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  • Rags and Riches
  • Rags and Riches

    Annie's lead will make you say, 'Leapin' lizards!' but it's let down by some supporting roles and soupy sound.
      Let’s face the music: “Tomorrow” is shamelessly schmaltzy. But Caruso manages to deliver it with a wideeyed earnestness that places more emphasis on its actual message euro;” that is, blind optimism when the chips are down euro;” than its usual role as a vehicle for a precocious child star.
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  • A Ghost of a Second Chance
  • A Ghost of a Second Chance

    Scrooge sees the light. But, please, pay no attention to the man behind the puppet.
      The broad morality tale at the heart of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has embodied the gratitude and altruism of the Christmas season for so long that its sociopolitical thrust has become
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  • Invisible Terror
  • Invisible Terror

    A ghost-less ghost story that haunts you with your own fears.
      Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s 85-minute theatrical distillation of Henry James’ 1898 novella doesn’t try to scare you with gobs of blood and guts. Instead, using just two actors and a plain set, Hatcher tells a ghost story in which you can’t see the ghosts.
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  • Warts and All
  • Warts and All

    The Civic's The Full Monty isn’t perfect — but that’s kind of the point.
      The story, transplanted to Buffalo, N.Y., roughly follows its cinematic counterpart. A group of scruffy, unemployed mill workers, led by Jerry Lukowski (played here by Robby French), decides to form a striptease act in a last-ditch attempt to prove themselves and solve their respective problems.
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  • History Lessons
  • History Lessons

    With Frost/Nixon, the Civic tries to make humans out of icons.
      The interviews are a record in themselves. Frost asks questions, Nixon answers in any way he sees fit. But they are famous for one defining moment when Nixon, in response to questions about Watergate, puts down his shield of obstinate denial and apologizes for his misdeeds.
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  • Determined to Love
  • Determined to Love

    The Miracle Worker is about overcoming disabilities with determination. It's about Patty Duke's life, too.
      “She was initially reluctant to take on a project that had both haunted and daunted her throughout her life,” McColm says. “I think the specter of Arthur Penn [director of both the Broadway play and the movie back in 1959-62] worried her. But it turns out that Patty Duke as a director is damn good.
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  • Epic Changes
  • Epic Changes

    When actors cavort in a swimming pool, attitudes change and pants get wet.
      In the story of a man who’s condemned to eternal hunger — and who eventually destroys himself after selling out some of his own family members — it’s not difficult to see an analogy to addiction.
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  • Holy Orders
  • Holy Orders

    Jean Hardie as the Mother Superior in Nunsense: a Spokane theatrical institution.
      Hardie first did this show at the Civic back in 1990, back when she was 43, and … well, the acrobatics take a toll. As Hardie puts it, “If you’re asking whether we will be doing all the physical stuff we have done in the past, the answer is: ‘Are you crazy?’ But we’re doing as much as is humanly possible.
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  • Pajama Game
  • Pajama Game

    A French farce lets the Civic’s actors experiment with mutual husband-wife adultery.
      Hubby wants to shag his mistress, needs to get Wifey out of the house. Wifey discovers that a Cute Young Thing is coming over to cook dinner (suspicious, that). Then Wifey learns that her own lover — conveniently enough for our plot, he’s Hubby’s Best Pal — will also soon be arriving.
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