The Last Five Years
Runs Jan 29 - Feb 14, 2021
From their first hello to their final goodbye, this intimate and alluring musical by modern theatre icon Jason Robert Brown chronicles the five year relationship of a young couple whose path takes them in different directions - in more ways than one.  Jamie, a budding novelist, tells his version of their relationship in chronological order, while Cathy, an aspiring actress, tells hers in reverse, with the two meeting only once through the show's 14 melodic, haunting, and sometimes hilarious songs, at the moment of their marriage. THE LAST FIVE YEARS takes an honest look at themes that can define a modern relationship: success, sacrifice, jealousy, infidelity, miscommunication, and, most importantly, time.

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Palo Alto Players Announces 90th Season

We invite you on a theatrical adventure this season, with a lineup of shows designed to withstand the uncertain times.

Performances could be live-streamed, live, or a combination of both, as we follow state and local mandates regarding gatherings.

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Background image is from our very first show, Ten Nights in a Bar-room, from 1931.

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