Friday, October 10, 2008



  • Oct. 10-11: CAN-ACT presents Something's Afoot, a musical murder-mystery spoof about 10 people stranded at an isolated English country estate and who are killed off one by one in mysterious and amusing ways, at its new location at 214 Seventh Ave., Caldwell. Show times are 8:00; tickets for the show include a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.
  • Oct. 10-12: Boise State Department of Theatre Arts presents Tragedy: A Tragedy, an absurdist comedy about a TV news team prepared to cover a tragedy that isn't happening. Performances are Oct. 10-11 at 7:30 and Oct. 12 at 2:00 in the Morrison Center Stage II, newly rechristened the Danny Peterson Theatre. (I'm planning to see this show tonight and I'll post my review tomorrow if you're curious about seeing it Saturday or Sunday.Or not. We ran into some bad traffic and showed up too late to see the show. I don't know if we'll see it tomorrow or not.)
  • Oct. 10-12: "Waiting for the World to Change," Candace Nicol's exhibit of etchings, collapraphs and screenprints about growing up in a multicultural family and dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 is on display at the Hatch Ballroom at BSU's Student Union Building.
  • Oct. 10: Stage Coach Theatre opens Dark Rituals, a thriller about an anthropologist learning about the Native American legend of the windigo, a cannibalistic creature. She and her son and daughter-in-law find themselves forced to face supernatural elements, murder and ritual death. Show dates are Oct. 10-11, 16-19 and 23-25; show times are 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 Sunday. The theater is in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland in Boise.
  • Oct. 10: Alley Repertory Theater opens Burial at Thebes, a contemporary version of Antigone written by Seamus Haney as a metaphor for security issues under the Bush administration. Performances are Oct. 10-11, 14, and 16-18 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective on Osage St. behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden.
  • Oct. 14: Big Band Swing Design of the Netherlands performs at 7:30 p.m. at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Now through Oct. 17: Robert Kantor's "The Hope Series," an exhibit of large-scale steel and mixed-media sculptures, is on display in the Visual Arts Center of the liberal arts building in Gallery 1 at BSU.
  • Oct. 17-18: The Boise Philharmonic will perform three pieces by Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral Symphony, at NNU's Swayne Auditorium in Nampa on Oct. 17 at 8:00 and at BSU's Morrison Center in Boise on Oct. 18 at 8:15.
  • Oct. 17: Boise Little Theater opens The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a Choose Your Own Adventure-style musical mystery by Rupert Holmes based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. During intermission, the audience gets to vote on who the murderer is. Show dates are Oct. 17-18, 23-26 and 29-31 and Nov. 1; show times are 8:00 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 on Sunday and 7:30 on Wednesday. The theater is on Fort Street just off Broadway in Boise.
  • Now through Oct. 25: Boise Contemporary Theater presents God's Ear at the theater at 854 Fulton St. in Boise. A couple struggles to find themselves and each other in the wake of a family tragedy in this show that includes appearances from the Tooth Fairy, G.I. Joe and a transvestite flight attendant. Show dates are Oct. 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25 at 8:00 and 18 and 25 at 2:00.
  • Now through Oct. 26: Company of Fools presents Jack and the Beanstalk, the musical, at the Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey. Performances are Oct. 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25 at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at 3:00 p.m. and Oct. 18 and 25 at 11 a.m.
  • Oct. 29: Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah performs Time Capsule: A Century of Dance at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Oct. 31: Music Theatre of Idaho opens Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim about a murderous, vengeful barber and some suspicious meat pies. Shows are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 6-8 at 7:30 and Nov. 1 at 1:30 at the Nampa Civic Center.
  • Now through Nov. 1: Prairie Dog Productions presents Indiana Stones and the Quest for the Holy Oil at the theater at 3820 Cassia St. in Boise. The show runs 2:00 Oct. 12 and 19 and at 7:15 on Oct. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 31; and Nov. 1.
  • Now through Nov. 8: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre presents Ragtime, a musical combining Jewish folk music sounds, vaudeville and jazz to tell the story of a Latvian Jewish immigrant, an upscale white family, a Harlem musician, and historical figures such as Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Henry Ford. Show dates are Oct. 10-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31 and Nov. 1 and 6-8. Show times are 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays; dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays. The theater is on Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle in Boise.
  • Now through Nov. 9: Boise Art Museum hosts an exhibit by photographer and sculptor Catherine Chalmers called American Cockroach.
  • Now through Nov. 9: The Boise Art Museum presents Upstream Fly Fishing in the American West, an exhibit of photographs by Charles Lindsay.

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