Category: Featured Post

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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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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The Outsiders

There is a broad, multi-faceted movement in the entertainment industry to be thoughtful, inclusive and intentional in the way that we produce art. One of the facets of this movement is the growing effort to invite under-represented communities to tell their own stories. Yes, acting requires a person to step outside themselves and inhabit the

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“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”: An Overview of The Taming of the Shrew

By HEIDI MCELRATH, Shakespearean and Dramaturg Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is all about role-playing, so it’s a perfect fit as a play-within-a-play. Bianca and Kate play the roles of perfect little sister and elder snake-tongued shrew. Lucentio plays the role of a tutor so he can woo Bianca while keeping Baptista Minola at

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