Forward and backward with ‘The Last Five Years’

by Allen Adams of The Maine Edge:

Regarding the theater, most of us have a very specific idea of what a musical is. Musical theater elicits images of huge sets and massive casts singing big songs – sheer spectacle across the board. And for the most part, that’s what these shows are.

However, most is not all. There are some that choose to approach their musical storytelling in a different way, operating from a stripped-down and spare aesthetic. These shows are musical as micro … Read more.