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“Orphans” at Nationals: Billy Hultquist

The Orphans Trek to Michigan

The Orphans company is settled in for their week at the AACTFest 15 Nationals competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan – and this morning, they kick off the performance festivities by presenting very first!

Update from the Road: Billy Hultquist

Billy Hultquist, who plays Treat in our production, sent us some photos and a message from the road, to help give the community an idea of what they’ve been up to, and what this experience means to him.

Here’s what Billy had to say:

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The Actors’ View. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

This is our view to the audience at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

We had our tech rehearsal today and it went extremely well.  We are ready to kick this festival off!!

The one thing I am in constant reminder of is the unbelievable generosity of the Spokane community.  Not only are we here representing Spokane Civic Theatre, but we are representing all of our friends, family and most of all, Spokane, WA!

This once in a lifetime opportunity is only getting better and better by every passing minute and I am so grateful for this chance to be able to do what I love not only for myself and my family, but for everyone who has believed in me from the start. Troy Nickerson, Kevin Kuban, Chris Wooley, Toni Cummins, Susan Hardie, Heather McHenry-Kroetch, Janelle Frisque, Dawn Taylor Reinhardt, George Green, and Marianne McLaughlin to name the directors that have given me a chance to shine.

And to my two boys, Taylor and Cody… if you want something bad enough GO GET IT!!!  Ignore the haters because despite what they may say… Dreams Can Come True!!!

I love you all and hope to make you proud.

Goodnight from Grand Rapids!!

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Here are two more photos we received from the road:

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Lobby

Inside the lovely Grand Rapids Civic Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Billy at Nationals

Billy Hultquist prepares for tech rehearsal at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

 

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Poster Reveal #10: “Ghost the Musical”!

Thank you for joining for on our 10-part 2015-16 Season Artwork Reveal!

We believe that next season will be one of the most exciting ones we’ve put on yet – and we’re excited to bring them to you! Let us know which of our 2015-16 productions you’re most excited to see in the comments section below!

This final poster reveal is our second regional premier of the season, and one you’re definitely going to want to see!

Reveal #10: Ghost the Musical

Synopsis

Adapted from the hit film, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger and turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

“A dazzling display of undying love. Resistance is futile.” - The London Times

“GHOST THE MUSICAL is eye-poppingly brilliant!” - Associated Press

Run Dates

Ghost the Musical is directed by Keith Dixon and will be performed on our Main Stage May 20 – June 19, 2016.

Sponsor

PAML

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held March 19 -22, 2016.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

In case you’ve not seen our other poster reveals, we’d like to remind you about ticket sale dates for the coming season.

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone. And be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #9: “Fiction”!

Our 2015-16 Studio Theatre closer artwork reveal is here – and that means we have one final reveal for you tomorrow.

Let us know in the comments which Studio production you’re most looking forward to seeing!

Reveal #9: Fiction

Synopsis

Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when they decide to share their diaries with one another, the boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.

“A work of uncommon insight; an adult, unsparing and yet often witty look at the intimate relationship between a man and a woman during a time of crisis.” - The Associated Press

“Everything about the play has an elegance and richness the theater sees too seldom.” - The New York Daily News

Run Dates

Fiction is directed by Susan Hardie and will be performed in our Studio Theatre April 29 – May 22, 2016.

Sponsor

Ted & Joan Redman

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held March 14 & 15, 2016.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

In case you’ve not seen our other poster reveals, we’d like to remind you about ticket sale dates for the coming season.

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone. And be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #8: “The Fox on the Fairway”!

In our next-to-last Main Stage production of the 2015-16 Season, we’ll have laughs galore with this farce set on a golf course!

Reveal #8: The Fox on the Fairway

Synopsis

The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics.

“A grand slam…a joy to behold!” - Washington City Paper

“THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY is phenomenally funny!” - NJ Star Ledger

Run Dates

The Fox on the Fairway is directed by Wes Deitrick and will be performed on our Main Stage April 8 – 30, 2016.

Sponsor

TicketsWest

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held February 8 & 9, 2016.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

In case you’ve not seen our other poster reveals, we’d like to remind you about ticket sale dates for the coming season!

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone. And be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #7: “Hapgood”!

Are you up for a little spy game next season? Well, you’re in luck — we’ve got just the thing….

Reveal #7: Hapgood

Synopsis

Dual natures of light – and people – are the theme of Tom Stoppard’s espionage thriller. Kerner’s secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double agent? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will take two of her.

“Intriguing and thoroughly absorbing.” - London Broadcasting

“Vastly entertaining.” - Jewish Chronicle

Run Dates

Hapgood is directed by Jamie Flanery and Keith Dixon and will be performed in our Studio Theatre March 18 – April 10, 2016.

Sponsor

Umpqua Bank

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held January 4 & 5, 2016.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

In case you’ve not seen our other poster reveals, we’d like to remind you about ticket sale dates for the coming season!

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone. And be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #6: “Little Women”!

Adding to our 2015-16 Season’s silly and sassy shows, we have one that is sweet and nostalgic and based off of one of America’s favorite stories.

Reveal #6: Little Women

Synopsis

This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Upon the advice of a friend, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

“Wholesome, family-friendly entertainment that is pleasant and tuneful.” - The Wichita Eagle

“LITTLE WOMEN relies on rich characterization, witty dialogue and more than a little class to breathe new life into an oft-told story.” - The Appleton Post-Crescent

Run Dates

Little Women is directed by Kathie Doyle-Lipe and will be performed on our Main Stage February 26 – March 20, 2016.

Sponsors

Touchmark and US Bank

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held December 13, 14 & 15, 2015.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone!

Be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #5: “Sordid Lives”!

Welcome to our second poster reveal of the day!  And speaking of second, this is also our second of four Studio Theatre productions that we’re sharing!

Reveal #5: Sordid Lives

Synopsis

When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

“SORDID LIVES is a rip roaring comedy about life in small town Texas.” - Chicago Theatre Beat

“… A highly entertaining and extremely funny night of theatre.” - The Examiner

Run Dates

Sordid Lives is directed by Lance Babbitt and will be performed in our Studio Theatre January 29 – February 21, 2016.

Sponsor

David Ball Landscaping

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held November 16 & 17, 2015.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon, but 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale right now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone!

Be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike.

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Poster Reveal #4: “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”!

After experiencing a few technical difficulties yesterday, we were unable to post our Les Liaisons Dangereuses poster – so, to make up for it, we’ll be posting TWO today!

Reveal #4: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)

Synopsis

A French tale of seduction among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic drama explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results. The film, Dangerous Liaisons, starred Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

“A compelling evening of malicious wit.” - The New York Times

“An evening of high comedy, high drama and surprising passion.” - NY Post

Run Dates

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is directed by Keith Dixon and will run January 15-31, 2016.

Sponsor

David & Christina Lynch

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held October 5 & 6, 2015.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

This season may be on of our best ones yet, and those 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone! Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon!

Be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike!

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Poster Reveal #3: “White Christmas”!

Today we share with you poster reveal #3 out of the 10 we have to show you! Our 2015-16 Season Brochures are almost finished – if you’d like to receive one, send us an email with your name (first and last) and current mailing address and we’ll get you on the list!

Reveal #3: White Christmas

Synopsis

Based on the timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation tells the story of veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

“An irresistible story, based on one of the best Christmas movies ever.” - The Journal News

“If you’re hankering for a fix from the fifties, WHITE CHRISTMAS is the perfect gift.” - NY1

Run Dates

White Christmas, a Spokane favorite, is directed by Jean Hardie. Run dates for this production are November 20 – December 19, 2015.

Sponsor

Edward Jones

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held September 20, 21, and 22, 2015.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for more information on these auditions including roles, location, preparation, etc.

2015-16 Season Subscriptions

This season may be on of our best ones yet, and those 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale now – so you can secure your seats before they are gone! Single ticket sales begin for the general public on Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon!

Be sure to ask about our new layaway program!

Credit for this season’s poster artwork goes to Design Spike!