The full 2018–2019 season is now set for Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, which will kick off, as previously announced, with the national tour of the critically acclaimed Come From Away. The musical, which won director Christopher Ashley a Tony Award, will play October 9–November 4.
The upcoming season will also include original 5th Avenue Theatre stagings of the classic family musical Annie (November 23–December 30), the jukebox musical Rock of Ages (February 1–24, 2019), the West Coast premiere of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ Little Dancer, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (March 22–April 14), West Side Story (May 31–June 23), and a collaboration with ACT–A Contemporary Theatre on the Tony-winning Urinetown (April 6–June 9). The 5th will also host a one-week run of the national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (April 23–28).
“The 5th Avenue Theatre is where great musicals are born,” said Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry in a statement. “In the world of musical theater, ‘made at The 5th’ is a mark of distinction that means artistic excellence and originality. When selecting a season, we want to tell big, powerful, important stories; stories that lift the spirit; stories that fill you with feeling. This season, as we do every season, we want to tell you stories that remind you what it means to be human and we want to tell them in spectacular, breathtaking ways.”
This is Berry’s first season as the artistic leader of the organization, operating in collaboration with Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin.