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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Meet the Director: Lisa Shriver on Rock of Ages

Lisa Shriver makes her 5th Avenue Theatre debut at the helm of Rock of Ages. She is the Lucille Lortel Award-nominated choreographer of the Off-Broadway revival of Into the Woods, recently completing its transfer to the West End. Her Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar and Ring of Fire, and many others. In addition to

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Kent High Schools Celebrate the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the last three years, The 5th Avenue Theatre has partnered with high schools in Kent to support students as they write and produce a rally sharing the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The residency began at Kentridge High School in 2016 and last year expanded to include Kent Meridian High School. This

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What Happens at a Writer’s Retreat?

In October of 2018, The 5th Avenue Theatre proudly hosted its inaugural First Draft: Story Summit, inviting nine writing teams (including five local teams) comprised of womxn, gender-non-conforming, and non-binary folx. Shortly after, we announced four First Draft Commissions. The commission-ees have a year to write a complete first draft of their musicals with support

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GUEST POST: Girl Scouts of Western Washington and The 5th!

The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to work closely with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, making theater tickets affordable and accessible to families and empowering girls with the transformative power of musical theater. Over the holidays, nearly 600 members of the Girl Scout community attended Annie and Sing-a-Long Sound of Music. We invited Tami Micheletti, a volunteer

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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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A Musical Lover’s Dream Trip!

By Jill Big Eagle, Individual Giving Officer At the end of October, some of our donors joined leaders of The 5th Avenue Theatre on a Director’s Trip to New York for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre (NAMT)’s New Works Festival. This annual festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year in

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Students Share in the Magic of Storytelling

New Residencies through The 5th Avenue Theatre By Anya Rudnick, Education Engagement Specialist I am always nervous the night before teaching a new class. Will the students like me? Will they behave? Will the classroom teacher support the work of a teaching artist they have never met? These are the questions that swim around my

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