Accessibility at The 5th

Did you know that The 5th has sign language interpreted performances? How about Braille programs? Or large print programs, audio described performances, assistive listening devices, captioned performances, and wheelchair seats? All of these are true! At The 5th Avenue Theatre, we are committed to making our theater as accessible as possible for all of our guests. In pursuit of that goal, we are constantly expanding our offerings. Read below to find out more about each of these services, and to be directed to more information.

American Sign Language-Interpreted Performances

We have an ASL-interpreted performance for each production that we present, usually the last Sunday evening of the production run. Ticket prices for ASL performances vary based on seating location close to the ASL interpreters. Click here to find out more and learn how to purchase tickets. Continue reading “Accessibility at The 5th”

Rising Star Project Orientation: Students From Across the State Gather!

In early December, the 2016/17 Rising Star Project cohort came together for the first time. This orientation was a chance for the teens to meet and to begin learning what it takes to put up a musical at The 5th. This year’s cohort will include over 90 students who will be mentored by 5th Avenue staff and who will also mount an all-teen production of The Pajama Game on our stage in March 2017 (after the professional production closes).

This year’s Rising Star Project brings students together from as far away as Yakima and Marysville and as near as Rainier Valley and West Seattle.

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Orientation included a tour of the historic venue where the students will be working and learning in the coming months. Continue reading “Rising Star Project Orientation: Students From Across the State Gather!”

Spotlight on Hattie Andres: 2016/17 Directing and Artistic Leadership Fellow

When you ask Hattie Andres to describe the best part of being the first recipient of The 5th’s Directing and Artistic Leadership Fellowship, she responds with a cliché that is telling of a young disciple of musical theater:

“The best part is being ‘in the room where it happens.’ I grew up seeing so many productions on this stage and now all of a sudden I’m seeing it all come together—from the ground up.”

However, it hasn’t taken long for Andres to confirm that her fellowship entails a bit more than just being in the room. The fellowship, currently a pilot program at The 5th, seeks to provide an early-career creative artist with a unique growth opportunity while specifically addressing the inequities in access and representation. Andres’s first role this season in line with that fellowship was to serve as assistant director for Man of La Mancha. Continue reading “Spotlight on Hattie Andres: 2016/17 Directing and Artistic Leadership Fellow”

Behind the Curtain: Sneak Peek at the Set Model for The Pajama Game

Check out these awesome set models for our upcoming production of The Pajama Game! We’re thrilled to have Carol Wolfe Clay in her scenic design debut at The 5th.

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Don’t miss The Pajama Game this spring at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Find out more information and purchase tickets at https://www.5thavenue.org/show/The-Pajama-Game.

Behind the Scenes of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

We couldn’t be more excited for Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The 5th Avenue Theatre! Check out some of these behind-the-scenes shots from the cast of the show!

Special thanks to members of the cast for their peek behind-the-scenes. Follow them on Instagram!

Diana Huey
Matthew Kacergis
Brenna Wagner
Momoko Sugai
Brandon Roach

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