Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You & Giant #FollowFriday

Thank you to all who have participated in our Christmas in July one-day sale through buying tickets and spreading the word!

For those of you on Twitter, you'll recognize the term #FollowFriday. Follow Fridays are posts where people recommend other twitter accounts as ones their fans should also follow. We often get recognized in #FollowFridays that talk about great arts orgs in Seattle - merci!

In honor of the #FollowFriday tradition, we would like to dedicate this post to all of you who have spread the word! We're sure there are hundreds of you not listed, so feel free to post your Facebook name/Twitter name in the comments if we didn't include you!

A HUGE "Thank You" goes out to the following individuals and organizations for supporting The 5th Avenue and helping to spread the word about our Christmas in July sale for A Christmas Story: The Musical. 5th Avenue fans, be sure to follow these guys - there's a reason they are our friends!

Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Seattle Association

Inn at The Market

Heavy Restaurants (Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Barrio, Lot No. 3)

Seattle Metropolitan

Seattle Magazine and Inside Seattle

Shuttle Express

Warm 106.9

Spectrum Dance Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Pacific Place

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Made in Washington Stores

Hotel Max

Marqueen Hotel

Hotel Andra

Seattle Events

Rosemary Jones

Oliver's Lounge , Andaluca & Mayflower Park Hotel
Clear Awakening Massage

Seattle Night Out

Four Seasons Hotel

Suite 410

Argosy Cruises

Also a great thank you to @twit_willow, @clarknuber @mylifebalance, @rumstrypze, @keridwyn, @kcrep, @thejathan, @sandmear, @dealpop, @k8malone, dnm_sea_travel, @whatagooddeal, @denaliswisher, @glutenfree23, @2pawprints, @juliatran, @superbetch, @chrismarcacci, @rickjameswife ...and SO may more!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"Find The Leg Lamp" Contest!

It's Leg Lamp Week!

Gearing up for Friday's Christmas in July sale, we decided to launch a fun contest this week as well!

Somewhere in downtown Seattle, our Leg Lamp is out on display! Solve this puzzle to find out where the Leg Lamp will be (now through Friday) and visit its location for your chance to win!

When you find the Leg Lamp, simply fill out a form to enter to win VIP tickets to A Christmas Story: The Musical. Bring your camera with you - when you email us a photo of you with the leg lamp (or post the photo on our Facebook wall) you will be entered to win for a second time!

Here's the puzzle - happy hunting!

From the Atlantic to the _ _ _ _ _ _ _, A Christmas Story has a special _ _ _ _ _ in the hearts of many.

Based on the _ _ _ _ of short stories by Jean Shepard, this holiday classic movie comes to life as a “delightfully over the top” musical this holiday season.

Don’t miss out on all the fun that is in _ _ _ _ _!

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's "Christmas In July" this Friday - save up to $50!

Christmas in July is this Friday, July 30th!

Get tickets to A Christmas Story: The Musical for only $30 (save up to $50)!

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, The 5th Avenue Theatre is giving you a special gift – on Friday, July 30 – for one day only, tickets to our new holiday production of A Christmas Story: The Musical will be on sale for just $30!

Discount applies to performances from November 26 – December 8. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with this hilarious musical inspired by the classic 1983 film.

The special pricing will be available online at, in person at the box office at 1308 5th Avenue, or over the phone at 206-625-1900.

*Price does not include $3 facility fee per ticket. Service fees apply to all web and phone orders. No refunds or exchanges, all sales are final. Limit 9 tickets per person. Sale runs online from 9:30am Friday July 30 - 9:30am Saturday July 31. Box Office & Phones open 9:30am- 6:00pm on Friday.

For more info on A Christmas Story: The Musical, click here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Contemporary Classics features 5th Avenue performers

Our casting associate and artistic project manager, Brandon Ivie, has a busy job supporting the artistic department in a wide varity of ways. Somehow, Ivie still finds time outside of The 5th to be an active freelance director and artistic director of Contemporary Classics, a company dedicated to producing and developing contemporary musicals in Seattle.

This summer, Brandon and Contemporary Classis bring two great musicals to Seattle - and brings 5th Avenue Theatre fans the opportunity to get tickets at 25% off.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Now - August 14 at Ballard Underground Theatre) is the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical about six social outcasts competing for the biggest spelling championship of their pre-pubescent lives. Spelling Bee features 5th Avenue Theatre actors Brian Demar Jones (Hello, Dolly!) and William Williams (Adventure Musical Theatre). Use discount code social5thave on BrownPaperTickets to recieve 25% off.

