Announcing the cast of National Pastime

2023-01-25T00:36:41+00:00

NATIONAL PASTIME follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as they shatter the color barrier in 1947. While offering insight into each man's personal struggles, the play traces the evolution of race relations leading

Announcing the cast of National Pastime 2023-01-25T00:36:41+00:00

4 actors perform more than 50 characters in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The 39 Steps’

2023-01-24T22:11:16+00:00

Versatility is the key to making the parody of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The 39 Steps” work. There are just four actors in the cast of “The 39 Steps,” which runs from Friday to February 12 at the Spokane Civic Theatre, in a show featuring more than 50 characters. “It’s a challenge,” 39 Steps director

4 actors perform more than 50 characters in Spokane Civic Theatre’s ‘The 39 Steps’ 2023-01-24T22:11:16+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “The 39 Steps”

2023-01-24T21:58:46+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE The director and cast members discuss their reverent parody of Hitchcock's spy film Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Dana Sammond and Dallan Starks joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to give listeners a taste of The 39 Steps, which opens at the Spokane Civic Theatre this Friday (Jan. 20). This 2005 adaptation

From the Studio: The Civic’s “The 39 Steps” 2023-01-24T21:58:46+00:00

Out and About: “Photograph 51”

2023-01-25T00:37:45+00:00

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE Talked to the director and some of the castmates of Photograph 51 – a humorous and moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the

Out and About: “Photograph 51” 2023-01-25T00:37:45+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Photograph 51”

2023-01-17T01:19:35+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Director Susan Hardie and her cast preview a play about an unsung science pioneer Susan Hardie, Joshua Baig, Ryan Wasson, Nicholas Roy Morgan III and Jeffrey Phillips Christiansen talked to E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio about Photograph 51, Anna Ziegler's semi-fictionalized play about the pioneering researcher Rosalind Franklin. Hardie

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Photograph 51” 2023-01-17T01:19:35+00:00

Announcing the cast of Jersey Boys

2023-01-12T01:45:22+00:00

The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons unfolds in this behind-the-music story of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history will take you from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Follow the incredible journey of four guys bound by one dream—to make it to

Announcing the cast of Jersey Boys 2023-01-12T01:45:22+00:00

Inlander: Step into a Mystery

2023-01-06T21:44:10+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre's production of THE 39 STEPS, opening Jan. 20, promises to carry audiences through a rollicking tale of romance, espionage and murder. With just a handful of actors tackling more than a hundred parts, the show, which originated in London in 2006 and became one of the West End's longest-running shows, has since delighted

Inlander: Step into a Mystery 2023-01-06T21:44:10+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Native Gardens”

2022-12-11T04:01:34+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Cast members preview Karen Zacharías' play about neighborly disputes Marlee Andrews and Deborah Marlowe, both of whom are performing in a new production of Native Gardens at the Spokane Civic Theatre, joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to talk about Karen Zacharías' play. The play hinges on a clash between

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Native Gardens” 2022-12-11T04:01:34+00:00

Announcing the cast of The 39 Steps

2022-12-06T00:31:14+00:00

Hitchcock meets hilarity in this madcap comedic thriller. Richard Hannay is an everyday bloke looking for a little more excitement in his life. But he gets more than he bargains for when he is unwittingly plunged into the world of spies, agents and espionage. Now it’s up to him, with the help of a mysterious

Announcing the cast of The 39 Steps 2022-12-06T00:31:14+00:00

Announcing the cast of Photograph 51

2022-12-06T00:30:32+00:00

A humorous and moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. Congratulations to the cast of Photograph 51! Rosalind Franklin: Chelsea

Announcing the cast of Photograph 51 2022-12-06T00:30:32+00:00

Light up the night with ice skating and hot chocolate!

2022-12-06T00:56:20+00:00

SPOKANE, Wash. - Lace up your skates and watch the tree come alight downtown at the Numerica Skate Ribbon! It's time for this year's tree lighting ceremony! If ice skating is not your thing, not to fear! There will be food trucks, live entertainment, and free hot chocolate courtesy of Starbucks. The event kicks off

Light up the night with ice skating and hot chocolate! 2022-12-06T00:56:20+00:00

Area stages full of holiday cheer this season

2022-12-10T19:02:39+00:00

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to deck the halls and take in some of the sights and sounds of the season. From classic plays and stirring music to glittery lights and cultural events, there’s a little something for everyone. ‘A Christmas Carol’ Opens Friday, continues Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 18 at Spokane Civic

Area stages full of holiday cheer this season 2022-12-10T19:02:39+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “A Christmas Carol”

2022-12-11T03:49:26+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Co-directors and cast members on what's familiar and unexpected about this show Kearney Jordan, Bryan Durbin, Ruby Krajic, Bill Marlowe and Gary Pierce entered the KPBX studio with E.J. Iannelli to provide details on the Spokane Civic Theatre's new production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, which opens this

From the Studio: The Civic’s “A Christmas Carol” 2022-12-11T03:49:26+00:00

Embrace the holidays with both new and familiar live productions around the region

