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

PREVIEW: Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre

2018-11-23T23:54:05+00:00

With the holiday season upon us, Spokane Civic Theatre is gearing up to present the Northwest premiere of “Elf,” a musical adaptation of 2003’s beloved Christmas film. With music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin and a book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan, the story begins with Buddy the elf’s (Seth Flanders) realization

PREVIEW: Buddy the elf gets the musical treatment in “Elf,” opening this week at Spokane Civic Theatre 2018-11-23T23:54:05+00:00

REVIEW: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship

2018-11-19T23:54:57+00:00

Is life one big “Choose Your Own Adventure” game or are all the twists and turns we experience predetermined? Nick Payne’s “Constellations” doesn’t answer the question, but it does offer evidence to back both suggestions. In “Constellations,” multiple universes allow quantum physicist Marianne (Chelsea DuVall) and beekeeper Roland (Max Elinsky) a chance to relive pivotal

REVIEW: In ‘Constellations,’ a path of fractured moments that make up a relationship 2018-11-19T23:54:57+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’

2018-11-19T23:56:14+00:00

We all have those moments we wish we could redo. Maybe we did or said something we regret, or maybe, if we had another chance, we’d say exactly what was on our mind instead of holding our tongue. In Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” multiple universes allow quantum physicist Marianne (Chelsea DuVall) and beekeeper Roland (Max Elinsky)

PREVIEW: Civic explores difference between choice and destiny in ‘Constellations’ 2018-11-19T23:56:14+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

Announcing the Academy Winter Workshop: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

2018-10-30T21:10:43+00:00

  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

Announcing the Academy Winter Workshop: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus 2018-10-30T21:10:43+00:00

PREVIEW: Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’

2018-10-30T20:21:35+00:00

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

PREVIEW: Civic Theatre presents staged reading of ‘The Crucible’ 2018-10-30T20:21:35+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

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

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

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

PREVIEW: Hello, Robbi! A new face joins the Spokane stage for the Civic’s season finale

2018-06-01T22:19:17+00:00

If our universe's timeline had unfolded in a slightly different permutation, Troy Nickerson would currently be directing a play about a group of white supremacists from North Idaho. But that's not how things played out. Instead he's overseeing Hello, Dolly!, a lighthearted warhorse musical that might very well be the antithesis of God's Country. The catalyst for this

PREVIEW: Hello, Robbi! A new face joins the Spokane stage for the Civic’s season finale 2018-06-01T22:19:17+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

7 Nights Out: Things to do in the week ahead

2018-01-23T01:29:02+00:00

1. Straight No Chaser Straight No Chaser, a male a cappella group, presents the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense … and with a sense of humor. When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave.

7 Nights Out: Things to do in the week ahead 2018-01-23T01:29:02+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

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SUMMER MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE CAMP

2017-11-13T22:29:37+00:00

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls !  We are thrilled to finally reveal our Main Stage Performance Camp Production!  Each summer, we have seen talented teens rise to the challenge of rehearsing and staging a show in under 3 weeks.  We wondered...could our impressive community of teen performers tackle the impressive feat of staging a

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 SUMMER MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE CAMP 2017-11-13T22:29:37+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

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season!

2017-01-23T15:45:48+00:00

MAIN STAGE West Side Story Musical: September 22-October 15, 2017 Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins, Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all

Announcing the 2017-2018 Season! 2017-01-23T15:45:48+00:00

2017-2018 Season Announcement Party

2017-01-09T15:37:27+00:00

JOIN US FOR OUR SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY! January 20, 2017 Free Admission Spokane Civic Theatre 5:00 PM- Doors open for drinks, catering by Charley's, and mingling with members of the Spokane theatre community in the lobby. 6:00 PM- 2017-2018 season announcement presentation in the auditorium. Hang out in the Lobby after the announcement for more

2017-2018 Season Announcement Party 2017-01-09T15:37:27+00:00

2016-17 Studio Season Artwork!

2016-06-27T10:39:48+00:00

And here is the artwork for the 2016-17 Firth J Chew Studio Season! All the artwork was created by local artist and designer, Zac Jones! Be sure to stop by the theatre, or check your mailbox, for a season brochure! All tickets go on sale July 1! The 2016-17 Season is sponsored by The Local Offices

2016-17 Studio Season Artwork! 2016-06-27T10:39:48+00:00

70th Season Artwork Reveal!

