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
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
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
The winners of the 2016/17 Subscriber Choice Awards have been announced. At the end of every season, we ask our subscribers to vote for their favorite performers, designs, and musical moments from throughout the last season. We are proud to share the winners of the 2016/17 Subscriber Choice Awards.
What was the first show you were in at The 5th? The first show was Anything Goes in 2000. Where has the time gone??? How many shows have you done at The 5th in total? I think Holiday Inn makes 20…or 21? Not exactly sure!
What was the first show you were in at The 5th? My first show was Gypsy in 2001(with Matt Owen!) I played a Hollywood Blonde and the front end of the cow, respectively. How many shows have you done at The 5th in total? I’ve lost count. I do, however, remember exactly where I was when
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
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,
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
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