Show Talk presentations take patrons deeper into the world of musical theater and our productions. 

These engaging lectures and panels are hosted by Artistic Associate, Albert Evans with the occasional special guest. Show Talks are 45-minutues long and are free and open to the public (no show tickets required). 

For Rock of Ages, Albert presents:
“The Joy of Noize"

From the Stone Age to the Age of Rock, musicians have relied on the primal power of hitting things with other things to draw a crowd and send them into a frenzy. Join host Albert Evans for a Show Talk with a beat — a fast tour through the history of percussion, with an emphasis on the origin and impact of the drum set — the mega-instrument at the heart of jazz, pop, and rock.

Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 14th at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 PM

Show Talks take place in Studio E at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Directions to Studio E.



Following select Sunday night performances, members of the audience are invited to meet the cast, crew and creative team (if available) and ask questions about the show. Post-Show Talkbacks are hosted by Education staff. Requires a ticket to the performance.

Post Show Talk Back Dates:

February 17, 2019 - Rock of Ages
April 7, 2019 - Marie: A New Musical
June 16, 2019  - West Side Story

If you are interested purchasing a Sunday Night Talkback subscription package, please contact Guest Services at 206-625-1900. 


On select dates, members of the audience are invited to participate in moderated discussion about the themes and issues that each show addresses. Post Show Discussions do not involve cast, crew or creative team members and are moderated by Education staff and special guests. Requires a ticket to the performance.