Tag: Tim Minchin

The 2017 Tony Award Nominations and The 5th!

By DAVID ARMSTRONG, Executive Producer and Artistic Director As always, there are many connections this season between the shows and artists that are nominated for Tony Awards and The 5th Avenue Theatre. Topping the list, of course, is Best Musical nominee Come From Away.  We are so proud to have co-produced with Seattle Rep the

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Three Heads are Better Than One

TIM MINCHIN (Music and lyrics) Before writing the songs for Matilda The Musical, Tim Minchin was a successful cabaret comedian with a loyal fan base who loved his musically complex songs that, in his words, “just happen to be funny.” He also had a résumé in classical theater, musical comedy, TV and films. Minchin was raised in Perth, Western

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Tim Minchin Talks About the Value of Stories

The 5th Avenue Theatre believes that the arts are fundamental to a rich life and we want to be sure that young people have access to theatrical performances. When Matilda the Musical composer Tim Minchin visited Seattle recently, we asked him about why he thinks the arts are important for children. Hear what he says: This

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Roald Dahl’s Interesting Life Rivaled His Beloved Stories

In 1940, a young British fighter pilot awoke in a war hospital. His plane had crashed in the North African desert. Somehow he crawled away from the burning wreckage, then lost consciousness. The last thing he remembered thinking was, “I’m dead,” but he was rescued and flown to safety. His nose was smashed, almost severed,

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