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THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
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October 2016
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Chairman
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PAST CHAIRMEN
OF THE BOARD
Wanda J. Herndon (2013-2015)
Barbara L. Crowe (2011-2013)
Robert A. Sexton (2009-2011)
Norman B. Rice (2007-2009)
Kenny Alhadeff (2004-2007)
William W. Krippaehne Jr. (2002-2004)
Bruce M. Pym (2000-2002)
John F. Behnke (1998-2000)
Faye Sarkowsky (1996-98)
Donald J. Covey (1994-96)
Kenneth L. Hatch (1992-94)
John D. Mangels (1990-92)
Robert F. Buck (1988-90)
Stanley M. Little, Jr. (1986-88)
R. Milton Trafton (1983-86)
W.J. Pennington (1981-83)
D.E. (Ned) Skinner (1979-81)
Founding
Managing Director
Marilynn Sheldon
ABOUT
THE
5TH
AVENUE THEATRE
• The non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre is one of the country’s leading musical theater
companies. Our mission is to “nurture, advance and preserve all aspects of America’s
great indigenous art form: The Musical. We achieve this by creating extraordinary
theatrical experiences that enrich, entertain and inspire current and future audiences
everywhere.”
• The 5th is committed to achieving the highest standards of artistic excellence by
employing world-class performers and creative artists, utilizing full live orchestras, and
staging exceptional and imaginative productions. The 5th places a special emphasis on
employing our amazing community of Puget Sound-based artists and technicians.
• We are nationally renowned for our production and development of new musicals.
Since 2001, The 5th has premiered 17 new works, nine of which have subsequently
opened on Broadway. They include Disney’s Aladdin, First Date, A Christmas Story,
Scandalous, Shrek, Catch Me If You Can, The Wedding Singer and Best Musical Tony
Award®-winners, Hairspray and Memphis.
• We are equally acclaimed for our vibrant new productions of musicals from the
“Golden Age of Broadway” and contemporary classics. These signature revivals enthrall
fans of these enduring works and introduce these great shows to new generations of
musical theater lovers.
• Our celebrated educational programs serve more than 83,000 young people each year
through a host of projects including our Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company,
The 5th Avenue Awards and the unique Rising Star Project. For adults, we offer free-tothe-public events such as the popular Spotlight Night series and pre-performance Show
Talks with Albert Evans.
• We are the largest arts employer in the Pacific Northwest with more than 800 actors,
singers, dancers, musicians, creative artists, theatrical technicians and arts professionals
working for us each season.
• As a non-profit theater company supported by the community, we enjoy the patronage
of more than 20,000 season subscribers (one of the largest theater subscriptions in
America). More than 330,000 audience members attend our performances each year.
OUR HISTORIC THEATER
The 5th Avenue Theatre’s breathtaking design was inspired by ancient Imperial China’s
most stunning architectural achievements, including the magnificent Forbidden City.
Built in 1926 for vaudeville and silent pictures, The 5th Avenue Theatre reigned for
decades as Seattle’s favorite movie palace. In 1979, 43 companies and community
leaders formed the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre Association and restored the theater
to its original splendor. The 5th Avenue Theatre re-opened in 1980 as Seattle’s premier
home for musical theater.
The 5th Avenue Theatre gratefully acknowledges our 43 original founders and sponsors.
Please visit www.5thavenue.org for specific information on these important companies and individuals.
W E L C O M E TO T H E 5 T H
FROM THE DESK OF DAVID ARMSTRONG
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
90 YEARS IN THE HEART
OF SEATTLE
T
his fall marks the 90th Anniversary of The 5th
Avenue Theatre. On September 24, 1926 Seattle
celebrated the debut of this spectacular venue with
a grand opening that drew “one of the largest crowds ever
assembled in downtown Seattle.” It is still very easy to see
what all the fuss was about. With its spectacular authentic
Chinese inspired décor and its warm and surprisingly intimate
auditorium, The 5th has been a showstopper from day one.
This theater was built to showcase the most popular musical
theater of the 1920s—Vaudeville. There were many theaters in
Seattle in that era, but The 5th was quickly acclaimed as the most
glamorous and inviting. By the end of the decade movies had
begun to talk and Vaudeville was fading, so for the next 50 years
The 5th Avenue Theatre became Seattle’s premiere movie palace.
By the late 1970s the heyday of large-scale cinemas was over,
and the appeal and vitality of Downtown Seattle was on the
decline. In response, some very smart community and business
leaders came up with a plan that would revitalize The 5th and
bring people back downtown. They created a non-profit musical
theater company that would restore The 5th to its original glory
and purpose.
In 1980, a refurbished and revitalized 5th Avenue Theatre
re-opened with 10 week run of the biggest Broadway hit of the
time—Annie. For the following 36 years this theater has been
Seattle’s home for America’s great indigenous art form—The
Musical. Today The 5th is proud to be one this nation’s leading
theater companies, supported by one of the largest season
ticket subscription audiences in the world. Artistically, we have
put Seattle on the map as an international center for musical
theater, and financially we contribute mightily to the health and
vitality of Downtown Seattle. (You can find more info about our
economic impact on page 21 of this playbill.)
The leadership of The 5th felt that this anniversary year
was the ideal time to begin reinvesting in our historic venue
by embarking on a series of capital improvements that will
significantly enhance the quality of our productions, as well as
improve our patron’s comfort and experience. We call this our
Next Stage, and we are thrilled to share the first phase of this
multi-year endeavor with you now.
As you entered the theater you no doubt walked across
our spectacular new custom carpet in the lobby. Its intricate
pattern is inspired by the original carpet design from 1926. I
also encourage you to check out our newly remodeled women’s
and men’s restrooms on the mezzanine level, and women’s
restrooms on the lower level—all now filled with sparkling color
and light.
Lastly (but certainly not least), you will experience our new
$2 million state-of-the-art digital sound system. You can
find the most visible evidence of this upgrade at the back of
the auditorium on the lower level where you can see our new
sound console. (That’s the large operating board that looks like
something from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise!) What
you won’t be able to see are the 8 miles of conduit, the almost
200,000 feet of fiber optic, Ethernet and copper cable, the 800
new dimmers, or the new two-level sound room and catwalk
that have been installed behind the scenes. The goal of this all
this effort and expense is to provide clear, crisp, dynamic sound
to every seat in the theater.
This is only the beginning. In future phases, we will unveil
a lobby extension including a new Producer’s Club and, most
importantly, 16 additional women’s restroom facilities, as well
as eight additional facilities for men.
Of course, restoring and renovating this historic venue
requires significant resources above and beyond what can come
from ticket sales or our usual annual fundraising campaigns.
As a result, we are in the midst of a special capital campaign to
raise the necessary funds. I hope that you will join us in this
important and exciting work. If you would like to know how
you can support this important and exciting work, please visit
5thavenue.org/nextstage or contact our development office at
206-260-2171.
In the meantime it our great pleasure to welcome you to
Phase One of our new and improved 5th Avenue Theatre!
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Creativity CIRCLES
Members of the Creativity Circles support the creative arc of the musical theater art form.
They support The 5th’s investment in writers and artists; the creation, development and staging
of new works; and help insure excellence in our service to this community, our children and this
magical art form. For your leadership, we applaud and thank you.
VISIONARIES
Sheri and Les Biller
Ann Ramsay-Jenkins
Stephen P. and
Paula Rosput Reynolds
Faye Sarkowsky
INVESTORS
Barbara Crowe
Tom and Connie Walsh
CREATORS
Marleen and Kenny
Alhadeff
Clodagh and Bob Ash
Beth and Buzz Porter
Julie and Richard Kagan
Tiia-Mai Redditt
Glenna Kendall
Cynthia Stroum
Photos by Jeff Carpenter, Team Photogenic and Mark Kitaoka
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THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
The 5th Avenue Theatre
DAVID ARMSTRONG
Executive Producer & Artistic Director
BERNADINE C. GRIFFIN
Managing Director
BILL BERRY
Producing Artistic Director
presents
RUFUS BONDS JR.
in
Written by
DALE WASSERMAN
Music by
Lyrics by
MITCH LEIGH
JOE DARION
Starring
NOVA Y. PAYTON
featuring
ERIC ANKRIM
MARLETTE BUCHANAN
ALLEN FITZPATRICK
JOSE J. GONZALES
NICK DeSANTIS
BRANDON O’NEILL
LAUREN DU PREE
DAVID QUICKSALL
with
SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA
JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
SARAH ROSE DAVIS
ERIC ESTEB
DAVIONE GORDON
WILSON MENDIETA
MAISHA MERCEE’
ANNIE MORRO
RICHARD PEACOCK
STEVEN SOFIA DANE STOKINGER
And
DON DARRYL RIVERA
as SANCHO PANZA
Scenic Design
MATTHEW SMUCKER
Costume Design
Lighting Design
HARMONY ARNOLD
Wig & Hair Design
Additional Casting
MARY PYANOWSKI JONES CINDI RUSH CASTING
Production Stage Manager
Director of Production
MICHAEL JOHN EGAN JOAN TOGGENBURGER
Original Orchestrations
CHRISTOPHER WALKER
Fight Director
GEOFFREY ALM
Technical Director
Resident Interim Music Supervisor
ERIK HOLDEN
New Dance Orchestrations
MUSIC MAKERS, INC.
Sound Design
L.B. MORSE
LARRY BLANK
KAT SHERRELL
Associate Music Director
JOHN CALLAHAN
Music Direction and Additional Vocal and Dance Arrangements by
CYNTHIA KORTMAN WESTPHAL
Choreographed by
MARIA TORRES
Directed by
ALLISON NARVER
MARLEEN AND KENNY ALHADEFF, 5TH AVENUE PRODUCING PARTNER
2016/17
Avenue Season
Sponsors
2016/17
5th5thAvenue
Season
Sponsors
[ArtsFund, US Bank, Alaska Airlines]
Media Sponsor
Media
Sponsor
[Seattle Times]
ContributingSponsors
Sponsors
Contributing
[NEA, 4Culture]
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
CAST & ORCHESTRA
CAST
Cervantes/Don Quixote��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� RUFUS BONDS JR.*
Captain of the Inquisition ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� DAVID QUICKSALL*
Sancho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DON DARRYL RIVERA*
Governor/Innkeeper���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ALLEN FITZPATRICK*
Duke/Carrasco�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ERIC ANKRIM*
Aldonza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOVA Y. PAYTON*
Quito. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RICHARD PEACOCK*
Tenorio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WILSON MENDIETA*
Juan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ERIC ESTEB*
Paco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STEVEN SOFIA*
Anselmo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANE STOKINGER*
Pedro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRANDON O’NEILL*
Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA*
Maria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARLETTE BUCHANAN*
Fermina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH ROSE DAVIS*
Antonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAUREN DU PREE*
Padre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK DeSANTIS*
Housekeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARLETTE BUCHANAN*
Barber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOSE J. GONZALES*
ENSEMBLE
SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA*, JADE SOLOMON CURTIS*, SARAH ROSE DAVIS*, ERIC ESTEB*,
DAVIONE GORDON, WILSON MENDIETA*, MAISHA MERCEE’, ANNIE MORRO, RICHARD PEACOCK*,
STEVEN SOFIA*, DANE STOKINGER*
DANCE CAPTAIN
SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA*
FIGHT CAPTAIN
DAVID QUICKSALL*
ORCHESTRA
Conductor: CYNTHIA KORTMAN WESTPHAL
Flute/Piccolo: DANE ANDERSEN
Oboe: BRENT HAGES
Clarinet: JENNIFER NELSON
Bassoon/Clarinet: DEREK SMITH
Horns: RODGER BURNETT, MATTHEW BERLINER
Trumpets: BRAD ALLISON, PAUL BARON
Trombones: DAN MARCUS, KEITH WINKLE
Guitars: RL HEYER, JUSTIN DAVIS
Percussion: ALEC WILMART
Drums: PAUL HANSEN
Bass: TODD GOWERS
ADDITIONAL MUSIC STAFF
Music Coordinator: DANE ANDERSEN
Rehearsal Pianist: CHELSEA GREENWOOD
Rehearsal Drummer: PAUL HANSEN
Guitar Coach: JUSTIN DAVIS
* Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the
Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
in the United States
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THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
The use of any recording device, either audio
or video, and the taking of photographs, either
with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.
Please turn off your cell phones and pagers
prior to the beginning of the performance.
BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
MUSICAL NUMBERS
“Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Sancho
“It’s All the Same” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldonza, Muleteers
“Dulcinea” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Anselmo, Muleteers
“I’m Only Thinking of Him” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonia, Housekeeper, Padre
“We’re Only Thinking of Him” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrasco, Padre, Antonia, Housekeeper
“The Missive” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sancho
“I Really Like Him” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sancho
“What Does He Want of Me?” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldonza
“Little Bird, Little Bird” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Anselmo, Pedro, Muleteers
“Barber’s Song” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barber
“Golden Helmet of Mambrino” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Sancho, Barber, Muleteers
“To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Padre
“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote
“The Dubbing/Knight of the Woeful Countenance” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Innkeeper, Don Quixote, Aldonza, Sancho
“The Abduction” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anselmo, Pedro, Fermina
“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” Reprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote
“Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)” Reprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote
“Aldonza” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldonza
“A Little Gossip” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sancho
“Dulcinea” Reprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aldonza
“The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” Reprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Aldonza
“Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)” Reprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Quixote, Sancho, Aldonza
“The Psalm” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Padre
“Finale” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company
Man of La Mancha will be performed without an intermission.
CONTENTS
Tilting at Windmills:
An Interview with the
Creative Team...........................10
The Impossible Musical.............12
Who’s Who...............................14
This is 90...................................20
Upcoming Events......................31
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
TILTING AT WINDMILLS:
Q A
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE MAN OF LA MANCHA CREATIVE TEAM
By ANYA RUDNICK, Director of Education and Outreach
“To Dream the Impossible Dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go,
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far.”
A
nd so we are offered a glimpse into the mind of
a man who dares to dream and who chooses
to use the power of imagination to overcome
struggle and adversity. This stunning production
is brought to life by a trio of women—Director
Allison Narver, Music Director Cynthia Kortman
Westphal and Choreographer Maria Torres. I
asked them each to reflect on the experience of
bringing this musical to The 5th Avenue stage.
and
– Cervantes/Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha
Director ALLISON NARVER
Music Director CYNTHIA KORTMAN WESTPHAL
Choreographer MARIA TORRES
WHAT DRAWS EACH OF YOU TO MAN OF LA MANCHA?
ALLISON NARVER (AN): When David [Armstrong,
Executive Producer and Artistic Director at the 5th] and
Bill [Berry, Associate Artistic Director] asked me to direct
Man of La Mancha I was thrilled. I adore the show and
was dying to get my hands on this epic, funny, muscular,
stubborn and gorgeous piece. It’s rare that as a director
you get to work on a piece that is comic opera, a
testament to the power of imagination and a powerful
meditation on injustice and oppression. The musical was
a deeply political piece upon its first inception. I want to
honor that spirit. This feels especially urgent right now
as our world reels from ethnic, religious and political
turmoil. But as much as anything I love this play because
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it’s absurd, subversive, daring, epic and silly. My love for
this show continues to grow the more I work on it. I am
humbled to work with this design team, with Maria and
Cynthia, and without a doubt the most extraordinary
cast I could ever have in my wildest dreams imagined.
CYNTHIA KORTMAN WESTPHAL (CKW): I’ve always
wanted to do this musical simply because I think it
has a stunningly beautiful score and a timeless story.
MARIA TORRES (MT): It is a contemporary interpretation
of the classic, which allows us to take this original
story of hope and make it relevant today.
AT ITS ESSENCE, THIS STORY IS A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF
IMAGINATION. HOW DO YOU HOPE TO CONVEY THIS ON STAGE?
AN: In my opinion, great theater always releases the
power of imagination in its audience. This entire piece
is about the power of bold acts of imagination. It does
not matter whether the character of Don Quixote is a
burlesque of chivalry, or whether the hero is a madman
or an actor. What matters is that he is indelibly set free
in our imaginations and discovers for us a new quality
about the human spirit. The prisoners in the play are
ultimately captivated by Cervantes’ act of make-believe.
Once engaged in that kind of imaginative play, they
are swept up in the act of creating the story together. I
hope to tell a good enough story that our audiences can
engage fully with our play, just as the prisoners have.
CKW: Yes, it’s about the power of imagination, but I think
even more, it’s about the power that we all have to find
beauty and meaning in the face of adversity and struggle.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS 5TH AVENUE PRODUCTION OF A MUCH-BELOVED SHOW?
AN: When re-reading it and listening to the music again,
I was struck by how relevant this show is to events in
the world today. Much like the show, people around the
world are held in detainment camps or prisons, arrested,
and convicted without the benefit of a trial. Man of
La Mancha has always been set during the Spanish
Inquisition, a time when heretics were imprisoned without
tests of any kind, were locked up in prisons, tortured and
condemned. The resonance of this play made me want
to create a contemporary setting—a place that could
be a refugee detainment camp or some kind of political
prison. Often when people are dislocated and moved to
detainment/refugee camps, music-making, singing or
dancing start very quickly. To me this is one of the most
powerful symbols of what it means to make art in the
face of grim brutality. The beauty of the human voice
declares itself despite the bleakness that surrounds it.
CKW: This production is led by three strong women!
In our field, it is still highly unusual to have a female
director, choreographer and music director working
together. Practically unheard of! This show has always
been about Don Quixote, but I hope that we also
tell more of Aldonza’s story. Yes, this is the story of
the man of La Mancha, but in the end, I really see
Aldonza as the one who has taken the biggest journey
and made the most dramatic transformation.
MT: The production is set in a present day world with
modern influences. My vision for the choreography
is to reinvent a unique language of movement that
is true to the alternate world being re-imagined.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE THE AUDIENCE WALKS AWAY WITH AT THE END OF THE SHOW?
AN: More than anything, I want the audiences to walk
away feeling that dividing the world into “us” and “them”
is no longer viable. To me, the power of the piece is the
capacity to stare into the face of a cruel, oppressive
force; choosing to create instead of destroy; to make a
joke instead of suffering quietly; to make art in the face
of brutality; and to stubbornly choose idealistic action
in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. My
“impossible dream” is that when we see images of people
in deep pain or distress, we remember that it is only
circumstance that separates us. We are one world and
at times, the act of storytelling or creativity can lift us to
approach the world with more courage and compassion.
If people walk away enchanted by the beauty of the
score, the power of the story and the magnificence of
the actors onstage I will have done my job. And most
importantly, despite the weighty themes above, the
play is really funny and I hope people laugh a lot.
MT: I would love for the audience to be uplifted and
inspired by the production and to walk away with
an even greater appreciation for art and life.
CKW: What is powerful about the song “The Impossible
Dream” is that it truly acknowledges that we cannot attain
perfection in this life. And if utopia in this life cannot be
achieved, what is the point? Some people would choose
to not even try. But some—and this is what I hope for ALL
of us—would continue to choose love over hate, hope
over despair, courage over fear. I hope that audiences see,
hear and feel that what Don Quixote called “The Quest”
is our best defense against hate and despair and fear. I
hope the audience walks away with hope in their hearts!
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THE IMPOSSIBLE MUSICAL
By DREW LICHTENBERG, Literary Manager/Resident Dramaturg
at the Shakespeare Theatre Company
Reprinted with permission from the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.
One of the first things to know about Man of La Mancha,
perhaps the most popular adaptation of Don Quixote,
is that it isn’t an adaptation at all. During a 1959 trip
to Madrid, playwright Dale Wasserman read the book
(or parts of it, it isn’t entirely clear) and came away
convinced that this book, considered the greatest
novel of all time, this “monument to human wit and
folly could not, and should not, be dramatized.”
Wasserman was right. Begun, most likely, as a short story
ridiculing the romantic notion of chivalry, Cervantes’
Don Quixote quickly expanded into two volumes of
brilliant, mercurial prose. A failed playwright and civil
servant writing at the end of a long and chaotic life,
Cervantes somehow produced, by some strange alchemy,
a brilliant panorama of Spanish society in the 16th
century, a profound meditation on life and death, and
an endless hall-of-mirrors on the mysteries of identity.
The premise of Don Quixote is a simple one: a country
gentleman by the name of Alonso Quixana becomes
enamored of chivalric literature, and determines to
become a knight errant, by the name of Don Quixote.
Accompanied by his faithful manservant Sancho
Panza, what follows are countless variations on this
theme. Vladimir Nabokov, the author of Lolita and an
inimitable literary critic, once sat down and tallied up
the result of each adventure. He realized they resembled
a tennis match:“6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 5-7. But the fifth set
will never be played. Death cancels the match.”
In between his own adventures, Quixana/Quixote hears the
life stories of characters from all walks of life—noblemen,
knights, poets, priests, traders, barbers, muleteers, scullions
and convicts. Continuing the digressive pattern, Cervantes
includes prologues to both volumes in his own voice,
addressing the reader as well as another unnamed friend.
Dialoguing with this ghost Cervantes, our author wonders
how to tell this tale, the “true history” of Don Quixote.
Dale Wasserman
Photo Credit:United Press International
There had never been anything like this. Nothing with
such a variety of incident, such a dizzying menagerie of
overlapping voices, so many layers of reality between the
reader and the fictive world. As many critics have pointed
out—Nabokov and Kafka among them—Cervantes
himself is a weak and piddling character in the book,
dwarfed immeasurably by Don Quixote, his great creation.
One’s mind, of course, turns to Shakespeare, who pales
next to his own characters such as Falstaff and Hamlet.
Shakespeare’s life has been the subject of endless
So what did Wasserman do? Brilliantly mimicking
the meta-fictional tricks of Cervantes, Wasserman
begins with the enigmatic figure of Cervantes
himself. Instead of staging the un-stageable
events of the book, he gives us two worlds: the
“real” world of a Seville prison, and the world of
the theater, in which an imprisoned Cervantes
acts out scenes from his manuscript. The
play unfolds on an “abstract platform whose
elements are fluid and adaptable,” like the
ever-changing landscape of Cervantes’ stories.
As Wasserman writes,“the primary effect of the
play should be improvisational,” like Cervantes’
prose itself. The only way to adapt Don Quixote,
Wasserman must have realized in a flash
of insight, was to abandon any attempt at
replicating the content of the book and instead
find a theatrical twin for the book’s form.
Man of La Mancha was certainly unprecedented
for a Broadway musical, but it was not a kind of
theater that nobody had seen before. Instead,
the work looked to the cutting edge of the
contemporary avant-garde. La Mancha premiered
the same year as Peter Brook’s landmark London
production of Marat/Sade, a production also
designed for an empty stage and a unit set with
no intermission, also featuring a play-within-aplay, also on the lofty themes of madness and
sanity, of idealism amid historical cataclysm.
Illustrations from the
original 1965 Playbill.
like it
“ Nothing
had been heard
This breakthrough leads to every surprising twist.
