Free and Fun - Join us for Show Talks!

Join 5th Avenue Theatre Artistic 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.
NEXT UP:  The Sound of Music: From the Very Beginning
Show Talks with Albert Evans
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Location: Studio E at DAT 5

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Thursday, Dec 10 at 7 PM when Albert is joined for an extra fun Show Talk with King FM's Marta Zekan featuring a special visit from Duane Chase (Kurt from The Sound of Music movie!)

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


Please join us for Show Talks with Albert Evans in our NEW space, Studio E at DAT 5. 

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 during Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.




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. Join Marta at a special Show Talk event on Thursday, December 10th 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!

  • The Sound of Music - December 6, 2015
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - February 14, 2016
  • A Night with Janis Joplin - 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.