Friday, June 2 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 pm
The Last Five Years
Written and Composed
by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Originally Produced for the New York stage
by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by
Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL
This one act modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage.
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 ten 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 and a film adaptation was 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; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
It's a powerful and poignant show that will leave you speechless. Don’t Miss It! Get Your Tickets For This Special Limited Engagement Today!
Produced by Progress In Lending Association, LLC
Director: JOE MICHAELS
Music Director: SARAH LEE MICHAELS
Lighting & Audio Engineer: ROBYN MOLA
NATALIE MICHAELS as Cathy Hiatt
DAYO GARRITANO as Jamie Wellerstein
THE LAST FIVE YEARS Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Natalie Michaels & Dayo Garritano
Natalie Michaels is a Manhattan-based singer/actress/puppeteer and is honored to take on one of her all-time favorite roles in the theater that practically raised her. Natalie’s most recent work includes her performances with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show off-Broadway at DR2, as well as their National Tour, and on YouTube with “The World of Eric Carle” series! She has also had residencies as a cabaret singer with the Rose Room in NYC and the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Natalie’s favorite credits include Off Broadway show, It Came From Beyond (Jayne/Miss Benson), Hairspray (Amber), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), City of Angels (Oolie/Donna). She is a Wake Forest University and National Music Theater Institute alum. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Natalie would like to thank the cast and crew and send love to her friends and family for their constant support. Socials: @natalienjmichaels
Dayo Garritano has been singing and acting since he was in fifth grade. He is so excited to make his Wilton Playshop debut in the Last Five Years. Dayo has played such memorable characters as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Scar in The Lion King, Shrek in Shrek: The Musical, Cinderella’s Prince Charming in Into the Woods, Maurice in Beauty and the Beast: The Musical, Chip Tolantino in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, etc. In addition, he earned a Halo Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, has had the high privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall three times and Lincoln Center once. Dayo received the Musical Theater Scholarship from Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied musical theater for three years and he is currently getting his BFA in Acting at the University of Connecticut.