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Why Do We Sing?

A Song Interpretation Master Class  with Jeannette D’Armand

When:  Monday April 20, 2015 from 4 PM- 6 PM
Where:  Downstairs at The 5th (DAT5)
Who:  Middle School Students  (ages 11-13) who love to sing!
Tuition: $25

Do you love to sing, but sometimes have trouble performing a song the way you would like? In musical theater, each song has a reason for being. Get together with other young singers and experience how fun it can be to sing with purpose.  Learn how lyrics can be the key to selling a song!  Find how wordstogether with melody can help energize character!  As we focus on song interpretation, Master Teacher and Vocalist, Jeannette D’Armand will help you discover the way to reach the hearts and minds of your audience!

Release Your Inner Dancer!

A Dance Master Class with Chryssie Whitehead

When:  Monday April 27, 2015 from 4 PM- 5:30 PM
Where:  Downstairs at The 5th (DAT5)
Who:  Middle School Students  (ages 11-13) who want to dance!
Tuition: $25

Sometimes dancing can be scary! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, learning a new combination can be challenging – especially at an audition! Chryssie’s uplifting approach to teaching dance will increase your confidence and skill - and help you release your fears! Jump in and HAVE FUN learning how to make a combination your own!

*$25 per class or $45 for both!





Workshops for High School Students

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:30PM-9PM

These workshops are especially designed for high school students with a strong interest in technical theater.

Learn from the creative team as a new musical takes shape on The 5th Avenue stage. You will have the thrilling and unique opportunity to tour backstage— in this case, a creepy crawly Underworld brought to vivid animated life through old-world stage craft. Observe the world of Deadland coming to life during technical rehearsal and meet working theater professionals and technicians.  At this workshop, you will also  enjoy a pizza party and receive a  ticket to the April 30 or May 1 preview performance of the electrifying new musical  of Jasper in Deadland—all for only $25!

Workshops are for high school students, ages 14–18 only. Parents or chaperones who wish to attend the later performance with their students may contact the Box Office at 206-625-1900 to purchase tickets by phone or may purchase tickets online.

Upcoming Tech Workshops:

  • Jasper in Deadland- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  • Grease - Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Click here to download registration form


In March 2015, following the professional production, local students (ages 14-19) presented an all-student production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel on the 5th Avenue stage.

The Rising Star Project production was entirely student-performed by a student cast and student orchestra, and run by a student technical crew under the mentorship and guidance of theater professionals.  The production was also coordinated, marketed, developed and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff. 

A study guide for Carousel is available for download.

The Rising Star Project is made possible through a generous grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.


The Rising Star Project uses the resources and professional knowledge that exist at The 5th Avenue Theatre to help every young person achieve a fulfilling career, a stronger sense of self, and confidence in their ability to inspire positive change in the world.

Within this mission, we endeavor to:

  1. take a proactive role in creating  a theater community which is inclusive and representative of our region;
  2. provide students with direct mentorship from working theater professionals, introducing them to the diversity of viable careers in the theater industry;
  3. create a collaborative and authentic learning environment in regard to professional practices and expectations;
  4. connect students to American musicals not only as vehicles for self-expression, but also as significant artistic achievements, rich texts, and unique expressions of our nation’s history and heritage; and
  5. support classroom learning by providing quality arts-based education experiences for students—both at The 5th and in-residence throughout the community and in areas where opportunities for arts education are limited.

Information for applying to the 2015-16 project will be available in May 2015.


Workshops for High School Students

Especially for high school students with an interest in musical theater, these workshops give students the opportunity to sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on our stage. At each workshop, the participants enjoy a pizza party, see the show, and attend a talkback with the cast after the evening's performance--all for only $25!

Now Registering: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well & Living in Paris

Friday, March 27th  3:30PM-11PM

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Telling a Story Through Song!

Are you looking to develop your ability to deliver every song you sing effectively? In Jacques Brel, each and every song is a story! How does our cast approach it?  The techniques for Song Interpretation can help you convey your musical, dramatic and emotional intentions to your audience. Come meet up with your friends and have fun learning how to communicate a complete story in one song.  

No previous musical theater experience necessary! Take the workshop, enjoy a pizza dinner, see the show and meet the cast and crew—all for only $25!   Click here to register


  • Jasper in Deadland - May 15, 2015
  • Grease - July 17, 2015

Registration for each workshop opens one month prior the workshop date. 


After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel our 2015 summer programs for youth. Please check this page for details about summer programs in 2016.