If you are a theater buff, like me, you will find this blog post of interest. A few years ago My husband and I were asked to look at an investment, not real estate but a play. I had always wanted to know more about the behind the scenes of this fascinating industry. We said yes to looking at helping raise money and awareness for a play that had a familiar story but being told in a different way. The Story is of Jane Austen, one of the worlds most beloved Authors and her experience of writing her next great work of art. Jane’s journey with her newest work, a love story, called Pride and Prejudice all set to an original score of music. A few years later Austen’s Pride has their opening night at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle Washington. This, we hope, is our first step towards good old Broadway. However, The 5th is quite the place and we are honored to be able to have this show be apart of the 5th Avenue family and the great tradition that exits at this Theater. Opened in 1926 it has 2,130 seats and employs today over 600 people. Here is a little bit of what opening night was like in 1926:
5th Avenue Theater celebrated its grand opening on September 24th, 1926. This opening program included silent film, “Young April,” “The Night Club” and several others. This night was also marked by festivities outside the theater with dance bands being placed to provide entertainment. A crowd of between 50, 000 and 100,000 people participated in the events.
I do hope our opening night is just as grand and let’s just say “Give My Regards to Broadway” we are coming your way next!!!!