Tag: 5th Avenue Staff

Bill’s List — April 2020

Happy Spring! In this month’s list Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry recommends eating your produce seasonally and enjoying the best of our local flora and fauna (while practicing smart and safe social distancing, of course). Do you have any Spring traditions? Let us know in the comments! Healthcare Professionals, Grocery Store Employees, and Restaurant/Takeout Food

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From the Costume Shop: Shannin Strom Henry's Favorite Costume Moments at The 5th

Shannin Strom Henry is The 5th’s incredible Costume & Wardrobe Director! We asked her to share her top ten favorite costume moments that have graced our stage over the years. How many of these looks have you seen? Let us know in the comments! 1. The Christmas dress worn by Jerick Hoffer (Jinkx Monsoon) as

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Songs of Joy—Favorite Musical Theater Songs from The 5th’s Admin Staff

Though it’s usually near impossible to choose just one, we were able to cobble together a list of our administrative staff’s favorite musical theater songs for your listening pleasure! The list spans everything from Hello Dolly to Legally Blonde, and even a musical local to Seattle—Lizard Boy by Justin Huertas. We hope you enjoy listening

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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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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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Kelsey Thorgalsen is Directing ‘Anything Goes’ at the University of Washington

By Bridget Morgan, Senior PR & Communications Manager Most members of Seattle’s musically inclined theater community know Kelsey Thorgalsen. Slight in stature with curly brown hair, her gaze is direct and her demeanor is honest and non-judgmental. This last point is a critical as far as most people are concerned as typically they encounter her

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Flashback Friday: The Time Seattle Got TRAPPed

The von Trapps Visit the Emerald City While on Tour in the 1940s Recently, Marlys McDonald, the Wardrobe Master here at The 5th, discovered a rare and auspicious gem amongst her family archives: original programs from the 1940s when the real-life Trapp Family Singers visited Seattle. And she found them just in time for our

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Meet the Staff: Mo Chapman, Productions Logistics Coordinator

Any staff member with a question about what is going on onstage, in the rehearsal halls, in the alley behind the theater, or anywhere else in the building knows that there is only one person has the answer: Mo Chapman. Mo, who was one of our regular stage managers in the late nineties and early

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