“The Last Five Years” with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
Join Raleigh Little Theatre and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra for an outdoor concert-style performance of Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk award-winner The Last Five Years, presented in RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre.
The Last Five Years is an intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding.
This show will be performed in the style of a concert, supported by five musicians from the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.
Conducted by Jim Waddelow
Directed by Patrick Torres
Music Direction by Michael Santangelo
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
The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Access the program for The Last Five Years by texting the word “Five” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).
Promo photos by Cindy McEnery.
Performances will take place outside, socially distanced, in the Stephenson Amphitheatre.
Presented by PNC
Thanks to our Media Sponsor for The Last Five Years, the N&O.
Special thanks to GSF Productions LLC.
Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre
Since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to the following rules:
- You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages
- The theatre reserves the right to check coolers for outside alcohol
- No open flames or candles (including citronella candles)
- No glass bottles allowed
- Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and be well-behaved
Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawn chairs or folding chairs work well. There is grass between the concrete benches, and chairs fit well in that space.
Indoor restroom facilities, which are wheelchair accessible, are available at the Main Stage lobby entrance. Porta-johns, which are also wheelchair accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the ramp.
The RLT parking lot will only be open to vehicles with disability parking placards as well as limited parking in the front half of the lot for anyone. The RLT staff parking lot is only for drop off of patrons with wheelchairs or mobility issues – no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.
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Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. The show is recommended for ages 13+ due to adult language.
- Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
- Sundays at 6:00pm
Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:
- Adult: $20
- Senior/Student: $15
Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.
For the safety of all attendees, a maximum of 200 tickets will be sold for each performance (subject to change). Tickets are general admission, but we will have areas marked off for seating to ensure proper social distancing. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.
Weather Cancellations: In the event of a weather cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified via email with as much notice as possible (we try to let you know at least 24 hours in advance). We will do our best to reschedule all ticket holders into future performances, subject to ticket availability. If needed, April 24 and 25 may be added as rain dates. Anyone affected by a weather cancellation also has the option to receive a full refund or donate their ticket cost to RLT.
If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.
Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, April 18, performance at 6:00pm will be described.