Janet Dacal and Christopher A. Kent Set for Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years in Florida
By Adam Hetrick
Janet Dacal and Christopher A. Kent will co-star in the Actors' Playhouse production of Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's poignant, two-person musical The Last Five Years.
David Arisco will direct the production that runs Dec. 5-30 at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, FL. It has book, music and lyrics by Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World, 13).
Dacal was last seen on Broadway in Wonderland. She has also appeared in In the Heights and Good Vibrations on Broadway. She will portray Cathy.
Kent, who will play Jamie, previously appeared with Dacal in Five Course Love at the Actors' Playhouse. He also appeared there in Hairspray and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Here's how it's billed: "The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle musical that explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The story, told in the exuberant and heart-rending songs of award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, chronicles the young couple's romance in a new and exciting way: her story starts at the end of their relationship; his begins on the day they met. Funny and uplifting, the show captures some of the most heartbreaking and universally felt moments of modern romance."
The production team includes musical director Emmanuel Schvartzman, set designer Sean McClelland, costume designer Ellis Tillman, lighting designer Patrick Tennent and sound designer Alexander Herrin.
For tickets phone (305) 444-9293 or visit actorsplayhouse.org.
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