presented by ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre

Dates: Mar 10–May 20, 2018
Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Location: Falls Theatre

At 8:17 PM, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover a mechanical fortune teller, who invites them to tell their stories of life interrupted, with the promise of a prize like no other. Welcome to the West Coast premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a wildly original new musical. Part comedy, part tragedy and completely unexpected, this wonderfully weird story is at every turn satirical, macabre, creepy, campy and hilarious.

2018 marks the eighth year that The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT have partnered to produce a musical that is seen by their combined audiences and the Seattle community.

ACT and The 5th Avenue began these partnerships in order to stage musicals they might not otherwise produce on their own. With aligned missions dedicated to producing new works in each season and with shared resources, the theatres can explore a wide variety of new and lesser known musicals. The Falls Theatre and The Allen Theatre at ACT are ideal venues to stage the more intimate musicals selected for these partnerships. Learn more about The 5th Avenue Theatre here.

Lillian Castillo  Constance
Karl Sean Hamilton  Karnak
Emily Rohm  Jane Doe
Connor Russell  Ricky
Adam Standley  Misha
Tiffany Tatreau  Ocean
Kholby Wardell  Noel

Ride the Cyclone contains adult and “teen age” humor, including references to sex, drugs, and violence.

ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact

“A delightfully weird and just plain delightful show… knocked out of the park”

The New York Times

“This thrill ride will take you through all the feels and have you rockin’ out while you do it.”


“Think “Survivor” meets “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” meets a dark-side version of “Glee””

The Seattle Times

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