Going into their 75th season, Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022-23 program will include five main stage productions, three studio productions and three special productions. With a total of 178 scheduled performances, the season has something for the whole family. With plans to remodel the theater on hold until fall 2023 for a myriad of reasons –
Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they
Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide Congratulations to the cast of The
32nd Playwrights' Forum Festival Winners Adjudicator Selection: The Terrible and the Sublime by Scott Stolnack Directed for the festival by Barry Saxton and featuring Barry Brathovde and Brian Little Audience Favorites: Boxes by Pamela Kingsley Directed for the festival by Susan Hardie and featuring Bobby Billiau and Jean Hardie Perspective by Tristen Canfield Directed for the festival
Spokane Civic Theatre is proud to present its celebrated Playwrights’ Forum Festival, which, since 1983, has showcased new one-acts by playwrights from across the region. The festival is performed in two separate sets on alternating days. PLAYWRIGHTS Tristen Canfield, Rachael Carnes, Jean Hardie, Bryan Harnetiaux, Pamela Kingsley, Paul Lewis, Mica Pointer, Natalie Schmidt, Scott Stolnack,
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thornton Wilder began his storied career as a novelist before branching out to short stories, screenplays, and dramatic works. At first glance, his play Our Town appears to be a simple, innocuous portrait of life in the small New Hampshire town of Grover’s Corners. But as time passes in the three acts—an ordinary day, a wedding,
In 1997, 50 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball, Spokane Civic Theatre Playwright-in-Residence, Bryan Harnetiaux, was working on a new play for Civic's 1997 - 1998 Studio Theatre Season. In the midst of this work, he picked up, for casual reading, Arnold Rampersad's Jackie Robinson: A Biography. This book "grabbed him
Main Stage September 16 - October 16, 2022 Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to
PLAY-IN-A-WEEK CAMPS Campers experience an exciting fast track from page-to-stage and develop confidence in storytelling, character creation and an understanding of theater fundamentals while having fun in a safe and creative environment. See the learned skills put into action during an end-of-the-week performance, open to family and friends. Ages 5-14. Sessions offered from July
Play Video SPOKANE, Wash. — Live performance is back at the Spokane Civic Theatre. Nothing is going to rain on this cast’s parade as they perform the hit “Funny Girl.” It’s an adaption of the 1964 Broadway musical and 1968 film about an entertainer named Fanny Brice who defies the odds in her rise to
REGIONAL PREMIERE Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is a plot-twist masterpiece that has thrilled mystery lovers from television, radio, film, and now theatre. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger
REGIONAL PREMIERE Fresh out of college, Jim Fingal’s job is to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by author John D’Agata. Fingal has one huge problem — D’Agata made up a lot of his
Arts Wrap: ‘Plaza Suite’ opens at Civic Theatre, Crosby House reopens, Irish Dance and North Idaho PhilharmoniaKelli 2022-03-15T21:02:08+00:00
Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite” opens this weekend in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. Written by four-time Tony Award winner Neil Simon, “Plaza Suite” follows a trio of couples as each occupies a particular suite at the Plaza Hotel. Sam and Karen’s stay, much like their long-suffering marriage, can’t seem to end
For close to four decades, playwright Neil Simon — balding, bulb-nosed, bespectacled — so dominated American theater that he became an unlikely object of desire. In her 2021 memoir Going There, journalist Katie Couric recalled setting out with the express intention of seducing him at a press conference for his 1985 film The Slugger's Wife. At the time
Spokane Civic Theatre is moving forward with a multimillion-dollar expansion project that will bring several updates to its building north of the Spokane River. Spokane-based Cortner Architectural Co. filed a pre-development application with the city last week to build a 4,000-square-foot addition to the 17,000-square-foot theater at 1020 N. Howard St. Spokane Civic Theatre is
The stage is set: After extended pandemic intermission, Spokane Civic Theatre has new show and prepares for new neighborKelli 2022-02-07T23:59:46+00:00
After nearly two years of canceled shows and virtual productions, Spokane Civic Theatre has returned to the stage with a bang – and a crash, and maybe a few pieces of broken china. But worry not, it’s all by design. “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Civic’s 2022 season opener, is “two hours of laughs,” executive
In the Ziegfeld Follies, Hollywood films and on radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With unique humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny, who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with professional
Firth J Chew Studio Theatre Update Revised Plaza Suite Performance Dates Being that Spokane Civic Theatre is a community facing, volunteer driven organization, and in response to the current COVID-19 surge that our area is experiencing, the reopening of our celebrated, 96-seat, black box theater, the Firth J Chew Studio Theatre, has been moved to Friday, March 11,
Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.