2022-12-06T00:35:13+00:00

SLEIGH BELLS RING Ellen Travolta is celebrating her 10th annual holiday show at the Coeur d'Alene Resort by collecting some of her favorite material from her hit productions of Christmases past, such as "Christmas with a Twist" and "Christmas Miracles." It's being billed as "THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS." "I call it 'best of,' but I think

Embrace the holidays with both new and familiar live productions around the region 2022-12-06T00:35:13+00:00

ASL Interpreted Performances at Civic

2022-12-06T00:25:04+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre is proud to reintegrate American Sign Language interpreted performances of Season 75 Main Stage shows. ASL Interpreted Performances A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sunday, November 27 at 2PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM THE 39 STEPS Sunday, January 22 at 2PM Friday, February 3 at 7:30PM JERSEY BOYS Sunday, March 12 at 2PM Friday, March 24 at 7:30PM CHARLIE

ASL Interpreted Performances at Civic 2022-12-06T00:25:04+00:00

Bryan Harnetiaux’s ‘Exile’ returns to Spokane Civic Theatre

2022-11-01T20:33:17+00:00

Bryan Harnetiaux has served as Spokane Civic Theatre’s playwright-in-residence since 1982. Over the course of four decades, Harnetiaux has written more than 40 plays ranging from single-act to full-length, 13 of which have been published. Expanded from a shorter play of the same name, Harnetiaux’s “Exile” opened Friday at Spokane Civic Theatre. Retired from the

Bryan Harnetiaux’s ‘Exile’ returns to Spokane Civic Theatre 2022-11-01T20:33:17+00:00

From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Exile”

2022-11-01T20:37:19+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE The playwright and director of an all-new play discuss the importance of feedback Playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, whose new play Exile opens this weekend at the Spokane Civic Theatre, sat down in the KPBX studio with the play's director, Jerry Sciarrio, to discuss the work with SPR's E.J. Iannelli. Both the playwright and

From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre’s “Exile” 2022-11-01T20:37:19+00:00

Announcing the cast of Native Gardens

2022-10-18T19:47:31+00:00

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts, Virginia and Frank. But when a friendly disagreement about the lay of the land escalates into a backyard brawl, cultures collide and mudslinging ensues…literally. Congratulations to the cast of

Announcing the cast of Native Gardens 2022-10-18T19:47:31+00:00

Announcing The Navigator in parnetship with Spokane Playwrights’ Laboratory

2022-10-20T00:09:49+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre is proud to partner with Spokane Playwrights Laboratory in presenting the first workshop of their 2022 - 2023 season: THE NAVIGATOR, written and composed by Sarah Dahmen and Henry McNulty, Spokane Civic Theatre's Music Director. This sweeping tale follows Anne Morrow and Charles Lindbergh as they navigate life’s triumphs and tragedies under the crushing

Announcing The Navigator in parnetship with Spokane Playwrights’ Laboratory 2022-10-20T00:09:49+00:00

Announcing the cast of A Christmas Carol

2022-10-17T23:36:35+00:00

Transporting audiences to a bitterly chilly Christmas Eve night, a hard-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts who take him on a journey to worlds past, present and future. Can Ebenezer Scrooge save himself from the consequences of a lifetime of fear and selfishness, once he is confronted with the full arc of his lonely

Announcing the cast of A Christmas Carol 2022-10-17T23:36:35+00:00

Announcing the cast of Exile

2022-10-17T22:38:43+00:00

Exile follows Augie, now retired military, as he returns to his hometown for the first time in 40 years - having been driven from the family home shortly after graduation by intolerable conditions. Congratulations to the cast of Exile! Augie: Dan Bisbee April: Caryn Hoaglund Frankie: Doug Dawson Young Frankie: Jameson Elton Jake: Kelly Hauenstein Ruth:

Announcing the cast of Exile 2022-10-17T22:38:43+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Significant Other”

2022-10-19T23:26:21+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Cast and creatives talk about Joshua Harmon's "New York comedy" Sarah Dahmen, Matthew Pope, Karen Brathovde and Preston Loomer visited with E.J. Iannelli in the SPR studio to chat about Significant Other by playwright Joshua Harmon. Dahmen is directing a new production of Harmon's romantic comedy, which centers on young, single

From the Studio: The Civic’s “Significant Other” 2022-10-19T23:26:21+00:00

‘Significant Other’ at Civic explores the questions of finding, or not finding, the perfect someone

2022-10-20T00:03:23+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “Significant Other” explores the societal pressure to find a life partner when finding that partner, however much you might want to, proves beyond your control. Sarah Dahmen knew very little about the show when earlier this year she agreed to direct it . Nonetheless, it quickly found its way into

‘Significant Other’ at Civic explores the questions of finding, or not finding, the perfect someone 2022-10-20T00:03:23+00:00

