Performing Arts

UM theater majors look back happily at ‘The Last Five Years in Concert’

From left: University of Miami theater students Adrian Corbo, Daniel Barrett, Brennan Staff, Heather Fisch, actors Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, Devin Cherry, Annie Zigman, Carlyn Rosario, Jacob Hoffman and Sam Chanflank following Sunday’s performance of ‘The Last Five Years in Concert’ at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach.
From left: University of Miami theater students Adrian Corbo, Daniel Barrett, Brennan Staff, Heather Fisch, actors Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, Devin Cherry, Annie Zigman, Carlyn Rosario, Jacob Hoffman and Sam Chanflank following Sunday’s performance of ‘The Last Five Years in Concert’ at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach. srothaus@miamiherald.com

Hundreds, including a contingent from University of Miami’s theater program, packed the Colony Theatre Sunday night for a performance of “The Last Five Years in Concert,” Jason Robert Brown’s cult musical starring Broadway performers Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor.

“The Last Five Years” tells the story of a couple, Cathy and Jamie — how they meet, marry and separate. Wolfe and Kantor, who starred in the 2013 Off-Broadway production, performed the concert version Sunday night at the Lincoln Road theater with few props, no backdrop or scenery and just a piano played by music director James Sampliner.

“I loved the performance. I’ve seen it a couple of times and this one was by far the best production I’ve seen,” said Daniel Barrett, 21, a musical theater major at UM. “It shows the power that actors have in communicating a story in nothing but themselves and sharing a journey of a lifetime of love.”

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