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Friday, June 16, 1995 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Off Stage

-- The 5th Avenue Theatre sold more than 219,000 tickets last year for its sixth season of musical shows. The theater was filled to 84 percent of capacity, and the biggest hits were "Crazy for You" and "Wizard of Oz," with "Jekyll & Hyde" close behind. "Follies" played to only 75 percent capacity, but that was better than it did in Houston.

The current subscription blitz is also going well. So far, 87 percent of last season's 32,000 subscribers have renewed for 1995-'96. The theater boasts one of the nation's largest subscription bases. -- Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m., Intiman Theatre hosts a free public forum on moral dilemmas and "ethically charged situations" related to the play "Angels in America." Panel members include Dorothy Mann of the mayor's office and Seattle Times editorial page editor Mindy Cameron.

Intiman also plans an Angels Ball, a fund-raising street dance and costume party, at 10 p.m. June 24 in the theater's courtyard. And there are still plenty of tickets available to both parts of "Angels in America," which runs through July 23. Call 626-0782 -- Seattle Repertory artistic director Dan Sullivan will be in New York this summer, directing the film version of Jon Robin Baitz's play, "The Substance of Fire" from a screenplay by Baitz. The $1.4 million independent feature stars Ron Rifkin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Timothy Hutton and Tony Goldwyn. Settings include the deluxe Gramercy Park digs of record producer (and Madonna ex) Jelly Bean Benitez. -- Northwest Playwrights Guild seeks scripts of any length for its New Play Buffet reading series here next fall. Deadline: July 15; 937-3013.

Copyright (c) 1995 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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