The Last Five Years Workshop
July 29th & 30th
Evening Performances at 7PM & Sat. Matinee at 2PM
(PG13) suggested for 14 and older.
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers a writer and an actress in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. 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. Made up mostly of solo turns, with beautiful music and alternately humorous and heartfelt lyrics, it is only in the middle of the show that Jamie and Cathy come together as Jamie proposes and the two are wed.
Musicals about relationships are nothing new, but The Last Five Years manages to reinvent the familiar formula and offers up one of the brightest, freshest scores of the new century.