Musical Theater for Grades K-8
Since 1994, the Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company has brought the wonder and joy of live musical theater to students throughout Washington state. Adventure Musical Theater musicals engage students through storytelling, song, and dance. Our productions are created by local composers and writers and are designed to incorporate standards-based educational content.
You Provide the Place, We Provide the Magic
Our touring company brings all the necessary costumes, props and equipment. All you need to supply is a performance space measuring approximately 20 square feet. We suggest that students sit on the floor directly in front of the performers for the best view.
About the Show
In 1942, just two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed into law Executive Order 9066, authorizing the deportation of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast to internment camps in the desert. Taking only what they could carry, they were forced to leave their homes, imprisoned behind barbed wire, and guarded by soldiers. Two thirds of these people were American citizens and many were children.
Based on the award-winning children’s book by Ken Mochizuki, Baseball Saved Us follows the journey of a young boy named Shiro who, along with his family, is imprisoned in a “camp” unlike any other. As Shiro struggles to learn how to play baseball on the hot dusty fields he learns more than just the game, he learns how to survive. Featuring powerful music and engaging lyrics, this original musical teaches students about an important piece of American history.
Baseball Saved Us will tour to schools throughout Washington State February-May, 2015. We have toured this original musical in the past and it sells out every year, so we are bringing it back by popular demand. Please call us at 206- 625-1418 or email bookAMT@5thavenue.org.
Maximum attendance is 300 students per performance. For a larger group of students, schools must book a double performance.
Single performance in Western Washington $699
Double performance in Western Washington $849
Single performance outside Western Washington $949
Double performance outside Western Washington $1,199
Scholarships for schools are available. Please call 206 625-1418 for details.
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What are The 5th Avenue Awards?
Now in its 13th year, this is our way to recognize outstanding achievement in high school musical theater and to celebrate the hard work and dedication which students and educators put forth to make their school productions a success. All high schools are welcome to participate. We look forward to seeing your high school's musical productions this year!
2014-15 5th Avenue Awards Information and Application packets are now available (see below). Our awards ceremony will be on Monday, June 8, 2015 at The 5th Avenue Theatre.
We are still accepting applications for the 2015 Awards.
Please download both the information packet and the application packet. Return the application packet and keep the information packet handy for reference throughout the school year.
Congratulations to all! Last year, our evaluators saw 121 productions, each and every one of which was worthy of our applause. Here are the nominees and honorable mentions that were announced on May 20, 2014.
To read the 2014 5th Avenue Awards recipients, nominees and honorable mentions, click here.
The 2014 5th Avenue Awards ceremony took place on Monday, June 9th at Benaroya Hall. Every student present represented the dreams and aspirations of high school students across the state. Watch video of this amazing event through the links on our facebook page or below: