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Creative Conversations: Lindsay Warren Baker

Hearts will soar at Austen’s Pride – A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. This musical is a labor of love created by Amanda Jacobs and Lindsay Warren Baker, who share equal credit for the book, music, and lyrics of this breathtaking new musical, which underwent major development as a part of The 5th’s 2018 NextFest:

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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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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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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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