Ignite! Community Theatre frightens victims with more than 14,000 square feet of monstrosities. Brave souls can journey into the Pit of Doom, crawl their way out of the Spiders' Lair, and navigate the Maze of Terror while attempting to narrowly escape the clutches of ghouls, goblins, and document-wielding IRS agents. Marauding monsters snatch up unsuspecting voyagers and subsequently return the poor mortals—who will be forever tormented by the incident—to their respective groups. After traversing the bloodcurdling scream-fest, adventurers settle nerves by watching the moon rise over the park's historic clock tower or reconcile with squeamish stomachs by purchasing eats from one of the area's many vendors.
Celebrating their 65th season, the well-received Spokane Children's Theatre transports audiences of all ages to new heights of delight through the transformative power of live theater. Their rendering of Hansel & Gretel by I.E. Clark, which plays the spacious Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, is set to display fantastical features including a singing cuckoo clock, a story-telling robin and crumb-hating wicked witch. Their new adaptation of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, which plays at the Masonic Center, was penned by local author Ken Pickering with songs scored by John Dawson. Shows shun the stuffy silence of library puppet shows in favor of lively audience participation, encouraging enthusiastic attendees to vocally scale the fourth wall and aid the occasionally confused characters.
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.
Sprawling across 100 acres in the verdant, picturesque Spokane Falls, Riverfront Park beckons with awe-inspiring visual and auditory wonders. The newly constructed SkyRide invites visitors to survey the land from above, swooping across the Spokane River and past city hall, where they can wave to their favorite comptroller. Back on the ground, the historic Looff Carousel, built in 1909, whirls riders around on 54 horses, two Chinese-dragon chairs, one giraffe, and one tiger, and a tour train chugs through the park on a 30-minute narrated jaunt. Among other attractions, such as the Sculpture Walk and pony rides, Riverfront Park houses an enormous IMAX theater with one of the largest indoor screens in the Pacific Northwest. Standing 53 feet high and stretching 69 feet wide, the screen is slightly taller than the average human and displays crystal-clear two-dimensional images, which are complemented by the sounds of a booming, wraparound surround-sound system.
Though watching a movie in a cinema has its charms, watching the same movie against a backdrop of trees and mountains ignites all the senses. This is what Epic Events aims to do through its outdoor productions and inflatable movie screen rentals. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, the event company sets up sprawling screens in parks, on college campuses, and atop roofs. From there, moviegoers can take in classic and modern films as they stretch out beneath the stars and whisper their favorite lines to cinema-loving squirrels.
Spokane Arena, an expansive venue, fills its enormous seating capacity by hosting nail-biting sports and dazzling music events. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s memorable rock-opera performances combine over-the-top production, skilled musicianship, and a stage made from fruitcake to create a holiday-themed masterpiece. Performing its acclaimed Christmas Trilogy, the theatrical troupe amazes seated audiences with laser lights, emotionally charged compositions, and the ability to load all their equipment into a single stocking.