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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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