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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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
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
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
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
Nancy Harris has been an usher at The 5th Avenue since the doors re-opened in 1980 and in those 35 years, she has collected plenty of backstage memories, some good and others not so great.