by: Jason Robert Brown
directed by: michael parker
A contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up… or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Written by Jason Robert Brown (PARADE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD), THE LAST 5 YEARS is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view.
The show is presented in “forward time” as we follow the story of their relationship from Jamie’s perspective, starting with their first meeting and following through with their wedding and ultimate breakup. At the same time, Cathy relates the story in “reverse” – starting with their breakup and moving backwards in time until their first meeting at the end of the show. The show is made up of mainly solo musical numbers, with Jamie and Cathy meeting in the middle as he continues forward and she continues in reverse.
Recommended for ages 16+ due to language and adult content (divorce/infidelity).
Jamie: Roger Albelo
Cathy: Becca Parker*
Director: Michael Parker
Stage Manager: Sanjay Merchant
Set Design: Becca Parker*
Lighting Design: Colin Pearce*
Light Board Operator: Harris Seabolt
Sound: Bruce and Michelle Saarela
Costume Design: Jackie Parker
Props: Sherry Ingbritsen
Program/Publicity: Linda Place
Keys: Philipe King
*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.