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Preston Truman Boyd, David Benoit & More Announced for World Premiere of BRUCE at Sea Photo Preston Truman Boyd, David Benoit & More Announced for World Premiere of BRUCE at Seattle Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Seattle Rep today announced complete casting of its world-premiere production of Bruce, the new musical is based on Carl Gottlieb’s The Jaws Log, a novel about the making of the iconic film. Bruce will perform on the Bagley Wright stage from May 27-June 26, 2022, and will celebrate its official opening night on June 8.

SONGS FOR STELLA To Benefit The Altwies-Thone Family At Royal Room May 22 Photo SONGS FOR STELLA To Benefit The Altwies-Thone Family At Royal Room May 22
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2019

The daughter of Hans Altwies and Amy Thone has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a malignant cancer. Friends are raising funds to allow Hans and Amy to focus on taking care of both of their daughters above everything else during this time.

New Century Theatre Company Announces Closure Photo New Century Theatre Company Announces Closure
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2017

After 10 years of producing bold, honest, groundbreaking theater, Seattle's award-winning New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is closing its doors at the end of 2017.

Reality is Shattered with Andrew Finnigan's SIMPLE CREATURE this July
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2017

Indican Pictures is set to release Andrew Finnigan's Simple Creature this summer. The film is a modern telling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as the young Em is changed, forever, by technology. Though her life is saved, with help from a complex chip implant, Em's life is no longer her own - after a brutal bus crash. Simple Creature stars Carollani Sandberg (All Things Hidden), D'angelo Madili (The Invoking), Russell Hodgkinson (‚ÄúZ Nation‚ÄĚ), Alycia Delmore (Grimm) and Tony Doup√© (Wild) also star. Simple Creature is featured in the upcoming issue of SciFi Magazine.¬†

New Century Theatre Company Takes on New Directions
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2017

After 10 years of producing award-winning productions and helping to change the face of mid-level professional theatre in Seattle, New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) is excited to share several new developments in its future.

New Century Theatre Company to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) ends its 2017 10th Anniversary Season with Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses.

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend.

NCTC Stages Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) opens its 2016 season at 12th Avenue Arts with NY NAME IS ASHER LEV today, April 20. The production runs through May 21, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm.

NCTC to Present Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) will open its 2016 season at 12th Avenue Arts with NY NAME IS ASHER LEV, running April 20-May 21.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Breaks Holiday Box Office Records at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC has joined the ranks of blockbuster musicals at The 5th Avenue Theatre, becoming the most-attended holiday show in box office history.

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive with Character in 5th Ave's SOUND OF MUSIC
by Jay Irwin - Dec 4, 2015

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music' is one of those mainstays of the American Musical Theater canon that has endured over the years. Pretty much anyone with a passing interest in musical theater has seen it in some form whether the Julie Andrews film, countless stage productions or even the recent live broadcast on TV (which I like to pretend never happened). And why has the show endured for over 55 years? Because it's simply a well written show. But the problem I find with most productions (especially that one that didn't exist) is the performers sing the well-written songs well but the character and thus the story is lost. Well that is not the case with the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre which had so much character and story in addition to the beautiful voices that I almost felt like I was seeing the show for the first time.

Rehearsals Underway for 5th Avenue Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 30, 2015

Rehearsals started this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the exultant classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the iconic show sweeping Seattle for the holidays. Boasting such beloved songs as 'Do Re Mi,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen,' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' this production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music will be presented as only The 5th can do, complete with a sensational live orchestra, stunning costumes, and incredible sets. Under the direction of David Bennett and with choreography by Trina Mills and music direction by Kat Sherrell, this musical will feature an exuberant all-local cast of fresh faces and favorite performers that includes Anne Allgood as the Mother Abbess, joining the previously announced David Pichette as Max Detweiler and Jessica Skerritt as the Baroness Elsa Schraeder, with Hans Altwies as Captain Georg von Trapp and Kirsten deLohr Helland as Maria.

NCTC's FESTEN at 12th Ave Arts
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 17, 2015

New Century Theatre Company (NCTC) closes out its first season at 12th Avenue Arts with a powerhouse family drama adapted by David Eldridge from the Danish film The Celebration. The Company has wanted to produce Festen for many years and it will be NCTC's biggest production yet. Festen will be directed by Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam and the cast will feature the work of ten Company Members.

ROBIN HOOD Kicks Off New Victory's 20th Anniversary Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Prince of Thieves and his Merry Men do all the wrong things for all the right reasons! Fantastically funny and fast-paced, Seattle Children's Theatre's ROBIN HOOD opens the 20th Anniversary season of The New Victory Theater with a two-week run from from today, October 2, through October 11, 2015.

ROBIN HOOD to Kick Off New Victory's 20th Anniversary Season
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 10, 2015

The Prince of Thieves and his Merry Men do all the wrong things for all the right reasons! Fantastically funny and fast-paced, Seattle Children's Theatre's Robin Hood opens the 20th Anniversary season of The New Victory Theater with a two-week run from from October 2-11, 2015.

BWW Reviews: SCT's ROBIN HOOD Is Back to Thrill Us
by Jay Irwin - Apr 19, 2015

Back in 2011 some friends told me about this amazing production of "Robin Hood" going on over at Seattle Children's Theatre and like a dolt I missed it. (Bad theater reviewer!) Well luckily for me and for all of us that amazing production, complete with the same cast, director and set, is back and fairly well blew me away as to how incredible it is for both young and old.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of 5th Avenue Theatre's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of 5th Avenue's OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

BWW Reviews: 5th Ave's OLIVER! Doesn't Have That Oom-Pah-Pah
by Jay Irwin - Dec 6, 2013

Any Charles Dickens' tale basically has the same theme, working through adversity to get to hope. But even with that simplistic theme his characters are extremely nuanced and complex. And any production of a Dickensian play needs those nuances lest the show just turn into melodrama. Unfortunately the current production of "Oliver!" at the 5th Avenue Theatre is lacking in that nuance as well as much spark so that it mostly comes across as going through the motions.

Photo Flash: First Look at David Pichette, Jack Fleischmann & More in 5th Avenue's OLIVER!
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 5, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed: Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver!, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 (including 36 youngsters), singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver! is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy?', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.

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