BREAKING UP NEVER SOUNDED SO GOOD
REVIEW: The LAST FIVE YEARS
BY RYAN LUÉVANO
Imagine witnessing the last five years of one of your failed relationships played out on stage for all to see—that's what the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years accomplishes. The show written in 2001 is directly inspired by Brown's failed marriage to Theresa O'Neill. Audiences follow this break-up musical in two opposing timelines, the story of Cathy is told in reverse chronological order and Jamie's story is told in chronological order. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Artstakes this intimate musical with a two-person cast to the big stage in a way that's exciting and profound.