The Arts Asylum ends the 2022 season at its new location at 824 E Meyer Blvd with the musical “The Last Five Years” opening on Thursday, September 29. Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, whose other credits include “Parade, “Songs for a New World” and “13”, “The Last Five Years” explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The production runs through October 8. Tickets and times can be found at
The production stars Jessica Alcorn as Cathy (seen as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray” at Starlight Theatre and as Ensemble for “Jesus Christ Superstar” at The Arts Asylum) and Tyler Rowe as Jamie (seen as Huey in Memphis at The White Theatre and as Phil in “The Play That Goes Wrong” at New Theatre & Restaurant). The production team includes Music Direction by Alyson Golladay, Set Design by Korey Childs and Alex Perry, Lighting Design by Alex Perry, Costume Design by Courtney Perry, Sound Design by Jeff Eubank and Stage Management by Emily Vargo.
Thanks to Arts Asylum Executive Director and Satellite Club Member Evie Craig, Rotary members  and guests can get a special discounted ticket rate of $10 on Wednesday, October 5. Members of the Waldo Brookside Rotary are also being invited.  Curtain time is 7:30 and the doors open at 7. The show is 90 minutes and runs without an intermission.
If you are interested, please let Evie know at and she will send you the code you need to get the discounted rate. There are many great restaurants in the East Brookside area, and Evie is arranging  a pre-show dinner at the new Brady and Fox Irish Restaurant and Lounge at 751 E 63rd Street.