Out of the Box Theatrics and Holmdel Theatre Company's production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, which premiered in March 2021, enjoys an encore streaming March 28-April 10.
Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by three-time Tony winner Brown (Parade, The Bridges of Madison County), the two-hander stars Nasia Thomas (Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations) and Nicholas Edwards (Frozen).
The production was nominated for a 2021 Drama League Award for Outstanding Digital Theater.
The musical, about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, features Cathy telling her story backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two characters only interact once—at their wedding—in the middle of the show.
The creative team included Tony winner Jason Michael Webb, who directed and musically directed the streaming production, with costume design by Siene Zoë Allen, production design by Adam Honoré, makeup by Tina Scariano, associate direction by Christina Franklin, and associate music direction by Cynthia Meng.
The stage manager was Egypt Dixon, the assistant stage manager was Joshua Christensen, the co-producer/film advisor was Joanna White-Oldham, the director of photography/videographer was Brian Bon, the assistant cameraperson was Milton Guanga, and the sound operator was Nicole Maupin. The stream also had sound editing by Carin M. Ford with video editing by Dimly Wit Productions. The producing consultant was Blair Russell (Slave Play).
The orchestra featured Cynthia Meng (keyboard), Sterling Elliott (cello), Orlando Wells (violin), Jonathan Linden (guitar), Chelton Grey (bass), and Brandon Brooks (drums).
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