Instead of dramatizing Don Quixote, the undramatizable character, Wasserman gives us a
day in the life of Miguel de Cervantes. Instead of
adapting the un-adaptable, Wasserman shows
us the artist, inspired, against the backdrop of
the Inquisition. Instead of trying to answer the
un-answerable question, Wasserman poses
it: how do we dream impossible dreams?
Originally written as a 90-minute teledrama,
Wasserman was frustrated by what he called the
original production’s “assertive naturalism.” When
he converted it into a musical, he retained the
play’s one-act structure, unusual for Broadway
then and now. The composer, Mitch Leigh, drew
on European classical and American jazz idioms,
abolishing strings in favor of a band featuring
brass, winds, and guitar. Nothing like it had been
heard on a Broadway stage before. Wasserman
desired to create a new form of theater that was
“disciplined yet free, simple-seeming yet intricate,”
a “kind of theater that was without precedent.”
on a Broadway
stage before.
”
Unlike that work, however, Man of La Mancha does
not traffic in postwar alienation or avant-garde
cruelty. Equally indebted to the metatheatrical
innovations of Luigi Pirandello and Bertolt Brecht, it
sounds a note of utterly American optimism. While
Cervantes had bid goodbye to an age of chivalry,
Wasserman & co. looked forward to an age of
renewed social justice. Seen against the backdrop
of the 1960s,“to dream the impossible dream”
speaks strongly to the desire to leave the world a
better place, to continue the fight for freedoms both
social and personal, political and individual. It is a
fitting phrase and signature song for the impossible
musical, an adaptation of the unadaptable,
one that is really not an adaptation at all.
Written at a time when the hippest works of
theatre wallowed in despair, Man of La Mancha
gives us something much harder to define. As
the great Spanish critic Miguel de Unamuno
wrote of Don Quixote:“Only he who attempts the
absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”
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questioning, his characters the subject of endless
fascination. So it goes with Cervantes and Quixote.
BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
WHO’S WHO
RUFUS BONDS JR.
(Cervantes/Quixote) is an
actor, director and
writer who recently
performed in London as
Porgy in Porgy And Bess
at the Regent’s Park
Open Air Theater.
Carnegie Hall
welcomed Mr. Bonds as the Baritone- Soloist
for Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music. Broadway:
RENT, Once On This Island and Parade
(Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting
Actor). National tours: The Color Purple
(Mister), Lion King (Mufasa), Miss Saigon
(John). Directing projects: Tarzan, The Wiz,
Into The Woods and The Wizard of Oz. Mr.
Bonds is a Eugene O’Neill Semi-finalist for his
play The Sisters of Rosewall High. “Faith.”
NOVA Y. PAYTON
(Aldonza) is excited to
be back at The 5th. DC
Area: Jelly’s Last Jam, La
Cage aux Folles, Diner,
Elmer Gantry, Crossing,
Defying Gravity: Making
of a SuperNOVA,
Dreamgirls, The Best
Little Whorehouse…, Xanadu, Hairspray
(Signature Theatre); A Year with Frog and Toad
(Imagination Stage); Freedom’s Song (Ford’s
Theatre); Godspell (Olney Theatre Center);
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Washington Savoyards);
Happy Elf (Adventure Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate
(Shakespeare Theatre). Regional: A Night With
Janis Joplin (The 5th); Dreamgirls (Milwaukee
Rep); Dreamgirls (Prince Music Theatre).
National Tour: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special),
Smokey Joe’s Café. simply-nova.com.
DON DARRYL
RIVERA (Sancho
Panza) is beyond
thrilled to be back in
his hometown! Rivera
currently stars as the
dastardly Iago in
Disney’s Aladdin on
Broadway. Regional:
The 5th Avenue, Seattle Children’s Theatre,
Taproot Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre,
The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre
Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company and
Chicago Children’s Theatre. Rivera is a
Gregory Award winner. Special thanks to
Disney and The 5th Ave! Love to his wife
Kate, daughter Eloise and pup Baxter.
@dondarrylrivera.
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ERIC ANKRIM (Duke/
Carrasco) couldn’t be
more inspired by a cast,
team, story or theater
than he is by this
production’s magical
combination! 5th
Avenue credits include:
How to Succeed…
(Gregory nomination), Jacques Brel… (Gregory
nomination), Carousel, First Date (Gregory
nomination), Oklahoma!, RENT, Into the
Woods, The Rocky Horror Show, Miss Saigon.
Broadway: First Date. Endless love to Michele,
Elliot, Grayson, Finley and Olivia.
ALLEN
FITZPATRICK (The
Governor/Innkeeper)
Over 40 appearances on
Seattle stages include 22
productions at The 5th
Avenue (including
Sweeney in Sweeney
Todd and Biggley in
How to Succeed). Ten Broadway shows
including Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Driving
Miss Daisy, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion,
Memphis, Sweet Smell of Success, Damn
Yankees. Artistic Director, Icicle Creek New
Play Festival. allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com.
MARLETTE
BUCHANAN (Maria/
Housekeeper) Regional:
Carousel (5th Avenue),
Violet (ArtsWest),
Passing Strange (ACT/
Sidecountry), Once on
This Island (Village),
Ain't Misbehavin'
(Nell), Ragtime (Sarah), Porgy and Bess (Seattle
Opera), Tin Pan Lady (Key City Theatre),
Show Boat (Village). Film/TV: The Details,
Freedom Riders, Seattle’s Stars. Buchanan is a
graduate of Boston University and Fisk
University.
JOSE J. GONZALES
(The Barber) This is
Gonzales’ debut at The
5th. A professional jazz
pianist and singer,
Gonzales has been
involved in the theater
scene in Seattle since
1989. Credits: In the
Heights, The Gypsy King, In the Penal Colony, A
Streetcar Named Desire, Nine. Gonzales
champions love, compassion and peace.
NICK DeSANTIS
(Padre) DeSantis has
been seen on this
hallowed stage in
Sunday in the Park...
(Franz), ELF (Mr.
Greenway), Cinderella
and The Music Man.
Other favorite roles: Les
Misérables (Thenardier), No Way to Treat A
Lady (Kit Gill), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
(Lumière) and I Am My Own Wife. Love to
Tillamook, Spanks, Kindy and the kids.
LAUREN DU PREE
(Antonia) is excited to
be back at The 5th! She
was most recently in My
Heart Is The Drum
(Kanika) at Village
Theatre. 5th Ave: How
to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying.
Regional: Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre,
Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Village
Theatre. TV: Biz Kid$. justdupree.com.
BRANDON O’NEILL
(Pedro) Select 5th Ave:
Carousel, Pirates of
Penzance, Guys and
Dolls. Broadway:
Disney's Aladdin
(OBC). Select Regional:
A View From the Bridge,
Seattle Rep; Assassins,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ramayana, First Date,
ACT Theatre; Miss Saigon, Casa Manana;
Joseph…, North Shore Music Theatre; Pirates
of Penzance, Cabaret, Ordway Center. His
voice can be heard nightly on Broadway, in
London, and Australia as The Voice of the
Cave of Wonders. www.brandon-oneill.com.
DAVID QUICKSALL
(Captain of the
Inquisition) 5th Avenue
credits include: Titanic
in Concert, Company,
The Sound of Music, A
Little Night Music and
1776. As an actor,
Quicksall has also
appeared at Seattle Repertory, Intiman, ACT,
Seattle Children’s Theater, Book-It, Seattle
Shakespeare Company and the Seagull
Project.
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SKIZZO
ARNEDILLO
ARTEAGA (Jose,
Ensemble) 5th Ave
debut! Theater: Peter
Pan (John), Beauty and
the Beast (M7), The
Wedding Singer (David
u/s Sammy), Saturday
Night Fever (Joey), Chicago (Harry, Judge),
Sweet Charity, Carmen: The Afro-Cuban
Musical. Film: La Maquina de Bailar, Bracula,
Di Que Si.
JADE SOLOMON
CURTIS (Ensemble) is
a Texas native. Her
theater credits include
Oklahoma! and Carousel
at The 5th Ave.
Companies:Wideman/
Davis Dance, Spectrum
Dance Theater, Alison
Chase and Opus Dance Theater.
SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Fermina, Ensemble)
starred last season as
Rosemary in How to
Succeed… and is
thrilled to be back! 5th
Ave: A Chorus Line
(Maggie), Grease
(Frenchy) and many
more! Village Theatre: Funny Girl (Fanny
Brice). Thanks to The 5th and my parents!
www.sarahrosedavis.com.
ERIC ESTEB (Juan,
Ensemble) When not
performing at The 5th,
Esteb performs in Duo
Rêves as an aerialist and
dancer with his partner
and true love Quynbi.
See video of their work
together at duoreves.com.
DAVIONE GORDON
(Ensemble) This is
Gordon’s second
production with The
5th. He is a native of
Fort Washington,
Maryland, and moved
to Seattle in 2012. He
joined Spectrum Dance
Theater, and danced for four seasons with the
company.
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
2016/17
LISTEN BOLDLY
SEASON
OCTOBER 30
HILARY HAHN
IN RECITAL
Hilary Hahn, violin
Robert Levin, piano
J.S. BACH: Violin Sonata No. 6 in G major
MOZART: Violin Sonata No. 33 in E-flat major
ANTÓN GARCÍA ABRIL: Solo Partita for Violin
HANS PETER TÜRK: Träume (“Dreams”)
SCHUBERT: Rondo in B minor for Violin and Piano
Hilary Hahn’s compelling programs and
brilliant interpretations reinvigorate the violin
repertoire.
Hilary Hahn’s 2016–2017 residency is generously
supported by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund.
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MAHLER: Symphony No. 9
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WILSON MENDIETA
(Tenorio, Ensemble)
Debut at The 5th!
Broadway: Man of La
Mancha, Bombay
Dreams. Tour: Chicago.
Off-Broadway: Celia.
TV: Law & Order, All
My Children, Dancing
with the Stars. Serves as the Director of the
Musical Theater Program at the UW.
wilsonmendieta.com.
MAISHA MERCEE’
(Ensemble) is making
her debut with The 5th
Avenue Theatre.
Mercee’ is a trained
dancer of both the
Debbie Allen and Alvin
Ailey schools. She was a
dancer/teaching artist
of the company CONTRA-TIEMPO.
ANNIE MORRO
(Ensemble) is thrilled to
be making her debut at
The 5th Avenue.
Regional credits include
Village Theatre’s My
Fair Lady and UW
Musical Theatre’s Sweet
Charity. Many thanks
to her family and the Cassidys.
RICHARD
PEACOCK (Quito,
Ensemble) After
spending five months
dancing in Mumbai,
Peacock is ecstatic to be
returning to his 5th
Avenue family! Previous
Seattle credits include A
Chorus Line, How to Succeed… and A
Christmas Story at The 5th and Xanadu at
Village Theatre.
STEVEN SOFIA (Paco,
Ensemble) 5th Ave
debut. Artist-inResidence at the UW’s
Musical Theater
program. Broadway:
Chita Rivera’s The
Dancers Life; Kiss Me,
Kate; Chicago; Beauty
and the Beast; Guys and Dolls; Betty Buckley at
Carnegie Hall and Applause (Encores).
DANE STOKINGER
(Anselmo, Ensemble) At
The 5th: A Christmas
Story (Old Man), Monty
Python’s Spamalot
(Lancelot). SCT:
Wizard of Oz (Tin
Man), Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang (Caractacus
Potts). Village Theatre: Full Monty (Jerry),
Trails (Mike), No Way To Treat A Lady (Morris
Brummell). Love to Jess.
DALE WASSERMAN (Book) Wasserman
wrote for theater, television and film for
more than 50 years and is best known for the
musical Man of La Mancha, a multiple Tony
Award winner. He also wrote the stage play
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, based on Ken
Kesey’s novel, which has won several Tony
Awards. Both shows continue to be produced
nationally and internationally with an
estimated 300 productions a year. Orphaned
at age 10, Wasserman left the home of
relatives and traveled the country by hopping
freight trains, taking odd jobs along the way.
He eventually found a niche in theater as a
lighting designer. Despite having little formal
education, he began a writing career and
penned more than 75 scripts for the stage and
the small and large screen.
MITCH LEIGH (Music) Born Irwin
Mitchnick in Brooklyn, New York, Mitch
Leigh was a composer, producer and director
for musical theater and television. Leigh
studied music at Yale, then following his
graduation, he formed Music Makers, a
company which eventually became the prime
source of television and radio jingles in the
United States. Leigh wrote the incidental
music for two plays, Too Good to Be True
and Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory, before
collaborating with Joe Darion on Man of La
Mancha, for which they won a Tony Award
(Best Score).
JOE DARION (Lyrics) Darion’s first
Broadway show was Shinbone Alley, the
book for which he collaborated on with
Mel Brooks. His next Broadway show was
Man of La Mancha, for which Darion and
Leigh won the Tony Award for Best Score.
In addition to his pop and Broadway work,
Darion also wrote librettos for oratorios and
cantatas. He was the recipient of a variety of
Awards, including the Drama Critics Circle
Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the
Gabriel Award, the Ohio State Award and the
International Broadcasting Award.
ALLISON NARVER (Director) The 5th:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Broadway:
The Lion King (Resident Director London/
New York). Off-Broadway: Texarkana Waltz,
Bust, Leaving Queens, Robin Hood, Second
Hand Dance. Regional: Animal Crackers;
The Hound of The Baskervilles; Romeo and
Juliet; Boeing/Boeing; The Clean House; Robin
Hood; Much Ado About Nothing; Vera Wilde;
Valley of The Dolls; Or, Dick Whittington and
His Cat; Bluenose; The 100 Dresses; Orange
Flower Water; Machinal; The Fatty Arbuckle
Spookhouse Revue; Maggie Cassidy; 1984;
Inflagrante Gothicto; Eurydice; G-D Doesn’t
Live Here; Dear Elizabeth; Bust; Memory
House; Bad Dates; The Mystery of Love and
Sex; Radio Pirates; Sherlock Holmes and The
American Problem; Road; The Handwriting,
the Soup and the Hats; Female of The Species;
Bessemer's Spectacles; Through the Leaves
and Three Tall Women. Narver would like
to dedicate her work on this production to
Beriso Tusse.
MARIA TORRES (Choreographer) engages
her 5th Avenue debut with Man of La
Mancha. Credits include Broadway: On
Your Feet (Assoc. Choreo), Bway & National
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Tour: Swing! (Tony/Drama Desk/Lucille
Northgate Mall Seattle, WA
Lortel/TheaterWorld noms). Off-Bway: The
Donkey Show (A.R.T.), Celia: The Life &
Times of Celia Cruz, Four Guys Named Jose
(Carbonelle nom), Latin Heat, Mambo Kings,
Women Painters of Washington
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Salso Kingdom, The Skin of Our Teeth (PublicEAP 1_6 V template.indd 1
& National Association of Women Artists
Theater). Stage: Disney’s Golden Mickeys
(International tour), DJ Live Show (Clio
Award), Don Omar “King of Kings” (US Tour).
Women Artist Coast to Coast:West
Film: Dance With Me (Alma nom), Disney’s
At the Washington Convention Center
Enchanted (Critics Choice), El Cantante
Oct 13, 2016 - Jan 11, 2017
(Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony), Fugly
(John Leguizamo), Physical Attraction (short),
Loving Brooklyn (feature). TV: So You Think
You Can Dance (Fox), America’s Got Talent
(NBC), Turn: Washington’s Spies (AMC), Latin
Billboard Awards (Telemundo). Member of
SDC and the League of Professional Theater
Women. Current projects: Havana Music Hall
(development), Passion (immersive theater).
CYNTHIA KORTMAN WESTPHAL
(Music Director) Broadway: A Christmas Story,
The Musical; The Lion King; The Gershwin’s
Fascinating Rhythm; Miss Saigon. Regional:
Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm at Hartford
Stage and Arizona Theatre Company, Randy
Newman’s Faust at The Goodman Theatre,
North Shore Music Theatre. National tours:
A Christmas Story, The Musical; two tours
as pianist with opera singer Andrea Bocelli.
National tours in Detroit: Wicked, Spamalot,
Les Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee, Thoroughly Modern Millie,
Peter Pan, Annie. TV: Good Morning America;
The Rosie O’Donnell Show; Great Performances:
Estuary:Consonance by Sandra Kahler
Curtain Call by Kathie Bliss
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
WHO’S WHO
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
WHO’S WHO
Copland’s America on PBS. Albums: The Lion
King – Original Broadway Cast Recording;
Celluloid Copland with Eos Orchestra.
Associate Professor of Musical Theatre at
University of Michigan.
MATTHEW SMUCKER (Scenic Design) is
a Seattle-based scenic designer whose work
has appeared locally at The 5th Avenue
Theatre (ELF, Oklahoma!, Candide), ACT
(Mystery of Love and Sex, Mr. Burns, The
Invisible Hand, Grey Gardens, Eurydice, The
Pillowman, among many others), Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Strawberry
Theatre Workshop, Seattle Children’s Theatre,
Intiman, New Century Theatre Company,
Book-It, Empty Space, Tacoma Actors Guild
and Youth Theatre Northwest; and nationally
at Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under the
Stars, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland
Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, San
Jose Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory
Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company and
Childsplay Theatre. Smucker teaches at
Cornish College, and received his MFA in
scenic design from the UW School of Drama.
HARMONY ARNOLD (Costume Designer)
returns to The 5th after designing costumes
for Grease. Designs for stage include: ACT
(Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in
Paris), Intiman Theatre Festival (Lysistrata
*Outstanding Costume Design Gregory
Award Nomination), New Century Theatre
Company (O’ Lovely Glowworm *Outstanding
Costume Design Gregory Award
Nomination), Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Buyer & Cellar, Venus in Fur). Film credits
include: I Ate My Eye Films (Waxie Moon in
Fallen Jewel, Capitol Hill Series *Best Costume
Design, 6th annual Indie Series Awards).
Arnold is an Associate Professor of Theatre in
the Department of Performing Arts and Arts
Leadership at Seattle University and a member
of the United Scenic Artists Local USA 829.
L.B. MORSE (Lighting Design) is a lighting,
scenic and multimedia designer for theater
and dance based in Seattle and is thrilled
to be making his debut at The 5th with
Man of La Mancha. Recent regional credits
include: Sherlock Holmes and the American
Problem (lighting/scenic/multimedia, Seattle
Repertory Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa
(scenic, Tantrum Theater), Constellations
(lighting/scenic, Seattle Repertory Theatre),
The Comparables (lighting, Seattle Repertory
Theatre) and Lizard Boy (scenic/multimedia,
Seattle Repertory Theatre). Morse is a member
of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and is the
resident designer at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
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THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
CHRISTOPHER WALKER (Sound Designer)
is very pleased to return to The 5th Avenue.
Previous work for The 5th includes The Sound
of Music, Jacques Brel… (with ACT) and
Buddy. In Seattle, he’s worked at the Seattle
Repertory Theatre and Intiman, and has
been the resident sound designer at Seattle
Children’s Theatre since 2002. Previously he
spent seven years as resident sound designer
for the American Repertory Theatre in
Boston. He’s designed in San Francisco, Los
Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Washington,
D.C. and New York. Commercially, he’s
composed for Intel and Starbucks. He holds
a B.A. in Classical Piano Performance from
Cornish College.
MARY PYANOWSKI JONES (Hair &
Wig Design) 5th Avenue: World Premieres
of Jasper in Deadland (hair and make-up
design), Secondhand Lions (hair design),
Aladdin (make-up design), A Room with a
View (hair and make-up design), Yankee
Doodle Dandy (hair and make-up design),
Waterfall, Catch Me If You Can, Shrek, Lone
Star Love, Princesses, Memphis, Hairspray,
The Wedding Singer. Twenty-six seasons of
5th Avenue Theatre production designs.
Design credits for international productions
of opera, ballet, theater, musicals (Germany,
Switzerland, Austria). Memorable film and TV
credits include: Northern Exposure, Orleans,
Mr. Holland’s Opus, Rose Red, Diary of Ellen
Rimbauer, Assassins, White Dwarf, Book of
Stars. IATSE member Local 706 and 488.
JOHN CALLAHAN (Associate Music
Director) has been involved with several
productions at The 5th Avenue, including
Paint Your Wagon, The Sound of Music
and Rising Star Project: How To Succeed.
Regional music directing and conducting
credits include Dogfight, Guys & Dolls and
The Drowsy Chaperone. A recognized pianist
and composer, Callahan has performed at
Carnegie Hall and his compositions have been
heard across the United States, including a
commission by The Orlando Philharmonic.
He studied piano performance at Florida State
University.
GEOFFREY ALM (Fight Director) Past
credits at The 5th: Paint Your Wagon, Pirates of
Penzance, Oklahoma!, Aladdin, Candide, Seven
Brides…, Pippin. Local and national credits
include fight direction at The Old Globe, The
Shakespeare Theatre, McCarter Theatre, The
Huntington Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co.,
Kansas City Rep, Shakespeare Santa Cruz,
Seattle Rep, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Intiman,
Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle
Opera. Alm teaches stage fighting at the UW,
Cornish and Freehold, and is a Fight Master
with The Society of American Fight Directors.
HATTIE CLAIRE ANDRES (Assistant
Director) is delighted to make her 5th Avenue
assistant directing debut with this incredible
team! Past credits include Seattle Repertory
Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle
Theatre Group, Youth Theatre Northwest and
Minneapolis’ The Playwrights’ Center. Andres
holds a B.A. in Theatre and Management
Studies from St. Olaf College.
SKIZZO ARNEDILLO ARTEAGA (Assistant
Choreographer) Born in San Sebastian, Spain,
Arnedillo has 23 years of professional dance
experience around the world. Choreographer:
TVE1 Diselo Bailando, Nadia y Bea, Las
Supremas de Mostoles, Princessa, Greta.
Associate: Taboo Macao with Jermaine
Browne, Madison Square Garden Latin Day
with Maria Torres. Choreography assistant
for Maria Torres for Havana Music Hall
workshop.
JULIA HAYES WELCH (Assistant Scenic
Designer) Welch is pleased to make her debut
with The 5th Avenue Theatre on Man of
La Mancha. Regional scenic design credits
include Bad Apples, The Things Are Against
Us, Bootycandy, Really Really, Twister Beach,
Twelfth Night, Cold Empty Terrible, Julius
Caesar, Vitriol and The Real Inspector Hound.
MFA University of Washington.
BOB FRANKLIN (Assistant Lighting
Designer) is an NYC-based lighting designer.
Associate/Assistant credits: 5th Ave (Little
Shop of Horrors, Jasper in Deadland, How to
Succeed in Business Without Really Trying).
Broadway: The Color Purple, Noises Off!. OffBroadway: Peer Gynt, Men on Boats. Seattle:
Luna Gale, Angels in America.
SIRI NELSON (Costume Design Assistant) is
excited to be back at The 5th after assisting
on Paint Your Wagon. She is a local costume
designer, director and actor. Regional: 5th
Avenue Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet,
Seattle Opera, Village Theatre, Santa Fe
Opera, Hartford Stage Company, Pig Iron
Theatre Company.
