The Last Five Years: A Musical About Love and Endings
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The last date listed for The Last Five Years was Sunday July 24, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
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Featured review from Matthew McLean
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Let me get one thing straight right off the bat so you have a point of reference: I do NOT like musicals. The idea of spending an hour or two stuffed into a rickety old seat in some small black box theater enduring one makes me *cringe* (I normally love rickety old seats in tiny theaters). I have seen exactly two other musicals that I enjoyed (Ave Q and Spring Awakening), and I do not need to see either one again. It is entirely possible I am allergic to show tunes.
That said, The Last Five Years was absolutely incredible. Magical, even. My girlfriend, having seen two previous productions of this show, raved about it. Her description of what promised to be a unique experience did indeed pique my curiosity. When I found this on Goldstar, I knew she would love to go. I expected to like it, based upon her description, but I did not expect to love it. Let me make this perfectly clear: I LOVED it.
Very relatable, thoroughly engulfing and brilliantly written, this was actually a surreal experience. Simply brilliant theater. Sitting in the front row of the small venue may have played a part in that, but I am very glad I sat where I did; there were many times when the actors were literally a couple feet away, belting out emotionally-charged lyrical prose. Both leads were extremely talented vocalists and were perfectly cast; utterly believable. I feel like I spent 80 minutes listening to both sides of a story from two close friends. I never doubted either actor's performance for a second, and I loved them both.
This is without a doubt one of my top three favorite bits of theater, and I go to a *lot* of theater (mostly plays--the others are 'August, Osage County,' and Zombie Joe's 'Urban Death'). If you have a chance to see this, regardless of cost, stop wondering if you should and just GO. Book yourself a ticket before they are sold out. I am a pretty harsh critic ...and this was absolutely phenomenal.