A Lucy Lawless Musical Theatre Subsite - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
ABOUT GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Starring Lucy Lawless & Faith Prince
In the first collaboration of its kind, The 5th Avenue Theatre and Seattle Men's Chorus join forces to present a concert version of the classic Jule Styne/Leo Robin musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
In our version of a concert staging, the leading actors will be backed by the entire 250-member Seattle Men's Chorus and accompanied by our full orchestra. With minimal but inventive settings, costumes, staging and lights, the emphasis can really be on the hilarious story and wonderful music. What a delight! This musical event is a great opportunity to experience a rarely produced musical in all its glory; it is sure to remind us why Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!
5th Avenue Producing Artistic Director David Armstrong will direct the production and Seattle Men's Chorus Artistic Director Dennis Coleman will be the musical director. The production will feature a cast of outstanding musical theater performers from Seattle, Hollywood and Broadway — including none other than Faith Prince as Lorelei Lee and Lucy Lawless as Dorothy. Best known for her television role as Xena, warrior princess, Ms. Lawless is a musical theater star in her native New Zealand and played Rizzo in the Broadway revival of Grease. Faith Prince has made multiple TV appearances including the popular sitcom Spin City and has an extensive list of Broadway shows including Noises Off, Bells are Ringing and the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.
Those who have never experienced a concert staging of a musical before are in for a real treat. This style of presentation has been enjoying a renewed popularity, from the City Center Encores! series in New York to the Reprise! series in Los Angeles. The informal atmosphere of the concert staging brings a sense of intimacy and an element of pure fun to the proceedings.
Don't miss this fabulous event! There will be ONLY five performances of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Friday May 13 at 8 pm, Saturday May 14 at 2 and 8 pm, and Sunday May 15 at 2 and 7:30 pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $27 - $77, go on sale January 10. Groups of 10 or more: call Karen Wren at 206-625-1418.
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