Stage

Performing arts of all kinds! Plays, musicals, staged readings, opera, and more. Local theater houses include the Spokane Civic Theater, Stage Left Theatre, Spokane Children’s Theatre, and many others. The First Interstate Center for the Arts hosts Spokane’s Best of Broadway series, which brings touring productions of acclaimed Broadway shows like Hamilton. Find out more below!  

Event: Opens January 29
An Illiad

Stage Left Theater’s ALONE TOGETHER series kicks off 2021 with a bang! “AN ILIAD,” by Lisa Peterson & Dennis O’Hare is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history… Winner of the LUCILLE LORTEL and OBIE award, Stage Left’s first One-Person production of 2021 is directed by Susan Hardie and stars Robert Tombari as The Poet. This production is made possible by a grant from SPOKANE ARTS GRANT AWARDS. We thank them for their continued work to foster culture and creativity in the Spokane region.

Artist
Chris Wooley

I LOVE people. I really like photographing unique people and creating interesting artwork. Each person brings something special to the table and I love using that as inspiration. Most of my work revolves around digital photography with select pieces augmented with photo manipulation in some way or another. I’m a bit obsessed with Vintage Inspired Portraits. I’m a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. I help others improve their craft and elevate their skillsets to create some killer artwork.

Artist
Melody Chang

Melody Chang is an accomplished young mezzo-soprano who performs with the Spokane Symphony Chorale and often performs with professional companies across the state. She has taught voice lessons for years and specializes in healthy classical vocal production. She believes a classical background is necessary to sing every other genre in a healthy manner. She has worked in the Broadway industry for years and has an all-encompassing understanding of the musical and theatrical world.

Artist
Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver is a Spokane, WA playwright, screenwriter, poet and writer. Full-length plays include BED RIDE, GLUTTONY AND LUST ARE FRIENDS, ACES ARE FEVERISH, TIMMY’S BIG KISS, JESUS AT 10, AWKWARD ROBOT’S INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR DATING OTHER AWKWARD ROBOTS, SPECIAL CHOW MEIN, THE BLUSHING GROOM and SHAMROCK SHAKE JONES IN THE CASE OF THE BONUS FLOUR BABY. Available to speak to students about writing and playwriting. Accepting commissions. Inquire via email or website.

Event: Opens November 28
A Christmas Carol

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”Support local theater by watching this fantastic online performance! Your ticket purchase helps to support the Spokane Civic Theatre!