Meet the Illusionist: The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin

British Born daredevil and escape artist Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks, and even sewn up inside a dead cow to name just

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Meet the Illusionists: The Deductionist, Colin Cloud

Look at your hands. Your nails. The heels of your shoes. What do you see? Nothing? Imagine someone who could look at those details and see everything. Everything. Only, you don’t have to imagine. Because this is precisely what Colin Cloud does. He’ll know what you’ve had for lunch, where you’ve been that day, what

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NextFest: Day 1

By Erin Nieuwenhuis, Marketing & Communications Intern On Monday, February 19th, it was a chilly 33 degrees in downtown Seattle, but in the rehearsal space of the 5th Avenue Theatre, NextFest was just starting to warm up. A pot of coffee brewed as fuel for the long day ahead, actors were warming up their voices,

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Meet the Cast of Ride the Cyclone

Ride the Cyclone marks the 8th collaborative production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT and truly highlights what both theaters do best. At The 5th, we believe that no other art form has the full-on, visceral power to sweep audiences up and away like a great musical does. And from the page to the

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Meet the Illusionists: The Manipulator, An Ha Lim

An Ha Lim (The Manipulator) 2006 Korea Busan International Magic Competition 1st Prize. 2006 Italy Club Convention Manipulation 1st Prize. 2007 World Magic Seminar in Asia 1st Prize. 2008 World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas – Golden Lion Award. 2008 IBM/SAM Joint Convention Stage Grand Prix. 2009 FISM WCM Manipulation 3rd Prix. 2009 Monte Carlo

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” By Ruby Sachs, Rising Star Project Communications Student “What’s in a name?” A passionate group of high school students from all over Washington has been coming together to ask themselves that very question since mid-September, creating a series of six original ten-minute musicals based on Romeo and Juliet. This week, their

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Thank You for the Music: Part 1

No other art form has the full-on, visceral power to sweep audiences up and away like a great musical does. And from the page to the stage, no one creates that magical journey like The 5th Avenue Theatre. We bring passion and sensitivity to every musical we create. With big talent. Productions that move you.

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Meet the Staff: Shannin Strom Henry

What is your role at The 5th? Costume and Wardrobe Director Birthplace? Bainbridge Island How long have you worked here? Almost six years—six years in April! What has been your favorite show while you’ve been here? How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Paint Your Wagon and Janis Joplin What are your hobbies outside

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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia! – Sky, Eddie and Pepper

We’ve had our first audiences and it would seem that there are more than a few ABBA fans in Seattle—or maybe this show is just so much fun that you can’t resist it! Sophie’s fiance Sky is willing to do anything for her, putting his travels around the world on hold and marrying her, despite

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How Can I Resist Ya? Preparing for ‘Mamma Mia!’

BY SARAH RUDINOFF (Rosie in The 5th’s Mamma Mia!) When our director Bill Berry called with an offer to play Rosie, he said Lisa Estridge was coming back to Seattle to do the show. I think I said yes right after he said Lisa’s name. Lisa is one of the few people who truly makes me giggle

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