REGIONAL PREMIERE Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds
Memberships available November 16, 2021 Single Tickets available December 1, 2021 MARGOT AND ROBERT ODGEN MAIN STAGE January 28 - February 20, 2022 By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to
While the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled countless events this year, event organizers have made their creativity clear, either figuring out how to present events virtually or rework them so they can continue safely in person. And the holiday season is no different. This month, dozens of holiday traditions have been reinvented so they can be
Dec. 11 A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO PLAY University of Idaho isn't the only theatrical outlet producing its own unique take on A Christmas Carol. Spokane Civic Theatre, one of the Inland Northwest's mainstays for great onstage entertainment, is producing a version of the Charles Dickens story and broadcasting it as an old-fashioned radio play, using nothing but
Minneapolis playwright Barbara Field’s adaptations of A Christmas Carol are part of Spokane Civic Theatre’s DNA. We first produced her rich and delightful take on Mr. Dicken’s tale in the late 1970s, under the artful direction of the legendary Dorothy Darby Smith, one of our Founders. Dorothy, and later others, would continue to direct Barbara’s adaptations for
AUDITIONS: A Christmas Carol, Radio Play Auditions November 19 & 20, 6:30 PM "So as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one." Transporting audiences to a bitterly chilly Christmas Eve night, a hard-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts who take him on a journey to worlds past, present and future. Can Ebenezer Scrooge
CIVIC PRESENTS Community Voices For the second installment of Civic Presents, Spokane Civic Theatre’s virtual Main Stage, the theme is inspired by the foundation of our organization: community and stories. Whether you’re an actor or singer, connect with friends or regular collaborators and select a scene or song with a message that either speaks to
Even though theaters have been quiet during COVID-19, that doesn’t mean the show isn’t still going onKelli 2020-10-09T17:10:15+00:00
In the six months since statewide COVID-19 restrictions went into effect, local stages have been eerily quiet. There's been the occasional outward sign of fresh activity, such as Stage Left Theater's livestreamed adaptation of its annual Playwright's Playground festival in late August. But the casual observer could be forgiven for assuming that area theaters had resigned
CIVIC PRESENTS Young Artist Showcase When the world paused in March, so did Spokane Civic Theatre productions and operations. No auditions, classes, performances, production meetings, or rehearsals. Although currently unable to produce shows and provide performing arts training, we are ecstatic to announce Civic Presents — Civic’s virtual Main Stage, a streaming celebration of our
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Congratulations to the cast of the Academy's Twelfth Night Viola: Amelia Berry Sailor/Officer/Ensemble: Amelia Shriver Curio: Brenna Craven Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Clayton Sanchez Sebastian: Elias Ruben Maria: Emma Hendricks Valentine: Georgia Kettrick Feste: Joseph Selle Malvolio: Koby Hawson Olivia: Lia Goodrich Fabiana: Lily Johnson Sir Toby Belch: Nicholas Morgan Antonio/Captain: Ryan Wasson Duke Orsino: Thomas Luce Newsboy/Ensemble: Wyatt
Congratulations to the cast of The Humans Deirde Blake: Melody Deatherage Fiona "Momo" Blake: Mary Jo Rudolf Richard Saad: Kyle Kahklen Aimee Blake: Caryn Hoaglund Brigid Blake: Josephine Keefe Erik Blake: Ron Ford Written by Stephen Karam Directed by Dawn Taylor Reinhardt 2016 Tony Award Winner, Best Play Something so small can feel so vast. A
Congratulations to the cast of Cabaret Emcee: Mathias Oliver Sally Bowles: Aubree Peterson Cliff: Joshua Baig Fraulein Schneider: Rebecca Craven Heir Schultz: Kim Berg Fraulein Kost: Karlin Kahler Ernst: Chad Herrmann Male Ensemble: Dylan Brown Jay Patrick Emmingham Nicholas Roy Morgan III Kit Kat Girls: Marlee Andrews Elizabeth Martin Brianna McCracken Torey Rousten Dana Sammond Kimberly
Congratulations to the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Monty Navarro: Joseph Hall The D’Ysquith Family: Todd Kehne Sibella Hallward: Emily Jones Phoebe D’Ysquith: Lexie Lucassen Miss Shingle: Mary Starkey Female Ensemble: Sarah Hull, Kristen Nauditt, Tamara Schupman Male Ensemble: Dakota Lee Moses, Patrick Treadway A regional premiere, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an award-winning (Best Musical,
Riverfront Park is doing its part to make the holiday season bright in downtown Spokane. Today the city will light up a 63-foot spruce in the park. The free celebration starts at 4 p.m. with a visit from Santa, children’s crafts and performances from groups like Spokane Civic Theatre, Company Ballet School and Spokane Symphony
