The Last Five Years

Rolling Bay Hall

7:30pm  |  January 18-19, 25-27 + February 1-3, 2019

Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN

Directed by SHANNON DOWLING

Cast

JAMIE WELLERSTEIN: Jesse Smith

CATHERINE HIATT: Rachel Noll James

Music

Vocal Direction: Shannon Dowling

Band Director and Piano: Will Sanders

Cello: Arlayne Eseman

Bass and Guitar: Steve Newton

 

This show is recommended for audiences age 13 or older. The running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. 

"Let it in and it knocks you back on your heels. Just like love." -- Rolling Stone

"Bittersweet and nearly perfect..." -- Variety

Synopsis: Before it became a feature film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, The Last Five Years began as a stirring stage musical that was hailed as one of the 10 best shows of 2001 by Time magazine. Told through inventive and heartrending songs, The Last Five Years is a two-person show that navigates the ins and outs -- and beginning and ending -- of a marriage. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), this Drama Desk Award winner is the story of a couple's five-year relationship, from the thrilling pangs of new love to their painful final separation. There is, however, a twist: The man retells the relationship from beginning to end, while the woman relates their story in reverse. The two characters' emotional timelines converge only once -- at their wedding in the middle of the show. 

Awards

Drama Desk Award (2002):

- Outstanding Orchestrations: Nominee (Jason Robert Brown )

- Outstanding Set Design of a Musical: Nominee (Beowulf Boritt )

- Outstanding Actor in a Musical: Nominee (Norbert Leo Butz )

- Outstanding Actress in a Musical: Nominee (Sherie Rene Scott )

- Outstanding Lyrics: Winner (Jason Robert Brown )

- Outstanding Music: Winner (Jason Robert Brown )

- Outstanding Musical: Nominee

 

One Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination

- Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical

 

Two Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

 

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