Summer Courses 2018-08-06T18:42:46+00:00

Summer adventure awaits…

Register your student TODAY for a summer of ADVENTURE at Spokane Civic Theatre Academy!

Class Title Day Times Fee
Star Wars Galaxy: Force Awakens August 13 - 17 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM $120 Register

Finn and Rey are both outsiders in the galaxy, brought together by the clever droid BB-8. Did
they meet by fate or was it the force?

Instructor: Bryan D. Durbin

Star Wars Galaxy: SET (Scene Exploration & Tech) August 13 - 17 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM $90 Register

Students will participate in age appropriate design and creation of props, and  instructed in basic set decor, and set painting.  Students will also break down the script’s scenes and characters to understand the fundamentals of dramatic storytelling.  A unique and interactive way to study the many on and offstage elements of a production.

Instructor: Sam Holland & Kearney Jordan

Star Wars Galaxy: The Last Jedi August 13 - 17 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM $120 Register

Luke Skywalker has at last been found; is he the mentor Rey needs, or as he abandoned the force?

Instructor: Bryan D. Durbin

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy is thriving and because of this we are making several exciting updates to our beloved Summer programs!

Announcing C.A.S.T. : Civic Academy Summer Theatre!

CAST will be a full length, fully staged dramatic production featuring classic, timeless, and well-beloved dramatic productions to challenge and engage students. We are so fortunate to have so many talented students, we are so happy to have the opportunity to provide them with this new and improved outlet to learn and grow as performers!

Production information:

  • Performances are August 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm, and August 25 and 26 at 2:00 pm
  • Rehearsals will be August 6-17, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and August 20-24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Rehearsals and performances will take place at Spokane Civic Theatre (1020 N. Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201)
  • This Academy production is for ages 8-18
  • Once cast, there is a participation fee of $200 (scholarships available for those who qualify)
  • Directed by Kearney Jordan
  • This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.

Audition Information:

  • July 12, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, July 13, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, July 14, 2018: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • July 14, 2018: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Callbacks if necessary
  • Auditions will be held at Spokane Civic Theatre (1020 N. Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201)
  • Auditions will consist of cold reads from script
  • Selected sides to be made available on July 2nd

All Roles Available:

Green Gables Household

  • Anne Shirley: An imaginative, talkative, red-headed orphan who comes to live with Matthew Cuthbert and Marilla Cuthbert. Anne is very sensitive and dislikes the color of her hair. She exhibits categorical interest in everything romantic.
  • Marilla Cuthbert: Matthew’s sister, she is an austere but fair woman who objects to Anne’s imaginative, unusual conduct on the grounds of its being part of the same group of behavioral misconducts that bring about dereliction of responsibility or produce a disrespectful personal image. Life experience with Anne, however, profoundly affects Marilla’s ways; in a very early instance, she experiences first-hand how worthless a confession under duress could be. Although conservative and austere, she is fond of Anne and has the glimmerings of a sense of humor.
  • Matthew Cuthbert: Marilla’s brother, he is an overly shy, albeit kind, old man with a lumbering frame and above-average strength. Matthew takes a liking to Anne from the start and the two become fast friends. Because Marilla has primary responsibility for rearing the girl, he has no qualms about “spoiling” her and indulging her in pretty clothes and other frivolities.

Anne’s schoolmates:

  • Diana Barry: Anne’s bosom friend and a kindred spirit. Anne and Diana become best friends from the moment they meet. She is the only girl of Anne’s age who lives close to Green Gables. Anne admires Diana for being pretty and for her amiable disposition. Diana lacks Anne’s powerful imagination but is a loyal friend.
  • Gilbert Blythe: A handsome, smart, witty and chivalrous classmate who has a crush on Anne the moment he sees her. Unaware of Anne’s near-pathological sensitivity about her red hair, he tries to get Anne’s attention by holding her braid and calling her “Carrots!” Anne’s explosively hostile reaction only causes Gilbert to be more smitten. He makes several attempts to apologize, the failure of all of which do not seem to mar his admiration. He attempts to apologize one last time when he saves Anne from drowning; Anne crassly rebuffs this attempt, only to regret it almost immediately. Years later, he gives up his job offer of teaching at the Avonlea school so that Anne may live at Green Gables, upon which the two reconcile and become good friends.
  • Ruby Gillis: Another of Anne’s friends. Having several “grown up” sisters, Ruby loves to share her knowledge of beaux with her friends. Ruby is portrayed as traditionally beautiful with long golden hair. She is hysterical and suffers from consumption (tuberculosis).
  • Jane Andrews: One of Anne’s friends from school, she is plain and sensible. She does well enough academically to join Anne’s class at Queen’s.
  • Josie Pye: A classmate generally disliked by the other girls (as are her siblings), Josie is vain, dishonest, and jealous of Anne’s popularity.

Avonlea’s locals:

  • Mrs. Rachel Lynde: A neighbour of Matthew and Marilla, Mrs. Lynde is an amalgamation of vices and virtues. She is industrious and helpful, and does work for the church, yet she is famous for being nosy and condescending. Although she and Anne start off the wrong foot, owing to Mrs. Lynde’s blunt criticism and Anne’s short temper, they soon become quite close. Mrs. Lynde is married and has raised ten children, although her husband, Thomas Lynde, is mentioned briefly and never speaks.
  • Various ensemble members


Please email Academy Administrator, Kearney Jordan at

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy is proud to announce an update to our Summer intensive musical theatre program!

Introducing C.A.M.P. : Civic Academy Musical Production!

As a growing program, the Academy works hard to provide classes and productions that challenge our talented students! Staging a full musical production provides exciting opportunities to grow and learn for all of our students both on stage and off!

Students will play roles on stage, learn about backstage roles, creative team, the pit, and beyond, all while having the guidance of skilled and compassionate professionals. CAMP is also a way for our Academy to step out and be involved with the community at large, bringing Civic quality productions to venues around our community.

Production information:

  • Performances are July 20 and July 21 at 7:30 pm and July 22 at 2 pm
  • Rehearsals will be July 9-19, 2018, 2 pm – 9 pm
  • Rehearsals and performances will take place on the Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage
  • This Academy production is for ages 13-20
  • Once cast, there is a participation fee of $250 (scholarships available for those who qualify)
  • Directed by Rick Taylor, Music Directed by Beth Taylor
  • Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.

Audition Information:

  • May 16, 2018: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • May 18, 2018: Callbacks if necessary
  • Auditions will be held at Northwest Christian School (5024 E Bernhill Rd, Colbert, WA 99005)
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a song not from the production and not a pop song
  • Dancing will mainly take place a callbacks, but please be prepared to move
  • Sign ups online here

All Roles Available:

  • Eliza Doolittle: A flower girl who works outside Convent Garden. Strong willed and Cockney. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Henry Higgins: A world renowned phonetist of the upper class British society. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: B2
  • Colonel Pickering: A former British officer and author. Friends with Henry Higgins and a fellow phonetics enthusiast. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: D4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Freddy Eynsford-Hill: A young, upper class British man who falls in love with Eliza. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: C3
  • Alfred P. Doolittle: Eliza’s boisterous and charismatic father. Gender: Male, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Harry: A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle’s. Gender: Male
  • Jamie: A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle. Gender: Male
  • Mrs. Pearce: Higgin’s housekeeper. Gender: Female, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E4
  • Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Freddy’s mother and a friend of Mrs. Higgins. Gender: Female
  • Mrs. Higgins: Henry’s mother. Gender: Female
  • George: A bartender at the Tottenham Court Road Pub. Gender: Male
  • Mrs. Hopkins:A Cockney woman. Gender: Female
  • Professor Zoltan Karpathy: A Hungarian phonetist and former student of Henry Higgins. Gender: Male
  • Ensemble: Cockney men and women, townspeople, servants, stewards, lords, ladies.


Please email Academy Administrator, Kearney Jordan at

Registration closes the Friday before the first class.