Ignite Community Theatre

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Troy Heppner visits the studio to discuss  "The Cemetery Club," the new production he's directing at Ignite! Community Theatre. Also in the studio are actors Gail Cory-Betz (Ida), Lauralynn "Lulu" Stafford (Lucille), Phedre Burney-Peters (Doris), and Jerry Uppinghouse (Sam) to perform scenes from the show. 

"The Cemetery Club" opens Friday, November 8, at 7:30 PM, and runs through November 24th. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.igniteonbroadway.org/.

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Ignite Community Theatre visits the studio with a preview of their new production, Philip King's riotous farce, "See How They Run." Karen Brathovde, Director, and members of the cast Dan Griffith (Arthur Humphrey), George Morrison (Bishop of Lax), Tristen Canfield (Miss Skillon), and Michelle Bakken (Ida, the maid) discuss their roles and perform a scene from the show.

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Cast members from Ignite Community Theatre's production of "Harvey" visited the studio in anticipation of their opening performance on Friday, September 7th, 2018. 

"Harvey" runs from September 7th to September 23rd. 

More information is available at Ignite Community theatre's website.

Ignite! Community Theatre presents Is He Dead? June 8-24. Director Jerry Uppinghouse dropped by with cast members Dan Griffith, LuRicka Kougl and Meri Horn to preview the production.

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Guests from Ignite! Community Theatre's production of "A Shayna Maidel" visit the studio to promote their upcoming performances. The play depicts a Polish family separated by war. Mordechai and his oldest daughter Rose are reunited with his younger daughter who survived Nazi concentration camps with her mother, who did not survive. The contrast between the two sisters adds powerful depth to the play. 

Performances take place on Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday, 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM from Friday, April 13th, 2018 through Sunday, April 29th, 2018.

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Cast and crew from Ignite Community Theatre's production of "Don't Dress for Dinner" visited the KPBX studio today in anticipation of their upcoming performance. 

Guests include Neesha Schrom Crossen, producer, Bryan Durbin, director, Christian Thomas as Robert, Andrea Tate as George, Dana Sammond as Suzanne, Emily Geddes as Jacqueline, Nick Fortner as Bernard. 

More information can be found at Ignite Community Theatre's website

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Ignite Community Theatre cast members join Verne in the studio to promote their upcoming perfomance of 12 Angry Jurors

Guests include Scott Doughty as Juror #3, Theresa Kappus, stage manager, Meri Horn as Juror #9 and Neesha Schrom-Crosen, costume designer.

Show times are this Friday through Sunday: 

Friday, Nov. 10th, 7:30 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11th, 7:30 PM

Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2:00 PM

More information can be found at Ignite Community Theatre website


Verne interviews guests from Ignite Theater's production of Ripcord. Includes Jim Brown, Director, Kathie Doyle Lipe as "Marilyn", Jean Hardie as "Abbey" and Mitchell Gainor as "Scotty". 

This morning Verne had a chance to speak with the cast of Ignite! Community Theater's Casting for Murder.  The murder-mystery from British Columbian playwright Elizabeth Elwood will open on May 5, 2017 and run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 21, 217. 

Director Kat Heath and cast member Lynn Noel from Ignite! Comunity Theater joined Verne in the studio this morning to discuess their upcoming production of Scotland Road, a mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher Scotland Road will open Friday March 10 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 26. 

Several members of the Ignite! Community Theater stopped by the studio this morning to talk with Verne about their latest production, Farce of Nature.  This "southern-fried farce" highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas and the Reel 'Em Inn, a fishing lodge on the skids.  Assistant director Lulu Stafford and costumer Neesha Schrom Crosen shared their experiences working on the show which runs from November 11-17, 2016.  Then cast members Ruben Miranda (as D.

In the midst of our symphony week, we took a break and paid homage to our Theater Wednesday tradition with the folks from Ignite! Community Theatre.  They are about to open their show On Shaky Ground by Molly Allen.  Verne had a chance to talk with Molly as well as Billy Hultquist and Jack Bannon about this show that is directed by Troy Nickerson.  On Shaky Ground is presented as two one-act segments and will open this Friday, September 16 and run through Sunday, October 2.

Theater Thursday finished up with Ellen Travolta talking about Ignite! Community Theatre's upcoming production, On Shaky Ground.  It is a play presented as two single acts and was written by Molly Allen.  On Shaky Ground opens next Friday, September 16 and runs through October 2.

Ignite Community Theatre runs Around the World in 80 Days April 8-24. Actors Jerry and Jamie Sciarrio spoke with Verne about the show and playing multiple characters.

Today was one of those busy theater triple headers at Spokane Public Radio. Our first group included cast members from Ignite! Community Theatre's production of How the Other Half Loves, written by Alan Ayckbourn, opening this Friday, February 19th at 7:30pm.  This show runs on weekends through March 6th.  Verne had quite the group in to talk about the production and even had them perform a short excerpt for us.

Marty Kittelson, president of the Ignite Community Theatre board, and "Christmas on the Concourse" composer Gary Edwards talk with Jim Tevenan about their world premiere performance of this show and its inspiration in Gary Edwards' time spent playing guitar in Spokane Airport during the Christmas season.  

    Steve Martin's "The Underpants," by Carl Sternheim opens this weekend at Ignite! Community Theatre in Spokane Valley. Director Kat Heath and actor Maxim Chumov spoke with Verne this morning about the production. For more information, visit the Ignite Community Theatre website.  

Director Brian Cheney and actor, Andrew Biviano spoke with Verne Windham this morning about Ignite Community Theatre's upcoming production of As Bees in Honey Drown by Douglas Carter Beane.

Director Kim Roberts and actor Neesha Schrom discuss Ignite's "A Christmas Pudding" with readings, stories, and traditional carols. 

For more information, see igniteonbroadway.org