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December 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

‘Something Rotten’ may skip Seattle en route to Broadway

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Playbill.com reports that “Something Rotten” — a world premiere musical slated for April 29 to May 24, 2015, at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre — may bypass Seattle and go straight to Broadway in early 2015. Reached for comment Saturday, executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong said, “There’s discussion…

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October 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Something’s up with ‘Something Rotten’

From Misha Berson, theater critic: The theatrical news website playbill.com has reported that Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Smash”) played the character of Shakespeare in a private industry  workshop of the new musical “Something Rotten!” held recently in New York City. “Something Rotten!” is set in the sphere of Elizabethan drama and will have its world premiere…

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June 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Edmonds K-12 wins big in 5th Avenue Awards

Naomi Morgan, center, leads hundreds of high-school theater students in a medley of “Seasons of Love” and “No Day But Today” at the 2014 5th Avenue Awards, held June 9./Photo by Tracy Martin The 5th Avenue Theatre presented its 12th annual awards for high school musical excellence on Monday night. Highlights of the ceremony included performances…

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April 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

NEA awards $653,000 to Seattle arts groups

The National Endowment for the Arts announced 24 grants to Seattle-area groups this week, totaling $653,000. Thirty grants were awarded statewide in this round of funding. Some of the recipients are listed below; a complete national list is available from the NEA. –5th Avenue Theatre, $50,000, to support a production of the Lerner-Loewe musical “Paint Your…

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March 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Critics’ verdict: ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

Courtney Reed and Adam Jacobs star in “Aladdin,” now on Broadway/Deen van Meer   From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The Disney musical “Aladdin,” based on the hit animated movie, opened on Broadway last week. The show debuted at 5th Avenue Theatre in 2011, and in 2013 a revamped version had a pre-Broadway run in Toronto. …

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January 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Silly walks contest has closed

Matt Owen stars as Sir Robin in The 5th Avenue’s production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot.”/Mark Kitaoka photo In conjunction with the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of an all-local version of Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” (Jan. 30-March 2) we invited you, Python fans, to show us your best Silly Walk and win some serious prizes. The contest is…

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December 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM

5 sparkling holiday shows in Seattle

Christmas is midweek, FCOL. You’ve got a whole weekend to fill before it gets here, with last-minute chores and abstention from all the holiday food. Herewith, five ways to relax, immersed in live theater. “James and the Giant Peach” at Seattle Children’s Theatre/Chris Bennion photo –“A Christmas Carol”: Let’s start with a classic. ACT Theatre presents its…

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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Macklemore and a $100 gift card: things to do this week

Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Grammys can’t hold him? Macklemore is shown in Seattle in March. / Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan…

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