I've attended several plays here and I am grateful that I get the option of attending an interpreted show! I have had hearing companions over the year, and I have been able to attend the plays that they wanted to go to and find a night that has interpreters provided. Not having to search or even fight for access to interpreters goes a long way for us and truly makes the theatre-going experience a rich one!
I attended Oliver! at the Fifth Avenue on 12/15/13. It was outstanding! Captioning and the neck loop to pair with my hearing aids made all the difference! I could "hear" everything that was said or sung by looking at the small captioning screen placed at the right front of the theater which showed EVRY word as it was sung. Not like news on TV which seems to always be 2 or 3aces behind what is happening on the screen.Using the neck loop provided by the 5th Avenue amplified the sound well enough using telecoil switch on my hearing aids that I was able to hear very comfortably throughout the performance.THANKS to the people who make both the captioning and the neck loop a viable option for the hard-of-hearing in our community. We'll attend again!!
I attended the production of Oliver at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Washington. The show was entertaining and professionally produced. I used both the open captioning and the assistive listening receiver with the neck loop. Both made a huge difference in my ability to hear the lyrics and enjoy the musical. I’ve seen a production of Oliver several times before but this was the first time I knew exactly what the performers were saying. It was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to attend another production. The theater staff was friendly and helpful. The only drawback was that they have too few receivers with neck loops so my friend was not able to use one.
Thank you SO VERY MUCH for presenting the captioned
performance of “Jersey Boys” on Friday April, 19, 2013 at the 5th
Avenue Theater. As a severely hard-of-hearing person, captioning enabled
me to “hear” every song that was sung and every word that was being spoken.
When Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came walking toward
the audience on stage singing back-to-back “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and
“December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” it was just electrifying!! The entire
audience came to their feet clapping just like “The Wave” at the UW football
games! It was SO incredibly exciting! From experiencing the whole
performance I was on a “high” all night and even had trouble going to sleep!
Captioning has made all the difference to me in attending
performances at The 5th Avenue. And, in my section, I see
fellow hearing-impaired people who are benefitting from assisted listening
devices and captioning as well. I drive over 200 miles round trip to attend
your one captioned performance so you can see how important it is to me. THANK YOU for installing the equipment that enables hard of
hearing persons to receive captioned performances. I will continue to
faithfully attend performances that are captioned at your great 5th
Avenue Theater. If I didn’t live so far away, I definitely would have
taken you up on your generous offer to see it again for only $25.00.
I love you, 5th Avenue Theatre for providing ASL interpreters through TADA (Theater, Allies, and Deaf Audiences) and open caption for fantastic shows over the years! You guys rock! I usually get tickets from my parents and I always change my tickets to the night of interpreted shows through relay calls- there's NEVER A PROBLEM. Again, I love you, 5th Ave.