Dinner Theater Production Includes Culinary Arts
DACC Players, the theater program at Danville Area Community College, will present The Last Five Years, a two character musical, performed here in dinner-theater format, starring Flyn Williams (Fanny Brice from Funny Girl) and Bryan Jenkins (Nick Arnstein from Funny Girl). Musical director for The Last Five Years is Dr. Eric Simonson, and show directors are Phillip Langley and Glenda Boling.
Performances will be September 8, 9, and 10. A sit-down dinner will be served at 6:00 PM on the 8th and 9th and at 1:00 PM on the 10th. The cost of dinner, dessert, and the show is $27.50. The full menu of mushroom chicken breast, sides, salad, and desserts will be prepared by DACC Culinary Arts students and served by cast members of the Players’ late-fall production, The Rocky Horror Show. Performances of The Last Five Years will take place in the Bremer Theater on the DACC campus. Tickets will be available soon at www.daccplayers.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Last Five Years, a musical story that explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein (Jenkins), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt (Williams), a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Jamie's story is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met), and Cathy's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage). The characters directly interact only in the middle at their wedding as their timelines intersect.
As an added bonus, anyone attending The Last Five Years will have an exclusive first-chance opportunity to purchase tickets to The Rocky Horror Show before they go on sale to the general public! The Rocky Horror Show performance dates will be October 13, 14, 20, 21, The menu for this first-ever DACC Players dinner theater production will include a 27, 28 and 31 at Danville’s Historic Fischer Theatre!