Box Office – Austen’s Pride

Austen’s Pride

Oct 4 – Oct 27, 2019

Final week of performances!

Friday, October 25 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 at 1:30 PM

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs
Directed by Igor Goldin
Choreographed by Lisa Shriver

October 4-27, 2019

Tickets for Austen's Pride are also available as part of a 2019/20 subscription or group.

An extraordinary new musical feast bound for the world’s stages! 

Jane Austen enters into her most famous love story and as she does, she begins to understand something about both her characters and herself as she explores this beautiful new world. This is a musical of beauty, wit, and wisdom, wrapped up in a journey of self-discovery. 

It’s Pride and Prejudice the way you have never before imagined. A story you will not soon forget, with an achingly beautiful score that will transport you to another time and place. 

Created here at The 5th Avenue Theatre!

Run time for Austen's Pride is approximately 2.5 hours including one 15-minute intermission.

The 5th Avenue Theatre and TodayTix—a free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets—have partnered together for a mobile rush offering $25 tickets to each performance. By leveraging TodayTix’s mobile ticketing technology, guests can unlock rush tickets directly through the TodayTix app to performances that might otherwise be basically sold out!

In order to gain access to the $15 rush tickets, ticket buyers can download the free TodayTix app. Each morning at 9 AM, a block of tickets will become available for that evening's performance. Customers can pick up their tickets at the Box Office starting 30 minutes prior to the show.


Interested in reading some of Jane Austen's works? We recommend local independent bookstore Queen Anne Book Company for your book-buying needs

 

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs
Directed by Igor Goldin
Choreographed by Lisa Shriver

Music SupervisorMatt Perri

Scenic DesignerJosh Zangen

Costume Designer Melanie Taylor Burgess

Lighting Designer: Jason Lyons

Sound Designer: Joanna Lynne Staub

Hair & Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones

Production Stage Manager: JR Welden

Austen’s Pride Cast (click for bio):

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
Mr. Collins, Mr. Gardiner

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
(Mr. Collins, Mr. Gardiner)

The 5th: Holiday Inn, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Paint Your Wagon, How to
Succeed…, Jacques Brel...,Carousel, First Date, Oklahoma!, RENT, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Show, Miss Saigon. Broadway: First Date. Endless love to Michele and the kids.

DELPHI BORICH

DELPHI BORICH
Lydia Bennet

DELPHI BORICH

DELPHI BORICH
(Lydia Bennet )

5th Avenue Theatre debut! National Tour: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (u/s Ella). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Belle, TUTS); Twelfth Night (Viola, Dallas Theatre Center); Gloria (Kendra, Asolo Rep); R + H’s Cinderella (Ella, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly, Barn Stage Company). Proud graduate of Syracuse University BFA Musical Theatre. Endless gratitude to this incredible team. @DelphiBorich

ETHAN CARPENTER

ETHAN CARPENTER
Swing

ETHAN CARPENTER

ETHAN CARPENTER
(Swing)

The 5th: Paint Your Wagon, A Chorus Line. Village Theatre: Hairspray (Link Larkin), Matilda, Newsies, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Les Miserables. Showtunes Theatre Company: Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Fantasticks. Endless gratitude to the creative team, crew, and cast. And to you for supporting live theater!

CLIFTON DAVIS

CLIFTON DAVIS
Mr. Bennet

CLIFTON DAVIS

CLIFTON DAVIS
(Mr. Bennet)

Davis is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen, and television, making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut. He originated the role of Sultan in Aladdin on Broadway, performed in eight Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award, and toured in Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, Halloweentown High, and Prayer Never Fails. TV: Madam Secretary (recurring), Iron Fist (recurring), Amen, That’s My Mama, and more! Davis is a father, grandfather, and minister. Thanks to his wife, Monica, and HTA.

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
Caroline Bingley, Mrs. Gardiner

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Caroline Bingley, Mrs. Gardiner)

Davis is excited to be joining this amazing project! Davis starred last season as Hope Caldwell in Urinetown (The 5th/ACT co-pro). This marks Davis’s 28th show at The 5th! Fave 5th Avenue Theatre credits: Holiday Inn (Linda Mason), A Chorus Line (Maggie), How to Succeed… (Rosemary), Grease (Frenchy), The Pajama Game (Gladys), and many more! Village: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice). Thank you to The 5th, her parents, and Boo! sarahrosedavis.com

KATE DIXON

KATE DIXON
Kitty Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Lydia Bennet Understudy

KATE DIXON

KATE DIXON
(Kitty Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Lydia Bennet Understudy )

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Cats (Really Useful Group, Jellylorum/Grizabella), Chasing Rainbows (New World Stages, Deanna Durbin), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), The Pirates of Penzance (New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Mabel), The Secret Garden (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lily), Sweeney Todd (Nevada Opera, Johanna), Les Misérables (Musical Theatre West, Eponine), Pagliacci (Opera Naples), Opera Hong Kong, Disney Philharmonic Series, USO Show Troupe. M.M. Mannes School of Music. @katie_dixon__

MATT GIBSON

MATT GIBSON
Redcoat, Dance Captain, George Wickham Understudy, Charles Bingley Understudy

MATT GIBSON

MATT GIBSON
(Redcoat, Dance Captain, George Wickham Understudy, Charles Bingley Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: Gypsy. Off-Broadway: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Finian’s Rainbow, The Underclassman. Regional: Over 25 AEA principal roles including Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl) at Maine State Music Theater and A Connecticut Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) at Goodspeed Musicals. mrmattgibson.com. @mrmattgibson

STEVEN GOOD

STEVEN GOOD
Tom Lefroy, Fitzwilliam Darcy

STEVEN GOOD

STEVEN GOOD
(Tom Lefroy, Fitzwilliam Darcy)

Good is thrilled to be making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Waitress (Dr. Pomatter), Escape to Margaritaville. Regional: Grey Gardens (Ahmanson), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), Once (A.R.T. Workshop). Film/TV: Nightmare Nurse (Lifetime), Notorious (ABC), Hart of Dixie (WB). MFA Harvard/Moscow Art Theater/A.R.T. Love to Minea, Mom, Dad, Grandmas, his family, and to his agents at Artists and Representatives! @TheStevenGood

OLIVIA HERNANDEZ

OLIVIA HERNANDEZ
Elizabeth Bennet

OLIVIA HERNANDEZ

OLIVIA HERNANDEZ
(Elizabeth Bennet )

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Hernandez’s regional credits include The Guthrie Theater: Guys and Dolls (Sarah); Theatre Under the Stars: Oklahoma! (Laurey); Lamb’s Players Theatre: West Side Story (Maria); and The Encore Musical Theatre Company: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Camelot (Guenevere). BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. She thanks SD, LOVF, Avalon Artists, Gayle Seay, and the Austen’s Pride team. Always for Tim MacDougall. oliviahdz.com

CAYMAN ILIKA

CAYMAN ILIKA
Cassandra Austen, Charolette Lucas, Jane Austen Understudy

CAYMAN ILIKA

CAYMAN ILIKA
(Cassandra Austen, Charolette Lucas, Jane Austen Understudy)

The 5th: Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Kate); Annie; Oliver!; The Pirates of Penzance; Saving Aimee; Candide; and Buddy. The 5th co-productions: Jacques Brel… and Vanities – A New Musical at ACT Theatre, and Beatsville at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Other favorites: Oliver! (Nancy) at Musical Theatre West; Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), and Show Boat (Julie) at Village Theatre; and Persuasion (Anne Elliot) and Always…Patsy Cline at Taproot. caymanilika.com

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY
Jane Austen

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY
(Jane Austen)

(Jane Austen) 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Kelly is an Olivier Award-winning actress—originating the title role in Disney’s Mary Poppins. Broadway/NY: Finding Neverland, Me and My Girl, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof. West End: My Fair Lady, Speed the Plow, Lord of the Rings: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia! US Regional: Cabaret (CRT); Matilda, The King and I, South Pacific (Muny); My Fair Lady (Kennedy Center); The King and I (Lincoln Center/National US tour). Film/TV: Sweeney Todd, Goddess, Nemesis. Album: The Storm Inside. lauramichellekelly.net. @lauramichellekelly

CHELSEA LeVALLEY

CHELSEA LeVALLEY
Swing

CHELSEA LeVALLEY

CHELSEA LeVALLEY
(Swing)

Grateful! The 5th: Ride the Cyclone, Assassins, Carousel. Seattle Repertory Theater/La Jolla Playhouse: Come From Away. Village Theater: A Proper Place. ArtsWest: Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre), American Idiot (Heather). The Public Theater of San Antonio: Newsies (Katherine). BFA Elon. chelsealevalley.com. Matt 19:26.

ANDREA J. LOVE

ANDREA J. LOVE
Mary Bennet

ANDREA J. LOVE

ANDREA J. LOVE
(Mary Bennet )

A Seattle native, she is gobsmacked to be making her professional return with a 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Regional: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Playhouse, Capital Stage Company, Sacramento Theatre Company, Davis Shakespeare Festival. Co-writer of the (hit?) parody musical Westeros Side Story. Proud member of AEA. Heaps of love and gratitude to her friends and educators; and to her parents, for being the strongest people she knows. andreajlove.com

CHRISTOPHER C. MINOR

CHRISTOPHER C. MINOR
Redcoat, Tom Lefroy Understudy, Fitzwilliam Darcy Understudy