2016-06-23T15:37:04+00:00

We are so excited to finally share our 2016-17 Spokane Civic Theatre artwork! All the artwork was created by local artist and designer, Zac Jones! Be sure to stop by the theatre, or check your mailbox, for a season brochure! All tickets go on sale July 1! The 2016-17 Season is sponsored by The Local Offices

70th Season Artwork Reveal! 2016-06-23T15:37:04+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy to present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

2016-01-28T15:57:24+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s Academy will present Disney’s High School Musical as its Summer Academy Musical. Performances run July 22-31, 2016, and are the culmination of a three-week theatre camp for 13-18 year olds. This audition-only camp brings together Spokane’s talented teenage musical theatre performers to hone their skills, make new friends, and have fun producing

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy to present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2016-01-28T15:57:24+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

Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Season

2016-01-26T15:50:38+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre announces Guys and Dolls as its 2015-2016 Season closer,May 20 – June 19, 2016. Civic is making the change from Ghost, the Musical.  Keith Dixon, Executive Artistic Director, said several factors informed the decision: “Looking at the success of last season’s The Music Man and other previous spring productions, along with the community’s appetite for

Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Season 2016-01-26T15:50:38+00:00

Coming Fall 2016!

2016-01-01T13:00:15+00:00

We will be announcing the entire 2016-17 Season on opening night of Les Liaisions Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), January 15, 2016.  Come to hear our exciting announcement, and stay for the deliciously malicious French tale of seduction among aristocrats before the revolution (Rated PG-13).  

Coming Fall 2016! 2016-01-01T13:00:15+00:00

Come Fly With Us, then Fly Away!

2015-09-14T15:04:02+00:00

Pack Your Bags! During the run of Catch Me If You Can, our lobby drawing can have you flying up, up, and away! For just $10 for each entry slip, we have two drawings to choose from to get you on your way with Catch Me If You Can sponsor, Delta Air Lines - choose from "Stars

Come Fly With Us, then Fly Away! 2015-09-14T15:04:02+00:00

Poster Reveal #10: "Ghost the Musical"!

2015-05-25T10:15:11+00:00

Thank you for joining for on our 10-part 2015-16 Season Artwork Reveal! We believe that next season will be one of the most exciting ones we've put on yet - and we're excited to bring them to you! Let us know which of our 2015-16 productions you're most excited to see in the comments section below! This

Poster Reveal #10: "Ghost the Musical"! 2015-05-25T10:15:11+00:00

Poster Reveal #9: "Fiction"!

2015-05-24T02:00:48+00:00

Our 2015-16 Studio Theatre closer artwork reveal is here - and that means we have one final reveal for you tomorrow. Let us know in the comments which Studio production you're most looking forward to seeing! Reveal #9: Fiction Synopsis Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on

Poster Reveal #9: "Fiction"! 2015-05-24T02:00:48+00:00

Poster Reveal #8: "The Fox on the Fairway"!

2015-05-23T08:30:09+00:00

In our next-to-last Main Stage production of the 2015-16 Season, we'll have laughs galore with this farce set on a golf course! Reveal #8: The Fox on the Fairway Synopsis The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.

Poster Reveal #8: "The Fox on the Fairway"! 2015-05-23T08:30:09+00:00

Poster Reveal #7: "Hapgood"!

2015-05-22T11:30:38+00:00

Are you up for a little spy game next season? Well, you're in luck -- we've got just the thing.... Reveal #7: Hapgood Synopsis Dual natures of light - and people - are the theme of Tom Stoppard's espionage thriller. Kerner's secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double agent? Or is Kerner a triple?

Poster Reveal #7: "Hapgood"! 2015-05-22T11:30:38+00:00

Poster Reveal #6: "Little Women"!

2015-05-21T17:12:16+00:00

Adding to our 2015-16 Season's silly and sassy shows, we have one that is sweet and nostalgic and based off of one of America's favorite stories. Reveal #6: Little Women Synopsis This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's

Poster Reveal #6: "Little Women"! 2015-05-21T17:12:16+00:00

Poster Reveal #5: "Sordid Lives"!

