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LIVE: Welcome to Night Vale

Settle in for a podcast coming to life on stage

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The old and new combine twice a month with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, which plays out like a community news radio show reporting on the happenings of the tiny and crazily weird town of Night Vale.

Created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the podcast is now going on the road to perform a new episode for a live audience. Listeners, of which there are many, given that Welcome to Night Vale was at one time the most-downloaded podcast on iTunes, will hear the familiar stories of paranormal happenings, conspiracies and general small-town lunacy they've come to love from the series, which is now becoming a novel.

You'll even get a look at Cecil Baldwin, the man who voices the podcast's radio host (and essentially its main character) Cecil Gershwin Palmer. There's also live music and other treats for the diehards out there. This tour has been wildly popular, with shows selling out across the country, so count Spokane blessed to get a taste of Night Vale this spring.

Welcome to Night Vale • Mon, April 27 at 8 pm • $30 • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague Ave. • ticketswest.com