CHRISTOPHER C. MINOR

CHRISTOPHER C. MINOR
(Redcoat, Tom Lefroy Understudy, Fitzwilliam Darcy Understudy)

Minor is thrilled to be making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut with Austen’s Pride. Regional: Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street, Hairspray, and Evita. Proud graduate of East Carolina University. He sends much love to Mom, Dad, and George. christophercminor.com. Instagram: @aminorprogression

GABRIEL NAVARRO

GABRIEL NAVARRO
Redcoat

GABRIEL NAVARRO

GABRIEL NAVARRO
(Redcoat )

Navarro is delighted to be making his Seattle debut with The 5th! Selected credits: Tokyo, Japan’s Concert of Love (Aladdin); Tuacahn’s - Prince of Egypt; Cinderella; Matilda. SDMT’s 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor); and Riverside Rep’s West Side Story (Bernardo). Instagram/Website: @gabrielnavarrojr gabrielnavarrojr.com. Enjoy the show!

MANNA NICHOLS

MANNA NICHOLS
Jane Bennet

MANNA NICHOLS

MANNA NICHOLS
(Jane Bennet )

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway/Tour: Allegiance, and The King & I (Tuptim). Off-Broadway: Tokio Confidential (Sachiko). Regional: Arena Stage (My Fair Lady: Eliza), Arizona Theatre Company (The Music Man: Marian), Goodspeed (Guys and Dolls: Sarah), Kansas City Starlight Tour (Miss Saigon: Kim), and Pioneer Theatre (Les Miserables: Eponine). Film: Beauty and the Beast and Cold Pursuit. For Mom, the original “Jane Bennet.” IG: Manna_Nichols. mannanichols.com

MICHELE RAGUSA

MICHELE RAGUSA
Mrs. Bennet, Lady Catherine deBourgh

MICHELE RAGUSA

MICHELE RAGUSA
(Mrs. Bennet, Lady Catherine deBourgh )

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Urinetown, Ragtime, Titanic, A Class Act, Cyrano. Off-Broadway: Adrift in Macao (Primary Stages, Lortel/Drama League nom/Barrymore Award); Titanic-20th Anniversary Concert, Craving for Travel (Playwrights Horizon). Regional: Grand Hotel; Boy From Oz; Bullets Over Broadway; Mame; Hello, Dolly!; Lend Me A Tenor; Annie; Millie; King and I; Spamalot; Sweeney Todd; Into the Woods; Kiss Me, Kate; Drowsy Chaperone; The Full Monty. micheleragusa.com. @MRagusaNYC

GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ

GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ
Charles Bingley

GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ

GREGORY LEE RODRIGUEZ
(Charles Bingley )

A born and raised New Yorker, Rodriguez feels exultant to be making his debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Regional: The Flamingo Kid, Sweeney Todd, 110 in The Shade, A Little Night Music. He would like to thank his teachers, friends, and family for helping him grow into the man and performer that he is today. Te amo Mama! @gregory.rod

LUCAS THOMPSON

LUCAS THOMPSON
Redcaot, Mr. Bennet Understudy, Mr. Collins Understudy

LUCAS THOMPSON

LUCAS THOMPSON
(Redcaot, Mr. Bennet Understudy, Mr. Collins Understudy)

5th Avenue Theatre debut! Broadway: Cats (Neil Simon Theatre). National tour: Love Never Dies (North American premiere). Regional: Hello, Dolly! (Riverside); The Music Man (TUTS); La Cage aux Folles (North Shore); Good News! (Goodspeed). BM/MM Jacobs School of Music. Infinite thanks to the Austen’s Pride team, DHA, his family, and Andy.

JOHN DONOVAN WILSON

JOHN DONOVAN WILSON
George Wickham

JOHN DONOVAN WILSON

JOHN DONOVAN WILSON
(George Wickham )

Wilson is honored to be making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut with this year’s production of Austen’s Pride. Wilson, originally a Washington local, participated in The 5th’s high school musical awards program in 2009 and was the winner for best choreographer and a nominee for best actor. Ten years of hard work have passed, and Wilson is thrilled to be coming home a professional actor. Dreams really do come true! Insta: @twylajohnnywilson. Twitch: Johntorage

Austen’s Pride is a musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. A 36-year-old Jane looks back on a youthful unpublished romance (First Impressions); as she rewrites the tale (which was influenced by an early disappointment in love), she discovers some truths about herself and her characters.

Adult Language: None.

Violence/Scariness: None.

Drugs/Alcohol: A character in one scene is under the influence of alcohol.

Sexual References: As in Austen’s novel, a young girl leaves her family to elope with an older man.  In a seduction scene, she is carried into a bedroom by the man she expected would marry her; he is half drunk and tries to persuade her to let him “love you like a husband loves a wife.”  There is no nudity or explicit sex.