Penned by Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical one-act look at Brown's own failed marriage told through the story of Jamie Wellerstein and Catherine Hiatt's five-year relationship. The piece plays with the chronology of their tale, with Jamie beginning his story when they meet for the first time while Catherine's tale starts with the couple's divorce. Songs drive the differing storylines with Jamie and Catherine singing separately except in the middle for their their wedding ("The Next Ten Minutes").

The Last Five Years
closed at Theater Wit
on August 25, 2013.


THREE STARS! -Chicago Tribune


2 Jeff Award Nominations:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role

3 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations:

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Direction
  • Best Music Direction


John D. Glover, Director 

Mikey Moran, Sound Designer

Zachary Gipson, Scenic Designer / Props Designer / Master Electrician

Caitlin Daley, Stage Manager

Mac Vaughey, Lighting Designer

Robert S. Kuhn, Costume Designer


Jim DeSelm

Allison Hendrix