Student-run theatre company’s production of The Last Five Years opens this week


BETHLEHEM, PA  (November 7-11, 2018)–The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ student-run theatre company, Second Stage, presents its production of The Last Five Years with music, lyrics, and book by Jason Robert Brown, November 7-11 ,2018, in the school’s Black Box Theatre.
Tickets are $5-$13 and can be purchased online at  Evening performances will be held on November 7-10 at 7 PM.  A matinee performance will be held on Nov. 11 at 2 PM.
This musical production is directed by senior theatre major, Chloe Lu McCarty.  The show stars Robert Lewis and Reagan Frankhouser in the lead roles of Jamie and Cathy. All aspects of the show from production to promotion are managed by students.
The audience should expect to see the story of a relationship in which the man, Jamie, tells the story from beginning to end and the woman, Cathy, tells the story from the end to the beginning. They meet in the middle at their wedding,”  says McCarty. “I hope the audience will see this couple’s ever-growing love and destruction all at the same time.” 
There is limited seating in the Black Box Theatre, so online ticket purchase is suggested.  Tickets will be available at the door if a show is not sold out.


Charter Arts, opened in 2003,  is an audition-based, tuition-free, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.  Students major in one of eight artistic areas:  dance, theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, literary arts, figure skating, production design, or visual art.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive PA School Performance Profile (SPP) Academic Score, AP exam statistics, and Keystone exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate are a testament to the outstanding education Charter Arts provides.

In addition to being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, Charter Arts earned a Silver Award for its impressive ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools for the Arts in America list.

Charter Arts has also earned the distinction as a Title I High Achievement School for the past three years, placing it in the top 5% of all Title I high schools in Pennsylvania. On the Keystone Exams, the Class of 2017 and the Class of 2018 earned the highest combined proficiency score of all public and charter schools in the Lehigh Valley.
Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its sixteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is located at 321 E. Third Street in Bethlehem.  For more information, visit or call 610-868-2971.




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Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015