It is the late 1800s. Backstage at the Paris Opera Ballet, glittering opulence hobnobs with underworld dangers and a young dancer dreams of being the next star of the ballet. But when fate leads her to the art studio of Edgar Degas, she unknowingly steps into immortality as the inspiration for his greatest work—Little Dancer.
The 5th Avenue Theatre brings some of the biggest Broadway talents to Seattle to bring Marie, Dancing Still – A New Musical to life! Formerly titled Little Dancer, Marie – Dancing Still comes to us from the minds of five-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Young Frankenstein), and Tony Award®-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island).
Heading the cast is New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and star of Hulu’s documentary BALLET NOW, Tiler Peck, Tony®-nominated stars of Broadway Terrence Mann (Beauty and the Beast), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia), and Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia, Bright Star), and Tony®-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Never Gonna Dance) along with theatre’s finest names: Jenny Powers (Grease), Kyle Harris (West Side Story National Tour), Christopher Gurr (Cats Broadway Revival), and Noelle Hogan (Fun Home National Tour).
Rounding up the cast is the ensemble which features Caitlin Abraham (An American In Paris OBC), Polly Baird (Phantom of the Opera), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Anaïs Blake (Dirty Dancing National Tour), Jim Borstelmann (The Producers, Chicago), Abbey Del Corral (Once), Sara Esty (An American In Paris), Justin Genna, Tyler Hardwick (Once On This Island Revival), Barbara Marineau (War Paint), Jolina Javier (The Phantom of the Opera), Jasmine Ward, and Lyrica Woodruff (Anastasia), with Jessica Bishop (Evita Revival National Tour), Richard Gatta (Billy Elliot), Amy Ruggiero (Carousel Broadway Revival), and David Prottas (Carousel Broadway Revival) as swings.
Playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre from March 22 – April 14, 2019, this is one to see before it heads over to Broadway!