The 5th Avenue Awards honors outstanding achievement in high school musical theater and celebrates the hard work and dedication students and educators put forth to make their school productions a success. This program was created to shine the spotlight on musical theater similarly to the way sports are regularly celebrated in schools.
2016-17 was our biggest and most thrilling year yet, with 100 schools participating with 122 productions across Washington State. Congratulations to all of the students, teachers and families who made musical theater happen in their high school communities! Click the icon on the right to see this year's list of honorees and recipients.
The 2016-17 nominees and honorable mentions were announced on May 23, 2017 and awards were presented on June 12, 2017. The ceremony was streamed live on The 5th Avenue Theatre facebook page and can be found here at this address: https://www.facebook.com/5thave/videos/10155444298728833/
High School Directors! We are excited to support you in all that you do. Watch this page for the 2017-18 application, which will be posted soon.
Click here to read the 2015-16 5th Avenue Awards honorees.
To remember past honorees, please click on the date below to see a full list from that Awards year.
The 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines and The Boeing Company.
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' x 20'. We suggest that students sit on the floor directly in front of the performers for the best view.
About the Show
During World War II, manufacturing plants that produced munitions and war supplies were in desperate need of workers. As many men were off at war, women, who typically worked in other trades or in the home, were asked to join the factory workforce to help the U.S. with the increasing demand of supplies. “Rosie the Riveter” became a cultural icon representing the female worker—loyal, efficient, and patriotic. The can-do spirit of the Pacific Northwest in the 1940s comes to your school in this fast, funny, and inspirational musical. Follow the adventures of young Rosie as she goes to work in a Seattle aircraft manufacturing plant to assist with the war effort and pursue her own dreams.
Your students will learn about WWII and will be inspired by the story of the trailblazing women who joined the workforce and stood up for their rights when the men marched off to war.
About the Show
In 1855, young Charles Mitchell was brought to the tiny town of Olympia in Washington Territory as a slave in the household of Surveyor-General, James Tilton. Two years later, the U.S. Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision held that a man's property--his slaves--belonged to him wherever he traveled within the United States. While he yearned for freedom, 13 year old Charles Mitchell was not free.
Based on the book by Seattle historians Lorraine McConaghy and Judy Bentley, Free Boy tells the tale of his harrowing escape from Washington Territory in 1860. Hiding as a stowaway aboard a steamer bound for Victoria, British Columbia, his journey and the obstacles he faced along the way dramatize how Civil War era issues in the United States affected the West Coast. The war's battlefields were far away but the war's problems were right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Featuring engaging music and powerful lyrics, this brand new, original musical tells a little-known and important piece of the history of the Northwest. It is a story of hope, risk, perseverance and above all, the quest for freedom.
Maximum attendance is 300 students per performance. For a larger group of students, schools must book a double performance.
Prices include an accompanying curriculum guide.
Single performance $699
Double performance $849
Schools that are more than 125 miles from Seattle will be charged an additional $300 travel fee.
In-class workshops are available to further engage students adn explore themes and concepts in depth. $100 for a one-hour workshop.
Early Bird Discount
Book Rosie the Riveter before November 27, 2017 and receive $100 off.
Share the news
When your school and a neighboring school book on the same day, each school receives $100 off.
Book a performance for your school
Adventure Musical Theater productions are very popular and sell out every year. Please call us at 206- 625-1418 or email bookAMT@5thavenue.org to book a performance.
Please give us your feedback
If your school has already seen an Adventure Musical Theater production, please take a few minutes to let us know what you thought. Your responses are valuable to the program and we appreciate your time in taking the survey. To complete the survey, click here.
Theater is a powerful tool to connect students to new concepts, history, and literature. Recent studies show increases in knowledge retention, tolerance, and empathy in students who attend live performances. The 5th Avenue Theatre invites you to extend your classroom to the stage and use musical theater as a means to inspire and invigorate your students.
School performances include accompanying curriculum resources designed to help educators connect their students' theater experience to classroom objectives and learning standards.
In-class workshops are also available to further engage students and explore themes and concepts more deeply.
Performances for our 2016/17 season have concluded. Please check back later for an announcement of 2017/18 season school performances.
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