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.
NOTE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS replaces our previously announced January title MEN ON BOATS. THE LAST FIVE YEARS will be filmed live on stage at the Lucie Stern Theater in compliance with county and state COVID-19 production guidelines.
HOW TO WATCH THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Starting 1/29/21, visit www.ShowTix4U.com/stream and enter your access code from the device you’d like to watch from.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS will be filmed live on stage and available as an on-demand video stream. You can watch THE LAST FIVE YEARS on your schedule, from January 29 at 12am PT through February 14 at 11:45pm PT. Your ticket purchase confirmation will include a video access link and code to view the on-demand performance. Each access ticket purchase is per-device. Access codes are valid for 48 hours from the first time they are entered/used. Note: The watch period is reduced for tickets bought or used February 13 and 14.
Recognizing the ongoing pandemic and to keep theatre accessible to all during this time, we are offering on-demand streaming tickets to THE LAST FIVE YEARS on a ‘pay-what-you-choose’ tier, with four price levels, from $25-$100. With every ticket purchase you directly support the actors, creative team, and staff for this production, and ensure that Palo Alto Players can remain a vital part of this community when we can welcome you back in person.
Tickets access codes are non-transferrable and cannot be shared between devices. You can gift the show to a friend by simply buying access for a second device and forwarding that on. For questions about buying tickets or accessing the performance, email us at email@example.com.
- Cathy: Marah Sotelo
- Jamie: Chris Sotelo
- Director: Patrick Klein
- Vocal Director: Dolores Duran-Cefalu
- Technical Director, Production Manager & Set Designer: Scott Ludwig
- Lighting Designer: Abby May
- Master Electrician & Light Board Programmer: Henry Wilen
- Sound Designer: Jeff Grafton
- Videographer: Grant Huberty
Optimize Your Device
You can Airplay or Cast the stream to a television using the instructions at bit.ly/L5YONTV
The player will attempt to auto choose the resolution based on your internet speed. If you are experiencing buffering, click on the gear icon of the player and lower the resolution of the stream.
Watch the Teaser Trailer
Start with love, hopes and dreams…add the tangled consequences of choices that come from them. Infuse the haunting melodies of Tony winner Robert Jason Brown, and you’ve got The Last Five Years. Trailer created and edited by lead actor Christopher J. Sotelo, with illustrations by Natalie Long.
Enhance Your Theater Experience
To make your night extra special, may we suggest treating yourself (and a friend!) to this show and dinner? Here are two DoorDashable* menus curated by Palo Alto Players especially for this production of The Last Five Years:
“Two Creatives in New York” Menu
Grilled Romaine Salad
Quattro Stagioni Wood-Fired Pizza
Caramel Gelato with Sea Salt and Olive Oil
“Cathy and Jamie’s Date Night” Menu
Asahi’s Chashu Ramen
White Tuna Tataki
Hokkaido Pumpkin Croquette
Mochi Ice Cream
*Did you know that DoorDash makes it possible to gift specific food orders to friends? Simply enter your friend’s address and delivery time, then load up the online cart with one of these menus. Months into this pandemic, you’ll surprise and delight someone with this ready-to-go, complete theatre night in!