Free and Fun - Join us for Show Talks!

Join 5th Avenue Theatre Artistic Associate Albert Evans, for a special series of delightful, insightful, and informative presentations which will take you deeper into the world of musical theater and Man of La Mancha.

Man of La Mancha

Show Talk Venue: Studio E at DAT 5

6:30 PM - Tuesday, October 11
6:30 PM - Wednesday, October 12
7:00 PM - Thursday, October 13 (Opening)

6:30 PM - Tuesday, October 18
6:30 PM - Wednesday, October 19
7:00 PM - Thursday, October 20 hosted by KING FM's Marta Zekan

6:30 PM - Tuesday, October 25
6:30 PM - Wednesday, October 26
7:00 PM - Thursday, October 27

To find Studio E:

  • Look for the street-level, outdoor staircase located directly beneath the theater marquee.
  • Take the stairs down one short flight and enter the building through the double glass doors at the bottom.
  • Turn left and go down another short flight of stairs to reach the building's lower concourse.
  • Turn left and walk a few paces, the entrance to our Studio E will be on your left.
  • You will see signs and volunteers, who will be happy to escort you to a seat

THE WORD IS: Audiences have a fantastic time attending Show Talks. Think about stopping by!


Show Talk Guest Speakers

Albert Evans -- 5th Avenue Artistic 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 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.




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 to our 2016/17 season? Mark your calendars!

  • Man of La Mancha - Sunday, October 23, 2016
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid - Sunday, December 11, 2016
  • The Pajama Game - Sunday, February 26, 2017
  • Murder for Two - TBD
  • The Secret Garden - April 30, 2016
  • Romy and Michele’s High School ReunionSunday, June 25
  • Fun Home - Sunday, July 23

All dates are subject to change.

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



Join us and other members of the audience immediately after select performances for a free post-show discussion about the themes in the show.

Man of La Mancha

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Little Mermaid

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • Friday, December 9 (Tentative), 2016
  • Friday, December 16, 2016
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
  • Friday, December 23, 2016
  • Friday, December 30, 2016

The Pajama Games

  • Sunday, February 12, 2016
  • Friday, February 17 (Tentative), 2016
  • Sunday, February 19, 2016
  • Friday, February 24, 2016

Murder for Two

  • TBD

The Secret Garden

  • Sunday, April 23, 2016
  • Friday, April 28, 2016
  • Friday, May 5, 2016

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

  • Friday, June 9, 2016
  • Sunday, June 11, 2016
  • Friday, June 16, 2016
  • Sunday, June 18, 2016
  • Friday, June 23, 2016
  • Friday, June 30, 2016

Fun Home

  • Sunday, July 16, 2016
  • Friday, July 21, 2016
  • Friday, July 28, 2016

All dates are subject to change.

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