InD Theatre’s first musical production is Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, a heartbreaking look at the dissolution of a marriage between an aspiring actress and a successful writer. The play opens January 18th at Rolling Bay Hall; reserve your seats now.

In this podcast BCB host Diane Walker talks with director Shannon Dowling and the two actors who star in the play: Jesse Smith, who plays Jamie, and Rachel Noll James, who plays Catherine.

Listen here and learn how the play came together, what takes this unusual musical out of the typical song-and-dance realm, and why an intimate setting like Rolling Bay Hall provides the perfect venue for this piece.

The play opens Friday, January 18th with a pay-what-you-can preview on the 17th. Shows are Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19th, and then Friday – Saturday – Sunday the 25th – 27th and February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Admission to all InD Theatre productions is free; to reserve your seats, visit their website at

Credits: BCB host and audio editor: Diane Walker;social media: Jen St. Louis.