Tag: Casting

How Can I Resist Ya? Preparing for ‘Mamma Mia!’

BY SARAH RUDINOFF (Rosie in The 5th’s Mamma Mia!) When our director Bill Berry called with an offer to play Rosie, he said Lisa Estridge was coming back to Seattle to do the show. I think I said yes right after he said Lisa’s name. Lisa is one of the few people who truly makes me giggle

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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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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia: Donna, Tanya and Rosie

There is only one way to describe our brand new staging of Mamma Mia!: FUN! Rehearsals are underway and we cannot stop laughing—not to mention dancing to the unforgettable ABBA hits that make this show so irrepressible. Donna Sheridan is a fiercely independent single mom watching her only daughter get married with her best friends, Tanya

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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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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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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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Meet The Assassins: Sara Jane Moore

Meet the actor: Kendra Kassebaum 5th Avenue Theatre regular Kendra Kassebaum joins the cast as Sara Jane Moore. Previous 5th Ave and ACT credits include Jacques Brel…, The Secret Garden, A Little Night Music, Company, Cinderella, ELF.   Her work on Broadway and in New York includes Wicked (Glinda), RENT (Maureen), Assassins (Ensemble/Squeaky Fromme us), Leap of Faith (Sam), MTC’s The Receptionist (Lorraine), and Roundabout Theatre’s A Little Night Music (Petra). Her local work includes critically

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