5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season - KINKY BOOTS, SOMETHING ROTTEN World Premiere & More!
Standing before a packed house of subscribers, Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014/15 season. "Every year we try to choose a season that embodies our mission: to celebrate our great indigenous art form, The Musical - past, present, and future," Armstrong said. "With an array of shows ranging from a hotly-anticipated Broadway tour to a hilarious world premiere, not to mention celebrated contemporary classics and one of the immortal musicals from the Golden Age of Broadway, we believe that this season truly represents the breadth and depth of what musical theater has to offer."
The 2014/15 season opens with one singular sensation, the celebrated Broadway triumph, A Chorus Line(September 3-28, 2014). A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this magnificent hit opened on Broadway in 1975 and ran for 15 years, making it one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever. Now, A Chorus Line returns to The 5th, recreating Michael Bennett's original staging and Bennett andBob Avian's original choreography. The simple story of 17 dancers auditioning for 8 ensemble spots, A Chorus Line broke new Broadway ground as one of the first musicals to be built collaboratively in workshops, telling true stories of true Broadway hopefuls - many of whom never achieved stardom. With a book by James Kirkwoodand Nicholas Dante, an unforgettable score by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, this masterpiece of musical theater features songs including "I Can Do That," "What I Did For Love," "At The Ballet," and "One (Singular Sensation)."
Following on the heels of A Chorus Line is the Seattle debut of the current Broadway sensation, Kinky Boots(October 7-26, 2014). Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who've discovered why - sometimes - the best way to fit in is to stand out!
A Christmas Story, The Musical is home for the holidays, returning to The 5th (November 25-December 31, 2014) after one national tour and two wildly successful holiday seasons in New York. This holiday hit debuted at The 5th in 2010 to great acclaim before making its way to Broadway in 2012. Called "a little Christmas miracle" by the Associated Press, the show garnered six Tony Award nominations - a rarity for holiday fare on the Great White Way. Set in 1940s Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas - a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Now Ralphie, Randy, his mother, and his old man return to Seattle where the magic began. Featuring a book by Joseph Robinette, and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek andJustin Paul, this delightful Christmas treat is based on the 1983 Miramax film A Christmas Story (written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark) and In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash (written by Jean Shepherd.)