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Creative Conversations: Stephen Flaherty on MARIE, DANCING STILL

How did the concept for this musical and this exceptional collaboration of Broadway visionaries come about? For a long time I had wanted write a theater piece that was not only set in the world of dance but one which used dance as a principal means of storytelling.  Though the score would feature songs, it

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MARIE, DANCING STILL: Fact, Fiction, and Imagination

By Lynn Ahrens Many people are familiar with Edgar Degas’s ground-breaking sculpture, La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans. There’s the original wax figure at Washington’s National Gallery, as well as a number of finely-wrought bronze castings at other art institutions around the world. This unique masterpiece has been copied, analyzed, critiqued, and even X-rayed. But

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9 Things that Rock about ROCK OF AGES

Wonderfully funny, occasionally zany, and riddled with scorching songs, Rock of Ages is an unforgettable ‘80s rock ballad blast that spent six years on Broadway as well as sold out productions around the world. Rock of Ages is the story of a small town girl and a city boy who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. 

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GUEST POST: Fostering Together and Annie

Together Forever by Angelina Denver I remember the first time I heard the music from Annie. I was mesmerized! I loved the music and the story. The music was so fun. I could be heard belting out the words to “It’s a Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Tomorrow’ on my Saturday cleaning days with my little

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Meet the Stars of Annie!

We’re proud to introduce the stars of our exciting new production of Annie, created by us for you! FAITH YOUNG (Annie) Making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut as Annie is a dream come true! Regional credits: Annie (Annie), Seattle Musical Theatre/Auburn Avenue; James and the Giant Peach (James), Village Theatre KIDSTAGE; White Christmas (Susan), Beauty

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Introducing the Re-imagined 5th Avenue Theatre Boutique by White Branches

By Tim Gonzalez-Wiler, Director of Guest Services and Sales Our brand promise at The 5th Avenue Theatre is to “hit the high note.” We strive for this in everything we do—from the Broadway-caliber shows you see on our stage to the first-class treatment you receive from our incredible Guest Services team. And as anyone that has

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The Music of Newfoundland and the World of Come From Away

A conversation with Ian Eisendrath, Grammy-nominated Music Supervisor and Arranger of Come From Away and former Resident Music Supervisor and Director of New Works at The 5th Avenue Theatre Can you talk a little about your earliest interactions with Come From Away? I saw the presentation of Come From Away at NAMT in my capacity

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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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Meet Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Thorgalsen

Kelsey Thorgalsen has been a vital part of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s artistic lifeblood for nearly seven years. It started with a  10-week internship and she’s been a passionate member of the artistic department ever since, bringing a keen mind for project management, a steady, grounded voice in lofty artistic conversations, and a commitment to

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David Armstrong, a Curtain Call

By Bridget Morgan, Senior PR & Communications Manager David Armstrong has never been particularly difficult to find. From radio interviews and TV appearances to Spotlight Nights and opening nights, David is the affable, charming showman, welcoming audiences into The 5th Avenue Theatre, immersing guests in the rich and colorful history of musicals and advocating for

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