The 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater

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.

High School Directors!  
Do you want to particpate in our 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards program in the 2017-18 school year?   We would love to have you! 

Please read our INFORMATION PACKET and then fill out the 5th Avenue Awards Application by downloading the APPLICATION PDF or filling out the ONLINE FORM.


2016-17 was our biggest and most thrilling year so far, 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 on the icon at the right to see the nominees and recipients for 2016/17.  The ceremony was streamed live on The 5th Avenue Theatre Facebook page.

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.


Adventure Musical Theater Touring 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.

ON TOUR FEBRUARY - MAY 2018: Rosie the Riveter

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.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide, classroom materials, and historic background information to accompany Rosie the Riveter.

Tour Pricing

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

In-class workshops are available to further engage students and 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 to book a performance.


School Performances

Bring your students to the 5th Avenue Theatre and discover the power of live theater!

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 2017/18 season have concluded. Please check back later for an announcement of 2018/19 season school performances.


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