Tag: Education

And the 2018 5th Avenue Award Nominees Are…

The 5th Avenue Theatre spreads the joy of musicals to even the youngest members of our community—from kids in the far corners of our state to the teens right here in our own backyard. By growing a community of musical lovers who see and participate in performances early and often, we ensure a vibrant future

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Rising Star Project Recap! 10-Minute Musicals

This season, 47 Rising Star Project teens from 31 different schools across the Puget Sound region immersed themselves in the complex and exciting process of creating new musicals. Students were given the opportunity to participate in multiple ways: as book writers, composers and lyricists; directors and music directors; stage managers; actors; marketing and public relations

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The Impossible Musical

By DREW LICHTENBERG, Literary Manager/Resident Dramaturg at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C. (Reprinted with permission.) One of the first things to know about Man of La Mancha, perhaps the most popular adaptation of Don Quixote, is that it isn’t an adaptation at all. During a 1959 trip to Madrid, playwright Dale Wasserman read the book

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The Cervantes Story: All Your Questions Answered!

By ALBERT EVANS, Artistic Associate WHO IS CERVANTES? Miguel de Cervantes is Spain’s most famous and influential author, the creator of Don Quixote, a book often cited as the first modern novel. WHEN AND WHERE DID HE LIVE? Cervantes was born in 1547 in central Spain. His father, Rodrigo, was an itinerant tradesman, a dreamer

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Women in the Workplace: Just How Far Have We Come?

A woman running for president. A woman heading the Federal Reserve. Three women sitting on the Supreme Court. Women CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies. These are not positions that women held (or even thought possible) back in 1961, the year that Loesser and Burrows’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying took Broadway by

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