MICHAEL JOHN EGAN (Production
Stage Manager) 5th Ave: Singin’ in the Rain.
Broadway: Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha,
Never Gonna Dance. National Tours: Billy
Elliot, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cabaret,
Mamma Mia!. Seattle Rep: Disgraced, Lizard
Boy, The Piano Lesson, Good People. Seattle
Opera: Wagner’s Ring Cycle (twice!), Pearl
Fishers, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Iphigenie en
Tauride. Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Cat
in the Hat, James and the Giant Peach. Spoleto
Festival USA: Ten seasons. A proud Equity
member and English major.
BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
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KATE JORDAN RIVERA (Assistant Stage
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BEHIND THE SCENES: MAN OF LA MANCHA
THIS IS 90.
THE 5TH COMMEMORATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR 1926 OPENING
THIS FALL, THE 5TH CELEBRATES ITS 90TH BIRTHDAY. Since the beautiful, historic
theater opened in 1926, The 5th has reinvented itself several times, leading the nation
today as a home for musical theater.
Our historic location was modeled after three of Imperial China’s most spectacular
architectural achievements: the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heavenly Peace and
the Summer Palace. Designed and built a year before Grauman’s Chinese Theater
in Hollywood, The 5th has been called “the largest and most authentic example of
traditional Chinese timber architecture and decoration outside of Asia.” From the
lotus blossoms and phoenixes to the dragons featured throughout the interior—most
notably the Great Dragon in the dome of the theater—The 5th has been celebrated
for its exquisite design and authenticity.
Although The 5th was originally opened as a stop for vaudeville shows, it was not
long before moving pictures became the public’s obsession, and so the theater was
refashioned as Seattle’s premier movie palace. In those days, going to a movie was an
experience similar to going to a Broadway musical today. Attending a picture at The 5th
was a glamorous affair, with bevies of ushers outfitted in matching costumes greeting
guests as they entered.
But by the late 1970s, movie palaces had lost their allure, and The 5th was forced to
close its doors. The theater was in serious danger of being torn down when a group
of forward-thinking and savvy business and community leaders came to its aid. They
created the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre Association, restored the building to its
former glory and reopened the theater as a home for musicals.
In 1980, a refurbished and revitalized 5th Avenue Theatre reopened with a 10-week run
of the biggest Broadway hit of the time—Annie. In 1989, The 5th transitioned away from
showing touring musicals to presenting Broadway-caliber productions of our own with
a more recent focus on the development of new works. In the past 15 years, we have
premiered 17 new musicals, nine of which subsequently opened on Broadway, and
have garnered 15 Tony Awards® among them.
In addition to serving as a cultural landmark throughout its 90 year history, The 5th has
long been an integral part of the success of Downtown Seattle. A recent economic
impact study showed that for every dollar spent on a ticket, our guests spend nearly
75 additional cents on parking, shopping, dinner and more. Additionally, The 5th engages
local vendors and is recognized as the largest arts employer in the Pacific Northwest—
we provide 800 jobs to performers, musicians, creative artists, technicians and arts
professionals each season.
As we enter our tenth decade, now seems the perfect time to reinvest in our Theater.
The 5th has had no major updates since 1980, with some systems even dating back
to its 1926 opening. This summer launched the first of a multi-phase campaign: the
installation of new lobby carpeting (a replication of the original carpet from the 1920s);
a state-of-the-art digital sound system; and refurbished mezzanine-level restrooms.
The 5th looks forward to further improving the experience and facilities for our guests
in the coming years, and continuing to honor our timeless Theater’s history in Seattle.
Help celebrate the 90th birthday of The 5th Avenue Theatre by sharing your photos
and experiences all year with the hashtag #5thAve90.
Compiled by JORDAN LUSINK, Communications Coordinator
THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
FUELS THE LOCAL ECONOMY
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MILLION
$8.8
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The 5th contributes $27.3 million
annually to our local economy
The 5th pays $5.2 million
annually to vendors
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The 5th invests $8.8
million annually in
wages and benefits
FOOD &
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$13.3
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Audience spending
$7.2M
$1.6M
$45/per attendee
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LODGING
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PATRON SPENDING
For every $1 spent on a ticket, the average 5th Avenue Theatre patron spends an additional
$0.73 on goods and services in King County.
The 5th Avenue Theatre partnered with the University of Washington’s Foster School Of
Business to assess the economic impact of The 5th on King County.
TEENS TAKE CHARGE WITH THE 10-MINUTE MUSICAL PROJECT
By ORLANDO MORALES, Director of Rising Star Project and Internships
Eight high school students and two adult
mentors are seated around a large table in
The 5th Avenue’s Rehearsal Studio B. Everyone
has a freshly photocopied script in hand. Old
scripts and well-worn notepads are strewn
across the table. Otherwise, the fluorescentlylit studio is an unassuming space, furnished
with some chairs, a large folding table and
an upright piano waiting in the corner. Yet the
room transforms as the students begin to read
from the draft of a recently written scene.
Suddenly we’re in the office of Mr. Davenport,
a surly HR manager within the sinister
headquarters of X-Corp—the world’s most
elite super villain agency. Melody, an aspiring
young villain, has just arrived to interview for a
position. As the scene plays, it becomes very
clear that the interview is not going well...
The room erupts in approving laughter,
yet Annie, the young playwright who
penned the scene, still seems unsure.
“I know the scene is still way too
long. Do you think it would be better
if I cut the lines about Melody’s
parents and her tragic backstory?”
“I’m sorry,” sneers one student reading
The villainous corporate office
Mr. Davenport’s lines.“But if X-Corp
vanishes and we’re back in Studio
is going to stand a chance against
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our competitors, we’re going to
thoughtful writers seminar and
need someone a little more—“
the room immediately fills with
feedback and questions:
“What?” responds another student,
as the hapless Melody.“Are you
“It didn’t feel too long to me. Or, wait—
saying I’m not good enough?”
actually… I got a little confused at—”
“Not at all, not at all,” asserts the
“But wait, what do you mean
matter-of-fact Mr. Davenport. “I’m
by ‘would it be better?’ Like
saying you’re not bad enough.”
less redundant? What were you
hoping to reveal in this scene?”
“Why do you think it’s too long, again?
I mean, a long scene isn’t so bad if
it’s helping you set up the conflict
between Melody and Gwen later—“
“Yeah, so maybe the section with the
parents is kind of unnecessary. And
it’s kind of pausing the action.”
“Wait! What is Melody’s
action in this scene?”
The lively discussion halts as the
eyes of every student dive back onto
the pages of the script. Eyebrows are
furrowed. In the sudden quiet, you
can hear the whirring of young brains
working to solve a giant puzzle...
PHOTO CREDIT: KWAPI VENGASAYI
This is the 10-Minute Musical Project, a new program which seeks
to empower students by introducing them to the process of writing
an original musical. During the summer writing phases, the program
also happened to produce a team of high school writers who are
completely preoccupied with the concept of dramatic action.
Morgan, a sophomore at Tahoma Senior High School, didn’t
mind being stuck in a studio for hours at a time with other
young composers, lyricists and playwrights.“When I heard about
the 10-Minute Musical project I was super intrigued because it
combines my two loves: theater and songwriting. I enjoy performing
in musicals—as well as writing and performing my original
songs—so this project seemed to be the perfect way to squish
together two loves of mine. A great way to spend my summer!”
This fall, the 10-Minute Musical Project team will be working to develop
and present readings of four original works at The 5th Avenue’s NextFest:
A Festival of New Musicals. Student directors, stage managers, producers
and music directors will be called upon to bring the stories to life.
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THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
For Morgan, the process of handing her show over to her peers is
thrilling.“I am beyond excited to see our work taken, interpreted
and sung by actors during readings and rehearsals. I’m definitely
looking forward to all of our team’s hard work paying off!”
It is clear to any observer that every step of the process
has been hard work for these students, but they are all
in agreement about how important the work is.
Blayne, a senior at Ingraham High School, sees it this way:“On
top of being an escape from the troubles that life has in
store, musical theater is the type of medium that can make
connections, look at real life situations and problems, put society
on trial… and provide us a path for a more harmonious future.”
Morgan can’t help adding,“Yeah, I’ve heard multiple times that the
shortest distance between two people is a story. And I agree with that
completely. With all the troubles going on in our world right now I
think we all could benefit from this way to connect to one another.”
LOCAL STUDENT ANGEL RODRIGUEZ WINS NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
By ANYA RUDNICK, Director of Education and Outreach
This past spring, The 5th Avenue Theatre and the Seattle
Office of Arts & Culture were invited to join the National
Endowment for the Arts—with additional support from
Playbill, Inc—to bring the Musical Theater Songwriting
Challenge to Seattle and King County. This was the pilot
year of the national initiative with students from Seattle/
King County, Dallas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul invited to
submit original musical theater songs for the Challenge.
Finalists from each area were selected to travel to New
York for a weekend in July to participate in workshops
and sessions with professional songwriters. After two
days of intensive work sessions, the three finalists
performed their songs for a panel of judges. We are
thrilled to share that Angel Rodriguez, a student from
Renton, was awarded the first prize for his original song,
“Bleeding.” Angel won a $5,000 scholarship provided by
the National Music Publishers’ Association Supporting Our
Next Generation of Songwriters (S.O.N.G.) Foundation
and will have his song published by Sony/ATV.
Here are some of Angel’s impressions about participating
in the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge and his
experiences in New York:
“I first got into songwriting when I was about nine. My brother
was learning the guitar, so he started teaching me. Then I just
started learning by myself and writing songs from there—
and just kept going. In most of the songs I [write], I picture
Student Angel Rodriguez works with Mentor
César Alvarez on his song Bleeding.
PHOTO BY JOSEPH MARZULLO FOR PLAYBILL, INC.
myself in what the character is going through. I write off of my
feelings, but then I put myself in the character’s shoes—and
then just build off of that.”
“The song that I wrote is ‘Bleeding.’ It’s
about being in a situation where you
feel like you’ve fallen down and you
don’t know if you’ll be able to get back
up. I was in a situation like that. […]
Literally I felt like I was bleeding out.”
Chelsea Mayo (Runner Up), Jake Berglove (Runner Up), Angel
Rodriguez (National Champion) and NEA Chairman Jane Chu
pose for a picture during the final competition for The Musical
Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students.
PHOTO BY JUDITH KARGBO/NEA
“Originally I was not going to enter [the competition]. I was
like, ‘I’m not gonna win. I’m not gonna be a finalist. I’m
not gonna have time. I don’t even know if this song’s good
enough.’ But [a friend] said, ‘Hey, just do it. You’re feeling
the song. Just go with it. Enter!’ The trip to New York was an
amazing experience. We talked to songwriters and music
directors in the music business and had mentors to help us
with our songs for the final competition. We also went out
and experienced New York. I went to Times Square, Central
Park, Sardi’s, the Empire State Building. We also went to see
a Broadway show, The Color Purple, and met with [Director]
John Doyle and some of the cast. I am grateful and happy to
have been able to represent Seattle in this competition.”
Congratulations to Angel and all participants. To learn more
go to www.5thavenue.org/songwriting-challenge.
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THANK YOU
FOR HELPING BRING US TO
THE NEXT STAGE!
90TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFACTORS
Left to Right: Bill Berry, David Armstrong
and Bernie Griffin, breaking through to
The Next Stage!
T
hank you to all our subscribers
who participated in this summer’s
Next Stage Subscriber Challenge. You
helped us complete the first phase of
renovations to our beautiful 90-yearold theater including a state-of-the-art
digital sound system, new carpet in the
lobby and updated mezzanine-level
bathrooms. While it is not possible for
us to recognize every Next Stage donor
here, we are pleased to recognize our
Anniversary donors; please see page
27 for leadership gifts.
