Category: Education

Meet the Students of RSP: West Side Story—Maya Bhat

By Anya Shukla, RSP Marketing Intern Stage managers are the glue that holds a show together. In charge of making sure the process runs smoothly, the RSP stage managers work nonstop—coming into a five hour rehearsal an hour early, leaving an hour late—to make sure that West Side Story is flawless. Maya Bhat, the Production

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Meet the Students of RSP: West Side Story—Alia Antón

By Anya Shukla, RSP Marketing Intern Some Rising Star Project cast members have been in musicals since elementary school, but this is Alia Antón’s first professional show. But that doesn’t mean Alia, who plays Maria, isn’t ready to take on the challenge. Although she had always thought of herself as a mezzo-soprano, when offered her

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Highlights of The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musicals

We announced all the recipients from The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards right after the event on Monday, June 3. But this event is one of our favorite nights of the year! And when we got these incredible photos, we knew we had to share! Special thanks to the team at Jazzy Photo for all the

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And The 5th Avenue Theatre Award goes to…

The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards kicked off tonight with over 200 kids lifting their voices to the rafters together as they welcomed their peers to a night of celebration! For the 2018/19 high school musical theater season, The 5th had a record-setting 128 productions at 106 schools participating this year. 167 nominations and 178 honorable

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The 5th Avenue Theatre Award Nominees

The 5th Avenue Theatre spreads the joy of musicals to even the youngest members of our community—from kids in the far corners of our state to the teens right here in our own backyard. By growing a community of musical lovers who see and participate in performances early and often, we ensure a vibrant future

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Rising Star Project Puts Theater in the Hands of Youth

Rising Star Project

By Anya Shukla, RSP Marketing Intern This summer, nearly 100 high school students from all over Washington State will convene at The 5th Avenue Theatre for Rising Star Project: West Side Story. West Side Story, the awe-inspiring musical, beloved by many, reimagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the context of gang violence and racial prejudice.

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Kent High Schools Celebrate the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the last three years, The 5th Avenue Theatre has partnered with high schools in Kent to support students as they write and produce a rally sharing the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The residency began at Kentridge High School in 2016 and last year expanded to include Kent Meridian High School. This

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Students Share in the Magic of Storytelling

New Residencies through The 5th Avenue Theatre By Anya Rudnick, Education Engagement Specialist I am always nervous the night before teaching a new class. Will the students like me? Will they behave? Will the classroom teacher support the work of a teaching artist they have never met? These are the questions that swim around my

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