Category: 2019-20 Season

The Arts Light Up the Future of Downtown Seattle

With “Shelter in Place” in effect around Washington State and schools effectively closed until the start of the new school year in the fall, there are many businesses that are all but closed. There are some businesses whose staff can work remotely, but there are many who cannot. In addition to our artists, technicians, and

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UPDATE: The 5th and Coronavirus

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health have mandated the closure of all public gatherings greater than 250 people. As a result, performances of Sister Act cannot go on as scheduled. We are asking all ticket-holders for patience as we explore every option to

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You Are Cordially Invited to BASEBALL SAVED US!

Since 1994, The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company has brought the wonder and joy of live musical theater to students (grades K-8) throughout Washington State. Adventure Musical Theatre musicals engage students through storytelling, song, and dance. Our productions are created by local composers and writers and are designed to incorporate standards-based educational

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Guest Post: The Boeing Company

At The 5th Avenue Theatre, we bring people together through shared artistic experiences. Research shows what many of us know firsthand: a high concentration of arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement and more social cohesion. Through the power of story and song, we create musicals that lift us up—together. Through their sponsorship

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Creative Conversations: Sheryl Kaller

By Bridget Morgan, Associate Director of Branding and Communications Sheryl Kaller is a fascinating woman with a unique and varied career. The director of Bliss (the 23rd new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre), is one of a small number of women to have ever received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Direction of

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Member Profile: Helen Sing, the Chex Mix Queen

Staging new musicals, hosting Broadway tours, and producing the best of classic musical theater takes energy, creativity, and resources. Ticket sales and subscriptions simply can’t cover it all. It’s thanks to the generosity of our Members who contribute to our annual fund that The 5th Avenue Theatre continues to grow and thrive. As a show of

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“By All Means, Keep Moving.”

There are 104 children standing on risers, curved around a choir director, their arms raised in joy as they sing. Their faces reflect a broad spectrum of identities—skin color, gender expression, financial security—each beaming with confidence, and pride. Their peers are on their way to fill the auditorium of Kentridge High School. The students all

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The Royals of Minisculia are visiting Seattle

Faye, Holly, Carmella, and Piper, the four royal sisters from the Kingdom of Minisculia, are on their way to Seattle where their electrifying and empowering story will be told onstage in the world premiere musical called Bliss, playing at The 5th Avenue Theatre February 1 – 23. We connected with each of the princesses to

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Creative Conversations: The Writers of Mrs. Doubtfire

At its heart, Mrs. Doubtfire is a story about a father and the lengths he goes to be close to his children. It is an inspiring story of family and love that will make you laugh and leave you singing and dancing as you exit the Theatre. We asked writers Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and

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Buyer Beware: It’s Scalper Season… Again…

Check out our top 5 tips for ensuring that you are getting the best prices when you buy tickets for a family outing this holiday season. It’s that time of year already! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the entirety of the holiday season is barreling behind it. It’s always exciting to plan a

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