Tag: ACT Theatre

Ride the Cyclone: Behind the Scenes

Our annual co-production of Ride the Cyclone starts performances this weekend, and after spending some time observing rehearsal, we could not be more excited to see this show come to life in the Falls Theatre at ACT – A Contemporary Theatre. Take a look at these behind-the-scenes images of a recent rehearsal.   For tickets

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Fasten Your Seatbelt: The History of Ride the Cyclone

Guest post by Tracy Hyland, ACT Theatre Education and Engagement Manager The thrill of Ride the Cyclone onstage is equally matched by the story of how this new musical came to be. From a small fringe theater production in Victoria, BC to a recent Off-Broadway run, Cyclone has enjoyed several iterations across the continent before

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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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Whodunit?

By ALBERT EVANS, 5th Avenue Artistic Associate A cloud obscures the moon. A window shatters. A woman screams. Silence. Then…a car speeds away. There has been a murder! Never fear: the Great Detective is on the case, aided by a faithful but slightly befuddled companion. Through the Detective’s keen powers of deduction and extensive knowledge

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Meet The Assassins: Leon Czolgosz

Meet the Actor: Brandon O’Neill Brandon O’Neill joins the cast as Leon Czolgosz.  He has performed on the ACT stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ramayana for which he received both a Broadway World Award and a Footlight Award, and First Date, which earned him a Gregory Award nomination. He has been seen recently at The 5th Avenue

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Thoughts on Assassins: Human Qualities in These Stories of Unfulfilled Hopes

I have loved the score of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins since I first heard the off-Broadway soundtrack in the early 1990s. The stylistically varied music reflected the historic scope of the tales being told and offered a unification of storytelling the likes of which I had never heard.  I was a bit nervous to see my

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Meet The Assassins: Emma Goldman

Meet the Actor: Kjerstine Anderson Kjerstine Anderson makes her 5th Avenue and ACT debutas Emma Goldman in Assassins. Her regional work includes seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), The Unfortunates, My Fair Lady, The Servant of Two Masters, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

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Thoughts on Assassins: Gun Violence, the American Dream, and The Cult of Celebrity

My feelings about Assassins, the co-production between The 5th Avenue Theater and ACT, are difficult to unpack, but I will attempt to share some of my thoughts. I saw the show right after a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense meeting where I learned some staggering statistics about American children growing up in homes with

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Meet The Assassins: John Hinckley

Meet The Actor: Frederick Hagreen Frederick Hagreen  is elated to make his ACT debut playing John Hinckley in  Assassins. His recent Seattle credits include critically acclaimed Come From Away (Seattle Rep); American Idiot, Really, Really (ArtsWest); Jasper in Deadland, Pirates of Penzance (5th Avenue Theatre); Mary Poppins, and Les Miserables (Village Theatre), among others. Meet The Assassin: John

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