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Heartfelt musical set for Victoria theatre stage

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre prepares to raise the curtains
The Roxy Theatre on Quadra Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mark your calendars for an enchanting theatrical experience as Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre prepares to raise the curtains from Aug. 3 to 13, with special previews on Aug. 1 and 2 at Victoria’s beloved Roxy Theatre.

“The Last Five Years,” written by the acclaimed multi-Tony Award-winning artist Jason Robert Brown, takes centre stage, inviting audiences on an emotional journey alongside Jamie and Cathy.

This heartfelt musical unravels their tumultuous relationship, spanning the most significant moments of the past five years. Through its intricate storytelling, it explores the diverse phases of love, reminding viewers that despite its challenges, love remains a captivating and profound voyage.

Julie McIsaac, a well-known opera and theatre director, makes an impressive start as a director with Blue Bridge.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Victoria’s lively theatre scene.” McIsaac said. “Making a contribution to the neighbourhood arts scene is very important to me. Living and directing in this city is an amazing treat, and I’m very thankful for it.”

The production is sure to captivate audiences with strong performances, a compelling story, and a skilled creative team that is committed to giving an unforgettable experience.

Playing the characters in this two-hander are Cheyenne Scott as Cathy and Seth Zosky as Jamie. Alongside McIsaac, this production’s creative team is composed of musical director Heather Burns, set designer Brian Ball, costume designer Emily Friesen, lighting designer Rebekah Johnson, audio designer Ann-Kristin Blanken, and stage manager Grace Carmichael.

“I hope audiences will have the experience of common humanity leading to more self-compassion,” adds McIsaac. “We can be hard on ourselves when we forget that what we’re feeling is a normal reaction to a shared human circumstance.”

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