2018-2019 Season

35MM: A Musical Exhibition

Ryan Scott Oliver March 2019

With music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver based on photographs by Matthew Murphy, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition is a “collision of art disciplines.” The show has been called “soul-searching,” putting audiences and cast members into situations revolving around moments captured by provocative photographs.

It’s your choice to interpret: Do these moments interweave?

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown August 2018

Bellissima Productions finished its first season this year, beginning with The Last Five Years in August 2018 at the Alleyway Theatre Cabaret space and concluding with 35MM: A Musical Exhibition at the Marie Maday Theatre.

The Last Five Years at the Alleyway Theatre Cabaret space.

Jason Robert Brown’s two-actor production follows the love story of struggling performer Cathy Hiatt, and writer-on-the-rise, Jaime Wellerstein, in New York City. Hiatt’s story begins at the relationship’s end and Wellerstein’s, after the couple’s first date.

The musical spans over five years of the couple’s lives, as they work toward their respective dreams, falling into and out of love in the process of the overlapping timelines.