Jamie is a budding novelist who has everything planned out, with happiness and success at the tip of his fingers. Cathy is an aspiring actress who cannot catch a break. The couple seems to fit together perfectly, like an interpersonal jigsaw puzzle. Jamie has found his “Shiksa Goddess” and Cathy is finally “A Part of That.” But are they prepared for the inevitable ups and downs that come with marriage? 

An intimate look at love and marriage, THE LAST FIVE YEARS chronicles a young couple’s journey over the course of five tumultuous years. Brought to life by Jason Robert Brown’s (Songs for a New World, 13) fourteen songs, ranging from gut-wrenching to infectiously comedic, this soaring musical holds a magnifying glass to the ups and downs of modern relationships. Starring as Cathy, Hannah Morgen (Les Misérables, Brooklyn, The Wiz) brings a uniquely modern, raw flavor to the piece, with vocal chops to boot. As Jamie, Colton Berry (Bat Boy, Urinetown, The Wedding Singer), nuances the character with depth and fervor. 

Through heavily juxtaposed perspectives, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, utilizes a unique plot vehicle, challenging its audiences to look deeply into the cogs and springs that keep relationships ticking. Jamie begins his journey linearly, re-living the five years from start to finish, while Cathy begins at the end, traveling from the last plot-point to the first. Only at the pinnacle, their wedding, do the two characters ever land in the same time and space.

The production runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm, May 13 through 29, at Bayou City Theatrics’ downtown theater, The Kaleidoscope (705 Main Street, Suite B, facing Capitol). Tickets are available for purchase ($30-$35) atwww.BayouCityTheatrics.com, or by calling the Box Office 832.817.8656. Tickets are available at the door, although BCT encourages purchasing tickets in advance to secure seating in their intimate venue. Convenient cash parking is located less than one block away at the corner of Capitol & Fannin, in the SAKS’ garage.

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