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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!

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Poster Reveal #2: “Evil Dead: the Musical”!

Are you ready for our second reveal!?

Yesterday’s poster for Catch Me If You Can was our first Main Stage reveal – and today, we’re sharing our first Studio poster! If these are getting you as jazzed for next season as we are, 2015-16 Season Subscriptions are on sale now – so you can secure your seats now! – with single ticket sales beginning Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon.

Reveal #2: Evil Dead: the Musical

The poster for Evil Dead: the Musical was created by the talent over at Design Spike, along with the rest of our 2015-16 Season posters!

Synopsis

Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, Evil Dead may sound like a horror, it’s not! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit.

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL is a deliciously campy romp.” - The Miami Herald

“EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL brings splatter to the B-movie matter.” - NOW Magazine

Run Dates

Evil Dead, the Musical is directed by Troy Nickerson and Heather McHenry-Kroetch. Run dates for this production are October 16 – November 15, 2015.

Sponsor

Numerica Credit Union

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held August 17 & 18, 2015.

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

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Poster Reveal #1: “Catch Me If You Can”!

It’s Time to Share!

We are so excited to finally share our 2015-16 Spokane Civic Theatre poster artwork! Over the next ten days, we’ll be revealing these fantastic designs, show by show, as created by Design Spike!

We’ll have a brief synopsis, show dates, and audition dates with each of these posts as well!

So without further ado…. let’s get started with our first regional premier of the season!

Reveal #1: Catch Me If You Can, the Musical

Synopsis

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues him across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Based on the hit film and incredible true story.

“Super-slick! The score evokes cocktail lounges, glitzy floorshows, Rat Pack suaveness, mellow jazz and energized go-go, all wrapped up in silky-smooth ’60s-styled orchestrations.”

- The Hollywood Reporter

Run Dates

Catch Me If You Can, the Musical is directed by Civic’s Artistic Director Keith Dixon and opens September 18, 2015 with our season kickoff gala, and runs through October 18, 2015.

Sponsors

Delta Airlines with Spokane International Airport

Audition Dates

  • VOCAL AUDITIONS (by appointment only):
    • Saturday, June 13, 10AM – 6PM
    • Sunday, June 14, 6PM – 9PM
  • DANCE AUDITIONS: Monday, June 15, 6:30PM
  • CALL BACKS: Tuesday, June 16, 6:30PM

The link to sign up for your appointment will be coming soon! Keep an eye on our website for more information. We’ve also created a Facebook event for you to mark your calendar ahead of time!

Roles

  • FRANK ABAGNALE, JR. Our story’s conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist. Grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems. He eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways.
    Male, 20-30 yrs old
    Range: G2 – C5
  • CARL HANRATTY An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who idolizes the moment he catches his perp. Lives a private life of loneliness and depression.
    Male, 35-45 yrs old
    Range: G2 – G4
  • BRENDA STRONG A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.
    Female, 20-30 yrs old
    Range: G3 – A5
  • CAROL STRONG Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.
    Female, 45-60 yrs old
    Range: Bb3 – A5
  • FRANK ABAGNALE, SR. Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.
    Male, 45-65 yrs old
    Range: F2 – G#4
  • PAULA ABAGNALE Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.
    Female, 45-60 yrs old
    Range: A3 – C5
  • ROGER STRONG Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
    Male, 50-60 yrs old
    Range: A2 – A4
  • ENSEMBLE: COMMUTERS; ASSISTANTS; STEWARDESSES (MINDY, CINDY, LINDY, JANE, KELLIE, SHELLIE); PILOTS; AGENTS; TARGETS; PARTY-GOERS; DOCTORS; NURSES; INTERNS
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Little Shop Helps A Wish Come True

The Community Comes Together

Little Shop of Rentals and Spokane Civic Theatre recently had the opportunity to help make a very special little girl’s wish come true. Madelyn has an infectious laugh and a love of spaghetti and Disney princesses.

Kearney and Selah from the Little Shop worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington and Alaska and The Old Spaghetti Factory in Spokane to outfit The Old Spaghetti Factory’s wait staff in one-of-a-kind prince and princess costumes in preparation to give Madelyn a big surprise.

