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Amarillo Little Theatre 
proudly presents in our 86th Anniversary Season:

The Last FIVE Years

Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown

“Bittersweet and nearly perfect.” - Variety

Rated PG - 13 (for some language)

Show Summary

Amarillo Little Theatre is very pleased to present the contemporary and richly romantic musical The Last Five Years as the third production of the 2013-14 Adventure Space season.

Jason Robert Brown's contemporary musical The Last Five Years tells the emotionally powerful story of two young New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding the one. But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove too much. Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time. The Last Five Years premiered off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre in 2002 . It received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, and was nominated for five additional Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. The Last Five Years was also nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

ALT has cast a remarkable duo for this production. It is Annika Johansson Spalding and Joshua Gibson. The show is being directed by WTAMU Assistant Professor of Theatre and ALT alumni, Stephen Crandall. Music Direction is by Jennifer Brewer. Assistant to the Directors is Julia Rucker.

Don’t miss this great show!! ALT patrons are also invited to take part in the ALT Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner on Friday, February 14. Cost is $65.00 per person. Tickets to the production are additional. Reservations are required. Also, don’t miss the Hastings’ Ovation Series talk-back event on Sunday, February 9.

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What our patrons are saying about "The Last Five Years"...

Just when I think Amarillo Little Theater has reached its peak you pull something like The Last Five Years out of the hat.  Thank you. Wonderful vocals, wonderful music, and wonderful direction. Marvelous evening of theater.

-John Miller - Amarillo

This ranks with Light In The Piazza as my favorite musical ever.You could take the ALT production and play it on Broadway just as it is. It's that good.

-Mike Akins - Amarillo

A Facebook message from a patron after seeing "The Last Five Years"...

Amazing performances!!
Saw The Last Five Years today at ALT. Holy moly! It was absolutely wonderful. I'd only ever heard a few of the songs from the show and had no idea how it would be in its entirety. Allen was right when he said that it's like a kick in the gut. However, the music is breathtakingly beautiful as are the singers' voices. If you're in the area, you really shouldn't miss it. Congrats you guys!

- Sarah Dunn - Amarillo

The Last Five Years was a brilliant musical with a duo of talented actors. It really puts things in perspective relationship-wise and it was masterfully done. I loved the show and look forward to the next one!

- Eddie Boston - Amarillo

I saw "The Last Five Years" Saturday night. It's Tuesday, and I'm still not over it. What ALT put together for that show was nothing less than extraordinary. Annika and Joshua were perfect, and the vision that Stephen gave to the show was special. The musicians were flawless. ALT reached a new level with this one.

-Matt Morgan - Amarillo


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Slideshow courtesy of Chriselda Photography

Performance Dates:

  • February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
    @ 8:00 pm
  • February 9 & 16  
    @ 2:30 pm

Performance location
ALT Adventure Space
2751 Civic Circle


Wolflin Mortgage/Pattilou Dawkins
Art and Rosie Carroll
Texas Commission on the Arts

Sponsored by:

  • Bobby Honea
  • Don & Tammy Novak
  • Bob & Mary Jane Sloan
  • Bob & Mary Stewart
  • Scott & Barbara Taylor
  • Katharyn & Steve Wiegand

A letter to Allen from a patron the morning after seeing "The Last Five Years"...

Hey, Allen—

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed “The Last Five Years” on preview night. 

I really love my cast recording CD, and when I saw the show on the ALT schedule, I thought how important casting and direction was going to be to make it happen. I’ve gotta say both were outstanding. 

I believed in every song that the characters were at the place in their relationship where the song said they were. I loved the choice of long lace dress for the museum/marriage scene. I loved how the pair switched doors as the middle – just a great evening of theater. 

Thanks for making it happen, and congratulations to Stephen and cast and crew. 

Larri Jo

P.S. The Raspberry Demise was delicious.