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Tipping Point opens run of “The Last Five Years” on January 26

Preview January 09, 2019 Encore Staff

NORTHVILLE—Jason Robert Brown’s musical creation, The Last Five Years, comes to life on Tipping Point Theatre’s stage January 24 through March 3 under the direction of Matt Foss. Previews on January 24 and 25 offer tickets for only $25 and include a talk back with the director and Tipping Point’s producing artistic director, James R. Kuhl. Tickets for opening night on January 26th are $47 and include a catered reception from Browndog Barlor & Restaurant after the performance. For more ticketing information, visit www.TippingPointTheatre.com or call the box office at 248-347-0003.

This intimate telling of the beginning and end of a young couple’s relationship weaves together all of their endearing qualities and flaws in a way that leaves audiences constructing their own opinions on where the relationship went wrong.

The Last Five Years stars local actors Nick Yocum and Angie Kane Ferrante. Yocum has worked at Tipping Point for three previous productions, most recently as Carlo in Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors. He has been seen on many area stages including Ringwald Theatre, Theatre Nova, and Open Book. Ferrante directed Every Brilliant Thing and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance for Tipping Point and is a Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. The Last Five Years will be her first time on the Tipping Point stage.

Jason Robert Brown, a composer, lyricist, playwright, and accomplished pianist, premiered The Last Five Years at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001. It was then produced Off-Broadway in March 2002, winning Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music in 2002. He also won Tony Awards for his work on Parade and The Bridges of Madison County.