Hilo Community Players presents Musical ‘The Last Five Years’
Linda Winer of Newsday called it “an engaging chamber musical infused with intimate, emotionally perceptive, nonstop songs.” Maya Phillips of The New York Times summed it up as “a story impressively freed, not trapped, by its physical and creative limitations.” Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg said it is a “giddily sorrowful eulogy for a brief marriage.”
Big Island audiences will get a chance to see for themselves what the critics are talking about for one weekend only with the Hilo Community Players presentation of the musical “The Last Five Years.”
The poignant production by Jason Robert Brown explores the last five years in the lives of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a young novelist. Through powerful songs and brilliantly woven scenes, the show is a tell-all through the ups and downs of Jamie and Cathy’s relationship.
Showtimes for the Hilo Community Players production are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center.
The show is directed by Rachel Klein, with vocal direction by Rachel Edwards and starring Sarah Elliott as Cathy and Christopher Kocian as Jamie. Live music from 19th Parallel will feature Big Island musicians Kanako Okita, Kelly Stuart and Cathy Young.
Facemasks are required in the theatre, and with no assigned seating there will be room to socially distance.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $5 more on the day of performance. Get your tickets now by clicking here.