Murphy Kettrick  Ensemble:  Kelson Cubley  Emma Hendricks  Josephine Kahler 

Announcing the cast of 13 2019-08-01T20:46:50+00:00

REVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ shows importance of empathy

2019-09-18T22:52:15+00:00

In the program for Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening,” the phone numbers for a domestic violence helpline, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Trevor Project are listed above a warning to audiences. “ ‘Spring Awakening’ contains serious material that may be inappropriate for some audience members due to strong content, language, sexual

REVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ shows importance of empathy 2019-09-18T22:52:15+00:00

Announcing the cast of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

2019-07-24T18:43:54+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Matilda Wormwood: Eleanor Weitz Miss Agatha Trunchbull: Doug Dawson Miss Honey: Shelby Fressmeyer Mr. Wormwood: Michael Hynes Mrs. Wormwood: Colleen Kirsten Michael Wormwood: Matthew Brauhn Mrs. Phelps: Juana Cabbage Bruce: Brody Else Lavender: Teagan Reese Ensemble: Abbey Andersen Piper Burney Brendan Burns Emily Cabbage Nate Edmons Aiden

Announcing the cast of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical 2019-07-24T18:43:54+00:00

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Spring Awakening”

2019-07-11T22:50:52+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Spokane Civic Theatre's summer season opens with "Spring Awakening," a musical based on the 1891 German play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, and with contemporary words and music by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Jake Schaefer (who co-directs the production with Sarah Dahmen), cast members Aubrey Peterson

PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents “Spring Awakening” 2019-07-11T22:50:52+00:00

PREVIEW: ‘Spring Awakening’ brings Elizabeth Martin back to Spokane Civic Theatre

2019-07-17T20:14:03+00:00

Actress and singer Elizabeth Martin has been onstage since she was 4, inspired by seeing her older sisters take the stage. But after more than a decade of performing, Martin decided that it was time for a break. “I didn’t know if I was doing it because I wanted to do it or because it

PREVIEW: ‘Spring Awakening’ brings Elizabeth Martin back to Spokane Civic Theatre 2019-07-17T20:14:03+00:00

PREVIEW: Sexually charged and complex, the rock musical Spring Awakening uses two directors to tackle the Civic’s summer production

2019-07-17T20:08:54+00:00

Abbreviated rehearsal schedules are nothing new in the theater world, but with Spring Awakening, the Spokane Civic Theatre's first fully fledged, main-stage summer production in recent memory, the usual time constraints were even more unforgiving. With less than four weeks between the close of Young Frankenstein, the community theater's 2018–19 season finale, and curtain up on Spring Awakening, the

PREVIEW: Sexually charged and complex, the rock musical Spring Awakening uses two directors to tackle the Civic’s summer production 2019-07-17T20:08:54+00:00

Theater Summer Guide 2019

2019-06-14T20:46:18+00:00

The Heat Is On If you want to catch the last vestiges of the 2018-19 theater season before summer officially begins on June 21, you're going to have to scramble. Bare: A Pop Opera (spokanestageleft.org, $20) and Young Frankenstein (spokanecivictheatre.com, $32), two profoundly different musicals about unorthodox love and alienation, are both closing on June 16. With Bottoms Up!(igniteonbroadway.org, $15),

Theater Summer Guide 2019 2019-06-14T20:46:18+00:00

Announcing the cast of ‘Spring Awakening’

2019-06-03T23:19:13+00:00

Congratulations to the cast of Spring Awakening! Wendla: Elizabeth Martin Melchior: Aaron Skipper Martha: Kalla Mort Moritz: Jonah Taylor Ilse: Aubree Peterson Hanschen/Rupert: Jacob Carruthers Ernst/Reinhold: Dylan Brown Anna: Brianna McCracken Thea: Micaela Ackermann Georg/Dieter: Matthew Gerard Otto/Ulbrecht: Peyton Torchio The Adult Woman: Sarah Dahmen The Adult Men: Danny Anderson Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

Announcing the cast of ‘Spring Awakening’ 2019-06-03T23:19:13+00:00

Announcing the Directors for the 2019 – 2020 Season

2019-06-01T00:01:05+00:00

We are proud to announce our 2019 / 2020 Season directors. MAIN STAGE Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical: Kathie Doyle-Lipe IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Marianne McLaughlin A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER: Troy Nickerson THE HUMANS: Dawn Taylor Reinhardt FUNNY GIRL: Jake Schaefer   STUDIO THEARE THE BOOK OF WILL: Susan Hardie THIS IS

Announcing the Directors for the 2019 – 2020 Season 2019-06-01T00:01:05+00:00

Announcing the 2019-2020 Season

2019-03-18T21:04:13+00:00

Season Tickets are available now! Single Tickets are available July 8, 2019! MAIN STAGE Rhoald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL September 13 – October 13, 2019 Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course

Announcing the 2019-2020 Season 2019-03-18T21:04:13+00:00