The holidays are a festive time, a time for thanksgiving, for family and for cheer. And what provides more joy than a good old holiday musical? Throughout the years, The 5th has produced a number of musicals during the holidays, but here are three of our favorites. Continue reading “Holiday Musicals at The 5th Avenue Theatre”
Your Gift Makes a Difference.
Our amazing family of 5th Avenue donors makes our work on the stage and beyond possible. Here are 5 great reasons to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to The 5th:
5. Pay It Forward
You can help us share the joy of theater with children and families all season long with free tickets to one of our productions.
4. New Works
With your help, The 5th has created 17 brand new musicals, and many have or will travel to Broadway, adding vibrant new works to the canon of musical theater.
The Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company has been taking the magic of musical theater on the road to students across Washington State since 1994. Continue reading “Let’s go on an Adventure! The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company”
2015 has been a truly incredible year full of engaging and inspiring educational programming for audiences of all ages. Each of us in the Education Department here at The 5th is grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazing community of students, patrons and donors who support our work year after year. Continue reading “Our Favorite Things of 2015—From Your Education Department at The 5th Avenue Theatre”
Whether you’re an artist to be envied or an occasional crafter, these projects range from 30 minute setups to multi-day endeavors! Perfect as a gift (for yourself or someone else!), have fun getting your craft on!
The von Trapps Visit the Emerald City
While on Tour in the 1940s
Recently, Marlys McDonald, the Wardrobe Master here at The 5th, discovered a rare and auspicious gem amongst her family archives: original programs from the 1940s when the real-life Trapp Family Singers visited Seattle. And she found them just in time for our revival of The Sound of Music!
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical has introduced millions of young children worldwide to the power of music. Last week, we were honored to continue that tradition at The 5th Avenue Theatre. On Thursday, December 10, approximately 2,000 students from elementary, middle and high schools from as far as Yakima came to a special school matinee performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music in downtown Seattle. For many, it was their first experience seeing a live theater performance and their first visit to the historic 5th Avenue Theatre. Continue reading “Local Students “Spellbound” by School Matinee of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music “
Do you remember your tongue twister warm ups and have your high school jazz shoes in a closet, “just in case”? Welcome, former theater kid (FTK). This may sound familiar.
People who meet the von Trapps via The Sound of Music may be surprised that the repertoire of the real-life Trapp Family Singers was unlike the jolly musical theater songs that Rodgers & Hammerstein created. The real von Trapps sang mostly art music—madrigals, religious pieces and classically-arranged folk music. In a 1998 interview, one of Georg and Maria’s sons said, “We were about good taste, culture, and all those wonderful upperclass standards that people make fun of in movies.”
Anne Allgood is a beloved and exceptionally talented actress in Seattle’s vibrant and thriving theater scene. The 5th Avenue Theatre has been lucky enough to count her as one of our favorite performers to work with, and anyone who has ever heard her sing and perform can understand why; Allgood brings a depth and richness to every character she brings to life onstage, and her vocal power is second to none. Allgood has appeared in three of our recent Rodgers & Hammerstein productions – as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!, as Nettie in Carousel, and now as Mother Abbess in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Allgood about these fantastic female characters.