Seven holiday performances to enjoy, from time-honored classics to magicians, comedy improv and acrobatsKelli 2019-12-17T03:23:38+00:00
NOV. 29-DEC. 22: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE During the holiday season, it's not uncommon for folks to step back and take some time to reflect on the things they're grateful for. And few stories are better at prompting that exercise in gratitude than It's a Wonderful Life. This is the story of small-town everyman George
Congratulations to the cast of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Bradley Family Grace Bradley: Audrey Overstreet Bob Bradley: Barry Pfundt Beth Bradley: Josephine Kahler Charlie Bradley: Connie Mack Overstreet The Herdman Family Ralph: Hudson Kahler Imogene: Millie Paine Leroy: Matthew Brauhn Claude: Millie Kettrick Ollie: Sadie Overstreet Gladys: Elise Gerhardt Alice: Olivia McNiece Maxine: Amelia
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
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.
THAR SHE SHOWS! A local theater production is going big-time this winter. Moby Dick - the Musical was workshopped in April at the Spokane Civic Theatre with an assist from a Spokane Arts SAGA grant, and now the show created by writer Ed Bryan, composer William Berry and director Jean Hardie has been accepted as
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
If acting is fundamentally an exercise in empathy, casting is fundamentally an exercise in discrimination. That term can feel loaded at a time when inclusivity and diversity are sociocultural watchwords. Yet most roles demand very specific attributes. Playwrights generally have a strong idea of who exactly their dramatis personae are and will explicitly state as much
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 -
PREVIEW: As its 11-year-old lead points out, Matilda the Musical uses contrast to pack an emotional punchKelli 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
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
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
As the temperatures begin to cool and the leaves begin to change color, many performing arts organizations begin to ramp up in preparation for the beginning of their season. But with so many organizations to choose from in town with theater, music, voice, dance, improv, art and more, it can be difficult to catch everything
Spokane has a plethora of opportunities to attend and participate in the performing arts. From musical theater to improv comedy, dance to drumming, and everything in between, there's something for everyone. The notion of keeping up with it all is daunting, and that's why TheaterFest was created. TheaterFest is a one-day event that brings a multitude
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
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
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
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
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: Sexually charged and complex, the rock musical Spring Awakening uses two directors to tackle the Civic’s summer productionKelli 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
Whether you love grooving out in the sun or prefer to be entertained in the comfort of an air conditioned venue, summer entertainment season in the Inland Northwest has something that fits the bill. Below are just a handful of the noteworthy events taking place over the next few months. Northern Quest Outdoor Summer Concerts
Congratulations to the cast of Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer: Carsten Davis Huck Finn: Murphy Kettrick Becky Thatcher: Josephine Kahler Aunt Polly: Rosy Rodden Cousin Sid: David Mannino Cousin Mary: Mairead Kahler Ben Rogers: Millie Kettrick Joe Harper/ Alfred: Amelia Berry Injun Joe/ Deacon: Nathanael Gilstrap Muff Potter/ Samuel: Paul Sciarrio Judge Thatcher: Abigail Harget Imogene/ Suzy:
Spokane Civic Theatre 31st Playwrights’ Forum Festival PLAYWRIGHTS GATHERING Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Spokane Civic Theatre Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre 1020 North Howard Street This gathering focuses on the development and production of new works, and the art and business of play writing. While the gathering is primarily designed
University High School’s production of the musical “Big Fish” this spring caught the eye of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, which nominated the Spokane Valley school for more than a dozen awards, ranging from outstanding musical to outstanding scenic design. This is the 17th year that the 5th Avenue Theatre has selected winners in
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!