Playing July 23 - August 1, The Yellow Wood is an exciting new rock musical about a 17-year old boy with ADHD trying to memorize the poem “The Road Not Taken” without his Ritalin. The world of the poem starts to come to life in the hallways of his school as he tries to navigate his way through all the facets of his not-so-normal life. The Yellow Wood explores the angst, joy and highly imaginative state of one teen's amazing brain. The Yellow Wood features 5th Avenue Theatre actors Diana Huey (Mame), Heather Apellanes (Joseph...), Jared Michael Brown (Adventure Musical Theatre), Bob DeDea (Into The Woods) and is directed by Brandon Ivie. Sarah Davis, 2003 Award Recipient for Best Actress at The 5th Avenue Theatre High School awards, also takes the stage. Use discount code social5thave to receive 25% off tickets, here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

5,000+ Celebration Contest!

This week, we passed 5,000 followers on Facebook! In honor of the Facebook "occasion" and all our fans, we are celebrating with a very special contest!

The winner will recieve:


Two VIP Tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre (Winner chooses between A Christmas Story, Guys & Dolls or Oklahoma!)


A Night's Stay at Inn at The Market - with an amazing water view room (value $400!), including valet parking. Inn at the Market is Seattle’s only hotel in Pike Place Market, with view of the market and Puget Sound. Wait until you see their deck! This 5th Avenue Theatre favorite is a fabulous treat for out of towners or your own staycation!



Dinner at your choice of Purple Café & Wine Bar (amazing global wine selection and a menu that blends classic American styles with seasonal northwest ingredients in downtown Seattle) or Barrio Restaurant ($50 value) (creative, classic and Latin focused cocktails and a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican inspired cuisine).

How to enter:

1. Be sure you're following us on Facebook, here.

2. In honor of our 30th anniversary, write YOUR favorite memory from The 5th Avenue on our facebook wall. You can post the memory on our wall directly or link us to a blog entry you write about one of your visits to The 5th Avenue Theatre. (If you haven't yet been to The 5th Avenue, you can tell us who you'd bring and what show you're most excited to see in the coming 2010/2011 Season.)

3. Share our page on your facebook wall or invite your friends to join our page!

Thank you to all our fans on Facebook - you are so important to us!

Join us online!

5th Avenue Theatre Facebook Page
5th Avenue Theatre on Twitter

Inn at The Market Facebook Page
Inn at The Market on Twitter

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Facebook Page
Barrio Restaurant Facebook Page
Heavy Restaurant (Purple, Barrio & LOT No. 3) on Twitter

Entries must be posted by July 22nd. One entry per person. 5th Avenue Theatre tickets valid for one of the first eight performances of each run of the select shows, excluding Saturday evenings. Inn at hte Market gift certificate is valid October 1, 2010 until May 31, 2011. Not valid New Years Eve or Valentines Day weekend. Reservations must be made in advanced and will be based on availability. Winner will be chosen by using on July 23rd.

Groups of 10 or more save 30%!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seattle's Allen Fitzpatrick joins Broadway Memphis cast!

Seattle Star, Allen Fitzpatrick, is returning to NYC to play the role of Mr. Simmons in the Tony Award winning musical, Memphis! Fitzpatrick created the role of Simmons at the La Jolla Playhouse and returned to play the role here at The 5th Avenue Theatre's production.

Instead of heading to Banff for two weeks (with Ian Eisendrath, David Pichette, Brandon O'Neill, Billie Wildrick, and other 5th Avenue folks to workshop Loulou The Acrobat), he will be joining the Memphis Broadway cast for a multi-week engagement.

Fitzpatrick begins his performances tonight, for an 8 week run. Give our regards to Broadway, friend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Seattle Star & In The Heights cast appear in So You Think You Can Dance!

Tonight, watch the cast members of the Tony-award winning musical tour of In The Heights, as they show their moves on 'So You Think You Can Dance!' on Fox!

We're excited to see In The Heights cast member and Seattle Star, Daniel Cruz on the program! Cruz has been seen on stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre in West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hello, Dolly!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and more.

Many Seattleites remember Cruz as Director/Choreographer of local dance group Cruz Control. Cruz has worked with artists such as Prince, Ashanti, N'sync, and Michael Jackson with renowned choreographers Wade Robson, Brian Friedman, Margueritte Derricks, and Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo. He has appeared on TV at MTV VMA's, BET Awards, Much Music Awards, and more. Daniel was also in the North American tour of Fame.

Cruz and the rest of the In The Heights touring cast perform at The 5th Avenue Theatre September 28 - October 17th. Tickets on sale in August. Click here for more about the show!