Free and Fun - Join us for Show Talks!

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Join 5th Avenue Theatre Artistic and Music Associate, Albert Evans, every week for his series of delightful, insightful, and informative presentations which will take you deeper into the world of musical theater.

Show Talks take place  from 6:30PM-7:15PM - that's one hour before curtain time - each Tuesday and Wednesday evening when there is a main stage season performance. For Jasper in Deadland, we have also included some extra dates, so check out the list below. Mark your calendar too, for our special Thursday visit from the wonderful Marta Zekan of KING FM on May 7th!

Join us for Show Talks for Jasper in Deadland

Mark your calendars for these pre-show events!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00PM-7:45PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30PM-7:15PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30PM-7:15PM
Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:00PM-7:45PM

AND:  Just for Jasper - Post Show discussions

Join us after the performance and share thoughts about the story you have seen with your fellow theatergoers!

After the evening performances on:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Show Talks are always FREE and open to the public!  Led by The 5th's Artistic and Music Associate, Albert Evans, the Show Talk topics are as wide-ranging as the musicals themselves.

For the full Show Talk schedule and more detail: click here

For directions to our Show Talk locations: click here





Show Talk Guest Speakers

Albert Evans -- 5th Avenue Artistic and Music Associate
Albert s a composer (Off-Broadway hits Pageant and Nite Club Confidential, The 5th Avenue’s Yankee Doodle Dandy), lyricist (New York City Opera’s Merry Widow), as well as dramaturg, vocal coach and music director at The 5th Avenue Theatre. His recent musical, Rosie the Riveter, written with playwright Stephanie Timm for The 5th Theatre’s Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company, was recently on the road, entertaining and educating grade school and middle school students throughout the northwest.  Join Albert at Tuesday and Wednesday evening Show Talks throughout the 2014-2015 main stage season.

Marta Zekan -- Radio Journalist, Classical KING FM
Marta has been with Classical KING FM 98.1 since she moved to Seattle in 1994. Many will remember her Saturday morning children's program on KING FM, Classic KID FM, which also aired in Milwaukee and San Francisco.  In conjunction with the show, she brought a presentation on creative listening to elementary schools throughout the region.  Today, she interviews all kinds of arts professionals for the KING FM Arts Channel (  A pianist, her music foundation is in the classical world, but once she found her way into musical theater, she never looked back.   Before coming to Seattle, Marta was busy in Southern California, working as a musical director, voice and text coach, singing teacher and sound designer.  She has a BA in Music (UC San Diego), an MFA in Voice and Speech Training (National Theatre Conservatory), and has taught theater and voice skills in many a theater outreach program.  She retains a love for music history and a large stack of classical piano repertoire. Join Marta at a special Show Talk event on Thursday, May 7th at 7PM.

Alex Hollmann (BA University of Cape Town; MA University of Colorado; PhD Harvard University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Washington. He frequently teaches courses in Greek and Roman mythology and in Greek and Roman religion. His research interests include ancient Greek religion and mythology, ancient Greek magic, the historian Herodotus, and Greek prose in general. Join Alex along with Albert at Show Talks on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th.



Want to know more about the show you just saw?  Join the cast and creative team for a FREE talkback after a selected Sunday evening performance for every production.  You'll hear from the performers and creative team, and they'll take your questions too.

Looking ahead in our 2014-2015 Season?  Mark your calendars!

  • Jacques Brel  - April 12, 2015 (At ACT)
  • Jasper in Deadland - May 10, 2015
  • Grease - July 26, 2015

All dates are subject to change.

If you are interested purchasing a Second Sunday Talkback subscription package, please contact the Box Office at 206-625-1900.