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KWM ​Australia ​is​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​announce​​ the​ ​strictly​ ​limited​ ​Melbourne​ ​2017​ ​season​ ​of​  THE​ ​LAST​ ​FIVE​ ​YEARS​, ​to​ ​be performed​ ​at​ ​The​ ​MC​ ​Showroom​, ​Prahran​ ​from​ ​21st​​ – ​26th​ ​November​.

THE​​ LAST​ ​FIVE​ ​YEARS​​ ​is​​ a ​contemporary​ ​music​ ​theatre​ ​song-cycle​ ​that​ ​ingeniously​ ​chronicles​ ​the​ ​five​ ​year​ ​relationship of​ ​ two​ ​artistic​ ​New​ ​Yorkers.​ ​Written​ ​by​ ​Jason​ ​Robert​ ​Brown​ ​(Parade,​ ​Songs​ ​For​ ​A New​ World),​ ​THE​ ​LAST​ ​FIVE​ YEARS​​ ​is
an​ intensely​ ​personal​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​rise​ ​and​ fall​ ​between​ ​successful​ ​novelist​ ​Jamie​ ​and​ ​not​ so​ ​successful​ ​actress​ ​Cathy. Aside​ ​ from​ it’s​ ​unique,​ ​chronologically​ ​forward​ ​and​ reverse​ ​narratives,​ ​this​ ​production​ ​of​ ​THE​ ​LAST​ ​FIVE​ ​YEARS​ ​has​ an innovative,​ ​musical​ ​treat​ ​in​ ​store for​ ​new​ ​and​ ​returning​ ​audiences​ ​alike.

Two​ bright​ lights​ of​ ​Melbourne​ ​live​ ​music​ ​and​ ​theatre​ ​unite,​ ​with​ ​Andrew​ ​Kroenert​ ​(TPC’s​ ​ Jesus​ ​ Christ​ ​ Superstar, Brigadoon,​ Company)​ and​ ​Katie​ ​ Weston​ ​ (CLOC’s​ ​ Jesus​ ​ Christ​ ​ Superstar,​ Godspell,​ The​ ​Baker​ ​Boys),​ to​ ​present​ ​a ​never before​ ​seen​ ​take​ ​on​ ​this​ ​outstanding​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​contemporary​ ​music​ ​theatre.​ ​

Andrew Kroenert headshotKatie Weston headshot

This​ ​special​ ​production​ ​of​ ​THE​ ​LAST​ ​FIVE YEARS​ ​will​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​by​ ​James​ ​Cutler​​ ​and​ ​musically​ directed​ ​by​ ​David​ ​Wisken​.

Tickets​ ​go​ ​on​ ​sale​ ​mid-September​ ​ 2017.

“Jaw-dropping!​ ​A ​gem​ ​of​ ​a ​show​ ​from​ Jason​ ​Robert​ ​Brown.” –​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Magazine

“Director​ James​ ​Cutler​ ​has​ a ​lot​ to​ be​ ​proud​ ​of …​ ​he​ ​has​ ​demonstrated​ ​his​ ​mastery​ ​ (Parade,​ ​ 2014).” –​ ​Theatre People

“Katie​ ​Weston​ ​skillfully​ balances​​ strength​ ​and​ ​vulnerability …​ ​a ​poised​ ​performer​ ​and​ tender​ ​singer” –​ ​Simon​ ​Parris,​ ​Man​ In Chair

“Andrew​ ​Kroenert​ ​becomes​ ​the​ ​character …​ ​his​​ stage​ ​presence​ ​and​ ​musical​ ​talent​ ​carry​ the​ ​show” –​ ​Christchurch​ ​Mail

 

PRODUCTION​ ​ TEAM
Producers: Corey​ ​Reynolds​ ​& Katie​ ​ Weston
Production​ ​Manager: Mark​ ​ Spencer

Director: James​ ​Cutler
Musical​ ​Director: David​ ​Wisken

Production​ Design: Marco​ ​Fusco
Sound​ Design: LSS​ ​Productions
Lighting​ ​Design: Moving​ ​Light​ ​Productions

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