The performances on April 27 at 7:30pm and April 30 at 2pm have been cancelled - please call the Ticket Office if you have purchased tickets for those performances: (206) 292-7676, Tue-Sun 12-7pm. Thank you.
Adults: Single tickets start at $65
Students (with ID): $15
People 25 & under: $15
Groups (12 or more): contact (253) 839-4204 to learn about group discounts!
NEW! Dinner and a Show: $80 for ticket, parking, and light dinner with wine - more details here
ACTPass Monthly Members: no charge - included in your membership! Learn more about the ACTPass
ACT Subscribing Members: Guaranteed seats with 2011 subscriptions, on sale now! Additional single tickets are $10 off the regular price for Subscribers.
The 5th Avenue Theatre Subscribers: additional single tickets are $10 off the regular price for Subscribers. Please refer to the insert provided with your Vanities subscription tickets for your login information.
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Due to the popularity of some shows, pricing may change as performance dates approach. For the best rates, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Behind-the-Scenes - Tue., Apr. 5, at 6:00 p.m.
KING FM's Sean MacLean interviews Artistic Director Kurt Beattie and members of our artistic team, about what it takes to make that night's magic
Tasting - Fri. Apr. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy beer, wine, or other beverages from around the world, paired with delectable bites of local artisan food - perfectly matched to the show you're seeing
Post-Play Discussion - 4/12 evening, 4/17 matinee, 4/24 evening
Stick around and participate in a post-show discussion with the director and actors about creative choice and the themes of the play
Pay-What-You-Will - Thu. Apr. 14 matinee
Important details about Pay-What-You-Will performances at ACT
Billie Wildrick (Mary)
Billie is a proud Seattle gal who has been described in the press as a "sultry siren," who "couldn't be more appealing if she were a banana." Billie was nominated for a Gregory Award for her work in Sunday in the Park... at The 5th Avenue and Das Barbecü at ACT and was named in The Seattle Times Footlight Awards for her performances in Wonderful Town at The 5th Avenue and Seussical! at SCT. She has written and performed original work at several venues that no longer exist. Billie hopes this was a coincidence. She is also a founding member of girl trio The Daffodils. billiewildrick.com
Jennifer Sue Johnson (Joanne)
Jennifer Sue made her 5th Avenue debut in On the Town. She recently played Columbina in the acclaimed production of Pero at Seattle Children's Theatre. Recent plays include Das Barbecu at ACT, The Three Musketeers at Seattle Rep and Turn of the Screw at Seattle Shakespeare Company, where she also appeared in Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night and The Miser. Jenny Sue is a company member of Book-It Repertory, originating roles in Lady Chatterley's Lover, Pride and Prejudice and others.
Cayman Ilika (Kathy)
The 5th Avenue Theatre: Candide and Buddy. Recent projects include: Anastasia in The Gypsy King and Julie in Showboat (Footlight Award) at Village Theatre, and Patsy in Always... Patsy Cline with Centerstage at ACT. She is happily married to the handsomest man in the world. caymanilika.net
Jack Heifner (Book)
Jack Heifner is also the author of the play Vanities, which ran for five years in New York and became one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. He is also the author of over thirty other works including Patio/Porch, Natural Disasters, Running On Empty, Bargains, Jumping for Joy, Boy's Play, Home Fires, Heartbreak, Comfort And Joy, The Lemon Cookie, Dwarf Tossing, Earth to Bucky, China Dolls, Leader Of The Pack and other plays and musicals produced at theatres in the United States and around the world. He has also written for television and film. Mr. Heifner is Playwright-in-Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
David Kirshenbaum (Music & Lyrics)
David's other credits as composer-lyricist include Summer of '42(book by Hunter Foster) Off-Broadway; Party Come Here (book by Daniel Goldfarb), at the Williamstown Theater Festival; and the holiday musical Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (book by Myles McDonnell). Regional: Goodspeed Musicals (CT), TheatreWorks (CA), Casa Manana (TX), Round House Theatre (MD) and Pasedena Playhouse (CA). TV: "Johnny and the Sprites" (Disney Channel). Current/upcoming: Sing Me A Happy Song (in collaboration with songwriter George Stritt). Grants: The Jonathan Larson Foundation and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. CDs: Summer of '42(JAY Records) an d solo albums by Lauren Kennedy, Alice Ripley and Kate Shindle. Plays: Status Update. David is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
David Armstrong (Director/Musical Staging) is The 5th Avenue's Executive Producer and Artistic Director and served as the Theatre's Producing Artistic Director from 2000 through 2009. During this time he directed acclaimed productions of Candide, Hello, Dolly!, Mame, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Hair, A Little Night Music, The Secret Garden, Company, The Rocky Horror Show, Pippin, Yankee Doodle Dandy! and Anything Goes. His direction and choreography has been seen in New York, Los Angeles and at many leading regional theaters across the country including The Kennedy Center, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Ordway Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, California Musical Theatre, Ford's Theater and the Paper Mill Playhouse. Since coming to The 5th Avenue in 2000, Mr. Armstrong has helped to establish this Theatre as a nationally recognized producer and developer of new musicals including Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray, The Wedding Singer, Princesses, Shrek and Memphis. As a playwright, Mr. Armstrong created the book for The 5th's world premiere musical Yankee Doodle Dandy and was commissioned by Theatreworks/USA to create the books for two musicals - Gold Rush!, which premiered at New York's Kaye Playhouse and a new version of A Christmas Carolthat played Off-Broadway at New York's Lucille Lortel Theatre. The Cole Porter revue, Hot N' Cole, which Mr. Armstrong devised and directed, has been produced by scores of theaters throughout America.
