Tag Archives: 5th Avenue Theatre

Three Local Youngsters Wrap Up ‘Dreamcoat’ Run

This from my good buddy Amelia Rose Brummel from Chimacum, who’s in the 5th Avenue Theatre‘s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which wraps up Nov. 1:

“Besides me, there are two kids from your area in the play.  One is Morgan Pullom, who’s 9 and lives in Poulsbo and is a 2nd soprano.  She’s the daughter of Candice Donahue, who’s a professional music theater actor and teacher at Galletta School of Dance.  The other is Paige Lawson, who’s 10, and she’s an alto who lives in Gig Harbor.  Both Morgan and Paige are easy to spot in the show because they’re both at the front of the stage a lot.  I’m an alto group leader and swing, so I play a different part in each show depending on which kid has the day off, so, sometimes I’m up front, and sometimes I’m in the middle, and sometimes I’m in the back!”

Anyway, if you have the chance, you can get tickets through 5thavenue.org or the box office, (206) 625-1900.

And thanks to Amelia for the heads-up on Morgan and Paige. BREAK A LEG, ALL OF YOU !!

More later …  — MM

Corinna, Corinna Gets Busy in Seattle

The life of Corinna Lapid-Munter, who’s the musical director and conductor for many of Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge‘s productions (including the upcoming “Fiddler on the Roof“), just got a lot busier. And the business will involve a lot of ferry rides back and forth to Seattle.

Lapid-Munter just was cast in the 5th Avenue Theatre‘s upcoming production of “Candide,” according to a note on her Facebook page. And her Ovation! cohort Marijane Milton informs that Lapid-Munter will also be in Seattle Children’s Theatre‘s “Pero” this winter.

“Pero” plays Jan. 14 to Feb. 14, and “Candide” comes to the 5th Avenue for a May 25-to-June 13 run.

Double congrats to Corinna !!

More later …  — MM

Local Preps Earn 5th Avenue Theater Accolades

Theater programs at Bainbridge, Bremerton and Klahowya were among schools west of Puget Sound to earn nominations in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Here’s the rundown on local nominees; items followed by an (H) are honorable mention

Bainbridge (“Kiss Me Kate”) — Simon Patterson , lead actor; Momoko Sugai , supporting actress (H)

Bremerton (“Beauty and the Beast”) — Ruth Ann Saunders , featured ensemble actress (H); Tim Sargent , student achievement

Gig Harbor (“Guys and Dolls”) — Michelle DeShon , lead actress; Travis Olson , lead actor; Ryan Toney , featured ensemble actor

Klahowya (“My Fair Lady”) — choreography, scenic design (H), Cherisse Martinelli , lead actress (H)

Olympic (“Godspell”) — ensemble cast

Peninsula (“Wonderful Town”) — Garrett Young , supporting actor

Sequim (“Beauty and the Beast”) — Andrew King , lead actor

Congrats to all!

More later … — MM

Ovation! Music Director Moonlights at 5th Avenue

Corinna Lapid-Munter , known to local theater buffs as the music director for Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge , is in the chorus for the 5th Avenue Theatre’s upcoming production of "Hello Dolly ." The show, which opens March 7, stars Jennifer Lewis as Dolly, with longtime Seattle radio and TV personality (and Taco Time shill) Pat Cashman and revered Seattle actress Suzanne Bouchard .

Information: 5thavenue.org

More later … — MM