What Are We Thankful For?

As we enter into the holiday season, our Education Department shares what they are thankful for.


We are thankful for you! Now, more than ever, we are reminded of the power of musical theater to unite communities, give voice to the voiceless, allow us to feel empathy for others and to share our stories with the world. We are grateful for our wonderful community of students, teachers, parents, schools and community partners who support our education programs and inspire us each day. From the Education Department of The 5th Avenue Theatre, we wish you a joyous holiday!

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Ashman and Menken: Disney’s Renaissance Men

By ALBERT EVANS, Artistic and Education Associate

Fairy tales might seem like effortless magic—all you need is a storyteller and an audience—but bringing the magic to life on stage and screen requires the combined efforts of a small army of artists and craftspeople.

Look at the credits of a Disney animated classic like The Little Mermaid and you’ll see the names of hundreds of folks who labor, sometimes for years, to create all of the elements of a fantasy world.

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More Than a Fairy Tale: An Interview with Diana Huey, Matthew Kacergis and Glenn Casale

By KWAPI VENGESAYI, Community Engagement Specialist

Disney’s The Little Mermaid has enthralled international audiences across generations and cultures. Its score is enchanting and visuals captivating, but it’s more than just a fairy tale about a beautiful princess who falls in love with a dashing prince. In an interview with Director Glenn Casale and actors Diana Huey and Matthew Kacergis, we discuss this beloved story and our own spectacular production.

WHAT DREW YOU TO DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID?

blog_qa_dianaDIANA HUEY (DH): Singing “Part of Your World” as a child is one of my earliest memories. I vividly remember knowing every word and mimicking each intonation while daydreaming that I was a beautiful mermaid princess. The opportunity to live out one of my childhood dreams is incredible!

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