2015-05-20T16:32:23+00:00

Welcome to our second poster reveal of the day!  And speaking of second, this is also our second of four Studio Theatre productions that we're sharing! Reveal #5: Sordid Lives Synopsis When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a

Poster Reveal #5: "Sordid Lives"! 2015-05-20T16:32:23+00:00

Poster Reveal #4: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"!

2015-05-20T12:36:44+00:00

After experiencing a few technical difficulties yesterday, we were unable to post our Les Liaisons Dangereuses poster - so, to make up for it, we'll be posting TWO today! Reveal #4: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Synopsis A French tale of seduction among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic drama explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game

Poster Reveal #4: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"! 2015-05-20T12:36:44+00:00

Poster Reveal #3: "White Christmas"!

2015-05-18T02:00:54+00:00

Today we share with you poster reveal #3 out of the 10 we have to show you! Our 2015-16 Season Brochures are almost finished - if you'd like to receive one, send us an email with your name (first and last) and current mailing address and we'll get you on the list! Reveal #3: White Christmas Synopsis

Poster Reveal #3: "White Christmas"! 2015-05-18T02:00:54+00:00

Poster Reveal #2: "Evil Dead: the Musical"!

2015-05-17T01:50:53+00:00

Are you ready for our second reveal!? Yesterday's poster for Catch Me If You Can was our first Main Stage reveal - and today, we're sharing our first Studio poster! If these are getting you as jazzed for next season as we are, 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale now - so you can secure your seats now! - with

Poster Reveal #2: "Evil Dead: the Musical"! 2015-05-17T01:50:53+00:00

Poster Reveal #1: "Catch Me If You Can"!

2015-05-16T12:08:02+00:00

It's Time to Share! We are so excited to finally share our 2015-16 Spokane Civic Theatre poster artwork! Over the next ten days, we'll be revealing these fantastic designs, show by show, as created by Design Spike! We'll have a brief synopsis, show dates, and audition dates with each of these posts as well! So

Poster Reveal #1: "Catch Me If You Can"! 2015-05-16T12:08:02+00:00

2015-2016 Production Synopses

2014-11-26T18:08:44+00:00

Over the weekend we posted the great line up of productions coming up in our 2015-2016 Season. We found that while a few were familiar with most of the shows, some of you had only heard of one or two - and we think that's a good thing! We've compiled a list of synopses for the

2015-2016 Production Synopses 2014-11-26T18:08:44+00:00

2015 – 2016 Studio Theatre Announcement!

2014-11-22T12:00:01+00:00

As promised, in our Main Stage announcement we are back today at high noon to announce what's coming up in our Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre for the exciting 2015 - 2016 Season! Evil Dead, The Musical Sordid Lives Hapgood Fiction We will be sharing more information about these shows on the blog beginning Monday! We are

2015 – 2016 Studio Theatre Announcement! 2014-11-22T12:00:01+00:00

"Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol – The Musical": Day 6

2014-11-21T20:00:23+00:00

And now...! Without further ado! "Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol'" comes to an end with this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! During his curtain speech, Keith Dixon, Artistic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre announced our 2015-2016 Main Stage Season line-up! 2015 - 2016 Main Stage Line-up We are so excited to bring you the following shows

"Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol – The Musical": Day 6 2014-11-21T20:00:23+00:00

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': DAY 2 – A History!

2014-11-17T19:46:26+00:00

A Closer Look at A Christmas Carol – The Musical! Every story we tell on the stage gets its start somewhere! As Day 2 of our Scrooge’s Six Days of A Christmas Carol – The Musical here at Spokane Civic Theatre, we think Scrooge would prefer that we provide a little educational element to the

Scrooge's Six Days of 'A Christmas Carol': DAY 2 – A History! 2014-11-17T19:46:26+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

SPECIAL EVENT: Civic and Clarion Brass do Christmas at the Bing!

