The Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is a brand-new stage company spearheaded by veterans of the local theater scene. Its first show, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, opens the theater’s inaugural season this week. This originally British production has become a global smash hit over the years, and the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre is bringing it right to our backyard. Featuring a cavalcade of the legendary singer’s biggest hit songs, the play chronicles the lightning-quick rise and tragic fall of its titular figure. Productions by the nascent theater set for later this summer are downright exclamatory: Oliver! and Bring It On!.
July 7-17: Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2 pm • $24-$38 • Central Valley Performing Arts Center • 821 S. Sullivan Rd. • svsummertheatre.com • 368-7897
— Isaac Handelman