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). 

Mark your calendars for our West Side Story Show Talks in June!

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


For Marie, Dancing Still, SUSAN STROMAN, 5-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, discussed her amazing career, her latest musical, Marie, Dancing Still, as well as past triumphs, including Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers.



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:

April 7, 2019 - Marie: A New Musical
May 5, 2019 - Urinetown (at ACT)
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.


Behind the Songs with Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Mon, April 1, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
presented by The 5th Avenue Theatre and The Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1000 4th Ave
Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1
Seattle, WA 98104

Please RSVP to attend this event!

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are considered the foremost theatrical songwriting team of their generation. They received the Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Grammy nominations for their score of the Broadway musical Ragtime. For the songs and score of Twentieth Century Fox's animated feature film Anastasia, they garnered two Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. They are recipients of the 2014 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Join us for an evening with Ahrens and Flaherty in anticipation of their newest musical Marie – Dancing Still, which begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on March 22. Through stories, musical performances, and Q&A with the audience, the prolific creative team will share their unique take on the craft of writing musicals, collaborating, and transporting audiences to new worlds.