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MTC MainStage In Norwalk Presents 'The Last Five Years'

Nicolas Dromard of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and Jennifer Malenke of Broadway's "Into the Woods" star in the MTC MainStage production of "The Last Five Years" starting Thursday.
Nicolas Dromard of Broadway's "Jersey Boys" and Jennifer Malenke of Broadway's "Into the Woods" star in the MTC MainStage production of "The Last Five Years" starting Thursday. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – The Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage in Norwalk concludes its 2015-16 season with the Drama Desk Award winning "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown starting Friday at 8 p.m.

Performances are April 8 to April 24, with shows on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

"Jason Robert Brown’s 'The Last Five Years' is one of the most beautiful musicals of the new millennium," says Director Kevin Connors. "This emotional and intimate musical deconstruction of a love affair and marriage takes place over a 5-year period. Jamie, a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. The show speaks to audiences about relationships in a way that few new musicals do, with a brutally honest depiction of career, self-image and identity, and the challenges those can have on a relationship."

The cast of "The Last Five Years" includes two Broadway actors, Nicolas Dromard as Jamie and Jennifer Malenke as Cathy.

For the last 15 years, Dromard has traveled all over the U.S. and Canada performing on Broadway and in National Tours. He was most recently seen as Tommy DeVito in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway. In March 2013, he closed the Broadway production of "Mary Poppins" in the lead role of Bert, in which he also toured with for a year and a half.

Malenke's Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of "Into The Woods." Other credits include "Uncle Jack" at Manhattan Theatre Club, "The Gold" at NYMF, Kander and Ebb’s "The Act" at 54 Below and "The Power of Music" with Josh Groban.

"The Last Five Years" is written and composed by Tony Award-winner Brown. His scores include "The Bridges of Madison County," "Parade," "13" and "Songs for a New World."

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant invites MTC patrons to enjoy 20 percent off their entire check on the day of their performance.

Tickets range from $35-$55. Click here to purchase tickets or call 203-454-3883.

The Music Theatre of Connecticut is located at 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk.

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