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

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

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

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

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

Civic's The Producers gets a little press action

2012-09-27T14:39:30+00:00

Looks like Spokane likes The Producers Photo credit to Chris Wooley Civic's production of The Producers is getting it's fair share of press action. It's always a bit of a gamble to open a season with a show that pokes fun at well, exactly what we do. And to take on something as

Civic's The Producers gets a little press action 2012-09-27T14:39:30+00:00

War Horse on Broadway from Spokane Civic Theatre's View!

2012-07-24T14:55:59+00:00

The View on War Horse from Yvonne AK Johnson's view War Horse Redux Yvonne AK Johnson, Spokane Civic Theatre Executive Artistic Director, has seen War Horse on Broadway not once, but twice (uh, War Horse redux)! She says that it remains the best play she has seen in the past 10 years and that War Horse is stronger

War Horse on Broadway from Spokane Civic Theatre's View! 2012-07-24T14:55:59+00:00