2014-11-04T12:30:27+00:00

FRIENDS OF THE BING & SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE PRESENT: CHRISTMAS AT THE BING A FESTIVE FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL THEATERS Friends Of the Bing with the Bing Crosby Theater and Spokane Civic Theatre are teaming up for a night of Christmas cheer and generous giving, in an effort to fundraise and increase programming at both theater venues. "Christmas at the

SPECIAL EVENT: Civic and Clarion Brass do Christmas at the Bing! 2014-11-04T12:30:27+00:00

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Siobhan Flanagan

2014-08-12T14:41:37+00:00

Siobhan Flanagan, today's guest blogger, and "Legally Blonde"'s "Paulette" Our guest blogger today is Siobhan Flanagan! She currently plays “Paulette Bonafonte", a quirky beautician, in our current Summer Academy production, Legally Blonde, The Musical! Siobhan is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark High School, where she was heavily involved in the Tiger Drama department,  and will

Guest Blog: Legally Blonde's Siobhan Flanagan 2014-08-12T14:41:37+00:00

Playwrights' Forum Festival Returns to Civic

2014-06-01T01:35:57+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre's 26th Playwrights' Forum Festival is this weekend, June 6 and 7 in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. The Forum is returning after a five-year hiatus, and features six original plays by playwrights from around the Pacific Northwest. 26th Playwrights' Forum Line Up Featured original one-act plays this year are: Fresh Hell

Playwrights' Forum Festival Returns to Civic 2014-06-01T01:35:57+00:00

Now Presenting: 2014-15 Civic Season Artwork!

2014-05-14T20:07:29+00:00

2014-15 artwork: the wait is over! We can now share with you the beautiful artwork for the Spokane Civic Theatre 2014-15 Season! This season has some new shows mixed in with some old favorites. If you haven't been to a Civic show in a while, or have friends that haven't joined you yet, this is going

Now Presenting: 2014-15 Civic Season Artwork! 2014-05-14T20:07:29+00:00

Sneak Preview of 'SUDS' at Civic!

2014-03-13T12:21:49+00:00

SUDS cast provides a special glimpse Last week we visited a rehearsal of our newest studio production: SUDS and learned about the production, and even shared a playlist with songs from the show! Now, as a special treat, we are so excited share some great sneak preview shots with you! All credit and thanks for these fantastic images goes to Chris Wooley

Sneak Preview of 'SUDS' at Civic! 2014-03-13T12:21:49+00:00

Whodunnit at Spokane Civic? See The Mousetrap and find out.

2014-03-06T10:44:09+00:00

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Reigns Supreme with This Whodunnit Chris Wooley of Heads & Tails sent us these images of The Mousetrap cast in action at Spokane Civic Theatre. So, who looks like the guilty one to you? Was it Major Metcalf? He's a retired army man who we don't know much about. Did

Whodunnit at Spokane Civic? See The Mousetrap and find out. 2014-03-06T10:44:09+00:00

Spokane Civic meets The Fox

2014-02-25T17:01:45+00:00

Spokane Civic actors take to the stage for first Fox rehearsal! Yesterday, actors from Spokane Civic Theatre held their first rehearsal at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, in preparation for this weekend’s performance of Les Misérables. This production is quite exciting, as you probably know, because it is the first time Civic

Spokane Civic meets The Fox 2014-02-25T17:01:45+00:00

2 for 1 – Christmas Schooner

2013-12-19T17:49:30+00:00

The Christmas Schooner Last weekend... For the closing weekend of The Christmas Schooner,  Dec 19 - Dec 22, we will offer two-for-one tickets with a recent ticket stub from any of the following local theatres:   Interplayers Theatre Stage Left Circle Moon Theatre Blue Door Theatre Lake City Playhouse Jacklin Arts Center Ignite Community Theatre Spokane

2 for 1 – Christmas Schooner 2013-12-19T17:49:30+00:00

Christmas Schooner: Meet Peter Stossel aka Bryan Agee

2013-11-19T01:13:08+00:00

Journey on the Christmas Schooner With Us Everyone looks forward to Christmas entertainment from the Charlie Brown Christmas to the Spokane Symphony's Nutcracker to the Singing Nuns. Well, the theatre world is no different. Spokane Civic Theatre has chosen to celebrate the holiday season with a run of  a fairly new, less well known holiday

Christmas Schooner: Meet Peter Stossel aka Bryan Agee 2013-11-19T01:13:08+00:00

Meet the Soul of Second Samuel

2013-10-23T15:48:00+00:00

The People of Second Samuel What makes Second Samuel work is plain old southern soul. It's set in a time when life is slower and it's set in the deep south where life is even slower. Everyone knows everyone and it's everyone's business to know your business. Eccentric characters that embody the small town style

