JPAC’s 12th production will bring an all new cinematic musical theater experience, officially licensed through Musical Theater International.
The Last Five Years tells the ups-and-downs of a relationship that lasts for five years between two New Yorkers, Cathy and Jamie, from its dreamy inception to the bittersweet end. Director Fonnyta Amran’s vision will disseminate the inventive yet unabashedly human tale, as Jamie tells his story chronologically, while Cathy tells her side of the story backwards.
The Last Five Years was written by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, who penned the music, lyrics, and the book to the musical. The original production won the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. The show was adapted for the silver screen in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
Andrea, who graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan, also took a short course at Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) to deepen her music knowledge. Her love for musical theater has grown even further after Andrea successfully got into Artswara’s Gita Cinta The Musical audition at the end of 2009.
Since then, Andrea has been actively playing in the world of Indonesian musical theater such as Onrop! Musikal, Semut Merah Semut Hitam, Sang Kuriang, Drama Musikal Gita Cinta, Tresna, Genta Sriwijaya, Opera Ainun, and TEMAN’s production of Into the Woods. Andrea has worked with many notable artists, including Dian HP, Purwa Caraka, Avip Priatna, Andi Rianto, Tahpati, Addie MS, Ari Tulang, Joko Anwar, Titiek Puspa, Denny Malik, Titien Wattimena, Wawan Sofwan, Eko Supriyanto, and Wayang Orang Bharata.
At New York Film Academy (NYFA), Andrea learned directly from a number of Broadway artists such as Kristy Cates, Deidre Goodwin, Anna Ebbesen, Chad Austin, Michelle Potterf, Bobby Cronin, Mark Price, Kevin Duda and Bronson Norris Murphy.
Taufan Purbo Kusumo, or Taufan, was born in Jakarta on December 28, 1983. He won the title of Abang None Favorit at the Abang None pageant, Jakarta, Kepulauan Seribu in 2006. During his study in London School of Public Relations, he was active in the Teatro LSPR.
In Teatro, he had roles in several of their productions, including Grease, Miss Saigon, Moulin Rouge, and Dreamgirls with the Jakarta Broadway Team (JBT).
In 2012, he saw his first debut as a lead role in a major musical theater production in Semut Merah Semut Hitam by Titiek Puspa. Afterwards, he was chosen to play in a string of major musical productions, including Operet Badai Kasih (2012), Gita Cinta Musical by ARTSWARA (2013, Timun Mas Musical (2013), Detik Musical (Eros Djarot, 2013), Tresna (2014), Badai Kasih Bunga Trakhir (2018), and Ivan Gunawan Live on Stage: Story of My Life (2019). He had worked with renowned actors and creatives, including Dian HP, Ari Tulang, Rama Soeprapto, Ria Sirdjono, Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet), and more.
In 2009, Taufan’s career in advertisements began, which launched him to fame. Since then, his work as an ad star can be seen in commercials of major companies like Pepsodent, Bentoel, Garuda Indonesia, and Wings.
Taufan has also acted in both the small and big screens. He has lent his performance to We Sing for You – Net TV (2013), Deluxe Symphony – Metro TV (2012), FFI Yogyakarta, Semarang and Manado, Pernikahan Siri Sinetron – Indosiar (2011), Muslimah Sinetron – Indosiar (2011), Akhirnya Datang Juga – Trans TV (2010) and the feature film Bait Surau (2011).
As a non-profit community, we rely on donations and support from patrons and supporters to keep empowering youths through the performing arts. Donate Rp 250.000 or more and get an invitation to the exclusive The Last Five Years gala premiere and enjoy an evening chatting with our cast and creatives.
Streaming Summer 2021. More info coming soon.