Due to a back injury that will require minor surgery, Melissa Gilbert will not perform in Little House on the Prairie (at the INB Center, April 8-11).
Unfortunately for local musical theater fans, Gilbert will miss only the Spokane week of the national tour. After surgery in Los Angeles, she'll return to the show when it arrives in Sacramento on April 14.
Gilbert has been playing Ma Ingalls opposite Steve Blanchard as Pa; for the Spokane performances, the part of Ma will be performed by Blanchard's real-life wife, Meredith Inglesby.
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