Free and Fun - Join us for Show Talks!

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 6:30 PM-7:15 PM - that's one hour before curtain time - each Tuesday and Wednesday evening when there is a main stage season performance.

Audiences have a fantastic time attending Show Talks. Think about stopping by during Matilda!

Revolting Children!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30PM during the run!
Producer's Club 2

Join Artistic and Music Associate Albert Evans as he explores the fascinating role of children on page and stage — with special emphasis, of course, on musical theater kids like Matilda, who find their voice, sass the authorities, and fight for their rights!

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 for Matilda 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 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, August 27th at 7PM.

Edith Farrar
graduated from the University of WA with a Master’s degree in Library Science in 1994.  Since 1998 she has worked for Sno-Isle Libraries as a children’s librarian. She has held her current position at the Edmonds Library since 2001 -- where she is known on the street variously as “The Library Lady”, “the Story Lady”, “the Accordion Lady”, & once a year appears as ”Captain of the Fairy Parade.” Her work with parents & children in a public library setting provides a venue for combining her love of children’s literature and her background as a classically trained musician with theatrical inclinations. Outside of work Edith performs regularly with the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band as the world’s finest, and perhaps only, seated baton twirler. Join Edith with Marta and Albert at a special Show Talk event on Thursday, August 27th at 7PM.



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 2015/16 season? Mark your calendars!

  • Matilda - August 30, 2015
  • Waterfall - October 18, 2015
  • The Sound of Music - December 6, 2015
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - February 14, 2016
  • Sleeping Beauty Wakes - April 10, 2016
  • Paint Your Wagon - June 19, 2016
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - July 24, 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.