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Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Rearranges '07-'08 Season

The 5th Avenue Theatre announces new dates for two of its 2007-2008 season musicals. Into the Woods moves earlier in the season to October 20 – November 10, 2007, and Mame moves up to February 12 – March 2, 2008. The complete new season lineup is as follows: the new Broadway-bound musical comedy Lone Star Love, September 11 – 30, 2007; just in time for Halloween Stephen Sondheim's popular fractured fairy tale Into the Woods, October 20 – November 10, 2007; the national tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind, November 13 – December 2, 2007, and Broadway's 2006 Tony Award-winning smash hit Jersey Boys, December 11, 2007 – January 2, 2008; the classic musical comedy Mame, February 12 – March 2, 2008; and the landmark musical masterpiece Cabaret wrapping up the season March 25 – April 13, 2008.
 
"We're rearranging next season to accommodate an exciting upcoming project," explains Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong. "We anticipate being able to announce this project within the next couple of months, and when we do, I'm confident our patrons will be delighted."
 
Subscribers who need to adjust their season ticket package because of the date changes should call (206) 625-1900 or stop by The 5th Avenue Theatre box office at 1308 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Subscription packages are available now and prices range from as little as $82 (4 shows, previews) to $383 (6 shows, weekend). The Second Sunday Talkback, 30-Or-Under and Q Club ticket packages remain popular season packages.
 
"The 5th Avenue Theatre is Seattle's premier musical theater. In 1980, the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater for the cultural enrichment of the Northwest community. The 5th Avenue Theatre maintains a subscription audience of more than 24,000 and an annual attendance of over 225,000. It ranks among the nation's largest and most respected musical theater companies. The Theatre is committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its Educational Outreach Program which includes: The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Student Matinee Program and Spotlight Nights," state 5th Avenue notes. 

The 5th Avenue Theatre's revised 2007-2008 line-up follows:

A New American Musical
Lone Star Love, or, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas
Conceived and Adapted by John L. Haber
Music and Lyrics by Jack Herrick
With contributions from Michael Bogdanov, Bland Simpson and Tommy Thompson
Featuring The Red Clay Ramblers (1999 Special Tony Award-winners for Fool Moon)
Inspired by The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
September 11 – 30, 2007

Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
*New Dates: October 20 – November 10, 2007
 
Whistle Down the Wind
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Jim Steinman
Based on the original novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film produced by Richard Attenborough and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
With book by Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Andrew Lloyd Webber
November 13 – December 2, 2007

Jersey Boys
The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Directed by Des McAnuff
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
December 11, 2007 – January 2, 2008
 
Mame
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
*New Dates: February 12 – March 2, 2008

Cabaret
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
March 25 – April 13, 2008

Visit www.5thavenue.org for more information.



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