Meet the Soul of Second Samuel 2013-10-23T15:48:00+00:00

Southern Comfort: Second Samuel Style

2013-10-11T21:05:16+00:00

What the Heck is Second Samuel? There is nothing like a little southern comfort and that is just what Second Samuel offers. Second Samuel is a moving play written by Pamela Parker which delves into small town southern living. We see the story play out from the point of view of B Flat who is

Southern Comfort: Second Samuel Style 2013-10-11T21:05:16+00:00

Les Miserables – let the countdown begin

2013-09-19T20:36:46+00:00

The Countdown to Les Miserables Had Begun For the first time a community theatre in Spokane has the opportunity to bring Les Misérables to the stage and we are so incredibly excited about this regional premier. Civic theatre was selected as one of eight community theatres in the nation to produce and present Les Misérables. This is

Les Miserables – let the countdown begin 2013-09-19T20:36:46+00:00

Les Miserables – 44 Days

2013-08-07T18:43:45+00:00

44 days. 1064 hours. 63,845 minutes. Till What? Les Miserables. On the Main Stage. At Spokane Civic Theatre. Pardon our excitement, but this IS HUGE! Redemption, revolution, turmoil. Jean Valjean. Javert. Cosette. None of this could come alive without the love and support of Civic's patrons. And for this, we thank you. Please join us

Les Miserables – 44 Days 2013-08-07T18:43:45+00:00

Moving Forward with Les Miserables

2013-07-17T15:49:11+00:00

Announcing the director for Les Miserables at Spokane Civic Theatre Moving forward... Douglas Webster to direct Les Miserables! Douglas Webster has been affiliated with Les Misérables since the National tour first arrived in Spokane in 1990.  He joined the Broadway company in 1993 and returned to lead productions in the role of Jean Valjean for the Phoenix

Moving Forward with Les Miserables 2013-07-17T15:49:11+00:00

Free Event at Spokane Civic

2013-06-07T18:14:05+00:00

This Weekend at Spokane Civic Theatre: H & H Weekend H&H Weekend is a celebration of new theatrical work. Ever wonder how those Broadway shows begin? Once an idea is sparked, plays are then "workshopped" and rewritten several times before they are performed for a wider audience. However, plays are meant to be performed, not

Free Event at Spokane Civic 2013-06-07T18:14:05+00:00

Spokane is Whistling Dixie Swim Club

2013-05-01T21:25:18+00:00

No Sneak Peeks Now we won’t give too much away here. Just enough to peek your interest and hopefully get you down to the Spokane Civic Theatre. The Dixie Swim Club weaves the story of 5 ladies who became best friends through their college swim team (thus the title of the show) and have maintained

Spokane is Whistling Dixie Swim Club 2013-05-01T21:25:18+00:00

Peg Legs and Pirate Ships taking over Spokane Civic

2013-04-05T17:01:31+00:00

Avast Ye Maties - Take a Journey to Treasure Island Tonight and for the next three weeks (only three weeks), peg legs and pirate ships are taking over the stage at Spokane Civic Theatre in Treasure Island. When you do a stage adaptation of David Baker's (the Civic's Technical Director) favorite book, you better be

Peg Legs and Pirate Ships taking over Spokane Civic 2013-04-05T17:01:31+00:00

What's another word for Pirate's Treasure?

2013-03-28T22:09:11+00:00

Who's got the Pirate's Treasure Looks like it's time for a Treasure Hunt, Treasure Island style. So, get your swashbuckling pirate gear together and meet some of the cast and crew of Spokane Civic Theatre's Treasure Island Saturday March 30th as you use your treasure map to try and locate the Pirate's Booty. That's another

What's another word for Pirate's Treasure? 2013-03-28T22:09:11+00:00

On Golden Pond, opening this weekend

2013-03-18T19:24:27+00:00

Opening this weekend in the studio theatre...  On Golden Pond   Uplifting Classic Play March 22 - April 14 Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre By Ernest Thompson Directed by Wes Deitrick On Golden Pond is a story about Norman and Ethel Thayer returning to their summer lake home in Maine. They plan to celebrate Norman's

