“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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We Got Annie’s Director, Billie Wildrick!

Billie Wildrick has been gracing Seattle stages with her irrepressible spirit and her dazzling vocal chops for years. She is also quickly becoming one of Seattle’s most sought-after musical theater directors and makes her 5th Avenue Theatre directorial debut at the helm of this season’s holiday sensation, Annie. We recently caught up with Billie to learn more

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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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First Draft – Our First Story Summit

By Bridget Morgan, Senior PR & Communications Manager It’s going to be a busy week at The 5th Avenue Theatre… Nine writing teams made up exclusively of womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary folkx will be onsite at The 5th for an intensive 5-day development process as they mold their concepts for new musicals into pitches with an

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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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And the 2018 5th Avenue Award Nominees Are…

The 5th Avenue Theatre spreads the joy of musicals to even the youngest members of our community—from kids in the far corners of our state to the teens right here in our own backyard. By growing a community of musical lovers who see and participate in performances early and often, we ensure a vibrant future

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First Draft: Raise Your Voice Selection Committee Announced

The selection committee for the inaugural session of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s new musical initiative, First Draft: Raise Your Voice, has been announced. This cycle is currently soliciting submissions nation-wide from womxn, gender non-conforming and non-binary folx with a submission deadline of June 15. Comprised of a team of outstanding womxn, the selection committee includes

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