Musical is a complicated look at romance

Published online July 9, 2018

A Drama Desk-award winner, “The Last Five Years” comes with music, book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and brings this delicate story of two people at both beginning and the end of a marriage. Each telling their position – Jamie from the beginning and Cathy from the end — the intimate cabaret-style theater tells the story of Cathy and Jamie and their handling of a marriage of two people going in different directions. He is becoming a successful published writer and she is trying to unsuccessfully break into the theatre world.

Alicia Teeter and Chris Janssen handle these interesting, musical roles, (15 songs) that cover everything from pop, jazz, Latin and folk with strong expression and excellent voices. Director/Vocal Director Diane Milo keeps the actors moving for 90 straight minutes with a change of wardrobe at each appearance. (Kudos to their dressers.)

Here is a well done complicated look at romance, forward and backward that will make some of us reminisce and smile. Reservations are a must, tickets are picked up and paid for at the door. There is also a concession that has wine and drinks available on premises. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. curtain. Check for matinees – doors open at 1pm with a 2pm curtain.

Dinner can also be ordered from the Milias Restaurant from their Limelight Theater To-Go Menu. Order by noon the day of the show and dinner will be delivered to the theater at 7p.m. To order call (408) 337-5100. Lots of easy parking is available.

For a relaxing laid-back evening of fun and a distinctive experience, call in your reservations early to be sure space is available.


“The Last Five Years”

Produced by Limelight Theater

Where: Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey Street (7th & Monterey)

Through: June 21

Tickets: $25 – senior Tickets $22

Information and tickets: (408) 472-3292  or visit

Camille Bounds

Camille Bounds

Theater Columnist at Gilroy Life
Camille Bounds is the theater columnist for the Morgan Hill Life and Gilroy LIfe newspapers. She has performed on Broadway and traveled around the world. She can be reached at: bounds17@gmail,com
Camille Bounds