The Drama Desk Award-Winning Musical
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
April 8-24, 2016
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
at MUSIC THEATRE OF CONNECTICUT
509 Westport Avenue (Route 1) in Norwalk
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MTC MainStage presents
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown
with Nicolas Dromard and Jennifer Malenke
Costume Design by Diane Vanderkroef
Set Design by Carl Tallent
Lighting Design by Joshua Scherr
Sound by Sarah Pero
Stage Manager Jim Schilling
Musical Director Nolan Bonvouloir
Directed by Kevin Connors
Friday, April 8 at 8pm (Pre-show reception at 7pm): LGBT NIGHT!
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Saturday, April 9 at 8pm: OPENING NIGHT PARTY!
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The Last Five Years is generously sponsored in part by Shoff Darby Insurance Agency
About THE LAST FIVE YEARS
The emotional and intimate musical deconstruction of a love affair and marriage taking place over a five-year period. Jamie, a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress.
“Knocks you back on your heels. Just like love.” - Rolling Stone
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Drama Desk Award-Winning Musical "The Last Five Years" at MTC MainStage in Norwalk
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2015/2016 season with the Drama Desk Award winning"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown. Performances are April 8-24, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $35-$55 and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com
"Jason Robert Brown’s 'The Last Five Years' is one of the most beautiful musicals of the new millennium,'" says director Kevin Connors. "This emotional and intimate musical deconstruction of a love affair and marriage takes place over a five-year period. Jamie, a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The show speaks to audiences about relationships in a way that few new musicals do, with a brutally honest depiction of career, self-image, and identity; and the challenges those can have on a relationship. It is funny, moving, heartfelt, honest, and thought-provoking."
The cast of "The Last Five Years" includes two Broadway actors, Nicolas Dromard as Jamie and Jennifer Malenke as Cathy.
For the last 15 years, Nicolas Dromard has been traveling all over the United States and Canada performing on Broadway and in National Tours. He was most recently seen as Tommy DeVito in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway. In March 2013, Nicolas was honored to close the Broadway production of "Mary Poppins," playing the lead role of Bert, in which he also toured with for a year and a half. Other favorite credits include: Fiyero in "Wicked," Billy Lawlor in "42nd Street," "Hairspray," "Mamma Mia," "Oklahoma," "West Side Story," Tulsa in "Gypsy," "The Boy from Oz" and Phil Davis in "White Christmas."
Jennifer Malenke's Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of "Into The Woods." Other NYC credits include "Uncle Jack" at Manhattan Theatre Club, "The Gold" at NYMF, Kander and Ebb’s "The Act" at 54 Below and "The Power of Music" with Josh Groban. Regional credits include "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," "Girl Crazy," Meg in "Little Women" and Mabel in "The Pirates of Penzance" at Musical Theatre West. Television credits include "The Neighbors" (with Alan Menken) and as a judge on ABC’s “High School Musical: Get In the Picture” with Nick Lachey.
"The Last Five Years" is written and composed by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown. His emotionally incisive, ferociously energetic, and deeply human scores include "The Bridges of Madison County" (Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations), "Parade" (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), "13" and "Songs for a New World" have brought his unique voice and highly personal songs to stages all over the world.
The creative team for "The Last Five Years" is director Kevin Connors, with musical direction by Nolan Bonvouloir, set design by Carl Tallent, lighting by Joshua Scherr, costumes by Diane Vanderkroef and sound by Sarah Pero. The production is stage managed by Jim Schilling.
The MTC MainStage production of "The Last Five Years" is generously sponsored by Shoff Darby Insurance Agency of Norwalk / The Hartford. The MTC MainStage 2015/16 Season is generously supported in part by The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. MTC MainStage's restaurant partner, Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant, invites MTC patrons to enjoy 20% off their entire check on the day of their performance, see ticket for details. "The Last Five Years" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Nicolas Dromard (Jamie) For the last 15 years, Nicolas has been traveling all over the United States and Canada performing on Broadway and in National Tours. He was most recently seen as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys on Broadway. In March 2013, Nicolas was honored to close the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, playing the lead role of Bert, which he also toured with for a year and a half. Other favorite credits include: Fiyero in Wicked, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Tulsa in Gypsy, The Boy from Oz and Phil Davis in White Christmas. For more go to www.nicolasdromard.com
Jennifer Malenke (Cathy) is just thrilled to be doing her dream role! Broadway: Into The Woods (revival). Most recent: 54 sing ABBA 54 Below, Uncle Jack reading (Helena), Manhattan Theatre Club, The Gold (Gabrielle) NYMF, Kander and Ebb’s The Act 54 Below, UCB’s Gravid Water, The Power of Music with Josh Groban, available on YouTube. Regional: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Sacramento Music Circus), Ionescopade (Odyssey), Girl Crazy (Molly, MTG), Little Women (Meg, MTG); FTR: Coen Brothers (Rockwell); Little Me (Young Belle, MTG); Into the Woods (Cinderella, Lucid by Proxy); Hotel C’est L’amour (Bride, Blank); Twice Upon a Time (Barbara, CLOSBC); Pirates of Penzance (Mabel, MTW), Into the Woods (Cinderella, Fulton); Cats (Jellylorum, Gateway); Kiss Me, Kate (Lois Lane, Gateway); big, the musical (Susan, Drury Lane). Television: The Neighbors (with Alan Menken), The Voice, High School Musical: Get In the Picture, The Game, Cold Case, Dr. Phil. Her new company, Broadway Babysitters, launches in the spring. www.jennifermalenke.com
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