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The Last Five Years

A musical love story by Jason Robert Brown • Streaming April 23 – May 16, 2021

Enjoy the magic of theatre anywhere you can access the internet.  Rent the pre-recorded, fully staged production and stream it right to your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

While we are not performing in person yet, Broadway Rose is thrilled to produce this musical and make it available to you in your home during this time of social isolation. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and help keep our staff and artists working during this crisis.

Join us for a Virtual Opening Night Party! Reserve your rental by April 22 and receive an invitation to attend the opening night Zoom party April 23, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Join the director and cast members as they discuss the making of The Last Five Years. Attendance is limited and only available to ticket buyers. Zoom meeting invitations will be emailed to ticket buyers on Thursday, April 22.

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical sprinkled with humor, The Last Five Years tells the bittersweet tale of a brief marriage between two young artists. The storytelling is non-linear: Cathy, a struggling actor, starts her tale at the end of the marriage, working backwards through the timeline. Jamie, a literary prodigy, begins his at the onset of the relationship. The two narratives intersect on their wedding day before diverging again to arrive at the beginning, and end, of their five years together. With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, this nearly sung-through musical has captivated audiences and critics, earning a Drama Desk Award (music and lyrics), a film adaptation, and productions around the world.

Directed by SHARON MARONEY
Music Direction by BRIAN MICHAEL

Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN

Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL

A  message on safety:  Broadway Rose has taken tremendous precautions to keep our staff and artists safe during the rehearsal and recording process. The small production team maintained social distance, wore masks, and adhered to stringent backstage protocols including personal hygiene, surface cleaning, temperature monitoring, and health surveys. The actors have received COVID-19 vaccinations.

Content Advisories: The Last Five Years is recommended for patrons 16 years and older. The show contains strong language and adult situations including alcohol use and references to sex, infidelity, and the complexities of relationships and marriage.

Run time is approximately 90 minutes.    

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.mtishows.com

Streaming is made available through ShowTix4U, a web browser-based video platform.

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How to Stream

HOW DO I RENT?

  • Click RESERVE NOW to order your rental. Streaming begins April 23 and sales end May 16 at 4:00 p.m.
  • During the run purchase by 4:00 p.m. to watch the streaming production the same day. Orders placed after 4:00 p.m. will receive a rental code the next day. (Orders made in advance will receive their rental code on April 23.)
  • Each $25 rental is good for one household.
  • You may purchase multiple rental codes for friends and family.
  • Concession packages are available for purchase. Learn more.

HOW DO I WATCH?

  • You will receive an email from Tyler Kubat at the Broadway Rose box office. The email will contain a viewing link, individual rental code, and instructions on how to watch the production. Advance orders will receive an email at 5:00 p.m. on April 23. During the run, orders placed before 4:00 p.m. will receive their rental code at 5:00 p.m. the same day; orders placed after 4:00 p.m. will receive their rental code the following day at 5:00 p.m.
  • You can easily stream the production right to your computer, smartphone, or tablet. For instructions on how to watch the production on your TV, click here.
  • You will have until May 16 to begin watching the pre-recorded production. After entering your access code and beginning the video, you have 48 hours to view the show, and can stop, restart and re-watch multiple times within the 48-hour window.
  • Closed captions are available.

FAQ

How do I purchase multiple rental codes for friends and family?
First, select the number of rental codes you want to purchase. Then, on the Review Your Order page, enter your recipient’s name and email address in the box with the heading “Additional Information?” We will send each recipient an email with the viewing link and rental code. If you do not provide recipient contact information, we will send you each rental code in a separate email. You can then forward these emails to your friends or family.

Can I use credit on my Broadway Rose account from a previously canceled production for a streaming production?
Yes! When purchasing online, if you are logged into your account, any available credit will be shown on the Checkout page. If you would like to apply the credit to your purchase click “Apply Credit” then “Finalize Order” at the bottom of the page. You will only be prompted to enter in a credit card if the available credit does not cover your purchase in full or if you are also making a donation.
You can also call the box office at (Monday – Friday, noon – 5:00 p.m.) and an associate will book your rental and let you know how much credit remains on your account.

Is the show live?
The production is pre-recorded, so you can watch the show at a time that is convenient for you.

Cast

Cast

Kailey Rhodes

Kailey Rhodes as Cathy

Kailey is honored to take part in this beautiful story. She was seen onstage at Broadway Rose as Cinderella in Into the Woods (Drammy Award) as well as Claire in Ordinary Days. Other credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Portland Center Stage, The Wolves at Portland Playhouse, Sense and Sensibility at Clackamas Repertory Theatre, and Urinetown and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with Anonymous Theatre Company. She has appeared in Teenage Dick, An Octoroon, and The Importance of Being Earnest at Artists Repertory Theatre and hopes to rejoin them again one fine post-COVID day for their world premiere of Anthony Hudson’s Looking for Tiger Lily

Jeff Rosick

Jeff Rosick as Jamie

Jeff Rosick (pronounced “Raw-sick”) is an actor and music composer. Best known for his role as Buddy Jr. on Friday Night Lights (NBC), he has also appeared on Bones (FOX), Parenthood (NBC), Aquarius (NBC), and more. As a commercial, TV, and film composer, he’s worked with numerous local, national, and international brands. Recently, he’s begun composing orchestral covers of popular songs for his YouTube channel, Cover Orchestra (@CoverOrchestra).

Creative

Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music Direction by Brian Michael
Light Design by Carl Faber  
Costume Design by Allison Dawe 
Prop Design by Liz  Carlson  and  Jeff Duncan  
Sound Design by Brian Karl Moen 
Videography by Mark Daniels  
Stage Manager Jessica Junor  

Musicians

Piano Brian Michael
Guitar Eric Toner
Bass & Violin Amy Roesler
Cello Quinn Liu

 

Takeout Concessions

During the run of The Last Five Years enjoy one of our special takeout concession totes! They are the perfect accompaniment to the show, as well as a terrific way to support the theatre while our seats are empty.

Concessions Tote – $25

Includes your choice of a bottle of wine or four bottles of beer listed below, hot cocoa mix with mini marshmallows, microwave popcorn, four Spokandy truffles, a Broadway Rose mug and two collector’s cups.

Wine selection:
Ile de Conas Rouge Souplesse – a fruit-forward red blend from France. Dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, and subtle spices.
Pra Vinera Pinot Noir – the name means “Field of Vines.” A soft, balanced wine with low acidity and vanilla and cherry notes.
Eola Hills Pinot Gris – smooth and slightly tart, somewhat dry. Hints of pear and cinnamon. Made in Oregon.
Rebuttel Chardonnay – a full-bodied, buttery wine, with strong hints of apple and pear.

Beer selection: 
Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber  

HOW TO ORDER 

  • Email Managing Director Dan Murphy at dan@broadwayrose.org or call 503.603.9862.
  • Payment may be done by phone or at the time of pickup. Do not email credit card information.
  • Totes will be available to pick up by appointment only at the Broadway Rose New Stage, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at pickup.


Concessions tote with wine

Midday Cabaret

Hosted by Managing Director Dan Murphy, Midday Cabaret is a livestream series featuring interviews and performances with artists from current productions and throughout Broadway Rose’s production history. Join us Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. for a special CAST EDITION cabaret with Kailey Rhodes and Jeff Rosick from The Last Five Years!  You’ll get to know the artists, hear about making the show, and enjoy musical performances. Stream on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or website. Watch live and ask our guests a question in the comments, or catch the recording later – no ticket needed!