1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG-13
Original Off-Broadway Version (2002)
This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.
Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years has been
translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time
Magazine's 10 best
shows of 2001. A testament to the show's longevity and spurred by
the show's regional popularity, The Last Five Years enjoyed an
Off-Broadway revival at
Second Stage in 2013. A film adaptation is being released in 2014
starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in
their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five
years. The show’s
unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her
story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically;
characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the
Featuring a two-person cast, The Last Five Years is a great
opportunity for actors with both range and stamina. This intimate
musical is perfect for small
theatre companies and black box venues. Minimal production needs, no
dance requirement, and MTI Theatrical Resources such as a reference
REHEARSCORE PLUS make this audience favorite easy to produce.
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Broadway musicals come from “operetta,” which were introduced to New York in the early twentieth century by European composers.