Saranac Lake A powerful and intimate musical, The Last Five Years is an old story told in a new way. Two New Yorkers in their twenties fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of the woman telling her story backwards while the man tells his story chronologically.
The Last Five Years won a Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Best Lyrics. Critics have speculated that composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, is the next Sondheim. His musical style draws on a number of musical genres, including pop, jazz, European Classical, klezmer, Latin, rock and folk.
Laura Jean Schwartau-Swanson directs Mackenzie Barmen and Brandon Patterson. Kimberly Weems is the music director.
The production opens Friday, June 15, and plays June 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, June 17. The Last Five Years continues in repertory throughout the summer.
Pendragon’s busy 32nd summer season also includes performances of Pinocchio, and A Nightingale Sang (limited run - opens July 3,) The 39 Steps (limited run- opens July 18,) and Shipwrecked (opens August 15, ) as well as performances of So in Love, a Cole Porter cabaret.
Pendragon has a new ticketing system that patrons can investigate by visiting the website: pendragontheatre.org.
For calendars, box office information and reservations, contact the theatre at 518-891-1854, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pendragon, the Adirondack’s only year-round professional theatre receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.