“The Last Five Years” at WaterTower Theatre

Seth Womack and Monique Abry in “The Last Five Years.” Photo by Evan Michael Woods

What makes a relationship end? Often, it’s a string of little things rather than one monumental heartbreaking moment. “The Last Five Years” explores this question in a touching musical about love, loss and timing. See it at WaterTower Theatre from June 8 through July 1!

“The Last Five Years” is about Jamie and Cathy, two 20-something artists from New York City, who decided to end their relationship. Each of them look back at the last five years with differing perspectives, to reflect on and relive the beginning, middle and end.

Written by Tony-award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, this musical originally premiered in Chicago where it won several awards. In 2014, it was adapted for film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Now, WaterTower Theatre’s adaption stars Monique Abry as Cathy and Seth Womack as Jamie, and features Kelsey Leigh Ervi as director, Adam C. Wright as musical director, Bradley Gray as scenic/properties designer, Sylvia Fuhrken as costume designer, Mark Howard as sound designer/mixer, Caron Gitelman Grant as stage manager and Tiffany Navarro as assistant director. The accompanying band includes Sara Bollinger on double bass, Jordan Jones on cello, Katrina Kratzer on violin, Sarah Rogerson on cello, Sam Walker on guitar and Adam C. Wright on piano.

Tickets are available online, ranging from $25-$42 per show, and $25 for preview dates. Showtimes are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. (and 2 p.m. on June 23 and June 30), Sundays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Special showtimes include Preview Shows on June 8 and June 9 at 8 p.m., a Pay What You Can performance on June 10 at 2 p.m., Opening Night on June 11 at 7:30 p.m., and an ASL Interpreted Performance on June 21 at 7:30 p.m.

 WaterTower Theatre was founded in 1996 and is one of Texas’ leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas. Led by Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Nicholas Even, it is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves more than 24,000 patrons annually.

“The Last Five Years” makes for an emotional date activity, a moving girls’ night out or a reflective solo experience. No matter who you’ll go with, this musical is sure to entertain you and make you think about your own love life. 

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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