Meet the Dreamers: Eric and Marlette

Two more cast members are running where the brave dare not go: Eric Ankrim as Duke/Carrasco and Marlette Buchanan as Maria/Housekeeper!

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Eric Ankrim

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), CarouselFirst Date (another Gregory Award nomination!), Oklahoma, RENTInto the WoodsThe 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!

molm_marlette-buchanan-webMarlette Buchanan

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’RagtimePorgy 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 DetailsFreedom 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.

Meet the Dreamers: Skizzo and Jade

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

molm_skizzo-arnedillo-webWe 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 PanBeauty and the BeastThe Wedding SingerSaturday Night FeverChicagoSweet 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

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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: An Interview with Mother Abbess from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music

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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How to Succeed in Show Biz Without Really Trying

“I’m just in love with the city of Seattle and the artists that create here,” says Eric Ankrim, star of The 5th’s upcoming production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And it’s no wonder. The talented theater artist is one of the most in-demand professionals in the area. At The 5th, audiences love Ankrim not only for his incredible stage presence (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!First Date), but for his talent in the director’s chair (Grease, ELF – The Musical).

Eric Ankrim in How to Succeed...Taking center stage as J. Pierrepont Finch is coming full circle for Ankrim. “This show is actually the first show I ever auditioned for and performed in, back in my sophomore year of high school. In many ways that experience was the reason I pursued theater moving forward.”

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