Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical The Last Five Years plays for a short run this week at Pacific Theatre. It’s the story of a 5-year relationship told in an unconventional way. The woman’s point of view is told backwards from end to beginning while the man tells his side of the story from beginning to end. The two meet only once in the play, in the middle at their wedding.
Written by Jason Robert Brown (13, Songs for A New World). Directed by Heather Teeter, musical direction by Dave Rosborough, and lighting design by Jin Kim. Featuring Shalyn McFaul and Joshua McFaul.
The Last Five Years, presented by Stone’s Throw Productions, runs from July 14 – July 17, 2010 at the Pacific Theatre, 12th and Hemlock, Vancouver. Tickets are available online or by calling 604-731-5518.
Posted in Musical Theatre, Stone's Throw, The Last Five Years, Upcoming Shows, Vancouver
Tagged Dave Rosborough, Heather Teeter, Jason Robert Brown, Jin Kim, Joshua McFaul, Pacific Theatre, Shalyn McFaul, Stone's Throw Productions, The Last Five Years
After the success of last summer’s Ovation award-winning The World Goes ‘Round, some of its production decided to try their luck again. Songs for a New World has been described as not fully a musical but something more than a song cycle. While I’ve never seen it performed, I have heard most of its songs, as many have become cabaret-style standards. Composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) has written some beautiful music and I can’t wait to see it performed by some of our extremely bright local talents.
Not Another Musical Co-op presents Songs for a New World starring Daren Herbert (A Chorus Line, RCMT), Alison MacDonald (Les Misérables, Arts Club), Jennifer Neumann (A Chorus Line, RCMT) and Jonathan Winsby (Les Misérables, Arts Club). Directed by Shane Snow and Sara-Jeanne Hosie and musical direction by Sean Bayntun, the show runs August 12th – 29th, 2009, Wed. to Sat. at 8PM, with matinees August 22nd and 29th at 2PM. All performances are at Pacific Theatre, 12th and Hemlock. Tickets are available online or by calling 604.684.2787.
Posted in Musical Theatre, Not Another Musical Co-op, Songs for a New World, Upcoming Shows, Vancouver
Tagged Alison MacDonald, Daren Herbert, Jennifer Neumann, Jonathan Winsby, Pacific Theatre, Parade, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Sean Bayntun, Shane Snow, Song cycle, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The World Goes 'Round