To learn how you can play a role in our
Next Stage, please contact Christine
Johnson at (206) 260-2171 or
[email protected]
Joan and Tim Adkisson
Michael Amend and
Jeff Ashley
William Bartholomew
and Lauren Taylor
Michael Bauer
Margaret and
Richard Bossi
Robert R. Braun, Jr.
Brandon Bray
Ben Carr
Brian and Laura DeNault
Janice and Ray Engle
Larry and Brittni Estrada
Helen M. Fanucci
Brian and Windy
Autumn Foster
David and Cheryl Hadley
Mary and Tom Herche
Mindy and Brady Hill
Danuta Kasprzyk and
Daniel Montano
Kenneth Kluge and
Susan Dogen
Karen Koon
Terry McCarthy
David and
Samantha Quick
Kenneth Ragsdale
Tiia-Mai Redditt
Tom and
Bobbie Schroeder
David Showalter
Gary Simmons
and Ann Jun
Eric and Julie Trott
Becca and Bill Wert
36TH ANNIVERSARY SUSTAINERS
Susan and
Heather Anstead
Ann and Joe Ardizzone
Pauline and Robert Bach
Don W. Beaty
Michael and Janelle
Brookman
Alice M. Brown
Marilyn and
Robert Burmark
Lorna and Andrew Chin
Linda and Bob Cornyn
Zvi Effron
Matthew and Victoria Ellis
Charlie Fink and
Leonard Jones
Eleanor and Jeff Freeman
Cindy Fry
Evelyn Ghiselin and
Carolyn S. McClurkan
Kathy and Kelly Graffis
Chelsea Hall
Deb and Tod Harrick
Barbara and
James Heavey
Mirriam and
Henry Hebeler
Hal and Donna Howard
Amanda and
Nicholas Jones
Carol Ann and
Kevin Joyce
David and Kristine Jung
Judy and Bill Jurden
Judy and Jerry Karwhite
Jim and Kary Kidder
SaSa and Ken Kirkpatrick
Merle and Joanne Kirkley
Cindy and Terry Klett
Teri Kopp and
Walt Weber
Alice C. Lamken
Ayn Leslie-Cook
Darlene and Ken Lowe
Elizabeth and James Lund
Karen and David Lyons
Joan and Bill Martin
Kim Moger
Gregg and Judy Nelson
Robert D. & Dorothy S.
O'Brien Memorial Fund
Mary and D.L. Patterson
Petra Charitable
Foundation
Admiral Stuart Platt
and Ms. Melonee
Ann Daniels
Marily and Richard
Rementeria
Teita and Tom Reveley
Matthew and Melitta Riley
Les and Pat Rosenthal
Dawn Siegel
Kathryn and
Edwin Sterner
Ryan Taisey
Gretchen and Ted Taylor
Matthew Walz
Jerrold and
Ardee Warshal
Paul Weiden
Amy Whittenburg and
Stephen Rattner
Darlene and
John Wilczynski
Margo and Curtis Wright
2 Anonymous
(List as of 9/23/16)
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
Thank you for joining us at Man of La Mancha and
being part of The 5th Avenue Theatre community!
Today we invite you to deepen your relationship by
becoming a Member. Your contribution, above and
beyond your ticket purchase, makes it possible
for The 5th to produce Broadway-caliber work,
inspire 83,000 young people annually through
our education programs and advance the art
form of musical theater by creating new works.
Member benefits enhance your theater-going
experience and bring you closer to the magic that
happens on our stage as well as behind the scenes.
Visit us online for more information at
www.5thavenue.org/support/individual-giving
or contact Jeanne Thompson, Membership Manager,
at [email protected] or (206) 971-7900.
Friend ($125) level members
will receive invitations to:
Join us on Backstage Tours
throughout the season. With each
new production, you will be able to
step behind the curtain to see and
experience the theater from the
perspective of our actors and crew.
Experience the thrill of our artistic
team in action at special Tech
Week Rehearsals all season long
where you will see all the elements
of a production come together
prior to the first performance.
SUPPORTING THE 5TH
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS
SUPPORTERS OF THE 5TH
We would like to thank the following donors who provided support at the $600 level and above
as of September 19, 2016. Through their annual and fund-a-need gifts, donors become partners
in our commitment to artistic excellence, community engagement, education and expanding
the canon of musical theater. For more information on how you can support The 5th, please
contact Development at (206) 625-1418.
VISIONARIES
ArtsFund
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Estate of Marian Lackovich
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Ann Ramsay-Jenkins
Stephen P. Reynolds and Paula Rosput Reynolds
The Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Charitable
Foundation
INVESTORS
Alaska Airlines
The Boeing Company
Barbara L. Crowe
Estate of Sarah Nash Gates
National Endowment for the Arts
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
The Seattle Times +
Unico Properties +
U.S. Bank
Tom and Connie Walsh
1 Anonymous
CREATORS
4Culture
Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff
Arc Media Studios
Bob and Clodagh Ash
Bank of America
DCG One+
John Graham Foundation
Richard and Julie Kagan
Glenna Kendall
Peoples Bank
Buzz and Beth Porter
Tiia-Mai Redditt
The Seattle Foundation
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Susie and Phil Stoller
Cynthia Stroum
Umpqua Bank
Wells Fargo
2 Anonymous
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
Ann and Joe Ardizzone
David Armstrong
ArtsFund/Costco Arts Education
Access Award
William Bartholomew and
Lauren Taylor
Rex and Angela Bates
Andrew and Shayna Begun
Les and Sheri Biller
Sharon Gantz Bloome
Robert R. Braun, Jr.
The Capital Grille +
Debby Carter
Chang Beer
Margaret Clapp
Ken Clay
The Coca-Cola Company
Columia Hospitality
Davis Property & Investment +
R.B. and Ruth H. Dunn
Charitable Foundation
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Expedia
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel +
Helen Fanucci
Gary J. Fuller and Randy L. Everett
Wanda J. Herndon
Kandy and Rick Holley
HomeStreet Bank
Peter and Peggy Horvitz
Jean K. Lafromboise Foundation
Roger S. Layman
The Loeb Family Charitable
Foundation
Elizabeth and James Lund
Macy's
Heather Sullivan McKay and
Mike McKay
John and Deanna Oppenheimer
Larry and Valorie Osterman
Palomino +
Protiviti
Hillary and David Quinn
RealNetworks Foundation
Tony Repanich and Julie Florida
Tom and Teita Reveley
Melissa Ries and Patrick Kennedy
Jeanne Sheldon and Marvin Parsons
Jean Sheridan
Lynne and Bob Simpson
Thomas E. and Nita F. Sitterley
Gary and Elizabeth Sundem
Alison and Doug Suttles
Eric and Julie Trott
Bruce and Peggy Wanta
Becca and Bill Wert
Eileen Glasser Wesley and
Mark Wesley
Rosemary and Ken Willman
Sterling and Melinda Wilson
+In-kind
SUPPORTING THE 5TH
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS
THANK YOU TO OUR NEXT STAGE
LEADERSHIP SUPPORTERS
The following donors have made commitments of $25,000 or more to support our Next Stage, an
endeavor to enhance the guest experience at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Over the next few years we will
focus on ambitious renovations to update our irreplaceable performance venue with state-of-the-art
sound technology and inviting spaces which will foster an enjoyable musical theater experience for the
300,000 patrons we serve each year. Without these leadership gifts, The 5th Avenue renovations would
not have gotten off the ground. We are deeply grateful!
4Culture
Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff
Bob and Clodagh Ash
The Sheri and Les Biller
Family Foundation
Margaret A. Clapp
Barbara Crowe
Gary J. Fuller and Randy L. Everett
Wanda J. Herndon
Patrick Kennedy and Melissa Ries
Estate of Marian Lackovich
The Norcliffe Foundation
John and Deanna Oppenheimer
Hillary and David Quinn
Ann Ramsay-Jenkins
Stephen P. Reynolds and
Paula Rosput Reynolds
The Herman and Faye Sarkowsky
Charitable Foundation
Joyce Schweickert
Tom and Connie Walsh
Rosemary and Ken Willman
Sterling and Melinda Wilson
1 Anonymous
To learn how you can play a role in our Next Stage, please contact Christine Johnson
in the Development Department at (206) 260-2171 or [email protected]
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
Aegis Living
Geoffrey Antos
Adam and Maura Barr
BDO USA, LLP
Howard and Lynn Behar
Bill Berry
Steven and Theresa Binger
Eric Blom and Min Park
Brandon Bray
Grace Brewer
The Covey Family
Daqopa Brands +
Cyndi and Alden DeSoto
Larry and Brittni Estrada
Fielder Family
Estate of Larry Fletcher
Christy and Travis Gagnier
GM Nameplate
Bernadine and Sean Griffin
David and Cheryl Hadley
John Holden and Kathleen
McLagan - In Honor of Allegria
and Cimorene Holden
Christian Huitema and Neige Gil
Nicholas and Amanda Jones
Stellman Keehnel and
Patricia Britton
Karen Koon
KPMG
Lisa Kroese
Chris and Christy Lane
Grace and Franz Lazarus
Myron and Shirley Lindberg
Lott Foundation
Twyla and Tom Lucas
Judith Lybecker
Jolene McCaw Family Foundation
Michael McCormack
Steven and Barbara Moger
Morgan Fund
Beth Moursund
National Alliance for Musical
Theatre's National Fund for
New Musicals
John Nettleton and Bryan Hathaway
Rebecca Norlander and
Chuck Bassett
Northern Trust
Paul Pigott
Wendy and Mike Popke
Premera Blue Cross
ProMotion Arts +
Bruce Pym
Regence BlueShield
Norman and Constance Rice
Jim and Bet Schuler
Schultz Family Foundation
Charles B. See Foundation
Linda and David Stahl
Start It! Foundation Linda and Kevin Cheung
Gary and Barbara Stone
Kay Taylor and Walter Oliver
R. "Porky" Thomsen and
Terri Stephenson
U.S. Bank Foundation
Washington State Arts Commission
Karla and Gary Waterman
Karen and Mark Weber
Tracy Wellens
Allen and Janice Wiesen
Mary Williams and Pat Gallis
ARTIST’S CIRCLE
Albert Lee Appliance
Michael Amend and Jeff Ashley
Rita and Stephen Anderson
Ernie and Pam Ankrim
ArtsFund/John Brooks Williams
and John H. Bauer Endowment
for Theatre
Keith and Sheri Bankston
Tom and Stephanie Barden
Don W. Beaty
Rebecca Benaroya
Maureen and Joel Benoliel
Susan and Brett Bentsen
Catherine Boshaw
Ed and Pam Bridge
Yelena and Tom Button
Karlyn and Richard Byham
Steve and Georgene Camp
Judi Chapman
Nuria and Aaron Coe
Christina Cyr and Alan Page
Martha Dawson and Ron Corbell
Brian and Laura DeNault
John DeVore
Dennis and Deborah DeYoung
Susan Dogen and Kenneth Kluge
Richard and Maude Ferry
Tom and Carol Fleck
Jean Gardner
Deborah Gates
Ginny Gilder and Lynn Slaughter
The Greco Family
Rich and Jan Green
Green Diamond
Resource Company
Cece Haw
Bart and Toni Heath
Mindy and Brady Hill
Carolyn and George Hubman
Marilyn Lee Huey
Lisa Jones
Judy and Bill Jurden
Danuta Kasprzyk and
Daniel Montano
Nick and Michele Keller
Jeffrey and Barbara King
Elaine Kwon and James Buckley
Landwork Enterprises Inc.
