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Photo Flash: 'Whistle Down the Wind' Opens at 5th Ave

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind, featuring 15 local kids in the children's ensemble, opens tonight November 15 and runs through December 2 at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

Featuring award-winning songs including the Boyzone smash hit "No Matter What," Whistle Down the Wind is "a uplifting musical about a young Louisiana girl who finds a mysterious stranger and hides him from the townspeople, who are determined to find the escaped felon," explain press notes. The US premiere production partners renowned rock lyricist Jim Steinman (Meatloaf's classic album "Bat Out of Hell," Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart") and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) to create a score inspired by the sounds of the American South blues, gospel, country and rock 'n' roll.

Special Family Offer: Kids Night on Broadway: Friday November 16 and November 23. Buy 1 adult ticket, get 1 child ticket FREE (7-18 years old). Use promotional code: kidsnight. Offer available online, in person at the box office or over the phone. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer.

Tickets to Whistle Down the Wind are priced from $20 - $77. Tickets are available over the phone by calling 206-625-1900 (toll free 888-5TH-4TIX), online at www.5thavenue.org or in person at the box office in downtown Seattle. There is no service charge when purchasing tickets in person at The 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office.

Performances from November 13 to December 2 are: Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30PM; Thursday & Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday at 1:30PM & 7PM. There is no Thursday evening performance November 22; no Sunday evening performance December 2. Added Monday evening performance: November 19 at 7:30PM.

Photos by Joan Marcus


Eric Kunze as The Man


l-r: Nadine Jacobson (Brat), Andrea Ross (Swallow) and Austin J. Zambito-Valente (Poor Baby)


Andrea Ross


l-r: Eric Kunze (The Man), Austin J. Zambito-Valente (Poor Baby), Andrea Ross (Swallow) and Nadine Jacobson (Brat)


Carole Denise Jones as Candy and Matt Skrincosky as Amos


The Children's Ensemble performs "No Matter What"


Eric Kunze the Company of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind


Greg Stone as The Snake Preacher and the Company


Eric Kunze and the Children's Ensemble

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