Setting the Surprise

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The Old Spaghetti Factory hosted a special lunch for Madelyn and her family on April 26th that served as a kick off for a trip to Disney World in Orlando in early May. The family was brought down to the banquet room on the lower level of the restaurant to find a table set for twenty. Excitement filled the air as family members filed in and Cherryann from Make-A-Wish spoke with Madelyn’s parents, finalizing Disney World paperwork. Madelyn and her sister sat at the head of the table, talking with grandparents and looking at the coloring mats set before them. They had no idea what was about to happen.

Granting Madelyn’s Wish

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Suddenly, a soft voice called across the room, “Hello, Madelyn”.  Madelyn looked up and saw the wait staff for the first time, four servers who looked as if they had just stepped out of Beauty and the Beast walked into the room, arm in arm. Madelyn’s face lit up and she and her sister ran around the table to meet the princesses and princes. Madelyn was presented with her own tiara and Selah, from Little Shop, showed up with “Frozen”-themed dresses for her and her sister to wear for the day.

The next ten minutes were a flurry of movement and energy as Madelyn talked with and had her picture taken with each server. She didn’t stop smiling as she flitted around the room, excitement radiating from her. Madelyn’s exuberance was infectious and I realized I also had a smile on my face, it was hard not to. Seeing the happiness that such a small gesture brought Madelyn was overwhelming.

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As adults, we sometimes forget that children view the world very differently, that they can see the magic of it all even when facing the worst situations. To Madelyn, these men and women were princes and princesses. She allowed herself to be immersed in the fantasy of the moment. And on that Sunday afternoon, magic filled the room that was easily seen and experienced by everyone, regardless of age.

If you’d like to help other kids like Madelyn, consider donating to our local Make-A-Wish chapter.

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More Local Sightings at Civic’s Concessions!

Cultivating a Local Craft Culture at Civic

2014 has marked an incredible year for new breweries, wineries and bakeries in Spokane, and 2015 looks to be just as amazing as dozens of new local businesses set their eyes on grand opening dates. Where’s the best place to sample some of the best craft items Spokane has to offer? Spokane Civic Theatre of course!

With the opening of The Servant of Two Masters on our Main Stage January 16th, and the opening of Orphans in our Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre January 30th, you’ll have the chance to sample new local beers, wine and baked goods from across our city and the surrounding areas! Here’s just a few of the options you’ll see during the months of January and February.

Breweries

No-Li Brewhouse
1003 East Trent Avenue

Mosh Pit Bottles 2No-Li is not a new face at our theatre, but their new Mosh Pit Tart Cherry Ale is making its first appearance during The Servant of Two Masters. This fruit beer with a No-Li twist has already been a hit during our preview performances.

Mosh Pit will be served along No-Li’s Born and Raised IPA, as well as four other Washington beers including selections from Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, Backwoods Brewing in Carson, and Seattle breweries Elysian and Two Beers Brewing Co.

Winery

Barili Cellars
608 West 2nd Avenue

Barili Cellars not only make some incredible wines, but they have been some of the most amazing local Spokane business owners to partner with. The Servant of Two Masters will be featuring Barili’s “Cinque”, a red wine that celebrates their five-year anniversary serving our community with Spokane-made wines!

Bakeries

BATCH Bakeshop
2023 W. Dean

If you haven’t been inside the new BATCH Bakeshop near Kendall Yards, you’re missing out! Come try a few of their incredible salted chocolate chip cookies or vanilla bean scones while at the show, and then make the trip over to their bakery to see their wide selection of fresh baked goods. You won’t be disappointed! We love their perfect balance of sweetness without overpowering your taste buds, and the quality is just unmatched in the area.

White Box Café and Bakery
1215 N. Ruby Street

We are so excited to add White Box to our options for specialty desserts for The Servant of Two Masters. Following in the Italian theme of the show, you’ll find both Tiramisu and Chocolate Dipped Cannoli from this popular Spokane café and bakery. They’re almost too beautiful to eat! Even better, both of these options are gluten-free, though you’d never know.

Deer Park Farmer’s Market and Bakery
412 W Crawford

While we’re expanding our bakery partners, don’t you fear! The caramel-stuffed salted chocolate brownie bites are back, and are joined with new options like dark chocolate caramel blondies and coconut cream bars!

These tasty options (and more!) are available January 16th – February 8th, 2015, during the run of The Servant of Two Masters. This commedia dell’arte is full of fun, farce, comedy, and chaos – with tickets available now online or through our box office at 509-325-2507.