Venue Details

3039 Star Starred
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
206-625-1900
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chinook
go to the Benihana half block away before the show. GREAT food and a pre-show show by the chefs!
A Chorus Line dining Sep 11 2014 star this tip starred
Emily Pearce
Snacks and drinks are available in the lobby, but only bottled water is allowed in the theater. Palomino, a block down, is open until midnight for after-show eats.
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19 ratings
4.3 average rating
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54 events
23 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

Amazing performances, especially Carolee. I was captivated thoughout the whole performance. Stellar evening of entertainment! And great seats!!

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

I LOVED this musical. The lead singer was fabulous with an amazing voice, what a joy! I was also fascinated and inspired by the story, an amazing woman I knew nothing about until I attended. It was long and there was one place where I felt it...continued

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16 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

Loved this play and everything about it such as the staging, music, acting, and story. Can't remember when I have enjoyed a play more.

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Website

http://www.5thavenue.org/show/saving-aimee

Description

Saving Aimee is a musical with a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.

Based on early 20th century evangelist and pop culture icon Aimee Semple McPherson, it traces the trajectory of her life and career from her childhood to her controversial death in 1944, with focus on her mysterious kidnapping and the ensuing trial. Other highlights include her becoming the first female to obtain a radio broadcast license in the United States, her cross-country drive unaccompanied by a man, her multimedia empire that included several newspapers and her interactions with such contemporaries as Charles Chaplin and William Randolph Hearst.

Carolee Carmello (Aimee) has appeared in ten Broadway shows: City of Angels, Falsettos, Parade (for which she received a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award), 1776, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown, Lestat (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Mamma Mia!, and most recently, The Addams Family (Drama Desk nomination and Outer Critics Circle nomination).  Her Off-Broadway credits include: John and Jen, Das Barbecü, Hello Again (Obie Award), A Class Act, The Vagina Monologues and Elegies.  Carmello has also appeared on television in _Law and Order, Frasier, Ed _and Remember W.E.N.N. (SAG Award nomination) and has toured the U.S. with productions of Chess, Big River, Falsettos and Les Misérables.  Her concert appearances have taken her across America and Europe, including several engagements at Carnegie Hall.  

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  • Kathie Lee Gifford (Writer/Composer) has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career as a television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author. Though best known for her 15 years on Regis and Kathie Lee (11 Emmy nominations), and currently acting as the two-time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb, Gifford has always pursued projects which inspire and challenge her. Gifford made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s _Putting it Together _in 2000, then originated the role of Marta Dunhill in Rupert Holmes’ Thumbs and played Miss Hannigan in a record-breaking run of Annie at Madison Square Garden. In 2005, her first musical Under The Bridge (book and lyrics) opened off-Broadway.

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.