5 & Dime: A New Musical
Join us for a first look at the new musical 5 & Dime based on the 1982 Broadway play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Graczyk, with book by Ashley Robinson (Brokeback Mountain, Fall of ‘94), music by Dan G. Sells (Brokeback Mountain, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), and lyrics by transgender actress and activist, Shakina (Hulu’s Difficult People, NBC’s Quantum Leap).
The show takes place in 1975 and follows a group of high school friends as they gather in an old West Texas five-and-dime to celebrate the twenty-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. The arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger exposes bitter disappointments and long-suppressed truths, unearthing bonds the women didn’t know they shared.
The original play starred Sandy Dennis, Cher, Kathy Bates, and Karen Black in the role of Joanne, one of the first trans characters ever portrayed on Broadway. The original production was both directed on Broadway and adapted for film by director Robert Altman, and has gone on to become a cult classic, both on stage and screen.
5 & Dime marks the second collaboration for Sells and Robinson, whose play-with-music adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opens on London’s West End this May. Shakina joins them for 5 & Dime, having previously written lyrics for her autobiographical solo show Manifest Pussy, as well as the GLAAD Award-winning musical finale of Transparent on Amazon.
Featuring Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, White Girl in Danger), Shakina (Manifest Pussy), Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Katie Thompson (Oklahoma!), Annie Golden (Encores’ Into the Woods, Hair, Assassins), Akiko Akita (Straight White Men), and Marisa Echeverria (The Bacchae, Giant). Directed by Brisa Areli Muñoz, Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory. Music Directed by Anessa Marie (White Girl in Danger).
Poster design: Juli del Prete
$36 - $46
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets may be available for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.