Here’s a free event for theater junkies who just can’t wait for the curtain to rise on the upcoming shows at Seattle’s 5th Avenue.
“Spotlight Night” gives patrons a look at the 5th Avenue Theatre’s upcoming productions of “South Pacific” and “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
Hosts for the evening are three important people of American Theatre — songwriter Laurence O’Keefe, Tony Award-winning producer Hal Luftig and Seattle’s own Tony Award-winning director, Bartlett Sher.
O’Keefe will play and sing excerpts from his musicals, including the cult favorite “Bat Boy.” Sher talks about how he and his team revived “South Pacific.”
The event also features musical performances by some of Seattle’s finest singers including Patti Cohenour, Jessica Skerrit and Eric Ankrim performing selections from “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Cinderella,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.”
“Spotlight Night” starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. It’s free, but tickets must be reserved by calling 206-625-1900, or 888-584-4849 at www.5thavenue.org.