West Side Story will return to the 5th.
West Side Story will return to the 5th. Credit Chris Bennion, from the 2007 production

The 5th Avenue Theatre just announced their 2018/2019 season today. The full lineup, which is listed below, includes classics like Annie and West Side Story, the West Coast premiere of Little Dancer, and the beginning of the national tour for Come From Away. As of now, only subscription renewals are on sale, but we recommend marking your calendars now—and stay tuned for news about single ticket sales.

Come From Away
What happens when these kind island-people who live in the poorest province in Canada realize that they have to play host to a bunch of irritated and scared and stranded "plane people" who nearly outnumber them? They help. Instantly, food comes off the store shelves, the hockey rink becomes cold storage, and every home's a hotel. An indicative line, given by an actor playing a clerk: "Thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart. Would you like to come back to my house for a shower?" This is the strong, uplifting premise of Come From Away. Normally, I'm a stone when it comes to musicals. But by minute six or seven, I was smiling at all the small town charm and rooting for the spirit these people projected. RICH SMITH

Family-friendly musical Annie is about spunky orphans, a benevolent millionaire, and a very smart dog. Come for musical theater classics like "Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," and "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover." Billie Wildrick will direct.

FEBRUARY 1–24, 2019
Rock of Ages
The hair metal musical punctuates a romantic story with noisy tunes by Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and others.

MARCH 22–APRIL 19, 2019
Little Dancer
The brand new Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens musical about a dancer in Degas's Impressionist masterpiece delves into the backstory of ballerinas at the Paris Opera Ballet. Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct.

APRIL 6–JUNE 9, 2019
The hit comedic/post-apocalyptic musical Urinetown—about a dystopian government that charges citizens for peeing—has music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis.

APRIL 23–28, 2019
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
This musical is an adaptation of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series' first entry, in which a 12-year-old Greek demigod discovers his divine heritage—much to his annoyance.
This is a season extra

MAY 31–JUNE 23, 2019
West Side Story
"In truth, they rarely ever made musicals like West Side Story, a show conceived a half-century ago by acclaimed choreographer/director Jerome Robbins along with fellow Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents. You've seen the movie, you've heard the songs, you're well-familiar with the Romeo and Juliet-inspired 1950s New York street-gang setting. A musical that tells its story as much through dance as it does through song or dialogue, this is Robbins's masterpiece. Arguably Bernstein's too. The material deserves every plaudit it has ever received. Let's just leave it at that." – Excerpted from a 2012 review by Goldy