This weekend during the opening of the seductive and witty Les Liaisons Dangereuses on the main stage, the Spokane Civic Theatre's artistic director Keith Dixon announced the lineup of shows slated for the community theater's 70th season, starting this fall.
Starting things off with a bang, as always, the 2016-17 season opens with a local staging of the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast, opening Sept. 9. Coincidentally, the touring Broadway production is also coming through town later this spring, April 5-6.
Here's the complete list of the shows scheduled for the Civic's landmark 70th season:
Main Stage shows:
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Sept. 9 through Oct. 9
A Streetcar Named Desire; Oct. 28 through Nov. 13
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings; Nov. 25 through Dec. 18
A Little Night Music; Feb. 10 through March 5, 2017
Noises Off!; March 31 through April 23, 2017
Kiss Me, Kate; May 19 through June 11, 2017
Downstairs, in the intimate Firth J. Chew studio theatre, the shows are:
Rocky Horror Show; Oct. 14 through Nov. 5
Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike; Jan. 27 through Feb. 19, 2017
Holding On, Letting Go; March 17 through April 9, 2017
The Taming of the Shrew; April 28 through May 21, 2017
Pricing and the directors of each production are yet to be announced.