Matthew Smucker (Scenic Design) is a Seattle-based designer whose work has appeared locally at Seattle Rep (Speech & Debate, Memory House, Living Out), ACT (The Trip to Bountiful, Rock N' Roll, Below the Belt, Jekyll & Hyde, Eurydice, The Women, The Clean House, The Pillowman), Intiman (Nora, Blue/Orange, The Little Dog Laughed), Seattle Children's Theatre (The Wizard of Oz, Hamlet, In the Northern Lands), Book-It, NCTC, The Empty Space, The Village Theatre and Tacoma Actors Guild; and nationally at Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Rep, Kansas City Rep and Childsplay Theatre. Matthew was a founding ensemble member of Deus X Machina and a company member with Annex Theatre. Matthew teaches at Seattle University and received his MFA from the University of Washington School of Drama.
Catherine Hunt (Costume Designer) is very excited to be back at ACT Theatre and to be working once again with Kurt Beattie. Previous ACT productions include Stuff Happens directed by Victor Pappas, and Bach at Leipzeg directed by Kurt Beattie. Hunt has designed productions of The Neverending Story, The Sorcerors Apprentice and Sleeping Beauty for Seattle Children's Theatre. She designed Little Women last season for Village Theatre in Issaquah and has done numerous other local productions including The Grapes of Wrath and Crowns for Intiman and The Masked Ball andFidellio for Seattle Opera. Hunt has won a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award and a Los Angeles Drama Logue award for her designs of Anne Bogart's production of The Women. She is also a National Endowment of the Arts-Theatre Communications Group award winner. Hunt has designed the costumes for the award winning computer game Riven. She holds a MFA from The University of California San Diego and has lectured at both Cornish College of The Arts and The University of Washington.
Tom Sturge (Lighting Design). 5th Avenue: Candide, On The Town, Hello, Dolly!, Seven Brides..., Cabaret, Wonderful Town, Hair, Rocky Horror Show, Smokey Joe's Café, White Christmas, Company, Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon, Most Happy Fella, My Fair Lady, Singin' in the Rain, Joseph... Seattle area: ACT, Village Theatre, Children's Theatre. Broadway: Those Were the Days, Gypsy Passion. Off-Broadway: Public, Blue Light, Circle Rep, Circle in the Square, Irish Arts, Lucille Lortel, La Mama ETC. Dance: Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico. Regional: Huntington, Papermill Playhouse, Alliance, Ordway, Pittsburgh Public, Goodspeed, Cincinnati Playhouse, AMTSJ, Studio Arena, Walnut Street. Opera: Spoleto Festival, Boston Lyric. Tours: Go Diego Go, Dora the Explorer, Dreamgirls. Love to Istara & Dylan. LTSLighting.com.
Ken Travis (Sound Designer) Broadway Designs: Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. The 5th Avenue Theatre: A Christmas Story, Candide, White Christmas, Sunday in the Park with George, Hello, Dolly!, Memphis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mame and Into the Woods. Numerous regional theaters and companies including La Jolla Playhouse, LA CTG, Seattle Rep, Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep,Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines and festivals across Europe and the USA. When not designing theater, Travis is a Front Of House and monitor engineer for rock bands and groups across the globe.
Brendan Hogan (Assistant Sound Design) is the Staff Sound Designer at ACT. Designs for ACT include Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Below the Belt, Rock & Roll, Das Barbecü, The Female of the Species, Yankee Tavern (Gregory Award nomination), The Lady With All The Answers and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Other designs and compositions for stage include Mr. Marmalade, God's Ear, Titus (The Seattle Times' Footlight Award), Neighborhood 3, Requisition of Doom and RoboPop! (Gregory Award nomination) at Washington Ensemble Theatre; Demonology and The NEXUS Project at Next Stage; Two By Pinter at Shadow & Light; The River Why at Book-It Repertory Theatre; Romeo & Juliet, Carthaginians, The Island of Slaves, Melancholy Play and The Hairy Baby at Seattle University and Chamber Cymbeline at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Brendan performs regularly at bars and clubs across the Northwest with Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boy Band and The Bad Things. He is married to actress Samara Lerman.