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Local students produce and perform in “The Music Man” at The 5th Avenue Theatre

The Rising Star Project makes it possible for than 100 high school students and teens from nearly 60 Washington state schools will take over The 5th Avenue Theatre to produce their own production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man shortly after the Theatre’s professional production closes.
The Rising Star Project's "The Music Man" will be shown on March 22nd and March 23rd at the 5th Avenue Theater.

More than 100 high school students and teens from nearly 60 Washington state schools will take over The 5th Avenue Theatre to produce their own production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man shortly after the Theatre’s professional production closes.

Known as The Rising Star Project: The Music Man, this all-student show is part of a one-of-a-kind educational program that gives teens an opportunity to experience all aspects of staging a musical. Under the guidance of theater professionals, teams of students are producing, developing, and marketing the show. Meanwhile, their talented peers are rehearsing the original staging, music, and choreography in preparation for three public performances using the sets and costumes from The 5th Avenue main stage production.

WHEN: March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

WHERE: The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)

TICKETS: Tickets (starting at $29.00) may be purchased via The 5th Avenue Box Office (1308 5th Avenue, Downtown Seattle), 206-625-1900 or online at www.5thavenue.org.

A student discount of 50% will be available. Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office, limit 1 per student.

The students selected are the best and brightest of the region. All successfully auditioned or interviewed for their positions on the team. Most come directly from school to rehearse, prepare backstage, and work in the administrative offices.

Our local High Schools each have participating students:

ARCHBISHOP MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL:
Jason Kinsfather,
Performer, Oliver – Quartet

GLACIER PEAK HIGH SCHOOL:
Hayden Call,
Performer, Ensemble
Joshua Huffman,
Tech Crew, Sound
Erin Wygant,
Performer, Ensemble
Megan McCormick, Orchestra, Reed 2 (Oboe)

HM JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL:
Andrew Hopkins,
Admin, Assist. Stage Manager

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