2021 SEASON INFORMATION

Greetings from all of us at Spokane Valley Summer Theatre! We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support during the pandemic. Your patience, loyalty and trust in SVST has helped us weather the storm. And to those of you who carried over your 2020 tickets to the 2021 season, donated the cost of tickets back to the theatre or made additional donations this season, we are eternally grateful!

 

True to our word, SVST is committed to restoring live professional performing arts in the Spokane region, Unfortunately, we will not be able to perform at the Central Valley Performing Arts Center (CVHS) due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. 

 

However, SVST will be offering a revised season in cooperation with the City of Spokane Valley and CenterPlace Event Facility at their brand new, beautiful West Lawn Plaza (2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216). This outdoor performance space allows for live orchestras and performances with audience seating on three sides of the stage. All patrons will have a great view of the show, while still accommodating state-mandated social distancing and CDC guidelines in accordance to our state phase reopening structure. 

 

The 2021 SVST Season Lineup includes:

 

  • SVST Under the Stars! June 23-26 at 7:30 PM.; June 27 at 4 PM

    • Enjoy a summer night or casual Sunday afternoon of “live” showcase-style performances with some of your favorite SVST local actors and musicians in a beautiful outdoor setting on the new West Lawn Plaza at CenterPlace. Featuring vocal performances by Andrea Olsen, Steve Mortier, Patti Mortier, Callie McKinney-Cabe, Chuk Ethridge, Melody Chang, Darnelle Preston, Doug Dawson and more! Emmy award – winner Susanna Baylon emcees this spectacular SVST line-up!

 

  • SVST Rising Stars! Saturday, June 26 at 4 PM, Sunday June 27 at 1 PM

    • Join us for an afternoon of “live” showcase-style performances by our SVST rising star teen and young adult performers. Many of our youth are professionally training, preparing for or attending leading performing arts institutions throughout the country. Come support your next hometown Broadway-bound performer! 

 

  • Little House on the Prairie - The Musical (Regional Premiere!): July 23 - 25, July 28 - Aug 1. Performances at 7:30PM, except Sunday matinees 2 PM).

    • The musical highlights the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder's family life from six Little House books. The stage adaptation follows the Ingalls family journey westward and settlement in DeSmet, South Dakota, where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope to make a better life for their children. The story focuses on Laura's journey as she grows from a child into a woman who remains true to herself and embraces the future. Presented outdoors, this new family musical will move, inspire and enrich audiences of all ages to embrace the pioneer spirit together!

  • SVST Home for the Holidays: December 17-19 (Location TBA. We will be indoors in Spokane Valley with assigned seating.) Big band holiday headliner music favorites from yesteryear, featuring the songs of: Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more! Emceed by the fabulous comedic duo of Doug Dawson and Marnie Rorholm.

 

 

For the three summer shows, SVST will provide seating, both folding and camp-style chairs, through a generous grant provided by Spokane Arts. New this year, wine and beer will be offered in addition to our regular concessions. The West Lawn Plaza includes brand new, individual restrooms, and ample free parking, including easy access drop off points to both the north and south of the venue (including convenient drop-off for handicapped patrons). 

 

As an outdoor venue, there are some shaded areas, and during evening performances the sun will be setting during the performance, so please plan accordingly. (In the case of inclement weather, SVST will move tickets to another performance. If inclement weather occurs on the final performance day, SVST will be happy to convert your ticket to a voucher for another upcoming 2021 SVST production.) We will be filming a video of the space and emailing it out to everyone so you’ll know what to expect of the experience. 

 

Within the next two weeks (before May 1st), you will receive an email from our ticketing system containing a unique PASS CODE which you may then redeem for tickets either online through our website or through the Box Office (via email or phone). 

  • Little House on the Prairie - The Musical: if you already had tickets for Little House - The Musical, those tickets have been transferred to our new dates and location on the corresponding performance. (For example, if you had tickets scheduled for Opening Night, Friday, June 18, they were moved to Opening Night, Friday, July 23. If you had tickets for the first Sunday matinee, your tickets are now on Sun, July 25.) You will receive an email containing your Little House tickets with the new date. Of course, you are always welcome to login into your SVST account via our website and change your Little House tickets (to a different date, etc). We are also happy to help you via email or phone. 

  • If you had tickets for The King and I or Sister Act, you will be issued Exchange Passes (equal to the # of tickets you had) to be applied to ANY of SVST’s upcoming shows, including Under the Stars, Rising Stars, Little House on the Prairie - The Musical (if you did not already have tickets to Little House or would like to secure more), or even our Home for the Holidays show. 

  • If you previously purchased Season Tickets and had not yet booked your tickets, they are available NOW in your online account to apply to any of these exciting shows! If you need any assistance, please email us or call. 

 

Your continued patience and understanding will be needed as we work together to bring live theatre back to Spokane Valley! Watch for the email (from our ticketing system arts-people.com) with your unique passcode. Feel free to reach out to our Box Office Manager via email: barb@svsummertheatre.com or phone: 509.368.7897. We expect a high volume of communication, so again, your patience is much appreciated! Tickets for the new events will be on sale April 15th. 

 

Again, we thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage to Spokane Valley Summer Theatre during these unusual circumstances. We look forward to a new sense of normalcy, and seeing you at the stage outdoors this summer!

 

Love and Light!

 

Yvonne A.K. Johnson

Executive Artistic Director and ALL of Team SVST

 

PS: SVST will return to the Central Valley High School Performing Arts Center for our regular three-show season in Summer 2022!