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THEATER | "The Last Five Years"


The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical "The Last Five Years" is coming to Rochester's JCC Centerstage this month. The show presents the love story of a young couple, Jamie and Cathy, told in a unique non-linear way from the perspective of each character. While Jamie gives his recollection of the relationship from beginning to end, Cathy gives hers in the reverse order, which results in a play that conflates concepts of past, present, and future in its examination of love. The show features award-winning music by Jason Robert Brown (composer of "Parade") as well as performances by local musical-theater talents Janine Mercandetti and Carl Del Buono.

"The Last Five Years" opens runs through Sunday, October 20, at the JCC (1200 Edgewood Ave). Shows are every Thursday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18-$26. For more information visit