First Draft: Raise Your Voice Selection Committee Announced

The selection committee for the inaugural session of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s new musical initiative, First Draft: Raise Your Voice, has been announced. This cycle is currently soliciting submissions nation-wide from womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary folx with a submission deadline of June 15. Comprised of a team of outstanding womxn, the selection committee includes

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Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew: An Intern’s Perspective

Hello! My name is Tom Bentsen and for the past six weeks I have had the opportunity to be a performance intern in Kiss Me, Kate and an intern with Education and Engagement here at The 5th Avenue Theatre. I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Ensemble of the production while

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The Who’s Who of Ride the Cyclone: Emily Rohm as Jane Doe

Meet Emily Rohm, one of the stars of a wild ride of a musical: Ride the Cyclone. At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover

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The Who’s Who of Ride the Cyclone: Lillian Castillo as Constance

Meet Lillian Castillo, one of the stars of a wild ride of a musical: Ride the Cyclone. At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover

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The Who’s Who of Ride the Cyclone: Connor Russell as Ricky

Meet Connor Russell, one of the stars of a wild ride of a musical: Ride the Cyclone. At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover

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The Who’s Who of Ride the Cyclone: Tiffany Tatreau as Ocean

Meet Tiffany Tatreau, one of the stars of a wild ride of a musical: Ride the Cyclone. At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover

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The Who’s Who of Ride the Cyclone: Karl Hamilton as The Amazing Karnak

Meet Karl Hamilton, one of the stars of a wild ride of a musical: Ride the Cyclone. At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover

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Kiss Me, Kate in the #MeToo Movement

Compiled by Rachel Liuzzi, Public Relations Manager Our production of Kiss Me, Kate comes at a time when women are speaking out more loudly and earnestly than ever about sexual harassment, consent, and gender equality. With the advent of #MeToo, a movement that supports survivors of sexual violence, producing a musical that has some outdated

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“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”: An Overview of The Taming of the Shrew

By HEIDI MCELRATH, Shakespearean and Dramaturg Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is all about role-playing, so it’s a perfect fit as a play-within-a-play. Bianca and Kate play the roles of perfect little sister and elder snake-tongued shrew. Lucentio plays the role of a tutor so he can woo Bianca while keeping Baptista Minola at

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