The 5th Avenue Theatre once again opens its doors to the public at Curtain Up! A Celebration of Musical Theater at The 5th. In conjunction with its glorious new production of Meredith Willson’s "The Music Man," The 5th Avenue Theatre is hosting a fantastic, fun-filled weekend celebrating America's great indigenous art form, the Musical. The event takes place February 9-10, 2013, including a free performance of "The Music Man." Families and patrons of all ages will be welcomed at The 5th to sing, dance, learn, and most of all, have fun.
The 5th will welcome brand new audience members to a free performance of "The Music Man" at 7:00 PM on February 10, 2013. A total of 2,100 tickets will be given away to those who come in person to The 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office (limit 4 tickets per household) starting at 10am on January 26th. Tickets may only be picked up in-person at the box office on the 26th between 10am-6pm.
Curtain Up! visitors will have the opportunity to step into the spotlight. Participants of all ages and performers of all skill levels can learn a song from "The Music Man" or take a spin at a Broadway dance combination in the cast’s rehearsal space. Visitors will also get the opportunity to see how the creative team for "The Music Man" brings the show to life with costume sketches and set designs on display. The display will also explore the history of musical theater and its evolution, from "The Pirates of Penzance" to "Next to Normal."
Additionally, participants will have the chance to tour The 5th Avenue Theatre. Built in 1926 with a design inspired by royal sites in China, the theater is a stunning piece of Seattle history. Tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings, beginning in the theater lobby at 10 AM.
Attendees will have the chance to hear from community experts, as well as students from The 5th Avenue’s Rising Star Project: "The Music Man." Throughout the weekend, Curtain Up! guests can immerse themselves in the world of the musical through informative Show Talks with Albert Evans, The 5th’s resident expert on all things musical, as well as special guests. The talks will focus on the American musical and its impact on our culture, with topics including “American Choreographers,” “Composer and Lyricists of Musical Theater,” and “Women in Musical Theater.” Visitors can also watch a panel discussion with musical theater luminaries, hosted by David Armstrong, as they discuss our great American art form.
Curtain Up! and its various events takes place February 9-10, 2013
"The Music Man" plays February 7 – March 10, 2012
The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle)
Single tickets start at $31.00. For information, please visit www.5thavenue.org or call the Box Office at (206) 625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased at (888) 5TH-4TIX.