The Griswolds Broadway Vacation The Musical

The Griswolds Have Been To 

Wally World! 


Las Vegas! 

Next Stops: Seattle and Houston! 

to be Produced by 

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle


Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars

Fall 2022

Prior to Broadway

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen

Scenic Design by Jason Sherwood

Costume Design by Tina McCartney

Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter

Sound Design by Kai Harada

Music Arrangements by Glen Kelly

  Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements by 

Greg Anthony Rassen  

Direction and Choreography by Donna Feore

Load up the family car! Producer Ken Davenport today announced that The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical will make its debut this fall at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from September 10 – October 1, followed by an engagement at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars from October 25 – November 6 prior to its arrival on Broadway (date and theatre to be announced).

Ken Davenport said, “I couldn’t think of a better place for the Griswolds to start their journey to Broadway than Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and taking a cue from this adventurous crew, continuing the developmental journey at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars.  Can’t wait to throw our bags in the family truckster and head out!”


The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical was formerly known by a working title, Broadway Vacation.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical features a book, music, and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen; direction and choreography by Donna Feore; scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Tina McCartney; lighting design by Jeff Croiter; sound design by Kai Harada, music supervision and additional arrangements by Greg Anthony Rassen; and music arrangements by Glen Kelly.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical is based on the characters from the Warner Bros. Vacation franchise.

The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical marks the 26th new musical to be produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre. “The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation is joyful and heartwarming, I can’t think of a family better than the Griswolds to tag along with as they embark on this brand-new Broadway adventure. We could not be more thrilled for this wildly fun production to kick off our 2022/23 Season,” said The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry.

“We’re so excited to be part of the team that is bringing this new musical to life and to share it with our audiences before sending it off to Broadway!” said Theatre Under the Stars Artistic Director Dan Knechtges.

About The 5th Avenue Theatre 

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America’s leading musical theater companies. We enrich the community we love with the art form we love—giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From the page to the stage, we bring passion and epic scale to every musical we create. With big talent. Bigger-than-life productions. And did we mention dazzle? As a nonprofit theater company and our region’s largest performing arts employer, we spread the joy of great musicals with people of all ages across our region and state. Each year, we reach 75,000 young people through our nationally acclaimed education programs. Programs designed to develop new musicals ensure that the next generation of great musicals will be there to tell the stories that captivate tomorrow’s audiences. On the national stage, we are a leading voice for the power of this art form to lift the human spirit. 

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