A man and woman are walking away from each other. In the a puddle of water reflection below them they are embracing.

The Last Five Years

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Dwayne Hartford

March 15, 2023 to April 2, 2023
Hormel Theatre

There are two perspectives in every love story. The Last Five Years will captivate you with its emotional examination of relationships and ingenious, interchanging structure between present and past.

Intimate and bittersweet, Jason Robert Brown's powerful, award-winning musical chronicles the triumphs, heartbreak, and intricacies of two artists in New York City. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a literary prodigy, are in love but chasing their dreams to extents they may or may not admit to each other. Fall in and out of love with this hit musical deconstruction and compelling introspection that alternates through time. The musical's unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their relationship, and Jamie tells his chronologically, from the beginning. The two come together once – perhaps for the first time – at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Tickets start at $50 Need assistance finding the best seats at the best price? Our Box Office is here to help! Just call 602–254–2151 and we'd be happy to assist you.

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One Act No Intermission: 1 Hour and 25 Minutes.

Content Warnings: Some adult language and haze effects.


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The Artists

The Artists

The Creative Team

Dwayne Hartford Director / Musical Staging 

Craig Bohmler – Musical Director 

Sarah Harris  – Scenic Designer / Properties Master

Nathaniel White – Lighting Designer

Sara Lindsey – Costume /Hair & Makeup Designer

Marie Quinn – Sound Designer

Iván Dario Cano*– Stage Manager

Maylea Bauers – Asst. Stage Manager

the Orchestra

Craig Bohmler – Piano/Conductor

Jon Paul Escobedo - Guitar 

Linda Lambie - Violin

Emily Hunt - Cello 1

Karen Koger - Cello 2

TJ Maliszewski - Bass

* Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

Select Mask Required Performances

Select performances have been designated "Mask Required" to ensure all audiences have an opportunity to attend a performance in an environment they are comfortable in: Sunday, March 26 at 7:00pm.

ASL/Audio Describe Night

Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation are available for each production. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, March 30 for The Last Five Years.