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Julia Sweeney marks a transition in her long career as a performer

Julia Sweeney at Fox Theater
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Julia Sweeney says the Fox Theater is the perfect place to culminate her one-woman performing career.

Sweeney plans to end her on-stage career Saturday with two shows at Spokane's Fox Theater.

Julia Sweeney is marking the end of an era. The Spokane native is performing her final one-woman comedic show Saturday at the Fox Theater.

The comedienne became famous when she was part of the ensemble of Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. She has also acted in movies and, during the last 25 years, she has kept in the public eye with a variety of solo productions based on periods in her own life.

Her final stage show is titled “Older and Wider.” Her two performances on Saturday will be taped for rebroadcast. She spoke Tuesday with Verne Windham.

Sweeney will perform the show Saturday at 4 and again at 8 at The Fox. Tickets are available at or at 509-624-1200.