Thursday, May 10, 2007

5th Avenue Rearranges Season

5th Avenue Rearranges 2007-2008 Season
to Accommodate Upcoming Project

Into the Woods and Mame Change Performance Dates

SEATTLE – The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new dates for two of its 2007-2008 season musicals. INTO THE WOODS moves earlier in the season to October 20 – November 10, 2007, and MAME moves up to February 12 – March 2, 2008. The complete new season lineup is as follows: the new Broadway-bound musical comedy LONE STAR LOVE, September 11 – 30, 2007; just in time for Halloween Stephen Sondheim’s popular fractured fairy tale INTO THE WOODS, October 20 – November 10, 2007; the national tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, November 13 – December 2, 2007, and Broadway’s 2006 Tony Award-winning smash hit JERSEY BOYS, December 11, 2007 – January 2, 2008; the irresistible musical comedy MAME, February 12 – March 2, 2008; and the landmark musical masterpiece CABARET wrapping up the season March 25 – April 13, 2008.

“We’re rearranging next season to accommodate an exciting upcoming project,” explains Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong . “We anticipate being able to announce this project within the next couple of months, and when we do, I’m confident our patrons will be delighted.”

Subscribers who need to adjust their season ticket package because of the date changes should call (206) 625-1900 or stop by The 5th Avenue Theatre box office at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle . Subscription packages are available now and prices range from as little as $82 (4 shows, previews) to $383 (6 shows, weekend). The Second Sunday Talkback, 30-Or-Under and Q Club ticket packages remain popular season packages.

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. Visit

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