The 5th Avenue Theatre

About The 5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America's leading musical theater companies. We enrich the community we love with the art form we love—giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From the page to the stage, we bring passion and epic scale to every musical we create. With big talent. Bigger-than-life productions. And did we mention dazzle? As a nonprofit theater company and our region's largest performing arts employer, we spread the joy of great musicals with people of all ages across our region and state.

Each year, we reach more than 75,000 young people through our nationally acclaimed education programs. Programs designed to develop new musicals ensure that the next generation of great musicals will be there to tell the stories that captivate tomorrow's audiences. On the national stage, we are a leading voice for the power of this American art form to lift the human spirit.


Summer Casting Assistant

May 2018 - August 2018 Seattle, WA
“I was given "real" work that I could easily tell was actively contributing to the casting department of this theatre company's summer projects. I was not filing random things or making copies. I was the point person for an entire section of auditions and callbacks the company was holding during the summer! This company is also an artistic institution whose work I have always admired and still do admire. The 5th is a place I had interned with (their internships being unpaid, I might add) somewhat regularly from the time I was a junior in high school at age 16 through my college career when I would come home for various breaks during the academic year and during my summers. It was nice to see that the efforts I made at the company and the time I put in with them building relationships and showing them my skills had the power to turn into a real paid job - even if it was only for a short-term project. They also reached out to me to offer me this job upon hearing I was graduating and returning to Seattle. That was an unexpected benefit of not having to go through a lengthy application and interview process! The references I have from working here also (at least, I believe) helped land me the full time job I have at Seattle Children's Theatre now. ”
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