(hit ctrl+c to copy)

The Last 5 Years

musicals and operas · the smiley face and the frown · Ages 14+ · United States

Buy Tickets Add to Favorites Add Your Review
COLLEEN ODONNELL certified reviewer June 09, 2014
I really enjoyed this show. Two talented performers, singing with heart and beautiful story telling.... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 15, 2014
The increasingly popular Jason Robert Brown masterpiece The Last 5 Years receives another production at Hollywood Fringe this year courtesy of The Smiley Face and The Frown Entertainment Group. In addition to the quality of the writing, the show has become attractive to produce because it requires minimal resources: a two-person cast, few props, small stage. The show is a series of songs capturing the moments and memories that make up the five-year relationship between struggling actor Cathy Hyatt and literary genius Jamie Wellerstein. Cathy sings her story in reverse, starting with their breakup and ending with their first date, while Jamie sings chronologically, from early infatuation to the final goodbye. Ironically, the aspects o... full review
MICHAEL BROOKER certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Definitely my cup of tea... not necessarily my wife's. Neither of us had seen the show before, but I knew the basic premise and my wife didn't. Having seen it, I think it would be helpful to know before you go the basics of how the story is being told; otherwise you can't really figure it out until the mid-point. That being said, it was a really good show. The woman playing Kathy was particularly wonderful. Both cast members had amazing voices that conveyed the story very clearly. Sadly, the music had to be piped in, but that was for the benefit of hearing the singing. I suppose my only real criticism is that the music had to be piped in. I think at times it was to the detriment of the performers, too, as they would get off key because... full review

Sell More Tickets!!!

Want Theatregoers at your show? - 3.5 million visitors yearly - #1 source for theatre in the Valley offers Exclusive Fringe AD special. Front page AD + Eblast AD to 10,000 subscribers & Social Media to 28,000 followers - $165

Rent this Space

Advertising with the Hollywood Fringe Festival is an excellent way to promote your project, organization, brand, or cause. Buy an advertisement now on our website or printed guide.