Category: Education

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

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. Although created 50 years ago, West

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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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“I am an Islander” Classroom Residency

By Orlando Morales, Director of Education and Engagement “Welcome to The Rock if you come from away, You’ll probably understand about half of what we say. They say no man’s an island but an island makes a man… I am an islander!” At the end of October, local students will fill The 5th Avenue Theatre

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And The 5th Avenue Award Goes to…

It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 16th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. Presented at The 5th Avenue Theatre, over 2,000 teenagers, many in costumes representing their

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And the 2018 5th Avenue Award Nominees Are…

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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Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew: An Intern’s Perspective

Hello! My name is Tom Bentsen and for the past six weeks I have had the opportunity to be a performance intern in Kiss Me, Kate and an intern with Education and Engagement here at The 5th Avenue Theatre. I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Ensemble of the production while

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Rising Star Project Recap! 10-Minute Musicals

This season, 47 Rising Star Project teens from 31 different schools across the Puget Sound region immersed themselves in the complex and exciting process of creating new musicals. Students were given the opportunity to participate in multiple ways: as book writers, composers and lyricists; directors and music directors; stage managers; actors; marketing and public relations

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