Stacy Lawson and
Steven Sarkowsky
Becky Loeb
Jeff and Lydia Lukins
Mary Ann and John Mangels
May McCarthy and Don Smith
Gerard A. Michael
Nancy and William Nichols
Gregory and Marta Oberg
Robert D. and Dorothy S.
O’Brien Fund
Teresa Olson
+In-kind
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SUPPORTING THE 5TH
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS
Pacific Office Automation
Annette and Bob Parks
Chris Peterson and Mark Wert
Michelle Philbin and
Michael Yurka
Ken Ragsdale
Ronald and Deborah Reed
Sandi and Jim Reed
Skip Sampelayo
John F. Shaw
Christy and Brian Smith
Peggy and Greg Smith
South Tacoma Antique Mall
Marilyn and Doug Southern
Jeffrey Sutherland and
Ben Aguiluz
Toyota of Tri-Cities
Pamela and Rick Trujillo
David Wang
1 Anonymous
PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
Kathy Aaron
Joan and Tim Adkisson
The Aguiar Group
Carol and Ray Airone
Joshua Alhadeff
Kirsten Anderson and Kevin Sabol
Argonaut Fund
Edith and Ray Aspiri
Baby Pictures Ultrasound
Sandy Bailey and
Thomas Barghausen
Jack and Bea Baker
Michael Bauer
Doug and Maria Bayer
Ellen Beauchamp
Judi Beck and Tom Alberg
Dan Becraft
Charlotte Behnke
Del and Pat Bishop
Deidre Blankenship
Glen and Sherri Bodman
Daniel and Janet Bolong
Neal and Katherine Booth
Lindsay Bosch
Bob and Bobbi Bridge
Tracy Briggs and Tiffiny Brown
Sandee Brock
Michael and Janelle Brookman
Alice M. Brown
Dr. Foster and Mrs. Cheryl Bucher
Kerry Burger
Patrick and Sherry Burns
Deborah Callahan
Kristine and Arthur Carre
Mary and Douglas Casady
Aline and Dennis Caulley
Brian Chang
Barbara Clinton and Ray Wheeler
Janet and Robert Coe
Kathleen and Bill Collins
Dr. and Mrs. William Colwell
Bill and Ellen Conner
Consumer Perspectives
Doris and Buck Coppess
Sheila and Michael Cory
Jim and Nancy Crim
Scott Crowder and Todd Pierce
Richard Cuthbert and
Cheryl Redd-Cuthbert
Karen Derrey and Friends
Alvin Deutsch
The DeVinck Family
Cindy and Bill Dickey
Richard and Elizabeth Dobes
Megan Domenech and
Brian Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald
Dommermuth
Robert J. and Olga T. Earle
Leo Eberle and Lisa Vivian
Robert and Jane Ehrlich
Thomas and Ruth-Ellen Elliott
Ramona Emerson and
Brian McMullen
Janice and Ray Engle
Vicki Fabre
Jennifer and Michael Faddis
Jack and Jeanne Fankhauser
Joyce Farley and Tom Steele
Janet Faulkner
Rod Fichter
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Fleur de' Lis
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Sara Frank
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Steve Freimuth
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Erich Gauglitz
Cami Gearhart and Tim Burner
Anton and Karen N. Gielen
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Art and Jackie Gollofon
Kathy and Kelly Graffis
Susan Gray
Marie and Brad Gunn
Mike Hackett and
Cherie Lenz-Hackett
Corinne and Russell Hagen
Chuck and Kathy Hamilton
John and Laura Hammarlund
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John and Katherine Harnish
Deb, Eliana, Jasmine, and
Tod Harrick
Cheryl and John Hendricks
Mary and Tom Herche
Rod and Nancy Hochman
Tina and Randy Hodgins
Diane and David Hoff
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Nelson and Company Inc.
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Petra Charitable Foundation
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Melitta Riley
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In Loving Memory of
Herman Sarkowsky
Don and Bev Schmidt
Joe Schwartz
John Searing
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Robert and Mary Sheehan
Edward and Kathleen Sherry
Kathryn M. Shields
James and Rebecca Shipman
Kathryn and Jon Sigler
In Memory of Donna Smoak
Anne and Mark Stanton
Leigh and Susi Stevens
Helen R. Stusser
Tim Sunday
Gretchen and Ted Taylor
Matthew and Catherine
Coles Tedesco
Betty Lou Treiger
Tulalip Tribes Charitable
Contributions
Janet Turpen
Diane Vadnais
Mark and Kathy Wagner
Christopher Wain
Christina and Mark Walker
Linda and Tony Whatley
Clinton and Susan White
Dennis and Jo Anne White
Patty and John White
Amy Whittenburg and
Stephen Rattner
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Madeline Wiley and Bob Smithing
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SUPPORTING THE 5TH
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS
PATRONS
Ms. Michael Adler and
Mr. Michel Lebas
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Anderson & Hawkins
Annie's Art & Frame +
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Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish
Federation of Greater Seattle
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ArtsFund/Peter F. Donnelly
Merit Fund
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In Honor of Sheri Ernst
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SUPPORTING THE 5TH
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TALKS AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Here at The 5th Avenue Theatre we offer a variety of audience enrichment
opportunities that bring patrons to a deeper level of appreciation for the
shows they see here. All of these events are completely free to the
community. Join us to learn more about what you see on our stage.
SHOW TALKS WITH ALBERT EVANS
Join us one hour before select performances for educational, enlightening
and entertaining pre-show talks hosted by Artistic
Associate Albert Evans.
Show Talks are always free and open to all audiences.
Man of La Mancha
Disney's The Little Mermaid
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 8
6:30 PM,Tuesday, October 11
6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 12
7:00 PM,Thursday, October 13
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 15
6:30 PM,Tuesday, October 18
6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 19
7:00 PM,Thursday, October 20
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 22
6:30 PM,Tuesday, October 25
6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 26
7:00 PM,Thursday, October 27
7:00 PM, Saturday, October 29
6:30 PM,Tuesday, November 22
6:30 PM,Tuesday, November 29
6:30 PM, Wednesday, November 30
7:00 PM,Thursday, December 1
6:30 PM,Tuesday, December 6
6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 7
7:00 PM,Thursday, December 8
6:30 PM,Tuesday, December 13
6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 14
7:00 PM,Thursday, December 15
6:30 PM,Tuesday, December 20
6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 21
7:00 PM,Thursday, December 22
6:30 PM,Tuesday, December 27
6:30 PM, Wednesday, December 28
7:00 PM,Thursday, December 29
POST-SHOW TALKBACKS
Want to know more about a show you just saw? Join us on select evening
performances for a free post-show talkback with the cast
and creative team. Tickets for the evening’s performance are required.
Sunday, October 23 – Man of La Mancha
Sunday, December 11 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
Join us and other members of the audience immediately after
select performances for a free post-show discussion about the
themes of the show.
Friday, October 14 – Man of La Mancha
Sunday, October 16 – Man of La Mancha, following evening performance
Sunday, December 4 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid, following evening performance
Friday, December 9 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Friday, December 16 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid
SPOTLIGHT NIGHT
Here is your opportunity to learn more about the shows on our stage.
Hosted by Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong,
Spotlight Nights give you a chance to learn more about how musicals are
written and produced and who writes them. All Spotlight Nights
in the 2016/17 season will take place at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom
Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
7:00 PM, November 3, 2016 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid
7:00 PM, January 19, 2017 – The Pajama Game
THEATER TOURS
Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the building’s ornate architecture and
intriguing history. Tours are approximately 20 minutes with time for questions. If your group is interested in any specific topics, please let us know
and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Tours are held most Mondays
at noon. Advance registration is required.
Sign up at www.5thavenue.org/about/faq#free-tours
YOUTH PROGRAMS
Photo by Bruce Bennett
At The 5th Avenue Theatre, we pride ourselves on our extensive education
programs that reach over 83,000 young people across the Pacific
Northwest each year. Through a variety of classes, programs and events,
we teach students not only a passion for the arts, but valuable life skills.
FRIDAYS AT THE 5TH
High school students are invited to attend a themed master class with
a theater professional before attending a 5th Avenue show. Teens are
provided with a pizza party before the show and attend an exclusive
talk-back following the performance.
3:30 PM, Friday, October 21, 2016 – Man of La Mancha
3:30 PM, Friday, December 2, 2016 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
MEMBERS ONLY
Members enjoy unique events all season long. We are excited to welcome
new and long-time Annual Fund supporters to these special occasions. For
more information about membership or upcoming events, contact Jeanne
Thompson, Membership Manager, at
(206) 971-7900 or [email protected]
BACKSTAGE TOURS
Friends ($125+) join us for a guided tour of the theater, including
backstage and onstage!
9:15 AM, Saturday, November 26, 2016 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
9:15 AM, Saturday, December 17, 2016 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
SPOTLIGHT NIGHT FOR MEMBERS
Partners ($300+) enjoy VIP treatment and reserved seating at Spotlight
Nights all season long! All Spotlight Nights in the 2016/17 season will
take place at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.
6:00 PM, November 3, 2016 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
6:00 PM, January 19, 2017 – The Pajama Game
TECH WEEK REHEARSALS
Friends ($125+) experience working rehearsals in the theater and
pre-rehearsal talks with artistic leadership.
Patrons ($600+) come early to enjoy a light supper before
rehearsal begins.
7:30 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – Disney's The Little Mermaid
2016/17 SEASON
MAN OF LA MANCHA OCTOBER 7 – 30, 2016
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 31, 2016
THE PAJAMA GAME FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 5, 2017
MURDER FOR TWO MARCH 25 – JUNE 11, 2017
CO-PRESENTED AT ACT – A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
THE SECRET GARDEN APRIL 14 – MAY 6, 2017
ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION JUNE 8 – JULY 2, 2017
FUN HOME JULY 11 – 30, 2017
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
See It Again for $25*
*Bring paid ticket stub to The 5th Avenue Box Office on day
of performance. One stub per customer. $25 tickets subject
to availability. Not valid for Prime/Pearl seating, with other
offers or on previously purchased tickets.
DAVID ARMSTRONG (Executive Producer and Artistic
Director) Since his appointment in 2000, Armstrong has
guided The 5th Avenue to a position as one of the nation’s
leading musical theater companies, acclaimed for both its
development and production of new works and its
innovative stagings of classic musicals. As a director, he has
created memorable 5th Avenue productions of Jacques Brel
is Alive and Well & Living in Paris, A Room with a View;
Oliver!; Candide; Hello, Dolly!; Sweeney Todd; White
Christmas; Hair; Mame; A Little Night Music; The Secret
Garden; Anything Goes; Company; The Rocky Horror Show; Pippin; Vanities; Yankee
Doodle Dandy!; and Saving Aimee, which made its Broadway debut as Scandalous
under Armstrong’s direction in November 2012. Prior to The 5th, he spent nearly 20
years as a freelance director, choreographer, and librettist. His work has been seen in
New York, Los Angeles and at many leading regional theaters including The
Kennedy Center, Ordway Center, Ford’s Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, and New
Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. From 1990 through 1995, he served as artistic director
of Cohoes Music Hall in upstate NY. Armstrong has also written the books for the
musicals The Wonder Years (winner of seven Drama-Logue Awards), Gold Rush, and
Yankee Doodle Dandy!
