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5th Avenue Theatre

1308 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA
Seats (approximate): 2115

The 5th Avenue Theatre is Seattle's premier musical theater. In 1980, the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater for the cultural enrichment of the Northwest community. The 5th Avenue Theatre maintains a subscription audience of more than 24,000 and an annual attendance of over 225,000. It ranks among the nation's largest and most respected musical theater companies. The Theatre is committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its Educational Outreach Program which includes: The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Student Matinee Program and Spotlight Nights. Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, the exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Managing Director Marilynn Sheldon and producing Artistic Director David Armstrong, The 5th Avenue Theatre continues to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of artistic endeavors and facility operations, while preserving its artistic, architectural and historic legacy.


Productions Production Dates
Fun Home
Musical, Original
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Lisa Kron; Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016
Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Apr 27, 2016 - May 08, 2016
Matilda The Musical
Musical, Original
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Aug 18, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
The Illusionists
Special, Original, Magic
Music by Evan Jolly
Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015
Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Oct 07, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
We Will Rock You
Musical, Original
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Jul 08, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Jun 11, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
Anything Goes
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 15, 2013 - Nov 03, 2013
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Apr 02, 2013 - May 05, 2013
The Addams Family
Musical, Original
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Oct 23, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012
Memphis
Musical, Original
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Sep 18, 2012 - Oct 07, 2012
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Jun 26, 2012 - Jul 08, 2012
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Aug 09, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011
9 to 5
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Apr 05, 2011 - Apr 24, 2011
Next to Normal
Musical, Original
Music by Tom Kitt; Book by Brian Yorkey; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Feb 22, 2011 - Mar 13, 2011
In the Heights
Musical, Original
Sep 28, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Legally Blonde
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Feb 23, 2010 - Mar 14, 2010
South Pacific
Musical, Revival, Drama
Jan 26, 2010 - Feb 21, 2010
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 12, 2009 - May 31, 2009
The Drowsy Chaperone
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 28, 2008 - Nov 16, 2008
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Dec 04, 2007 - Jan 13, 2008
Whistle Down The Wind
Musical, Original
Nov 13, 2007 - Dec 02, 2007
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Mar 20, 2007 - Apr 08, 2007
Bombay Dreams
Musical, Original
Music by A.R. Rahman; Book by Meera Syal, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Don Black
Sep 12, 2006 - Oct 01, 2006
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
May 22, 2006 - Jun 04, 2006
The King and I - 2004
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Sep 20, 2005 - Oct 09, 2005
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Dec 01, 2004 - Dec 19, 2004
Hairspray
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 07, 2004 - Sep 26, 2004
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Musical, Original, Comedy
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Mar 16, 2004 - Apr 04, 2004
Flower Drum Song
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Based on the original book by Joseph A. Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by David Henry Hwang; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oct 07, 2003 - Oct 26, 2003
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
May 20, 2003 - Jun 08, 2003
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
The Full Monty - 2
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Nov 19, 2002 - Dec 08, 2002
Kiss Me, Kate
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Jan 08, 2002 - Jan 27, 2002
Copacabana
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 13, 2001 - Feb 18, 2001
Parade
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Alfred Uhry; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Sep 26, 2000 - Oct 15, 2000
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 22, 2000 - Apr 29, 2000
Martin Guerre
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 22, 2000 - Feb 13, 2000
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 26, 1999 - Nov 14, 1999
Footloose
Musical, Original
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Jul 21, 1999 - Aug 15, 1999
Titanic
Musical, Original
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Mar 24, 1999 - Apr 18, 1999
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Nov 28, 1997 - Dec 21, 1997
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Aug 26, 1997 - Aug 31, 1997
The King and I - 1997
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Jun 05, 1997 - Jun 29, 1997
Beauty & The Beast - First National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Feb 08, 1997 - Apr 27, 1997
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 18, 1996 - Jul 28, 1996
Carousel
Musical, Revival, Drama
May 21, 1996 - Jun 09, 1996
Kiss Of The Spider Woman
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by John Kander; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 16, 1996 - Jan 28, 1996
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 13, 1994 - Oct 02, 1994
The Will Rogers Follies
Musical, Original
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Oct 05, 1993 - Oct 31, 1993
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 03, 1992 - Mar 06, 1993
Annie Warbucks
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Sep 02, 1992 - Sep 20, 1992
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Aug 11, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 26, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991