70th Season Artwork Reveal!

We are so excited to finally share our 2016-17 Spokane Civic Theatre artwork! All the artwork was created by local artist and designer, Zac Jones!

Be sure to stop by the theatre, or check your mailbox, for a season brochure! All tickets go on sale July 1! The 2016-17 Season is sponsored by The Local Offices of Edward Jones.

And stay tuned for the Firth J Chew Studio shows, coming soon.


Sponsored by David and Christina Lynch
September 9 – October 9, 2016
Rating: G
Assistant Directed by JESSICA LOOMER
Music Direction by CAROLYN JESS
Choreography by HEIDY CARTWRIGHT


Sponsored by Ted and Joan Redman
October 28 – November 12, 2016
Rating: PG-13


Sponsored by Columbia Hearing Center
November 26 – December 18, 2016
Rating: G
Music Direction by BETH TAYLOR


February 10 – March 5, 2017
Rating: PG
Music Direction by HENRY  MCNULTY

March 31 – April 23, 2017
Rating: PG
Directed by BILL MARLOWE


Sponsored by Touchmark
May 19 – June 11, 2017
Rating: PG




An Exciting New Partnership!

The Montvale Hotel, Hotel Ruby, and Hotel Ruby 2 are now Spokane Civic Theatre’s Official Hotels. They are sponsoring our upcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew (May 2017). Not only that, but they are offering anyone with tickets to a Spokane Civic Theatre show 15% off of their entire stay!

We’d like to thank them for their generosity and heavy investment in Spokane’s entertainment scene. We hope that you will support and recommend hospitable local businesses:

Montvale Hotel
1005 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 747-1919

Montvale Hotel Logo

Hotel Ruby
901 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 747-1041

Hotel Ruby Logo

Hotel Ruby 2
123 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 838-8504


Little Shop of Rentals in Yellowstone

Lake Yellowstone Hotel’s 125th Anniversary

Little Shop of Rentals costumes going to Yellowstone

Some of the costumes being taken to Lake Yellowstone Hotel.

The costumes from our Little Shop of Rentals are taking a trip next week. They will be traveling to Yellowstone Lake to help costume and celebrate the Lake Yellowstone Hotel’s 125th Anniversary event. They will be leaving next Wednesday, May 11 and returning the following Monday, May 16.

The hotel was designed by Robert Reamer in 1891. He was also a part of such projects as the Fox Theater here in Spokane, as well as the iconic Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and Hotel Deca, and Olympic National Forest’s Lake Quinault Lodge. In April 2015, the hotel was also designated a National Historic Landmark.

As part of the celebration, there will be a special ceremony unveiling the plaque for this designation. Other activities at the celebration will include a procession of historical vehicles, walking tours of the hotel, and short bus tours of the surrounding area, all of which is free to the public.

This sounds like a fun event and we wish Little Shop of Rentals the best on this epic adventure!


OUTSpoken Reviews ‘Sordid Lives’!

Thanks to the OUTSpoken guys for coming to see Sordid Lives this weekend! Hear what they had to say, then get your tickets! 

*Edit: Shows are on Thursdays thru Sundays each week. We do not hold Wednesday performances for our Studio Productions.

[Audio Credit: OUTSpoken/ARU: a Creative Company ]

Audience Note: This production is Rated-R and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Spokane Civic Theatre Announces 2016-17 Directors

Spokane Civic Theatre embarks on its 70th year with a captivating collection of productions fit for a platinum anniversary season!  To bring these titles to life, some of the region’s favorite directors have been enlisted to bring their unique skillsets to Civic:


  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  (Sept 9 – Oct 9, 2016)
    • Directed by Keith Dixon
    • Music Direction by Carolyn Jess
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Oct 28 – Nov 13, 2016)
    • Directed by Troy Nickerson
  • Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Nov 25 – Dec 18, 2016)
    • Directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe
    • Music Direction by Chris Beazer
  • A Little Night Music (Feb 10 – Mar 5, 2017)
    • Directed by Keith Dixon
    • Music Direction by Henry McNulty
  • Noises Off!  (Mar 31 – Apr 23, 2017)
    • Directed by Bill Marlowe
  • Kiss Me, Kate (May 19 – June 11, 2017)
    • Directed by Melody Deatherage
    • Music Direction by Henry McNulty


  • The Rocky Horror Show (Oct 14 – Nov 5, 2016)
    • Directed by Lance Babbitt
    • Music Direction by Henry McNulty
  • Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Jan 27 – Feb 19, 2017)
    • Directed by Heather McHenry-Kroetch
  • Holding On~Letting Go (Mar 17 – Apr 9, 2017)
    • Directed by Jack Delehanty
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Apr 28 – May 21, 2017)
    • Directed by David Baker


  • Disney’s High School Musical (July 24 – Aug. 2, 2015)

Our 2016 Summer Academy Musical will be Disney’s High School Musical. This camp, for students aged 13-18, is holding auditions May 23, 24, and 25, and isdirected by Andrew Ware Lewis, with music direction by Drew Olsen, and choreographed by Hannah Farley. Tickets for this production are not part of our season subscription and will go on sale June 1, 2016.