BERNADINE (BERNIE) C. GRIFFIN (Managing
Director) first joined The 5th Avenue in 2002 as director of
theater advancement and development. She was appointed
managing director in January 2010 and is responsible for
the administrative, marketing, fundraising, information
services and facility operations, as well as oversight of all
activities related to the Board of Directors. During her
tenure, The 5th Avenue has grown from a $10 million to a
$25 million organization. She brings to her position 30
years of fundraising and arts management experience. Prior
to The 5th Avenue, she served as director of development for the prestigious Geffen
Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as for The Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach,
California. Before moving to California, she served at the Seattle Symphony where
she is proud to have been part of the team that built Benaroya Hall. In addition to
the Symphony, Griffin worked for the Tony Award-winning Seattle Repertory
Theatre, as well as Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre in New York. She began
her career at the University of Denver. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from
St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington and is proud to have been born and
raised in Walla Walla, Washington. She is a member of Theater Communications
Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre as well as a board member of
Seattle Rotary #4 and the Downtown Seattle Association. She has also served as a
grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Griffin was named one of
the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence. She is married to
award-winning actor Seán G. Griffin.
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BILL BERRY (Producing Artistic Director) served as The
5th Avenue’s associate producing artistic director and
casting director from 2002 through 2009. During that
time, he directed productions of West Side Story (Seattle
Times Footlight Award), Wonderful Town (Seattle Times
Footlight Award), Wizard of Oz and Smokey Joe’s Café. In
2014, he made his Broadway debut as the director of the
hit musical First Date at the Longacre Theatre. Berry’s
directing work has been seen at theaters across the country,
most recently at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse where
he directed a critically acclaimed production of On the Town. Directing highlights
include Cabaret performed at The 5th Avenue Theatre, St. Paul’s Ordway Center
(Ivey Award), San Jose’s American Musical Theatre, and Houston’s Theatre Under the
Stars, as well as the smash hits How to Succeed…, Little Shop of Horrors, First Date,
RENT, The Music Man, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at The 5th. From
2002 to 2009, he served as the producing director for The 5th Avenue’s education
and outreach programs. During that time he significantly expanded the scope and
impact of these initiatives, including spearheading the creation of Fridays at The 5th
and The 5th Avenue Awards, honoring excellence in high school musical theater, as
well as substantially increasing the reach of the Adventure Musical Theater Touring
Company throughout the Northwest. These programs combined now serve over
83,000 students annually. He also initiated the Show Talk series, which seeks to
deepen the theater-going experience. Prior to his work at The 5th Avenue Theatre,
Berry was a freelance theater artist based in New York City.
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PATRON INFORMATION
EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES
In the event of an emergency, please wait for an
announcement for further instructions. Ushers
will be available for assistance.
free of charge, with a valid ID and subject to
availability. Braille playbills are available at no cost
from Coat Check. Elevator access is available with
usher assistance.
EMERGENCY NUMBER
The theater’s emergency number in Coat Check
is 206-625-1294. Leave your account number or
exact seat location with your emergency contact
in case they need to reach you.
The 5th Avenue offers American Sign Language
interpreted, audio described, and open captioned
performances. Large print programs are available
at coat check.
SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is NOT allowed in any part of the
theater or within 25 feet of entrance.
FIREARMS POLICY
No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part
of the theater.
ACCESSIBILITY
Wheelchair seating is available.The theater is
equipped with the Sennheiser Listening System;
headsets are available at Coat Check for use,
For more information, call 206-625-1900 (voice)
or email [email protected]
CANDY & BEVERAGES
Items purchased at the lobby concession stand may
be brought into the theater. Beverages must be in a
bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid.
COAT CHECK is located on the lower level lobby
between Aisles 3 and 4.
ADDRESS
The 5th Avenue Theatre is located at 1308 5th
Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. The Theatre Administrative Offices are located at 1326 5th Avenue,
Suite 735, Seattle, WA 98101.
BOX OFFICE 206-625-1900.
GROUP SALES Groups of 10 or more save. Call
888-625-1418 or email [email protected]
ADMINISTRATION 206-625-1418.
FAX 206-292-9610.
WEBSITE www.5thavenue.org
THEATER RENTAL For information regarding
booking, please contact Cathy Johnstone at
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Call 206-625-1418 between 10 AM and 4 PM
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Wish LIST
As a non-profit theater, we rely on the generosity of our community to help us present the best
work possible. The 5th Avenue Theatre is currently in need of the following items. If you or your
company can help us, please contact Office Manager Kelly Radke at (206)625-1418.
All items are tax deductible.
• 1 board-of-director-style conference table
approximately 20’long x 5’wide
• 6-8’ long sofa
• 8 padded arm/easy chairs
• Forklift
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5TH AVENUE THEATRE STAFF
David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director
Bernadine C. Griffin, Managing Director
Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director
ARTISTIC
Ian Eisendrath
Alhadeff Family Director of New Works &
Music Supervisor
Lauren Smith
Assistant Producer
Kat Sherrell
Interim Music Supervisor
Kelsey Thorgalsen
New Works Coordinator & Casting Associate
Danielle Bone
Company Manager
Albert Evans
Artistic Associate
Hattie Andres
Artistic Fellow
Christa Smith
Interim Company Manager and
Artistic Assistant
Dane Andersen
Music Coordinator
Josh Archibald-Seiffer
Music Associate
Brandon Peck
Music Apprentice
EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATION
Pauls Macs
Executive Assistant to Mr. Armstrong &
Mr. Berry
Denver Bingham
Executive Assistant to Ms. Griffin & Ms. Moga
COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING
AND GUEST SERVICES
Michael Gepner
Vice President of Marketing, Communications
& Guest Services
Chris Marcacci
Director of Marketing
Robert Phillips
Director of Sales & Guest Services
Marketing and Public Relations
Bridget Morgan
PR & Communications Manager
Erin Helmholz
PR & Communications Associate
Jordan Lusink
Communications Coordinator
Reesa Nelson
Marketing & Engagement Manager
Britt Tayrien
Media Buyer and Promotions Manager
David Vedder
Subscription Marketing Manager
Rachel Liuzzi
Marketing Content Manager
Jeff Carpenter
Senior Graphic Designer
Becky Kelley
Production Artist
Direct Sales/Telefundraising
Christa Bond
Direct Sales/Telefunding Manager
Edwin Boyd
Assistant Manager
Henriette Klauser, Kaelyn Langer-Mendonca,
Jim Pennington, Gail Sage, Andrea Smith,
Joseph Staub, Sylvia Wiedlein
Representatives
Front of House
Jaime Welker
Front of House Manager
Ed Lammi, Sean Martin, Emma Ruhl
House Managers
Garth Ball, Mike Chang, Colin Chez, Frank
Chinn, Alia Collin-Friedrichs, Dave Cusick,
Stephanie Guerrero, Nancy Harris, Casey
Kaplowitz, Ed Lammi, Sean Martin, Tony
Mazzella, Sue Moser, Liz Pyle, Emma Ruhl,
Scott Seramur, Kalia Towers-Thomas, Olivia
Vaughn-Welker, Donald Yates
Head Ushers
Kathleen Bryant, Barbie Denend, Karen
Hall, Tony Mazzella
Coat Check
Guest Services/Ticketing
Peggy Busteed
Subscription Services Manager
Chad Biesman
Corporate & Group Sales Manager
Martha McKee
Guest Experience Assistant
Isabel Dickey
Ticketing Manager
Devon Powell
Assistant Ticketing Manager
Khajha Rogers
Senior Guest Service Associate
Mary Dellasega
Patron Relations
Guest Service Associates
Christine Anderson, Courtney Bennett,
Francesca Betancourt, Shayna Boardman,
Caitlin Castro, Keeli Erb, Jenna Galdun,
Amanda Green, Renee Infelise, Levi Hawkins,
Ada Karamanyan, Melanie Owen, Kayla Rabe,
Andrew Rowland, Nick Spencer, Pam Wagher,
Patrick Walrath, Lily Warpinski, Rachel
Zimmerman
DEVELOPMENT
Michelle Moga
Vice President of Philanthropy
Sarah McKee Bednar
Corporate Giving Manager
Jill Carnine
Individual Giving Officer
Amy Chasanov
Foundation & Government Relations Manager
Danielle Franich
Special Events Manager
Camille Gomez
Donor Relations Officer
Christine Johnson
Circles Manager
Chelsea Judd
Development Coordinator
Desiree Saraspi
Donor Information Services Manager
Jeanne Thompson
Membership Manager
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Anya Rudnick
Director of Education and Outreach
Orlando Morales
Director of Rising Star Project and Internships
Connie Corrick
School Programs Manager
Kwapi Vengesayi
Community Engagement Specialist
Lauren Ruhl
Adventure Musical Theater Coordinator
FINANCE
Dean Frerker
Vice President of Finance
Rory Krout
Controller
Sean Stelfox
Production Staff Accountant
Joline Fung
Accounting Associate
Kelly Cogswell
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Ben Leifer
Human Resources Manager
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Jim Cornelson
Director of IT
Melisa Bumpus
Assistant Director of IT – Systems
Maryke VanBeuzekom
Assistant Director of IT – Data
Nichole Mines
Senior Database Manager
Douglas Day
Helpdesk Administrator
Dave Simpson
Helpdesk Administrator
Christopher Cuhel
Database Coordinator
OPERATIONS
Catherine Johnstone
Director of Facility Operations
Alda Shepherd
Facility Manager
Kelly Radke
Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
STAGE DOOR/SECURITY STAFF
Mike Chang, Karen Hall, Erik Knauer,
Dean LaRoque, Meg Plimpton
ATTORNEYS
For The 5th Avenue Theatre:
Levin Plotkin & Menin
Loren H. Plotkin and Susan Mindell
Lawton Penn
Sendroff & Baruch, LLP
PRODUCTION
Joan Toggenburger
Director of Production
Mo Chapman
Production Logistics Coordinator
Erik Holden
Technical Director
Shannin Strom-Henry
Costume and Wardrobe Director
Sets & Rigging
Laurel S. Horton
Head Carpenter
Benjamin Baird
Assistant Carpenter
Ken Berg
Automation Carpenter
John Hudson
Head Rigger
Dave McCawley
Head Flyman
C. Luke Mathis
Head Builder
Brian Ainslie
Assistant Builder
Lighting
Sean Callahan
Head Electrician
Stephen A. Graham
Assistant Electrician
Ross M. Brown, Noel Clayton
Key Electricians
Nate Redford
Programmer
Sound
Karen Marta Katz
Head Sound Engineer
James Rudy
Assistant Sound Engineer
Kelly Mickelson
Key Sound Engineer
Props
Diana J. Gervais
Production Property Master
Tristan E. Hansen
Creative Property Master
Katy Brown
Assistant Property Master
Ariana Donofrio, Austin Smart
Prop Builders/Artisans
Costumes & Wardrobe
Christopher Moad
Costume Shop Manager
Deborah Engelbach
Costume & Wardrobe Assistant
Marlys McDonald
Wardrobe Master
Randy Werdal
Assistant Wardrobe Master
Patti Emmett, Gillian Paulson
Draper/Cutter
Jeanna Gomez
Master Crafts
Holly Kipp, Robin Montero, Ruthie
Nicklaus, Teresa O’Leary
First Hands
Scott Gray
Second Crafts
Hannah McNamara
Stitcher
Hair & Make-up
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Russell W.
Quarterback
Alaska Mileage Plan
MVP Gold 75K
4 years
Nice victory.
Alaska has been J.D. Power’s highest ranked airline loyalty program
three years running. Russell knows, that doesn’t come easy.
“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty
Rewards Programs, Three Years in a Row.”
Alaska Airlines received the highest numerical score in the J.D. Power
2014-2016 Airline Loyalty Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.
2016 Report based on 3,073 total responses evaluating 7 programs,
and measures the experience and perceptions of members who
were surveyed March 2015. Your experiences may vary.
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