The world may seem dark at times, but 5th Avenue Theatre’s recently announced 2018–19 season lineup should remind us that the sun will come out tomorrow. The season begins in October with Come From Away—the feel-good story of a small Canadian town that gets overrun after planes are rerouted on 9/11—which returns to Seattle after a record-breaking run at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2015, Broadway success, and seven Tony nominations. This marks the beginning of its national tour with Tony-winning director Christopher Ashley at the helm. It’ll be followed by a holiday season run of Annie, which returns to 5th Ave for the first time in over 20 years with an all-new staging.
The crowd-pleasing hair metal jukebox musical Rock of Ages rings in the new year with another new staging. March sees the West Coast premiere of Little Dancer, a musical based on the impressionist painting of Edgar Degas. A 5th Ave and ACT Theatre co-production of the fringy satirical favorite Urinetown gets an extended run at ACT from April through June. The season concludes with the classic West Side Story.
e Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical—based on the young adult fantasy novel wherein a boy discovers he is a Greek demigod—comes for a one-week season option run in April.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via 5thAvenue.org, by phone, or at the 5th Avenue box office.
5th Avenue Theatre 2018–19 Season Lineup
Oct 9–Nov 4 Come From Away
Nov 23–Dec 30 Annie
Feb 1–24 Rock of Ages
Mar 22–April 14 Little Dancer
April 6–June 9 Urinetown
May 31–June 23 West Side Story
April 23–28 The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical