Stars and the Moon: Top Ten Songs By Jason Robert Brown

By Ben Rimalower
10 May 2014

Sherie Renee Scott in The Last Five Years

5. "A Summer in Ohio" from The Last Five Years

My favorite song from The Last Five Years is an absolutely beguiling, delightfully old-timey rumination on Cathy's romantic prospects with Jamie juxtaposed with her career prospects in summer stock. It's exactly this kind of charming character song that perfectly balances Jason Robert Brown's agility with near pop opera and makes him a singular talent in musical theatre.