Dial M For Murder

Director Heather McHenry-Kroetch calls Frederick Knott's intricate and compelling 1952 murder mystery the ideal form of "escapist theater." Why? "This psychological thriller has all the elements of being able to take people into a different place," she says. "You can forget about everything." Everything, that is, except solving the identity of the elusive killer. It runs from March 23 to April 8, 2018 on the Civic's main stage. Spokane Civic Theatre • 1020 N. Howard St. • 325-2507 • spokanecivictheatre.com

West Side Story

Even if you attended the Civic's season-opening production of West Side Story (Sept. 22 to Oct. 15, 2017), you'll want to catch this encore presentation with live music from the Spokane Symphony on April 20 and 21, 2018. Creators Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins drew inspiration from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and produced a modern masterpiece. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox • 1001 W. Sprague Ave. • 624-1200 • spokanesymphony.org or spokanecivictheatre.com


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By E.J. Iannelli of the Inalnder