Over the past two decades, nine of the 18 original musicals developed at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre have gone on to Broadway runs, including the Tony Award winning productions of Hairspray and Memphis.
Episode 8 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season 4, explores the city’s vibrant musical theatre scene.
David Armstrong, the long-time executive producer and artistic director of the 5th Avenue Theatre, discusses the city’s rising profile in musical theater and describes how the city is both producing and attracting top-class musical theater talent. He also offers unique insight into how Seattle’s growth is affecting business at the historic theater.
Two of the actors drawn to Seattle by its thriving musical theater community discuss their transition to the growing city and its music scene.
And Andre Brown shares what is happening in Seattle to facilitate the creation of art across several media.Subscribe with iTunes