Announcing the 2019-2020 Season

Season Tickets are available now!

Single Tickets are available July 8, 2019!



September 13 – October 13, 2019

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace. BOOK BY DENNIS KELLY, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TIM MINCHIN


November 29 – December 22, 2019

In our American culture “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. BASED ON THE FILM BY FRANK CAPRA, ADAPTED BY DOUG RAND


January 24 – February 23, 2020

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind… “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. BOOK AND LYRICS BY ROBERT L. FREEDMAN, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEVEN LUTVAK (Best Musical, 2014 Tony Award)


March 27 – April 19, 2020

Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter, Aimee, has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup. The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried that they are abandoning their values. THE HUMANS tells the story of the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. WRITTEN BY STEPHEN KARAM (Best Play, 2016 Tony Award)


May 15 – June 14, 2020

In the Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. With humor, talent, and chutzpah, young Fanny, an awkward Jewish girl who “isn’t pretty,” defies the odds and becomes one of the greatest stars of her generation. Fanny’s rise to super-stardom and her turbulent romance with gambler Nick Arnstein are explored through Bob Merrill and Jule Styne’s unforgettable score, which includes “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” and “You Are Woman, I Am Man.” BOOK BY ISOBEL LENNART, MUSIC BY JULE STYNE, LYRICS BY BOB MERRILL




September 27 –October 20, 2019

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like “Romeo and Juliet.” But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever. After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, THE BOOK OF WILL finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know. WRITTEN BY LAUREN GUNDERSON


November 15 – December 8, 2019

In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the ’60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City’s ’60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there’s nowhere left to go. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city. WRITTEN BY KENNETH LONERGAN


January 10 – February 2, 2020

At the center of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanors is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. “Present Laughter” premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change. WRITTEN BY NOËL COWARD


February 28 – March 22, 2020

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.” BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF, MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER, LYRICS BY FRED EBB


April 17 – May 10, 2020

For the first time in 40 years, Augie, now retired military, returns to his hometown for his high school reunion, having been driven from the family home shortly after graduation by intolerable conditions. At the reunion, egged on by his childhood friend Frankie, a drunken Augie hatches a plan to break into his old home in the dead of night to retrieve a long forgotten but now-valuable baseball card he secreted there as a child. Augie is caught in the act by a woman who turns out to be his sister, April, who – unbeknownst to Augie – has remained in the home alone since the death of their parents. In the turmoil that follows, Augie and April stir the ashes of their troubled childhood in search of meaning, if not peace. WRITTEN BY BRYAN HARNETIAUX, SPOKANE CIVIC THEATRE’S RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT (SINCE 1982)