Audition dates for each of the productions above will be available on Spokane Civic Theatre’s website mid-March 2016 at www.spokanecivictheatre.com/audition/ .

Purchasing 2016-17 Tickets:

All regular single tickets go on sale Friday, July 1 at Spokane Civic Theatre’s box office, and at all TicketsWest locations.

A brand-new Early Bird Subscription program is in place now until Friday, February 26, 2016 with large discounts on ticket packages. More information can be gathered from Spokane Civic Theatre’s box office Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm at 1020 N Howard Street in Spokane, or at 509-325-2507.

Regularly-priced Season Subscriptions will begin Saturday, February 27, 2016. Please check Spokane Civic Theatre’s website for more details. www.spokanecivictheatre.com.


The mission of Spokane Civic Theatre is to foster and operate a volunteer live community theatre of high artistic merit. 


Contact: Spokane Civic Theatre, 509-325-2507

Miranda Larson, Marketing and Communications Manager


Spokane Civic Theatre Academy to present Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL


Spokane Civic Theatre’s Academy will present Disney’s High School Musical as its Summer Academy Musical. Performances run July 22-31, 2016, and are the culmination of a three-week theatre camp for 13-18 year olds.

This audition-only camp brings together Spokane’s talented teenage musical theatre performers to hone their skills, make new friends, and have fun producing a musical.

Auditions for Disney’s High School Musical will be May 23, 24 & 25 at Spokane Civic Theatre. Actors are not required to have previous experience, but should come prepared to sing a verse and chorus of a contemporary song not from this production along with piano sheet music for provided accompanist.

Disney’s High School Musical is directed by Andrew Ware Lewis, with music direction by Drew Olsen, and choreographed by Hannah Farley.


It’s the first day after winter break at East High. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

For more information on auditions please keep an eye on our website in the coming weeks: www.spokanecivictheatre.com/audition/

About Spokane Civic Theatre Academy:

Spokane Civic Theatre Academy features a variety of courses for a wide range of age, interest, and skill level. Whether a seasoned actor or making a stage debut, we invite students of all backgrounds to join us.

The Academy strives to offer students the opportunity to explore their own creativity and understand all aspects of theatre in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation rather than competition. This helps to promote a nurturing environment that fosters personal development on and off the stage.


The mission of Spokane Civic Theatre is to foster and operate a volunteer live community theatre of high artistic merit. 


Contact: Spokane Civic Theatre, 509-325-2507

Miranda Larson, Marketing and Communications Manager


OUTSpoken Preps You for ‘SORDID LIVES’

The guys over at OUTSpoken are getting ready for SORDID LIVES (opening this Friday) and will be here for our SOLD OUT opening! Sordid Lives runs January 29 – February 21, 2016 in our Studio Theatre!

Here’s a bit of what they had to say about Sordid Lives in popular culture from their January 24 show:

Do you have your tickets yet?

[Audio Credit: OUTSpoken/ARU: a Creative Company ]



Spokane Civic Theatre to Present High-Energy Broadway Classic Guys and Dolls to Close Out 15-16 Season


Spokane Civic Theatre announces Guys and Dolls as its 2015-2016 Season closer,May 20 – June 19, 2016.

Civic is making the change from Ghost, the Musical.  Keith Dixon, Executive Artistic Director, said several factors informed the decision: “Looking at the success of last season’s The Music Man and other previous spring productions, along with the community’s appetite for family-centric programming, we are looking forward to bringing Guys and Dolls to our Main Stage in May.”

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is a high-energy romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years.  Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Dixon says, “Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical, and is an excellent means of showcasing the extraordinary level of talent in the area – a perfect way to end our season and prepare us to celebrate our 70th year, providing theatre for the community, by the community.”

Guys and Dolls, sponsored by PAML, features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. The show is directed by Keith Dixon with musical direction by Chris Beazer. Auditions to be held at Civic March 19-22, 2016. For more information, please visit www.spokanecivictheatre.com.

Tickets previously purchased for Ghost, the Musical will be honored on the same performance night with no need to exchange.


2015-16 Season Sponsor: The Local Offices of Edward Jones.

The mission of Spokane Civic Theatre is to foster and operate a volunteer live community theatre of high artistic merit. 


Contact: Spokane Civic Theatre, 509-325-2507

Miranda Larson, Marketing and Communications Manager