Thursday, December 9, 2010

THEATER THIS WEEKEND: Burger-franchise takeovers, four-part harmony and the Kris Kringle bandit.

Posted on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Only two weekends of theater left before Christmas ...

White Christmas continues its sold-out run at the Civic.

A Taffeta Christmas continues in Coeur d'Alene on Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm and Sun 2 pm at Lake City Playhouse. See our review.

At Interplayers, the Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular has a spectacular set, anyway: Read our review. Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat 2 pm (final weekend). Call 455-PLAY.

The Blue Door Theater presents improvised comedy with a "Season's Greetings" theme Friday at 8 pm. Call 747-7045. They're at 815 W. Garland Ave. in the Garland District, and they have Sat 9 pm "Safari" shows too.

In Burgertown: The Musical (which premiered in Chicago in 2005), a guy creates national franchising with his new Triangle Burger — until a femme fatale comes along and tries to replace the guy's girlfriend and take over the corporation. It's playing in Liberty Lake Thurs-Sat 6:30 pm and Sat 2 pm at Liberty Lake Community Theater, 1421 Meadowwood Lane. Visit or call 230-1789.

Bring a leg lamp to SCC's Lair Auditorium (Mission Ave. and Greene St.) for A Christmas Story on Sat-Sun at 1 pm, and also Sat 4 pm. Presented by Spokane Children's Theatre. Call (800) 325-SEAT for tickets.

This isn't Disney — this is a musical based on the original Hans Christian Anderson tale. Theater Arts for Children presents The Little Mermaid (she's  Anemone, not Ariel, in this show) at 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call 995-6718.

Kidnapping Christmas is dinner theater at a Victorian mansion called The Lion's Share at 1627 N. Atlantic St. Tickets: $45. It'll be performed Fri-Sat at 6 pm. Call 327-1113.

Annie plays in Newport, Wash., this weekend on Fri-Sat 7 pm and Sun 3 pm. Visit or call (509) 671-3389.

In the mood for a Christmas farce? A guy works as a department store Santa, which works out fine until his wife, the "other woman," a hypnotist, a burglar and a cop show up in Sorry! Wrong Chimney! (Oh, also a gun-toting moll, the burglar's fiancee.) Done readers theater-style by Ignite! Community Theatre on  Fri 7 pm at Gonzaga's Foley Center, and Sun 2 pm at the Blue Door (as above). (This show will also be produced at Lake City Playhouse a year from now.) 

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