Community

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). 

Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the 2019/20 mainstage season to hear Albert's insight about the priodcutions on our stage!

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

ALBERT'S PAST TOPICS:

For West Side Story: THE JOY OF LENNY
The spectacular music score of West Side Story — brutal and tender, angry and ecstatic — comes from the unlimited imagination of Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s most honored musical visionaries. From Broadway to the Philharmonic to the lecture hall to the political ramparts, Lenny always had more to write, more to say, more to give.

PAST SPECIAL EVENTS: 

Representación y más allá: Being Latinx in the 21st Century
The production of West Side Story at The 5th invited all of us to take a closer look at the musical’s initial and ongoing impact on the Latinx community. Despite representing (and, in many ways, inventing) a very specific view of Latinx life, West Side Story has come to define how many Americans understand the wide spectrum of Latinx cultures and experiences. A panel of community members working in business, the arts, and social services Shared their thoughts on how far we’ve come since 1957—and what other stories are being lived and told by those around us, every day.

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.
 

 

POST-SHOW TALKBACKS

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.

Coming to see Urinetown?

May 5, 2019 After the 7:00pm performance

Post Show Talkback: Conversations with cast members, facilitated by The 5th Avenue Theatre's Director of Education and Engagement, Orlando Morales.

May 7, 2019 After the 7:30pm performance

Post Show Dialogue: Join us as we compare the dark world of water management in Urinetown to the current state of our water right here in Seattle! Featuring special guests Jourdan Keith (Seattle Public Utilities Watershed Educator, Founder and Director of Urban Wilderness Project and Seattle 2016 Poetry on Buses Poet Planner), Mami Hara (Seattle Public Utilities General Manager/CEO), and Kelly O’Rourke (Seattle Public Utilities Water Conservation Manager Planner), and facilitated by ACT Education and Engagement Manager, Tracy Hyland. Be sure to stick around after the performance!


Post Show Talk Back Dates:

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. 

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

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.

 

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL SHOW TALK AT THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE

Representación y más allá: Being Latinx in the 21st Century

Wednesday, June 12
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Studio E, The 5th Avenue Theatre. Directions to Studio E

The current production of West Side Story at The 5th invites all of us to take a closer look at the musical’s initial and ongoing impact on the Latinx community. Despite representing (and, in many ways, inventing) a very specific view of Latinx life, West Side Story has come to define how many Americans understand the wide spectrum of Latinx cultures and experiences. A panel of community members working in business, the arts, and social services will share their thoughts on how far we’ve come since 1957—and what other stories are being lived and told by those around us, every day.

Show Talks are 45-minutes long and are free and open to the public (no show tickets required).

West Side Story and this special event are made possible in part through the generous support of