By: Evan Davis – Entertainment Editor
When I was invited to attend the contemporary musical THE LAST 5 YEARS I said, “why not, that sounds like something different to do on a Saturday night.” Well let me tell you that was one of the best choices I could have made for an evening of entertainment.
THE LAST 5 YEARS premiered off-Broadway in 2002 and received many awards and accolades. Executive producer Dr. Keith Bowman, well known for the “Bowman Center”, named in his honor, at The Smith Center, was able to bring renowned actress/singer Betsy Wolfe and celebrated actor/singer Adam Kantor to the Judy Bayley Theatre for an extended 5 show weekend.
The musical tells a story in a unique progression. She begins the story at the end of their marriage and goes backwards, while he tells the story from the beginning of their relationship and goes forwards. With a heartfelt story line, a wonderfully charming performance and musical conduction, it was at times emotionally overwhelming.
If you ever have the opportunity to see a production of THE LAST 5 YEARS, or any performance that Dr. Bowman produces, do it. Also don’t forget that UNLV is part of Las Vegas’s cultural center and should be kept on your radar for up and coming shows and events.
I will try my best to keep you informed on what’s coming up at UNLV’s theatre works.
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