The 5th Generates $27 Million a Year for the Local Economy

Originally published on Puget Sound Business Journal on September 7, 2016 By Patti Payne, Columnist at Puget Sound Business Journal The 5th Avenue Theatre, one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies, has significant economic impact on the Seattle area. A numbers study done by the theater, in partnership with the University of Washington’s Foster School of

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Principal Casting for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Announced!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid comes to life this holiday season at The 5th Avenue Theatre. The dazzling new production marks the Northwest Premiere of the Disney classic! Playing: November 23-December 31, 2016  This holiday season, audiences will journey “Under the Sea” for a spectacular new production and Northwest Premiere of the Broadway musical, Disney’s The Little

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Meet the Dreamers: Skizzo and Jade

As we gear up for Man of La Mancha to take the stage in October, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to all of our amazing cast members. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be giving you a mini-intro to our dreamers. Skizzo Arnedillo Arteaga We are excited to welcome Skizzo Arnedillo

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The 5th Avenue Theatre by the Numbers: A Record-Breaking 2015/16 Season

The 5th Avenue Theatre wraps up another season of spectacular musical theater with successes on and off the stage. Over 300,000 guests attended one of the 219 performances at the historic theater during the 2015/16 season, generating more than $20M in earned revenue for the organization. Special thanks to 2015/16 season sponsors ArtsFund, U.S. Bank, media sponsor The

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Meet the Dreamers: Eric, Sarah and Wilson

Continuing our introductions of the amazing Man of La Mancha cast, here are three more of our dreamers: Eric Esteb, Sarah Rose Davis and Wilson Mendieta! Eric Esteb We are glad to have Eric back with us for this production. Most recently you may have seen him in our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your

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Meet the Director: Glenn Casale – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Glenn Casale will be directing our holiday production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Though this is Glenn’s first time at The 5th, he has quite a history with The Little Mermaid. After the show was less successful than hoped on Broadway, Glenn got his hands on it and reinvented the show to bring you the version you’ll be

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Meet the Director: Bill Berry – The Pajama Game

Bill Berry will be directing our spring production of The Pajama Game. He recently directed another workplace comedy for The 5th-How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Find out more about Bill below! Is this your first time directing at The 5th? This is not my first time directing here, as Producing Artistic Director I have

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Teen Writers Take Charge as 10-Minute Musical Project Takes Off

For the past month, the inaugural class of The 5th Avenue’s 10-Minute Musical Project has been meeting at the theater to learn the ins and outs of creating original musicals.  Though the musicals that they have been tasked with writing will only be about as long as an NFL halftime, the process is still intense.

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