Events

Annie
Nov
23
to Dec 30

Annie

Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Billie Wildrick

This holiday season, bring everyone you know to see The 5th’s exciting new production of this fantastic show. Join Annie, Sandy, Daddy Warbucks and the wicked Miss Hannigan for one of the best theater experiences you will ever have. Laced with unforgettable stories and songs including "Tomorrow," "It’s a Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" and so many others, this is a musical that will stay with you for a lifetime—no matter how old you are. A magical, musical thrill for the entire family.

A worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards®.

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Always... Patsy Cline
Mar
14
to Apr 5

Always... Patsy Cline

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley—based on a true story.

Directed by Karen Lund

Musical Direction by Julia Thornton

Patsy Cline had a singular way of telling a story. Tune in as her songs and letters weave a big-hearted tale of love and loss told through her unlikely friendship with Texas housewife, Louise Seger. This musical tribute features Cayman Ilika and Kate Jaeger, two of Seattle’s finest voices, recreating the sound that captured the love of a nation with hits like “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy.”

Cayman stars as Patsy Cline.

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Million Dollar Quartet
May
9
to Jul 28

Million Dollar Quartet

May 9 - June 23, 2019 (Issaquah)
June 28 - July 28, 2019 (Everett)

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins

The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s
stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love, plus a few new visual surprises.

Cayman stars as Dyanne.

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Kiss Me, Kate
Apr
6
to Apr 29

Kiss Me, Kate

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Samuel & Bella Spewack
Directed by Alan Paul
Choreographed by Michele Lynch

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary! Kiss Me, Kate is the multi-Tony Award®-winning Cole Porter masterpiece that set the standard for great musicals and then broke the mold. A play-within-a-play inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this sparkly sensation is, at its core, a true battle of the sexes. A charming leading man and his superstar ex-wife are starring in a production of the Bard’s famous play. Both on stage and off, they revel in combat and romance. Who comes out on top? We’re thinking you’d better “brush up your Shakespeare…”

Cayman Ilika stars as Lilli Vanessi (Kate)

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Kiss Me, Kate Spotlight Night
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Kiss Me, Kate Spotlight Night

Hosted by Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Spotlight Night gives you an inside look at upcoming 5th Avenue Theatre productions. Kiss Me, Kate, inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, is only one of the many Broadway musicals that has been adapted from the timeless works of William Shakespeare. Rodgers and Hart, Leonard Bernstein, Galt MacDermot, John Guare and Stephen Sondheim have all taken on the challenge of bringing “the Bard” to Broadway. With the help of some of the Northwest’s best singers we’ll take a look at such shows as The Boys from SyracuseWest Side StoryOh, Brother!The Two Gentlemen of Verona and more. If music be the food of love, play on!

We will also review the history of Kiss Me, Kate, meet the cast and creative team for this new exciting production, and discuss the contemporary issues and challenges of presenting any version of The Taming Of The Shrew.

American Sign Language Interpreters provided upon request - please contact Guest Services at guestservices@5thavenue.org at least two weeks prior to the event. 

Spotlight Night is always FREE! Please RSVP HERE for your general admission, first-come, first-served tickets. Tickets are required for entry.

This presentation will occur at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Get directions by clicking HERE.

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ArtsWest Holiday Cast Party
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

ArtsWest Holiday Cast Party

Show after show of surprises – the brand-new ARTSWEST HOLIDAY CAST PARTY packs in music, games, performances by beloved ArtsWest stars - two every night! - and a heaping dash of holiday spirit. With ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright as host and Music Director Chris DiStefano at the piano, ArtsWest is your home for the holidays.

On Sunday, December 10th at 3pm, Cayman Ilika and Billie Wildrick guest star!

Get tickets for only $25 with the code AWPARTY for a limited time! Click HERE to book now!

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PERSUASION Original Cast Album Release Party
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

PERSUASION Original Cast Album Release Party

RSVP HERE
Celebrate the release of the PERSUASION: A New Musical Original Cast Recording! 
- Live musical performances
- CDs and digital download cards for purchase
- Mingle with cast, crew, and creatives
- Food and drinks

Admission is FREE but please RSVP to the Pingg invitation (see link above and in posts) or via email with the number in your party to PersuasionMusical@gmail.com.

Digital download available NOW at CD Baby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/persuasion3
Download and stream on iTunes and Amazon now!
Physical CDs available from 12/4/17 at The Stage Door Cafe at Taproot Theatre and everywhere.

PERSUASION: A New Musical
Music and Lyrics by Chris Jeffries
Book by Harold Taw
Director Karen Lund; Music Director/Orchestrator Michael Nutting; Music Consultant R.J. Tancioco; Recording Engineer Steve Ditore.

CAST (in order of appearance)
Cayman Ilika - Anne Elliot
Matthew Posner - Captain Wentworth
Caitlin Frances - Lady Russell, Mrs. Musgrove, Mrs. Harville
Nick DeSantis - Sir Walter, Captain Harville
Chelsea LeValley - Elizabeth Elliot, Henrietta Musgrove
Ryan Childers - Mr. Shepherd, Charles Musgrove, Third Gossip, Servant, Lady Dalrymple
Sophia Franzella - Louisa Musgrove, First Gossip, Miss Carteret
Kate Jaeger - Mary Musgrove, Second Gossip, Clerk
Randy Scholz - Captain Benwick, Mr. Elliot

MUSICIANS
Michael Matlock—Conductor/Piano/Asst. Music Director
Bruce Carpenter—Reeds
Chris Monroe—Percussion
Matthew Tevenan—Cello

PERSUASION had its world-premiere production at Taproot Theatre Company from July 12 to Aug. 26, 2017. A runaway success, it became the highest-grossing show in the 41-year history of Taproot Theatre Company. Recording and production of the Original Cast Recording was made possible by the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.

The release party is co-presented by Taproot Theatre Company and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

http://PersuasionMusical.com/

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Persuasion
Jul
12
to Aug 26

Persuasion

Book adapted by Harold Taw
Music and Lyrics by Chris Jeffries
Directed by Karen Lund

Is it too late for love? PERSUASION is a Cinderella story about a fairy tale gone wrong … and Anne Elliot’s fight to earn an even happier ending. Jane Austen’s final novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing, and second chances. Produced by Taproot Theatre in Seattle. Cayman stars as Anne Elliot.

Just EXTENDED to August 26th! The new dates are selling out quickly, so book your tickets now.

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BEATSVILLE
Apr
27
to May 27

BEATSVILLE

  • Asolo Repertory Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World Premiere!

Book by Glenn Slater

Music and Lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf
Directed by Bill Berry

A co-production with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

“Wow! These guys are talented!”
—American Theatre

Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep next spring. It’s Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of subterranean coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, “Dead Cat” is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More “sculptures” bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter’s secret? From the writers of Galavant, School of Rock and Tangled comes this hip and hilarious new musical, hang onto your berets – we’re headed to Beatsville!

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