Venue Details

223 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

Bonnie Cavanaugh
Nice casual
info Oct 10 2011 star this tip starred
Bonnie Cavanaugh
Not as easy to find as we would have liked.
info Oct 10 2011 star this tip starred
Bonnie Cavanaugh
Long lines to the restrooms.
info Oct 10 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
There were two garages available. How much easier can it get?
info Oct 17 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Exceptional, you could order a beverage ahead of time for intermission.
info Oct 17 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Not really
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Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.3 average rating
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20 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

This show is the real deal. A work in development? Maybe there needs to be some careful tuning of the second act to make the story line clearer ( I wonder if those who... continued

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3 reviews
0 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... 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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More Information

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.