“2.0 (Two Point_Oh)” – Friday-March 25. A pioneering software mogul, Elliot Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot’s greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Programmed with advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. The question is: is he alive? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $27. (509) 325-2507.
“Songs for a New World” – Through Sunday. “Songs For a New World” is Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s first musical in a new, fully realized production. The noted composer(Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) presents a powerful and uplifting collection of songs examining life, love and the power of the choices that we make. It’s about today and us. It’s about the power of a moment. Showtime is Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30-$32. (509) 325-2507.