About the Event:
We're proud to announce this year's 5th Avenue Theatre Excellence Award, a fundraising event that honors noted Puget Sound business and philanthropy leaders Janet and Doug True, and benefits The 5th's Youth Arts Education programs, serving more than 75,000 youth across Washington State.
Be Part of the Celebration!
Join us for cocktails, seated dinner, entertainment and a special tribute to our honorees. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today! Click the Purchase Your Table button to the right for more information.
Write a Tribute!
Add your voice to the commemorative Tribute Journal in celebration of and honoring Janet and Doug! Purchase space and include a message, artwork and/or photo in the keepsake journal for Janet and Doug to cherish for years to come!
A Different Type of Fundraising Event:
We are pleased to present this unique model for fundraising in Seattle. No auctions. No raffles. No Raise the Paddle on the night of the event. Just bring yourself and your friends, "leave your checkbook at home" and get ready to enjoy a delightful evening celebrating two individuals who have made a vital impact on our community: Janet and Doug True!
About The 5th Avenue Theatre's Youth Arts Education Programs:
All fundraising for this event benefits The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Youth Arts Education programs, serving more than 75,000 youth across Washington. Included in these programs are The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company sharing the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest with youth throughout Washington. The Rising Star Project immerses high school students in the world of musical theater and, through direct mentorship and hands-on learning, they emerge as confident leaders, competent professionals and connected human beings. With The 5th Avenue Awards, judges watch over 100 high school musicals across the state and the awards honor outstanding achievement, while celebrating the hard work and dedication of both students and educators.
2019 Excellence Award Co-Chairs
For further information or to purchase tickets:
The 5th Avenue Theatre Excellence Award
1326 5th Avenue, Suite 735, Seattle, WA 98101
Patron-level members ($600+) will visit the spaces rarely seen by the public: our Costume Shop, hair and makeup areas, the actors' dressing rooms, and more. Travel the path of an actor, peek into normally closed doors, and find out even more about the historic 5th Avenue Theatre on this exclusive look behind the scenes.
Grand Tour - Saturday, June 17, 2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Friend-level members ($125+) join us for a guided tour of the theater--including the opportunity to come backstage and onstage for a closer look at the sets and props.
Our tour guides will lead you through the history of The Theatre, dive into fun facts about the current show, and share some of the magic of how The 5th Avenue Theatre puts on a musical.
West Side Story - Saturday, June 15, 2019
Come enjoy a guided tour of our warehouse in Kent with 5th Avenue Theatre Production Manager and Technical Director. You’ll get up close and personal with a treasure trove of props, sets, and costumes from your favorite productions.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Partner-level Members ($300+) join Artistic Associate Albert Evans for lectures and conversation on the eras, songwriters, and stars of musical theater history that makes this art form so special.
Partner-level members ($300+) enjoy a wine and cheese reception and hear from members of the creative team about their artistic vision. Writers and composers delve into the process of a show from day one, designers share the decision-making process that goes into creating the sets, costumes, or lights for a show, or directors describe the show from rehearsals to the final product.
Friend-level members ($125+) join us at working rehearsals in the theater and watch as the pieces of the show all come together to create the final product that will be presented to our audiences. Before we head into the theatre, artistic leadership for the production will give a pre-rehearsal talk to share even more details.
Patron-level members ($600+) are invited to come to the theatre early for a reception before the rehearsal begins.
West Side Story - Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Friend-level members ($125+) watch our Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company perform the show that they bring to schools throughout the Northwest. Our touring company comes home for the day to share this unique performance with our members.
Since 1994, the Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company has brought the wonder and joy of live musical theater to students throughout Washington state. Adventure Musical Theatre 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.
Children and grandchildren are welcome and encouraged to attend!
This yearly event honors those who help create theater behind-the-scenes. Donors, creators, Board Members, and executive staff join together to celebrate the power of live theater.
Featuring special guests and hosted by Bill Berry, guests will learn more about our talented guest artists, the process and development of adapting a musical, and the collaboration of the creative team for a 5th Avenue Theatre production.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Enjoy lively commentary and entertaining musical performances as Bill Berry and Bernie Griffin announce the line-up for our next season. Featuring many of The 5th’s favorite performers, this is an evening not to be missed.