Spokane Civic Theatre
Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. So what’s with the Gator Head?
From The Spokesman-Review
Photo: A story he can sink his teeth into
For the rest of the story - you have to click your way over to the Spokesman-Review website. Hint: yes, there is a gator man in Duck Hunter Shoots Angel at Spokane Civic Theatre.
And she’s right….there’s nothing bashful about “Whorehouse”; how could there be? We are having great fun with this production and if the audience is any indication, they are having equally as much fun as well.
If you get bored, have nothing to do, want some good down home entertainment with a slightly racy side, come on down and see the show. We’d love to have you. Runs on the Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage, January 14 through February 4 with curtain times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00. Call 509.325.2507 to reserve a seat or buy your tickets online through TicketsWest who is also sponsoring this production.
“The sets, by Peter Hardie and David Baker, had a marvelous, storybook Dickensian feel, and I mean “storybook” in more ways than one. The ends of the main set open out storybook-style to reveal, for instance, Scrooge’s bedroom and the Cratchit family’s warm hearth.”
“The key to this production’s success lands squarely on the stooped shoulders and stringy gray locks of Thomas Heppler as Scrooge. Heppler has proved again and again that he is one of the finest actors in Spokane, but here I think director Troy Nickerson has cast him in a role that perfectly suits his talents. Heppler is a master of creating a querulous, quarrelsome voice – a nasal wheeze that becomes the distilled essence of the Scrooge personality.”
From the Spokesman Review Features Desk
Our thanks to the The Spokesman-Review for this excerpt from their recent article summing up upcoming Spokane stage events.
Spokane Civic Theatre – This is where you’ll find both of the aforementioned Gothic governesses, one from the pen of Henry James, the other from the pen of Charlotte Bronte.
But first, we’ll meet a vivacious ’20s flapper in the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” on the Main Stage, Sept. 23-Oct. 23.
You might remember Millie Dillmount from the 1967 movie. This is the musical version of her story, which became a 2002 Broadway hit. Expect a lot of toe-tapping songs and some big tap numbers. Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Greg Pschirrer direct.
That will be followed on the Main Stage by a new version of “A Christmas Carol,” Nov. 18-Dec. 18. You’ll see all of the great Dickens characters – and a few puppets, as well. Troy Nickerson directs.
Over in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, Henry James’ literary ghost story “The Turn of the Screw” runs Oct. 21-Nov. 13. It has a two-person cast, with one actress playing the governess and another playing all of the other roles. Susan Hardie directs.
We’ll meet the other governess in the Civic’s annual musical-in-concert fundraiser, “Jane Eyre,” Oct. 28-29 on the Main Stage. This is the Paul Gordon musical that arrived on Broadway in 2000. Yvonne A.K. Johnson directs.
Overall, the Civic has been on an upswing in terms of both audience and quality. Johnson said season ticket sales exceed last year’s record pace.