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!


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.


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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.

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


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.


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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!


  • 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

Auditions Dixie Swim Club

Who Doesn’t Love a Southern Comedy?

Enter the Dixie Swim Club. Admit it. You liked chintz chaise lounges, and you loved Bea Arthur’s jackets, and you cannot forget Rose’s oddness. So where are we going with this? Well, the show is written by the same writers who wrote the “Golden Girls” meaning Dixie Swim Club has the same kind of one line zingers and the same kind of sweet heartfelt moments, and always some twist or turn to deal with, never a dull moment in this one! The play runs May 3rd through June 2nd at the Firth Chew Studio stage at Spokane Civic Theatre. And now, is the time to start thinking about auditioning if you want a piece of this southern action and you think you carry the Golden Girls charm.

Musical at Spokane Civic Theatre Dixie Swim Club

What’s Dixie Swim Club All About?

It is about 5 women who were members of a college swim team and have remained friends over the years. We join them in their mid-40’s, at their annual vacation at a beach cottage. We see them at the cottage as years pass and get to experience the trials and tribulations, the relationships and the dynamics of 5 very different women staying in one house.

 Who is Director Tia Wooley Looking to Cast?

  • Sheree – she was the swim team captain, married her college sweetheart, she is practical, supportive, energetic, hyper-organized and a total health nut
  • Dinah – she is a single, wise-cracking cynic, she enjoys the good life and is a true go-getter, she excels at everything except romance
  • Lexie – a perfect southern belle, she is vain, youth obsessed, flirtatious ‘man-manager’ and wraps men around her little finger with a look
  • Jerilyn – a ditzy ray of sunshine, she is an innocent, naïve optimist who walks to the beat of her own drummer
  • Vernadette – a hard luck case, nothing ever goes right for her, she is poor financially, very self-deprecating and has a gallows sense of humor

 What Kind of Women Is She Casting?

Tia says she’s looking for women who appear between the age of 35 – 50 with a different look for each character — from petite to heavy, Short to tall. The first rehearsal will be about working on relationships which will be built on those throughout the rehearsal process. Tentative rehearsal schedule will be mostly Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings. Performances of Dixie Swim Club will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Scripts are available for reading at the Spokane Civic Theatre box office and auditions will include cold readings from the script.

When are Dixie Swim Club Auditions?

March 11 & 12 and show dates are May 3 – June 2 in the Studio Theatre. Bring your best Southern Belle and we will see you there.