Come experience a dynamic, fully student-led production of “The Last Five Years,” a musical by Jason Robert Brown, directed by 12th Grade Dramatic Arts student Isabella de Oliveira Makiyama Lopes and starring fellow 12th Grade Dramatic Arts students Naala Sorrell and Andre Real.
The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Jamie’s story is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met) and Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.
This performance is funded by a student grant from Arts Enterprise Laboratory and completely conceived and produced by Idyllwild Arts Academy students.
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