A lot can happen in five years. Two people can meet, fall in love, get married and then see their wedded bliss come to an end. That's the tale of budding writer Jamie and rising actress Cathy in The Last Five Years, which sees him share their story from the beginning, her start at the end and work backwards, and both sing about it.
Of course, a lot can happen in 16 years as well. That's how long it has been since the show premiered in Chicago, and then made its way to off-Broadway the next year. In 2015, it became a film starring Anna Kendrick. Now, Aussies Lizzie Moore (Kiss Me Kate) and Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing) are stepping onto Brisbane Powerhouse's stage and stepping into the narrative, in a production by the folks behind Carrie the Musical.
Catch their efforts between October 7 and 14, with the show playing Thursday to Sunday between those dates. And, if you need an added incentive, let an account of how Moore and Phelan first met get you excited for their on-stage antics. At a surprise party for Wicked's Lucy Durack, they both hid in a bathtub.