Venue Details

305 Star Starred
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
206-625-1900
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Took the bus. Dropped us off on 3rd.
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Jane
Took the 545 express bus from the east side. It dropped us at the theater.
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Robert Verginia
Prk at the Rainier Tower lot. $8.00 valet. Close and quick.
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Robert Verginia
Good selection of drinks and snacks
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Robert Verginia
Veriety of clothing observed. Business casual to dressed up seemed to be the order.
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Robert Verginia
Bring a jacket. Gets cold in there.
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Reviews & Ratings

26 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 02 2012

Although the singing was powerful, the cliched story line and bland lyrics kept this entertaining show from being a fantastic show. Winning elements of this production... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 02 2012

Great show--wonderful music and good historical story of race relations and the start of rock and roll in the 1950's.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 03 2012

Awesome awesome awesome show. No wonder this great show got the Best Musical Tony. The acting was great, the dancing and singing were spot on, and the audience loved it. ... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.5thavenue.org/show/memphis

Description

Turn up that dial … from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis_ is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves—filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis_ features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change_) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (_Xanadu) and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). 

Memphis runs 2 hours 32 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. 

About the Ticket Supplier: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has captivated audiences with music, drama and laughter. Today, we proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also host a variety of special events, and offer a number of education and outreach programs to school-age children and adults.