FALL ARTS: Theater Events

2022-10-19T23:36:46+00:00

THROUGH OCT. 2 ADMISSIONS Sherri Rosen-Mason is the head of the admissions department at a New England boarding school. Over the past 15 years, and with the support of her husband, Tom, who also just happens to be the headmaster, she's succeeded in increasing the school's diversity quotient to 18 percent from 6 percent. But their

FALL ARTS: Theater Events 2022-10-19T23:36:46+00:00

After 40 years as the Civic’s playwright-in-residence, Bryan Harnetiaux continues to turn out new work

2022-12-06T00:25:13+00:00

Bryan Harnetiaux has been penning plays for the Civic for four decades. In the theater world, playwrights-in-residence are writers who commit themselves to a particular venue for a set period of time. It's intended to be a symbiotic relationship, with the theater giving the playwright access to the resources needed to bring a

After 40 years as the Civic’s playwright-in-residence, Bryan Harnetiaux continues to turn out new work 2022-12-06T00:25:13+00:00

Review: Spokane Civic Theatre off to great start in ‘Oz’

2022-10-19T23:51:13+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” opened Friday to an enthusiastic audience. It was community theater in all the best ways. Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz” features iconic music from the 1939 film of the same name. Directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe with music director Henry McNulty,

Review: Spokane Civic Theatre off to great start in ‘Oz’ 2022-10-19T23:51:13+00:00

Arts Wrap: ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Civic, Symphony Sessions at Wonder Building

2022-10-19T23:54:41+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens this weekend. Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, “The Wizard of Oz” features iconic music from the 1939 film of the same name. Directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe with music director Henry McNulty, the stage adaptation follows a young girl named Dorothy as she travels

Arts Wrap: ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Civic, Symphony Sessions at Wonder Building 2022-10-19T23:54:41+00:00

In staging The Wizard of Oz, the Civic is opening its 75th season with a grand tribute to its 50th

2022-10-19T23:41:03+00:00

The Spokane Civic Theatre is kicking off its 75th season with The Wizard of Oz. More than just an enduring audience favorite, the main-stage musical is also a tribute to the theater's long history. The last time it was produced by the Civic was in 1997, which happened to be the theater's 50th anniversary season. Though she's

In staging The Wizard of Oz, the Civic is opening its 75th season with a grand tribute to its 50th 2022-10-19T23:41:03+00:00

From the Studio: The Civic’s Wizard of Oz

2022-10-19T23:21:55+00:00

LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW HERE Cast and creatives from The Wizard of Oz talk about Civic's 75th season opener Along with director Kathie Doyle-Lipe and music director Henry McNulty, actors Nicole Ostlie, Lacey Bohnet-Olson and Jameson Elton joined E.J. Iannelli in the SPR studio and performance space ahead of opening night for The Wizard of Oz at the Spokane

From the Studio: The Civic’s Wizard of Oz 2022-10-19T23:21:55+00:00

Submissions open for the 33rd Playwrights’ Forum Festival

2023-01-27T00:29:27+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the submission window for its 33rd Playwrights’ Forum Festival is now open. Selected scripts will be fully produced at the Festival, to be held June 15 - 18, 2023 in the Firth J Chew Studio Theatre. Submission window closes January 15, 2023. For eligibility, information and submission details,

Submissions open for the 33rd Playwrights’ Forum Festival 2023-01-27T00:29:27+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre announces 2022-23 season program, adds two main stage productions

2022-08-23T19:17:35+00:00

Going into their 75th season, Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022-23 program will include five main stage productions, three studio productions and three special productions. With a total of 178 scheduled performances, the season has something for the whole family. With plans to remodel the theater on hold until fall 2023 for a myriad of reasons –

Spokane Civic Theatre announces 2022-23 season program, adds two main stage productions 2022-08-23T19:17:35+00:00

Spokane Civic Theatre announces 2022-23 season program, adds two main stage productions

2022-10-20T00:01:34+00:00

Going into their 75th season, Spokane Civic Theatre’s 2022-23 program will include five main stage productions, three studio productions and three special productions. With a total of 178 scheduled performances, the season has something for the whole family. With plans to remodel the theater on hold until fall 2023 for a myriad of reasons –

Spokane Civic Theatre announces 2022-23 season program, adds two main stage productions 2022-10-20T00:01:34+00:00

Announcing the cast of Significant Other

2022-10-17T22:33:38+00:00

Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they

Announcing the cast of Significant Other 2022-10-17T22:33:38+00:00

Announcing the cast of The Wizard of Oz

2022-07-19T22:49:45+00:00

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide Congratulations to the cast of The

Announcing the cast of The Wizard of Oz 2022-07-19T22:49:45+00:00

NATIONAL PASTIME Returns Home to Civic

2022-11-16T21:02:00+00:00

In 1997, 50 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball, Spokane Civic Theatre Playwright-in-Residence, Bryan Harnetiaux, was working on a new play for Civic's 1997 - 1998 Studio Theatre Season. In the midst of this work, he picked up, for casual reading, Arnold Rampersad's Jackie Robinson: A Biography. This book "grabbed him

NATIONAL PASTIME Returns Home to Civic 2022-11-16T21:02:00+00:00