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Theater Week 2016: Spokane Civic Theatre, New Artistic Director

Lenny Bart and Jack Phillips

The finale of Theater Week 2016 has arrived, and we ended it by talking about the past, present, and future of Spokane Civic Theatre.  Former Interim Artistic Director Jack Phillips was accompanied by new Artistic Director Lenny Bart, and they reminisced on fond memories as well as excitedly prepared us for the future of their theater company.  Spokane Civic Theatre will open their 70th Anniversary season with Disney's Beauty and the Beast tonight, Friday, September 9th at 7:30pm on the main stage.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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