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
PREVIEW: As the Civic closes its season with Young Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s monster is the creation that keeps on inspiringKelli 2019-05-23T21:37:28+00:00
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein famously sprang from a private literary contest between Shelley, her husband Percy and Lord Byron to see who could write the best horror story. In the 201 years since it was published, her novel has gone on to be as misunderstood and misrepresented as the monster at its center. Popular imagination's green, lumbering, square-shouldered brute
Congratulations to the casts of the Playwrights' Forum Festival! CUTTING EDGE BEAUTY Playwright: Dacey Else* Director: Dominick Betts Cast: Elias Baldwin-Bonney, Olivia Davies, Jameson Elton, Savannah Esco, Delaney Kahler, Lily Savage, Emma York Synopsis: A raging satire centered around a teen web channel and it’s cult following. EGGS OVER EASY Playwright: Rich Rubin Director: Tom Armitage
People were lining up Friday to take a crack at thousands of costume pieces up for sale during an event hosted by the Spokane Civic Theatre. There were more than 5,000 items available when the doors opened, Civic costume shop stitcher Robbi Starnegg said. “This one is the first one,” she said. “What they’re doing
Panida Playhouse Jr. Drama Camp A drama camp for young thespians who want to work on their dramatic skills and perform in a real show, a mystery dinner show at the Panida's Little Theater. Ages 11-14. June 6-July 27, meets Tue/Thu from 1-3 pm. At the Panida Theater, Sandpoint. $80. panida.org Stepping Out Into the
Two promo tracks from ‘Beetlejuice: The Musical,’ starring Spokane’s Sophia Anne Caruso, hit the InternetKelli 2019-05-06T19:10:09+00:00
Two songs from the new Broadway musical “Beetlejuice: The Musical,” starring Spokane-born actress Sophia Anne Caruso, hit the internet on Friday. Billboard.com posted two promo tracks, “Dead Mom” and “Say My Name,” and an interview with Eddie Perfect, who wrote the show’s music and lyrics. “Dead Mom” is sung by Caruso, who plays the teenage Lydia
Spokane Civic Theatre made two big announcements last week. First, the selected plays for the 31st Playwrights’ Forum Festival, which highlights new one-act plays, 30 minutes or less, by playwrights across the region. This year’s festival features: “Cutting Edge Beauty” by Dacey Else, the youth division winner; “Eggs Over Easy” by Rich Rubin; “Hell on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Season Tickets are available now! Single Tickets are available March 15, 2019! SPRING AWAKENING July 12 – 28, 2019 Main Stage Musical It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from… until Mama tells
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:
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.
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Making ‘Mary Poppins’: How Spokane Civic Theatre is bringing the ‘practically perfect’ musical to lifeKelli 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
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
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
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”
PREVIEW: Broadway actors to perform in ‘West Side Story’ with Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane SymphonyKelli 2018-03-30T22:44:35+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
PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre blends live theater, multimedia to explore life after death in ‘Two Point Oh’Kelli 2018-03-10T20:29:46+00:00
REVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of ‘Virginia Woolf’ holds attention beyond final curtain callKelli 2018-03-30T22:53:45+00:00
PREVIEW: Spokane Civic Theatre bringing holiday tradition to stage with “A Christmas Story: The Musical”root 2018-01-23T01:16:04+00:00
Here's a look at the cast of the Academy's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians playing on the Main Stage December 2-10, 2017
Here's a look at the cast of Miracle on 34th Street, A Radio Play playing on the Main Stage December 22 & 23, 2017
Posted by Azaria Podplesky of The Spokesman Review
Photo by Jessse Tinsley of The Spokesman Review
Article writen by Treva Lind of of The Spokesman Review
Here's a look at the cast of I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Readers Theatre playing on the Main Stage on October 27, 2017!
Here's a look at the cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical opening on the Main Stage on November 17, 2017!
REVIEW: In Civic’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ the musical within the musical offers the cast ample time to shineroot 2017-05-24T00:00:00+00:00
Here's a look at the cast of the 29th Playwrights' Forum Festival opening in the Studio Theatre on June 8, 2017!
