5th Avenue Theatre Plans Elf, Grey Gardens and The Music Man for 2012-2013

News   5th Avenue Theatre Plans Elf, Grey Gardens and The Music Man for 2012-2013
The 5th Avenue Theatre will stage the first post-Broadway production of Elf – The Musical, based on the film of the same title, which will be produced as part of the Seattle theatre's 2012-2013 season.

Elf, the grown-up comedy about a misfit toymaker, premiered on Broadway during the holiday 2010 season. It has a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Thomas Meehan (Hairspray), and a score by Wedding Singer songwriters Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics). It will run Nov. 30-Dec. 31.

Bill Berry will stage the Tony-winning audience favorite The Music Man, Meredith Willson's tale of a musical con-man, which will run Feb. 7-March 10, 2013.

The 5th Avenue will align with A Contemporary Theatre to stage the Tony-nominated musical Grey Gardens, about the eccentric Beales of East Hampton, which has a book by Doug Wright and a score by Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics). It will run March 16-May 26, 2013.

Also planned is Gilbert and Sullivan's romantic operetta The Pirates of Penzance, directed by David Armstrong, which will close the season July 11-Aug. 4, 2013.

In addition to the four resident productions, the 5th Avenue will also host the national tours of Memphis (Sept. 18-Oct. 7), The Addams Family (Oct. 24-Nov. 11) and Jersey Boys (April 4-May 11, 2013). Phone (206) 625-1900 or visit 5thAvenue.

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