UTAH REP’S “THE LAST 5 YEARS” TO PLAY AT OGDEN’S ZIEGFELD THEATER

March 5, 2015

 

For Immediate Release

 

UTAH REPERTORY THEATER PRESENTS THE LAST 5 YEARS AT OGDEN’S ZIEGFELD THEATER

There are two sides to every love story.

 

March 20 - 22, 2015

 

OGDEN, UT - March 5, 2015 - The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to host Utah Repertory Theater’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed musical, “The Last 5 years.”

 

There are two sides to every love story. You will fall in love with Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt as they recount theirs.

 

Jamie is a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy, a struggling actress — and shiksa goddess. “The Last 5 Years” tells the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

 

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical by the Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, “The Last 5 Years” is a story told nearly entirely through songs using an intercutting timeline device. All of Cathy’s songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair. Jamie’s songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.

 

“A Variety magazine reviewer wrote that Jason Robert Brown writes musicals that can be enjoyed by theatergoers who don’t necessarily like musicals,” says Johnny Hebda, Utah Rep’s artistic director. “The arrangements to ‘The Last 5 Years’ are called intuitive and the lyrics straightforward. I think the score is truly lovely, and the story packs an emotional wallop on stage. The show is being staged at intimate venues, so our audiences may feel as if they are in the main characters’ living rooms.”

 

The cast and creative team are also considered to form a “dream team.”

 

“Our director, John Sweeney, and music director, Anne Puzey, have lead many musicals at the area’s most popular theater companies, including Utah’s largest semi-professional theater, Hale Centre Theatre,” Hebda said. “They are exceptional talented, as are our two actors, Erin Royall Carlson and Rhett Richins. Each singer-actor is a delight to work with and performs the roles powerfully and beautifully.”

 

There are two sides to every love story. You will fall in love with theirs.

 

UTAH REPERTORY THEATER PRESENTS The Last 5 Years

there are two sides to every love story

 

music, lyrics and book by Jason Robert Brown

 

When: March 20 - 22, 2015

 

Performance Schedule

 

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403

 

Tickets: $17 to $18

 

Run time: approximately 150 minutes

 

Appropriate for mature audiences.

 

Box Office: 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com

 

Tickets are $17 for students and seniors and $18 for adults.