Two more cast members are running where the brave dare not go: Eric Ankrim as Duke/Carrasco and Marlette Buchanan as Maria/Housekeeper!
Eric will be very familiar to our audiences. You may have seen him last year at The 5th in both our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon and as clever ladder-climber J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (for which he received a Gregory Award nomination). Other 5th Avenue credits include Jacques Brel… (also Gregory Award-nominated), Carousel, First Date (another Gregory Award nomination!), Oklahoma, RENT, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Show and Miss Saigon. After originating the role of Aaron in First Date in Seattle, Eric also went with the show to Broadway!
You may recognize Marlette from her previous role treading the boards at The 5th in Carousel. She’s been seen in many other regional productions, including Violet (ArtsWest), Passing Strange (ACT/Sidecountry), Once On This Island (Village), Ain’t Misbehavin’, Ragtime, Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera), Tin Pan Lady and Show Boat (Village). You may also have seen her in numerous television and film roles, including The Details, Freedom Riders and Seattle’s Stars. Marlette is a graduate of Boston University and Fisk University.
Don’t miss Eric, Marlette and the rest of our dreamers in this epic, inspirational musical. Man of La Mancha runs October 7-30, 2016. Click here to find a full cast listing, more about the show and to purchase tickets.
Two more cast members are dreaming “The Impossible Dream” with us: David Quicksall as the Captain of the Inquisition and Brandon O’Neill as Pedro! Find out more about them below.
We’re pleased to have David back on our stage! You may have seen him previously in Titanic in Concert, Company, The Sound of Music and 1776. He has also appeared at Seattle Repertory, Intiman, ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It, Seattle Shakespeare Company and the Seagull Project.
Brandon is also returning to The 5th! Most recently, you saw him in Assassins, last season’s co-production with ACT. Other 5th Avenue credits include: Carousel, Pirates of Penzance and Guys and Dolls. He was in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney’s Aladdin; he joined the Broadway show after being part of the cast when it started here at The 5th. Other regional credits include: A View From the Bridge at Seattle Rep; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ramayana, First Date, Miss Saigon, Joseph… and Cabaret. His voice can be heard nightly on Broadway, in London, and Australia as the Voice of the Cave of Wonders. Find out more about him at his website.
Don’t miss David, Brandon and the rest of our dreamers in this epic, inspirational musical. Man of La Mancha runs October 7-30, 2016. Click here to find a full cast listing, more about the show and to purchase tickets.
Check out some more of our amazing cast members! Today we’re meeting Annie Morro, Richard Peacock and Davione Gordon.
Annie is making her 5th Avenue debut with Man of La Mancha. Regional credits include Village Theatre’s My Fair Lady and UW Musical Theatre’s Sweet Charity.
Richard is returning to his 5th Avenue family after spending five months dancing in Mumbai! Previous Seattle credits include A Chorus Line, How to Succeed… and A Christmas Story at The 5th, and Xanadu at Village Theatre.
This is Davione’s second production with The 5th, having performed last in Carousel during our 2014/15 season. He is a native of Fort Washington, Maryland, and moved to Seattle in 2012, where he joined Spectrum Dance Theater and danced with the company for four seasons.
Don’t miss Annie, Richard, Davione and the rest of our dreamers in this epic, classic musical. Man of La Mancha runs October 7-30, 2016. Click here to find a full cast listing, more about the show and to purchase tickets.
As we gear up for Man of La Mancha to take the stage in October, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to all of our amazing cast members. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be giving you a mini-intro to our dreamers.
Skizzo Arnedillo Arteaga
We are excited to welcome Skizzo Arnedillo Arteaga for the first time at The 5th! Skizzo is a native of San Sebastian, Spain, and has 23 years of professional dance experience around the world. In addition to his extensive dance and choreography background, he has been seen on stage in productions of Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, Sweet Charity, and Carmen. Skizzo is pulling double duty, filling the role of Assistant Choreographer as well as being part of our fabulous ensemble in the role of Jose. He has worked quite a bit with our fantastic choreographer, so we can’t wait to see the result!
Jade Solomon Curtis
We’re pleased to have Jade Solomon Curtis back with us at The 5th! You may have seen her previously in Oklahoma! and Carousel at The 5th. She is a Texas native who has worked with dance companies across the country, including Wideman/Davis Dance, Spectrum Dance Theater, Alison Chase and Opus Dance Theater.
Don’t miss Jade, Skizzo, and the rest of our dreamers in this epic, classic musical. Man of La Mancha runs October 7-30, 2016. Click here to find a full cast listing, more about the show, and to purchase tickets.
Anne Allgood is a beloved and exceptionally talented actress in Seattle’s vibrant and thriving theater scene. The 5th Avenue Theatre has been lucky enough to count her as one of our favorite performers to work with, and anyone who has ever heard her sing and perform can understand why; Allgood brings a depth and richness to every character she brings to life onstage, and her vocal power is second to none. Allgood has appeared in three of our recent Rodgers & Hammerstein productions – as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!, as Nettie in Carousel, and now as Mother Abbess in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Allgood about these fantastic female characters.
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