Gesa Power House Theatre launches its season of live theater with a modern musical on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m.
“Short, bittersweet and nearly perfect.”
“Irresistible music and lyrics that break your heart while they satisfy your mind and move your body in its seat.”
– Theater Mania
Winner of the 2002 New York Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Lyrics
“The Last Five Years” is written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, and is an emotionally powerful and intimate modern musical about two young New Yorkers 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 starting at the end and working backwards, the male character, Jamie, tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
“The Last Five Years” is directed by former New York City director and producer and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup, who will also perform the male role. Local performer Sarah Bess Hemenway will play the female role. Local musicians will join the actors on stage and provide accompaniment.
“The Last Five Years” premiered at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001, was produced Off-Broadway in 2002. A film adaptation starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
“The Last Five Years” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. | Tel.: (212) 541-4684 | Fax: (212) 397-4684 | www.MTIShows.com
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The 2017 Gesa Power House Theatre Season receives support from: