Month: February 2016

Can You Succeed…? with Michael Brown and Vicki Giles Fabre

Can you succeed in business without really trying? Rising Star Project students are considering this right now, as they prepare for their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying this weekend. Our Community Engagement Specialist Kwapi Vengesayi wanted to find out as well. Completing this three-part series, we meet Michael Brown and Vicki

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Meet The Assassins: Lee Harvey Oswald

Meet the actor: Nathan Brockett Nathan Brockett joins the cast as Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald is thrilled to make his ACT and 5th Ave debut with this show and team. He is a recent transplant to the Northwest from Austin, TX where he graduated with a BA in Theatre Performance and just completed a two-year Meisner acting program. Brockett’s

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Meet the Assassins: Highlights

JOHN WILKES BOOTH Arguably the most well-known presidential assassin in our nation’s history, John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor and Confederate sympathizer. Born in 1838 into a prominent theatrical family, Booth made his stage debut at the age of 17 and quickly developed a reputation as an outrageous scene stealer, strikingly handsome and

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An Interview with ACT’s Artistic Director John Langs

What was your first experience with Assassins and how does that inform your approach today? I worked on a production of Assassins in college with [set designer] Brian Bembridge—and Brian and I have continued to work together for 20 years. It was a powerful early theatre experience for me, one of those times when I

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Stephen Sondheim: The Master of the Musical

Stephen Sondheim is our greatest musical theater dramatist. From his first produced work, West Side Story, to his most recent, Road Show, he has brought a playwright’s careful plotting and an actor’s toolbox of subtext, timing, and stagecraft to the writing of music and lyrics. His songs are complete dramatic texts, conceived as written “performances,” with

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Meet The Assassins: John Wilkes Booth

  Meet the Actor: Louis Hobson Louis Hobson is a regular on The 5th Avenue stage, with performances in Jacques Brel, Jasper in Deadland (cast album), A Room with a View, Spamalot, West Side Story, Miss Saigon, Hair, and Pippin. His Broadway credits and Cast Albums include Next to Normal (2010 Pulitzer Prize), Bonnie & Clyde, Leap of

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Can You Succeed…? with Ethan Stowell and Stephen Krempl

Can you succeed in business without really trying? Our Community Engagement Specialist Kwapi Vengesayi wanted to find out. In the second of a three-part series, we meet Ethan Stowell and Stephen Krempl and hear what they have to say. It’s interesting to consider how many of these suggestions and recommendations for succeeding in business are applicable

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Flashback Friday: Sarah Rudinoff: From the Palace to the Steno Pool

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened on January 28 on our stage, and there are MANY familiar faces and remarkable talents. One of the stellar cast is our friend Sarah Rudinoff, checking in as sassy secretary—and Rosemary’s best friend—Smitty. Here’s a sneak peek of Sarah in one of her costumes! But Sarah

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Meet The Assassins: Giuseppe Zangara

About the Actor: John Coons Coons joins the cast as Giuseppe Zangara. He is thrilled to be making his 5th Ave debut with this production of Assassins.  Hailed as “powerful, funny and audacious” by CityArts, Coons has sung roles with the Seattle Opera, Eugene Opera, Skagit Opera, Inverse Opera and the Boston Opera Collaborative. He has performed with

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