Friday, October 24, 2008



  • 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 times are 2:00 and 8:00.
  • Oct. 25: Stage Coach Theatre presents 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. The show is 8:15 at the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland in Boise.
  • Oct. 25-26: Company of Fools presents Jack and the Beanstalk, the musical, at the Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey. Performances are Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Oct. 26 at 3:00 p.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: Boise Little Theater presents 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. 25-26 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 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 at 7:15 on Oct. 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. 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.
  • Now through Nov. 15: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Wonderful Town, a comedy about two sisters -- an actor and a playwright -- who move to New York City to make it big. The show runs Oct. 25 and 31 and Nov. 1, 7-8 and 14-15 at 7:30 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.


  • November: The Boise Art Museum opens a new exhibit, a site-specific architectural structure called After, by Lead Pencil Studio architects and artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo.
  • Nov. 1: Opera Idaho presents Lucia di Lammermoor, an opera about a woman who goes mad when her brother forces her to marry a man she does not love, at 8:00 in the Morrison Center at BSU.
  • Nov. 6: The College of Idaho Theater Department opens Lapis Blue, Blood Red, the story of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and her struggles after she is raped and one of her paintings is stolen. The show runs Nov. 6-8 and 12-15 at 7:30 and Nov. 16 at 2:00 at the Langroise Studio Theater at C of I in Caldwell.
  • Nov. 6-9: Idaho Dance Theater presents Risky Business, its fall dance recital, at 8:00 Nov. 6-8 and 2:00 Nov. 9 at the BSU Special Events Center.
  • Nov. 7-8: The Langroise Trio performs at Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise at 7:30 on Nov. 7 and at Langroise Recital Hall at the College of Idaho at 7:30 on Nov. 8.
  • Nov. 12: Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, reads selected works at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre at Main and Capitol in Boise.
  • Nov. 13: The Boise State Theatre Arts Department opens A Dream Play by August Stringberg, about the daughter of the god Indra who comes to Earth and experiences human suffering. The show runs Nov. 13-15 and 19-22 at 7:30 and Nov. 16 and 23 at 2:00 at the Danny Peterson Theater in the Morrison Center.
  • Nov. 14-15: The Boise Philharmonic performs Vessels of Courage and Hope by contemporary Israeli composer Shulamit Ran and Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Major by Gustav Mahler at 8:00 Nov. 14 at NNU's Swayne Auditorium in Nampa and 8:15 Nov. 15 at BSU's Morrison Center in Boise.
  • Nov. 14: CAN-ACT opens We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figures Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue, a comedy about an inept theater troupe trying to perform a romantic epic. The show runs at Nov. 14-15 and 20-22 and 8:00 and Nov. 15 at 2:00 at 214 7th Ave., Caldwell.
  • Nov. 17: Caldwell Fine Arts presents Idaho Showcase, a concert with Sandpoint flautist Rhonda Bradetich, Coeur d'Alene harpist Leslie Stratton Norris and the College of Idaho Sinfonia, at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus.
  • Nov. 19: Boise Contemporary Theater presents No ... You Shutup, a one-woman show by comedian Lauren Weedman premiering at BCT.
  • Nov. 21: Alley Repertory Theater opens Reckless, a Christmas comedy. The show runs Nov. 21-23, 26, and 28-29 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden.
  • Nov. 23: The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony performs their fall concert at 7:00 at Timberline High School.
  • Nov. 28: Boise Little Theater presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, in which, one year after finding the true meaning of Christmas, Scrooge is back to his old ways and has decided to sue Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-7 and 10-13 at 2:00 Sunday, 7:30 Wednesday and 8:00 Thursday through Saturday at the theater on Fort Street.
  • Nov. 28: Stage Coach Theatre presents Moving, a comic slice-of-life tale of a family dealing with one of the most stressful days any family undergoes: moving day. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-7 and 11-13 at 7:30 Thursday, 8:15 Friday through Saturday, and 2:00 Sunday.
  • Nov. 28: Starlight Mountain Theatre opens The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a comedy about a married couple who are trying to put on the annual church Christmas pageant even though the cast includes a family of mean and nasty kids. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 at 7:30 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Nov. 28: Encore Theatre Company opens A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas, a drama inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6 at 7:00 at NNU's Science Lecture Hall in Nampa and Dec. 12 at 7:00 at the Caldwell Center for the Arts at 603 Everett St., Caldwell.
  • Nov. 29: The Boise Art Musuem opens an exhibit of ceramic sculptures, drawings and paintings by Japanese artist Jun Kaneko. Some of Kaneko's ceramic pieces are up to 13 feet high and 5,000 pounds.

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