Whether it is on stage, behind the scenes, or in the orchestra pit, The 5th is thrilled to support the amazing talent based right here in Seattle. We employ over 800 artists and artisans, making us the largest arts employer in the Pacific Northwest. The help from our donors plays a huge role in our ability to work with world-class performers and creative artists, full live orchestras, and stage imaginative and innovative productions like we saw from our most recent production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
This wonderful show would not have been complete without the incredible costume design by a local designer, Rose Pederson. She captures the energy of the era and the zingy nature of the show, creating the looks that brought the characters alive onstage. Her sixties-era designs included vintage pieces uncovered on shopping trips in Los Angeles seen alongside the “Paris Originals” built by master artists in our own 5th Avenue costume shop. The spirited designs for the role of Hedy LaRue (seen below and as played by Jessica Skerritt ) brought the perfect touch to this sassy character.
Just look at what the reviews have said about the incredible artists involved:
“Even the zingy new orchestrations by the irreplaceable Bruce Monroe honor the intent and effect of the original” –Talking Broadway
“The biggest ace up Berry’s sleeve is the nearly unerring casting of the show, in fact the best overall casting I have seen at The 5th in some years.”- Talking Broadway
“Bob Richard has come up with some of the best men-in-suits (and women too) choreography I’ve seen.”- Broadwayworld.com
“A visual treat … This show looks and sounds like a million bucks.”- Seattle Gay Scene
Thank you to all of those who support us and make the magic possible!