Full Sail Live Hosts Performance of Off-Broadway Musical ‘The Last Five Years’

Full Sail students and faculty members recently had the opportunity to attend a free performance of The Last Five Years, the off-Broadway musical that has had numerous runs in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia since its launch in 2002.

The musical’s story centers around a five-year relationship between characters Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and his love Cathy Hyatt, a struggling actress. Jamie is played by Corey Mach (Wicked and Rent), while Melanie Field (Wicked and Phantom of the Opera) plays the role of Cathy.

Audience members at the Full Sail Live Venue were treated to a range of musical styles, including rock, pop, jazz, and folk, as well as a unique approach to telling the musical’s story (Cathy’s side of the story begins at the end of the relationship, and then unfolds in reverse chronological order, while Jamie’s perspective is told chronologically, beginning from when the couple first met.

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