Titanic: The Concert, With Ed Watts and Stanley Bahorek, Anchors in Seattle April 13
By Adam Hetrick
Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage of the Titanic with a staged concert of the Tony Award-winning 1997 musical about the doomed luxury liner by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone beginning April 13.
5th Avenue producing artistic director David Armstrong stages the April 13-15 concert presentations of the lushly scored musical that incorporates a 25-piece orchestra and 80 members of the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. Ian Eisendrath musical directs.
The musical has a Tony-winning score by Yeston (Grand Hotel, Nine) and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone (The Will Rogers Follies, 1776). The luxury liner famously sank off the coast of Newfoundland during its maiden voyage April 15, 1912.
Ed Watts (Finian's Rainbow, Saving Aimee) plays Barrett, with Stanley Bahorek (The Fantasticks, Spelling Bee) as Harold Bride, Greg Stone (Les Miserables, The Pirate Queen) as Thomas Andrews, Seattle stage veteran Anne Allgood (Oklahoma!) as Alice Beane, Ryah Nixon (9 to 5) as Kate McGowan, Allen Fitzpatrick (Sunset Boulevard) as Captain E.J. Smith, Timothy Piggee (Catch Me If You Can) as William Murdoch, Jeff Steitzer (Mary Poppins) as The Major, David Pichette (Oklahoma!) as Henry Etches and Carol Swarbrick as Ida Strauss (Side by Side by Sondheim).
Completing the cast are Andi Alhadeff, Jared Michael Brown, Molly Davidson, Bob De Dea, Kirsten deLohr Helland, Nick DeSantis, Jim Dries, Mary Jo DuGaw, Anne Eisendrath, Sean Glynn, Hugh Hastings, Eric Jensen, Corinna Lapid Munter, Lindsey Larson, Matthew Lewis, Sonya Meyer, Cheryl Massey Peters, Robert McPherson, Matt Owen, Lindsay Powers, David Quicksall, Heath Saunders, Aaron Shanks and Jenny Shotwell.
Titanic won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical (Peter Stone), Best Musical, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Score (Maury Yeston) and Best Lighting Design (Stewart Laing).
Titanic: The Concert will play four performances. Tickets, beginning at $19, are available by phoning (206) 625-1900 or by visiting 5thAvenue.
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