My Fair Lady Revives Summer Theater

By Paige Browning

The board of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater hired new leadership last Wednesday, and just days later the staff is announcing plans for the 2014 season. Laura Little has taken the role of executive director, a role she held for 2 years previously.
 
Little says the abbreviated 2014 season will open with My Fair Lady the week after the 4th of July and will run for three weeks. She says the second of two shows is yet to be announced.
 
Little is joined by new artistic director Jadd Davis, who comes from the Seattle theater community. The board announced in August there would be no 2014 season, but Little says they came to her for a final review of the budget. She says a lot will be different this year.
 
First, the shows will be at the Salvation Army Kroc Center instead of the North Idaho College auditorium, a move that Little says is saving them more than $40,000. The theater will put on two shows instead of four, and she says they’re hoping for more involvement from local actors.
 
The theater is in no way rebounded completely, and Little says if people buy tickets early that will help with financing a lot. Past season ticket holders will have first dibs on tickets.
 
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