On Golden Pond, opening this weekend 2013-03-18T19:24:27+00:00

Phase I of Spokane Civic Theatre's Building Project

2013-02-08T19:49:56+00:00

Great news ladies! Civic will be expanding the women's restroom! If you have experienced the long lines for the women's restroom during intermission at one of Civic's shows, you will be happy to hear that plans are in the works to add additional stalls and remodel the old ones. Now guys, you might not care

Phase I of Spokane Civic Theatre's Building Project 2013-02-08T19:49:56+00:00

We're rather comfortable being Next to Normal

2013-01-30T20:35:15+00:00

Who Says Normal is Where We Want To Be? Perhaps Next to Normal is where we are most comfortable. Opening this Friday, February 1 and running through March 3, Next to Normal is best described as a rock musical about a family dealing with bi-polar disorder, depression, drug abuse, and more. Now, before you jump

We're rather comfortable being Next to Normal 2013-01-30T20:35:15+00:00

What's a Yooper? Spokane Civic Escanaba in Love

2013-01-10T17:31:48+00:00

 There are Yoopers in da Spokane Civic Theatre camp! A few things before watching Escanaba in Love: Folks hailing from the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan are Yoopers. They even have their own representative in the Michigan state legislature. Beer is the drink of choice and they end many a sentence with they word "eh".

What's a Yooper? Spokane Civic Escanaba in Love 2013-01-10T17:31:48+00:00

A penny for your fart. Escanaba in Love.

2013-01-04T21:26:18+00:00

Yes, we just said that. A penny for your fart, not exactly what you would expect to see on a Spokane Civic Theatre Blog. What the heck are we talking about? Escanaba in Love...what else? Had to be another Jeff Daniels extravaganza at Spokane Civic Theatre, otherwise, we would never mention the "f" word. Opening

A penny for your fart. Escanaba in Love. 2013-01-04T21:26:18+00:00

Drum roll please….your cast for Next to Normal

2012-11-29T19:14:10+00:00

What do rock music and psychiatry have in common? How about it's Next to Normal? This rock musical brings to life some of the issues we all struggle with weather they be mental, physical, emotional. Nominated for 11, YES 11!, Tony's, Spokane Civic Theatre's production of Next to Normal will put the issues many suburban families face

Drum roll please….your cast for Next to Normal 2012-11-29T19:14:10+00:00

Drum roll please….Announcing the cast for Escanaba In Love

2012-11-28T22:19:47+00:00

You know, that place, called Escanaba? Some of you have been there before....in a cabin, in the woods, where a certain Chevy shook a sh_t all around Spokane Civic Theatre? It was called Escanaba In da Moonlight and it involved some, shall we say, very 14 year old boy moments. That show played to sold out

Drum roll please….Announcing the cast for Escanaba In Love 2012-11-28T22:19:47+00:00

Why is White Christmas a big deal to Spokane?

2012-11-08T19:13:46+00:00

White Christmas: twinkles, tinsel and more Countdown to White Christmas at Spokane Civic Theatre. Beginning Friday, November 16, the Civic  stage will twinkle with tinsel and lights and snow and all things Christmas as we open White Christmas directed by Yvonne AK Johnson. This show only runs through December 21, and tickets are only $33 for adults,

Why is White Christmas a big deal to Spokane? 2012-11-08T19:13:46+00:00

The White Office

2012-10-10T15:36:56+00:00

Set Design The White Office and the Not So White Office As you sit in the audience, marveling at all the singing, tapping, and general goings on on stage, do you ever wonder, just a wee bit, about the scenery and set design? Do you think, "How'd they do that?" If you've seen Spokane Civic

The White Office 2012-10-10T15:36:56+00:00

The Producers Musical is not without controversy

2012-10-03T16:26:54+00:00

This is a guest post by Allyson Shoshana Controversy is much of what makes The Producers thoroughly enjoyable Mel Brooks didn't hold back when he crafted The Producers. In fact, he charged into controversy full on, taking on Hitler, Germany, WWII, Broadway, and well, you get the idea. Mel Brooks created The Producers because he figured

The Producers Musical is not without controversy 2012-10-03T16:26:54+00:00