Category: Community Outreach

The 10-Minute Musical Project

By ORLANDO MORALES, Director of Rising Star Project and Internships Eight high school students and two adult mentors are seated around a large table in The 5th Avenue’s Rehearsal Studio B. Everyone has a freshly photocopied script in hand. Old scripts and well-worn notepads are strewn across the table. Otherwise, the fluorescentlylit studio is an

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The 5th Generates $27 Million a Year for the Local Economy

Originally published on Puget Sound Business Journal on September 7, 2016 By Patti Payne, Columnist at Puget Sound Business Journal The 5th Avenue Theatre, one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies, has significant economic impact on the Seattle area. A numbers study done by the theater, in partnership with the University of Washington’s Foster School of

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By the Numbers: Wrap Up of the 2015/16 Season for the Education Department

Thank you to the generous corporations, foundations, government agencies, board members, and countless individual donors who supported our education programs this season. With your help we reached over 83,000 students across the Pacific Northwest region, increased our service by 14% and kept our thriving programs accessible to all students. Here’s a closer look….

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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A Uniquely American Quilt: Partners in Empowering Youth Through Musical Theater

  The Rising Star Project was first presented in 2011, and since 2013 it has grown and developed in partnership with The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. While preparing for this year’s Rising Star Project—our fifth year mentoring Washington teenagers—we chat with Sheri and Les about their hopes and goals for the program to

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Remembering Sarah Nash Gates: Beloved Artist, Mentor, Board Member and Friend

In December of 2015, Seattle lost a treasured artist and teacher, Sarah Nash Gates. She will long be remembered by the staff of The 5th Avenue Theater as one of our greatest influences, a wonderful board member and a true friend. While 5th Avenue audiences would know her for her incredible costume designs, her devotion

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6 Tried and True Tips for Bringing Kids to the Theatre

Is this your child’s  first time to the theater? Here are a few tips for an enjoyable experience for you and your whole family! Week of the show Tip 1: Start the conversation early You are giving your child a great learning opportunity! Help them understand your expectations for their behavior in the theatre before the

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