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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

2015-2016 Production Synopses

Over the weekend we posted the great line up of productions coming up in our 2015-2016 Season. We found that while a few were familiar with most of the shows, some of you had only heard of one or two – and we think that’s a good thing!

We’ve compiled a list of synopses for the season to peruse. This should help get everyone up to speed and on the same page:

On the Main Stage

Catch Me If You Can, the Musical

September 18 – October 18, 2015

  • Book by Terrence McNally
  • Music by Marc Shaiman
  • Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
  • Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Nominated for 4 TONY awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a TONY Award-winning “dream team”, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).

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 Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. 

White Christmas (Musical)

November 20 – December 19, 2015

  • Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
  • Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  • Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis 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. The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.”

 Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)

January 15 – 31, 2016

  • By Christopher Hampton
  • From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos

A tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution, this is a classic drama for exploring decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s stunning production met with acclaim in Stratford, London and on Broadway. 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

“Perfect.” – New York Daily News

Little Women, the Musical

February 26 – March 20, 2016

  • Music by Jason Howland
  • Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
  • Book by Allan Knee
  • Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received TONY, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

The Fox on the Fairway

April 8 – May 1, 2016

  • By Ken Ludwig

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, 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 charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf.

“It’s a grand slam! A slam dunk! A Dunkin’ Donut hole! A hole in one! [A Fox on the Fairway] hums like a well-oiled machine but retains its human soul.” – The Washington City Paper

“The Fox on the Fairway is phenomenally funny!” – New Jersey Star Ledger

“Three words best describe The Fox on the Fairway… Hilarious, hilarious, and hilarious. The audience was howling with joy.” – The Examiner

Ghost, the Musical

May 20 – June 19, 2016

  • Book & Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewart & Glen Ballard
  • Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by Bruce Joel Rubin

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, 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. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

In the Studio

 Evil Dead: The Musical

October 16 – November 15, 2015

  • Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
  • Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt
  • Additional Music by Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, Evil Dead tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it 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 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. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”

“The next Rocky Horror Show!” – The New York Times

“A ridiculous amount of fun.” – Variety

“Bloody Hilarious! This devilishly entertaining show [has] never forgotten why it was created: To make people laugh!” – The Toronto Star 

Sordid Lives

January 29 – February 21, 2016

  • By Del Shores

A black comedy about white trash! The author of Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. 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.

“[This play by] the master of Texas Comedy…is maybe funnier than Daddy’s Dyin’. His colorful eccentrics are dead on, teetering on a Bowie knife’s edge between the hilarious improbable and the achingly real.” – The Los Angelas Times

“Run, don’t walk to Del Shores new play!” – DramaLogue

 Hapgood

March 18 – April 10, 2016

  • By Tom Stoppard

Does light come in waves or particles? Experiments will show either: the experimenter can choose.

“A double agent is like a trick of the light,” Kerner (the physicist) tells Blair (the spy catcher). “You get what you interrogate for.”

Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard’s espionage thriller.

Kerner’s secret research is being leaked to Moscow. Is Ridley the double? Or is Kerner a triple? Hapgood is the person to find out, and maybe it will need two of her.

“Intriguing and thoroughly absorbing.” – London Broadcasting

“Vastly entertaining.” – Jewish Chronicle

Fiction

April 29 – May 21, 2016

  • by Steven Dietz

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 our theater sees too seldom.” – The New York Daily News

“A provocative spin on the eternal love triangle.” – Variety

Ticket Sale Dates

Which of the above productions do you think will be your new favorite?

Ticket sale dates:

  • Tickets for our Season Donor Members go on sale March 2, 2015

  • Season Subscribers may purchase May 15, 2015

  • and single ticket sales are live August 3, 2015.

     

2015 – 2016 Studio Theatre Announcement!

As promised, in our Main Stage announcement we are back today at high noon to announce what’s coming up in our Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre for the exciting 2015 – 2016 Season!

  • Evil Dead, The Musical
  • Sordid Lives
  • Hapgood
  • Fiction

We will be sharing more information about these shows on the blog beginning Monday! We are SO excited!

Tickets for our season members and subscribers go on sale March 1, 2015! You haven’t been a member or subscriber before? That’s okay! Check out the link above for more information about the great perks and nice savings on tickets as well.

Don’t wait until next year to come see us – we still have some great shows coming up for the current 2014-2015 Season!

“Scrooge’s Six Days of ‘A Christmas Carol – The Musical”: Day 6

SPECIALANNOUNCEMENT

And now…! Without further ado! “Scrooge’s Six Days of ‘A Christmas Carol'” comes to an end with this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

During his curtain speech, Keith Dixon, Artistic Director of Spokane Civic Theatre announced our 2015-2016 Main Stage Season line-up!

2015 – 2016 Main Stage Line-up

We are so excited to bring you the following shows on our Main Stage beginning September 2015!:

  •  Catch Me If You Can, The Musical
  • White Christmas
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
  • Little Women, The Musical
  • The Fox on the Fairway
  • Ghost, The Musical

Tickets for all shows go on sale for season subscribers March 1, 2015. If you haven’t been a member or subscriber before, this would be a fabulous season to consider as your first!

Keep an eye on our social media channels tomorrow at noon for our 2015-2016 Studio Season announcement, and Monday here on the blog for more detailed information on each show!