Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN

Originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre Chicago, IL

As soon as the epidemiological measures allowed it, the Opera & Theatre Madlenianum started working on a new musical, the contemporary love story The Last Five Years by the New York writer and composer Jason Robert Brown. The musical about a love affair and marriage that lasted for five years, directed by Robert Boskovic, under the conducting baton of Vesna Souc and choreographed by Milica Cerovic, is being daily diligently prepared by Branislava Podrumac, Zarko Stepanov, Mina Gligoric and Dimitrije Cincar Kostic. The part of the Team of Authors are also Vesna Rezic, a set designer, Snezana Pesic, a costume designer, Srdjan Jovanovic, a lighting designer and Dusan Arsikin, a sound designer, while 3D mapping, holograms and projections are done by Matej Bodrusic and Aleksandar Rapajic. The story follows Jamie, a young, talented, Jewish writer who falls in love with Cathy, an actress, struggling to build her career. Their love story, from dating, marriage, rows and splitting up, over a five-year period, is made as music "deconstruction" of a love relationship. All Cathy’s songs begin with the end of their marriage and go back to the period of love, while Jamie's songs begin when they start a relationship and go towards the end of the marriage, and they "meet" at the moment of the proposal. The musical is presented in arrangement with the Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited: It will be premiered on the Large Stage of Madlenianum on May 15, with the first revival on May 16.

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