THE LAST FIVE YEARS Comes to the Baxter
Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years has captivated audiences with a score of mesmerising brilliance and an ingenious libretto. An acclaimed film adaption in 2014 and numerous international productions established the musical's place as a masterpiece of modern musical theatre.
The Last Five Years is a one-act drama-comedy telling the story of the short-lived marriage between Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, an up-and-coming novelist on the brink of getting his big break. This story of two people meeting at the wrong time in their lives is told in a fresh and new manner. Cathy tells their story backwards from the end of their relationship to first meeting, whilst Jamie proceeds chronologically. They meet only once, in the middle of the show.
This local production of The Last Five Years is presented by Tally Ho! Productions, a new production company founded in 2018 by Cape Town-based theatre maker and musician Jaco Griessel. Featured in the coveted role of Jamie is Fleur Du Cap nominee David Ralph Viviers in his musical debut. Making her professional debut as Cathy is Fleur Du Cap nominee Zoë McLaughlin. At the helm of the creative team is award-winning director Paul Griffiths with musical direction by Jaco Griessel. The evocative set and lighting design were designed by Jaco Griessel and Paul Griffiths. To fully realise Jason Robert Brown's vision, the cast will be accompanied on stage by an ensemble of six musicians.
The Last Five Years will be running at the Golden Arrow Studio in the Baxter Theatre Centre from 19 March to 4 April Tuesdays to Saturdays with matinees on 28 March and 4 April. One preview performance will be given on 18 March. Tickets for the preview are priced at R100,00 and the standard ticket price is R220,00.
Bookings are now open online at www.webtickets.co.za or from selected Pick & Pay stores. For telephonic bookings call the Baxter Box Office at 067 070 6855.