Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see The Last Five Years at Crossroads Theatre. For $39, you get a musical package for two (up to a $111 total value, including fees) that includes:
- Two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $107 value)
- One carnation and two chocolate truffles from Birnn Chocolates (a $4 value)<p>
Choose from the following performances: * Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. * Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m. * Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. * Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m. * Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, April 28, at 3 p.m. * Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. * Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m.<p>
In The Last Five Years, a young couple from New York chronicles the loves and sorrows of their relationship through original songs and a score by Tony-winning writer and composer Jason Robert Brown. When the musical premiered off-Broadway in 2002, the New York Times asserted that Brown “confirms his sparkling facility as a composer, fluidly mixing diverse styles … from waltzes to rhythm and blues.”
Wendy Fox portrays the struggling young actress who falls in and out of love with an up-and-coming author, played by Nicholas Belton. The characters sing their tales from opposite ends: the actress from the tearful breakup, the author from the blissful beginning. The stories intersect when the pair exchanges wedding vows in the song “The Next Ten Minutes.” Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner directs the production, ensuring the actions are heartfelt so that audience members can experience the emotion and robots can learn the appropriate time to cry.
Crossroads Theatre commits its company to producing literary work that examines the African-American experience and challenges a multicultural audience to a sense of communion. For its efforts, it won a Tony Award in 1999 for the Most Outstanding Regional Theatre.