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

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

Spokane’s Tree Lighting Celebration

2018-11-07T20:33:18+00:00

On Saturday, November 24th from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. stop into Riverfront Spokane at the Ice Ribbon to dance, sing, craft and meet Santa! Enjoy a live performance by The Rub at 4:00 p.m. and get ready to light the night with a Tree Lighting Celebration at 6:00 p.m. Presented by Riverfront Spokane and Downtown Spokane in partnership with Spokane

Spokane’s Tree Lighting Celebration 2018-11-07T20:33:18+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

Then and Now: Riverside Theater

2018-11-07T20:19:54+00:00

The early Spokane Civic Theater formed in 1946 after Spokane’s theater scene went dormant during World War II. But the group always struggled to find a permanent home. In the late 1940s, the group used a small building at 652 S. Denver, but neighbors didn’t like the theater’s traffic. Gonzaga University let them use the

Then and Now: Riverside Theater 2018-11-07T20:19:54+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

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

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

101 things to do in Spokane before you die!

2018-11-20T00:15:27+00:00

Today, the Spokesman-Review is releasing a new guidebook to the Lilac City titled 100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die. It largely consists of obvious activities and it's being published by Reedy Press in St. Louis, employing the same template that Reedy has used for guidebooks to such wondrous locales as Reno, Tucson,

101 things to do in Spokane before you die! 2018-11-20T00:15:27+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

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

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

The Spokane Civic Theatre is filled with optimism these days

2018-09-21T19:04:11+00:00

It's fitting, of course, that the Spokane Civic Theatre has had its share of drama: The high-profile firing of Artistic Director Yvonne A. K. Johnson back in 2013 not only sparked headlines — it sparked an expensive lawsuit. "We were dormant after some of the stuff that happened," Executive Director Mike Shannon says. "I've been

The Spokane Civic Theatre is filled with optimism these days 2018-09-21T19:04:11+00:00

Former Spokane actress lands role in ‘Beetlejuice’ musical

2018-09-21T19:09:36+00:00

Sophia Anne Caruso, the Spokane-born actress who co-starred in the David Bowie musical “Lazarus” Off-Broadway and on the West End in London, has a new role to play. Caruso will play the goth teenager Lydia, the role made famous by Winona Rider, in an upcoming musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice.” The 1988 Tim Burton film “Beetlejuice”

Former Spokane actress lands role in ‘Beetlejuice’ musical 2018-09-21T19:09:36+00:00

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

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