The Last Five YearsMontecasino Theatre Productions
THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a multi award winning, emotionally powerful and intimate one-act musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Written by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy (played by Talia Kodesh), a vivacious struggling actress, telling her story backwards while Jamie (played by Niall Griffin), a hotshot up-and-coming novelist, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. The show has been produced at almost every major regional theatre in the US, and has been seen in Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Italy, Canada, Spain, the UK, and now South Africa. THE LAST FIVE YEARS (South Africa) is directed by Gina Shmukler, star of Mama Mia and Chess, and is joined by the Musical Theatre industries leading Musical Director, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder. The show stars two of the countries brightest leading actors: Talia Kodesh as Cathy and Niall Griffin as Jamie. With music that elevates the soul to soar, superb scenery and costumes, exquisite lighting and the best of the South African Musical Theatre industry, this show is sure to take your breath away! Do not delay! This multi award winning musical masterpiece has a limited season in Johannesburg and tickets are selling fast!