Theater Review

The Childlike Charm of 'Matilda the Musical'

The precocious new musical is a delight for the whole family...when you can hear it.

09/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Eric Ankrim

The actor discusses the showstopping musical sincerity of 'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.'

03/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcements

5th Avenue Theatre's 2015-16 Season Features 'Matilda the Musical' and 'The Sound of Music'

The slate also features 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' and the world premiere of 'Waterfall.'

02/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

The High Kicks and Missteps of 'Kinky Boots'

The touring production of the 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical at 5th Avenue Theatre has the Broadway glitz, but also some nagging issues.

10/16/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Comedy Chatter

Lily Tomlin Discusses Character Creation and Women in Comedy

We catch up with the comedic legend before her shows at 5th Avenue Theater.

06/04/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Little Shop of Horrors' Basks in Macabre Sunshine

ACT Theatre's dark musical comedy revels in campiness but struggles with paper thin characters.

03/20/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Season Announcement

'Kinky Boots' and 'Something Rotten!' Highlight 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014–15

Catch last year's Tony Awards champ and the world premiere of the new musical from the director and choreographer of 'The Book of Mormon.'

02/24/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld


Seattle-Born 'First Date' Opening on Broadway

We chat with composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary about their big debut.

07/12/2013 By Laura Dannen

Theater Preview

ACT and 5th Avenue Team Up on 'Grey Gardens'

Time to meet Big Edie and Little Edie.

03/18/2013 By Laura Dannen

Theater Reviews

Go See: 'Memphis', 'Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam'

One musical, one drama, both tackling race in America with great success.

09/21/2012 By Laura Dannen

Ticket Alert

St. Vincent + David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright Coming in October

A killer collaboration and a cultured Canuck.

06/25/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater News

Cue the Sweaty Palms: First Date Opens at ACT

Plus: what’s in the pipeline next season at 5th Avenue, Village Theatre, and more.

03/08/2012 By Seattle Met Staff

Theater Review

Oklahoma! in Color

An interracial cast gives new meaning to the musical at 5th Avenue Theatre.

02/10/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Ticket Giveaway

Win a Four Pack of Tickets to Oklahoma!

5th Avenue Theatre updates the 1940s musical with an interracial cast and gritty choreography.

02/09/2012 By Seattle Met Staff


Free Tickets to Oklahoma! at 5th Avenue Theatre

They’re giving away 2,100 tickets this Saturday—time to queue up.

01/18/2012 By Laura Dannen

Theater Review

Musical Vanities Begs the Question: Where’s A Good Bonfire When You Need One?

Despite the best efforts of actress Billie Wildrick, ACT’s new production is all fluff.

02/15/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Taste of the Town: Billie Wildrick

It’s Fran’s chocolates and cocktails at Zig Zag for the blonde bombshell of the Seattle stage.

01/19/2011 By Clancey Denis

Ticket Deal

$30 Tickets to 5th Avenue Theatre

It’s Christmas in July: Get discounted tickets Friday for the upcoming A Christmas Story: The Musical.

07/28/2010 By Laura Dannen