Masquerade to stage award-winning musical, 'The Last Five Years'

The multi award-winning, off-Broadway musical, The Last Five Years, will make its debut on the local theatre stage on Friday 20 November.

(Photo: Brian Grech)
(Photo: Brian Grech)

Masquerade Theatre Company is proud to announce the staging of Jason Robert Brown’s multi award-winning, off-Broadway musical, The Last Five Years. Directed by anthony bezzina, the musical will star Rachel Fabri in the role of Cathy and Joseph Zammit as Jamie.

Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years details the story of a struggling actress who story is told backwards, while hotspot up-and-coming novelist, Jamie, tells his story chronologically. The unconventional structure of this two-person musical allows the two characters to meet only once throughout.

The Last Five Years premiered at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001, with multiple US and international productions taking place since then, including in Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Italy, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the UK and now Malta.

The local production, directed by Anthony Bezzina, who recently produced the hit One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, will also include a live band made up by six musicians, with musical arrangements and direction by Jonathan Ellul. Cathy Lawlor is the show’s vocal coach and the set is being created by Italian stage designer Aldo Moretti.

Tickets to the show, which will take place at Blue Box, M Space, Msida, between 20-23 and again between 27-29 November, can be purchased from Tickets for the opening weekend cost €18, and those for the following weekend cost between €20 and €25.

For more information about Masquerade Theatre Company’s upcoming production of The Last Five Years, please visit

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