VIDEO: Get a Peek Inside Rehearsal For SISTER ACT at 5th Avenue Theatre, Starring Natalie Toro!
February 26, 2020
The 5th Avenue Theatre presents Sister Act, March 14 - April 5, 2020. (more...)
Natalie Toro to Star in The 5th Avenue Theatre's SISTER ACT; Complete Casting Announced
February 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today. (more...)
Lisa Estridge To Star In The 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production Of SISTER ACT
December 05, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre is excited to announce initial casting for its disco ball and sequin-studded brand new production of Sister Act! Leading the cast as Deloris Van Cartier is the celebrated actor and singer Lisa Estridge, who returns to The 5th after starring in Mamma Mia! as Tanya. Her other 5th Avenue Theatre credits include Into the Woods, Company, and Most Happy Fella. (more...)
Photo Flash: SHREK THE MUSICAL Opens at the Walnut Street Theatre
November 13, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage. The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in SHREK THE MUSICAL, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning movie. (more...)
Meet the Current Cast of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway!
July 06, 2019
This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. (more...)
BWW Review: 5th Ave's WEST SIDE STORY Looks Pretty but Fizzles as a Love Story
June 08, 2019
I used to hate Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim's "West Side Story". My only exposure was the movie and I found the story flat and unconvincing. I mean, an entire song just repeating her name? Geeze, learn how to write a lyric. But then a touring production came through town and they got it. They understood what they were singing about and knew how to convey it. And then I got it too. He only needs the one word because it's all he wants to hear. And I fell in love with the show but only when it's done well. Since then I've seen many productions of varying levels of quality. Now comes the current production from the 5th Avenue Theatre and Spectrum Dance Theatre and while it has some moments and some good dance sequences thanks to choreographer Bob Richards who did his darnedest to reproduce the original Jerome Robbins choreography, it lacks the ability to convey the story and the love thanks to some lackluster lead performances and staging and intent from director Bill Berry that just didn't get it. (more...)
5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season; SISTER ACT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, EVITA and More!
March 11, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible six-show lineup for its 201920 season. First, The 5th will stage a lavish production of Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. For the holidays, The 5th will create a brand new staging of Shrek The Musical, which premiered at The 5th in 2008. The New Year kicks off with Stu for Silverton, which continues its developmental journey as a part of The 5th's New Musical Development Program. Next comes a joyful 5th Avenue Theatre original production of Sister Act, followed by an exclusive, limited two-week engagement of Once On This Island. The season will close with an original staging of the epic masterpiece, Evita. Additionally, The 5th will host a one-week run of the national tour of Jersey Boys. (more...)
Mickey Thomas Of Starship To Star In New Production Of ROCK OF AGES At The 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Casting Announced
January 03, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that Mickey Thomas, the lead singer of Starship (formerly Jefferson Starship), will star as Dennis in its sensational new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including "We Built This City" (which appears in the production), "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," and "Sara." (more...)
When disco club singer is placed in protective custody in a dying convent, her unique brand of funk comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church and the strict order is in for a change. Masquerading as a nun named Mary Clarence, this Sister's act will have you laughing and singing in the aisles.