The Last Five Years
by Jason Robert Brown
May 29 - June 22
This powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown follows the trajectory of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy. We follow Jamie’s life from the past to the present and Cathy’s from the present to the past in this two-person musical about the complexities of love and marriage. Soon to be a major motion picture, The Last Five Years is an emotional journey perfect for our Downtown Playhouse.
Saturday Night was opening night for The Last Five Years! An incredible time was had on the Red Carpet!Read More...
Working on this production of The Last Five Years is a truly amazing opportunity for me. First of all, The Last Five Years is my favorite musical, so the opportunity to design it is quite surreal, but I am also so excited because this is my first design with Vincent Marini, as well as my first design with Equity actors. I got my BFA in Scene Design and Technical Direction from the University of Idaho in 2011. While I was there, I got the opportunity to design three main stage productions at University of Idaho and another main stage production at Lewis Clark State […]Read More...
The Last Five Years is one of those shows that I was introduced to through the original cast recording. When I began working in professional theater fifteen years ago, the theater community was all abuzz about Jason Robert Brown’s score which seemed to perfectly fuse the Pop and Broadway musical styles into a seamless, complex, yet accessible new art form. It’s important to note that since that album’s release, there have been a seemingly endless parade of young composers attempting to replicate the magic and freshness of that sound. I’m not sure anyone has. This show is ninety-five percent music… […]Read More...
|Austin Owen (Jamie) is grateful to be back at one of his favorite theaters in the country, in a dream role of his since college days at Florida State University! He was last seen here on the Flat Rock Playhouse stage as the nebbish accountant Leo Bloom in The Producers and in The Drowsy Chaperone as Robert. He most recently was traversing the U.S. in the first national tour of the 80’s cult classic film turned Broadway smash, Flashdance the Musical. Other recent credits include the first national tour of Memphis understudying the role of Huey Calhoun and the national tour of The Producers as Leo Bloom. Austin would like to thank director and friend Vince Marini for the chance to bring this role to life and for his constant insight and unwavering devotion to this piece; Cassie Okenka, the beautiful Cathy, for making work an absolute joy everyday; his incredibly supportive family and friends; and lastly, Clark, who without, there would be no story to write. I love you.|
|Cassie Okenka (Cathy) is thrilled to be making her Flat Rock Debut! Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde ( Bonnie U/S) National Tour: Wicked ( Glinda U/S), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). Concerts: At This Performance- New York, Rocky Horror-Tropicana in Las Vegas (Janet) Other Credits: SideShow, Brooklyn, George M! among others. Originally from Ohio, B.M. from Baldwin Wallace University- Conservatory of Music. Proud Equity Member. Love to my family, and Rick for giving me inspiration for the happier moments of this beautiful story. Please check out Cassieokenka.com|
|Alex Shields||Music Director|
|Michael Sebastian||Music Supervisor|
|Chris Muller||Set Design|
|Stephen Terry||Lighting Design|
|Ashli Arnold||Costume Design|
|Chris Fields||Properties Master|
|Lindsey Moss||Stage Manager|
|Adam Goodrum||Production Manager|
|Sarah Hart||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Andy Bishop||Sound Board Opperator|
May 29 - June 22