Wedding Bell Blues

Jason Robert Brown’s chamber musical The Last Five Years is a song cycle depicting the rise and fall of a marriage, as seen in two time frames at once. In alternating solo numbers, we hear both sides of the story; however, the numbers belonging to Jamie (played by Norbert Leo Butz) begin at the beginning and follow the romance through love, marriage, disillusionment, and divorce. The songs for Cathy (played by Sherie Rene Scott), start on the day she moves out after five years of

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