See which regional playwrights have been chosen to have their work staged and presented in the Studio Theatre.
Here's a look at the cast of the Academy Spring Intensive Murder Mystery Weekend of Doom: A Love Story playing on the Main Stage April 8, 2017!
Here's a look at the cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opening in the Studio Theatre on January 27, 2017!
Here's a look at the cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Academy's Winter Intensive, opening on the Main Stage December 3, 2016!
Here's a look at the cast of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge opening in the Firth J Chew Studio Theatre on December 9, 2016!
A feature article about new Artistic Director, Lenny Bart, by Nathan Weinbender of The Spokesman Review
Here's a look at the cast of Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings opening for the Holiday Season on the Main Stage on November 25, 2016!
Review of Disney's Beauty and the Beast by E.J. Iannelli of the Inlander
Review of Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Nathan Weinbender of the Spokesman Review
Preview of Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Azaria Podplesky of the Spokesman Review
After a lengthy nation-wide search, the Spokane Civic Theatre Board announces Lenny Bart as the incoming Artistic Director of The Civic.
Here's a look at the cast of The Worst Talent Show... Ever! The Summer Intensive opens August 19, 2016!
Press release dated June 13, 2016
Review of Guys and Dolls by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Press release, dated May 20, 2016
Review of Fiction by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Review of Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Preview of Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Hall of Fame Inductee: Best of the Inland Northwest Readers Poll 2016
Preview of Hapgood by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Press release, dated March 10, 2016
Review of Little Women by Carolyn Lamberson of Spokesman-Review
Preview of Little Women by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Press release, dated February 18, 2016
Review of Sordid Lives by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Press Release, dated Friday, January 29, 2016
Press release, dated January 28, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Seasonroot 2016-01-26T00:00:00+00:00
Press release, dated January 26, 2016
A preview of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Nathan Weinbender
Review of White Christmas by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review.
Review of Evil Dead: The Musical by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review.
Preview of Catch Me If You Can, the Musical by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
For just $10 per entry, you could win two roundtrip tickets to Europe, or four roundtrip tickets for use in the US or Canada. Made possible by our Catch Me If You Can co-sponsor, Delta!
Congratulations to the cast of our 2015-16 Season Opener, Catch Me If You Can the Musical, a REGIONAL PREMIER!
Spotlight on Orphans' trip to compete at AACTFest Nationals - by Nathan Weinbender of The Spokesman-Review.
Preview of The Music Man by The Inlander's E.J. Ianelli
Review of Sylvia by Nathan Weinbender of The Spokesman-Review.
Casts announced for original one-act plays produced in June 2015.
A Note from our Little Shop of Rentals: Since our Grand Opening in October, it has been our honor and privilege to serve the Spokane community. You have embraced us and recruited our costuming talents for your local productions and holidays, and we are delighted to be a part of Spokane's special events. After much
Civic's production of Orphans to perform at AACTFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan June 23-26,2015.
Review of Clue: The Musical by Nathan Weinbender of the Spokesman-Review.
Civic stages musical adaptation of beloved board game 'Clue'
[Preview of the SOLD OUT production of Clue: the Musical by Nathan Weinbender of the Spokesman-Review]
Tom Sowa of the Spokesman writes review of Nunsense A-Men! at Civic!
Another mystery solved! Cast announced for Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four at Spokane Civic Theatre!
Preview of Orphans by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Review of The Servant of Two Masters by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Preview of The Servant of Two Masters by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Breaking news from Spokane Civic Theatre
Spokane Civic Theatre calls for one-act plays to be presented at the 27th Playwrights Forum Festival in June 2015.
by Nathan Weinbender, Spokesman-Review
Cast members announced for The Servant of Two Masters at Spokane Civic Theatre!
Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Cast members announced for A Christmas Carol at Spokane Civic Theatre November 21 - December 20, 2014!
Review by Nathan Weinbender, September 24, 2014
Preview of Fiddler on the Roof by Nathan Weinbender of Spokesman-Review
Press release, dated September 3, 2014.
Review of Gypsy by Spokesman Review's Nathan Weinbender
Review by Nathan Weinbender
Civic's annual fundraiser will have some great talent!
We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season lineup!