Auditions for the musical "The Last Five Years" will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 & 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.
Featuring a two-person cast, The Last Five Years is a great opportunity for actors with both range and stamina. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically; the two actors only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
While auditions are open to anyone 18 years or older, the characters are between 25 & 35:
Catherine (Cathy) Hiatt: Character arcs from a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce she is only beginning to understand, to an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship.
Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: D#5, Vocal range bottom: F3
Jamie Wellerstein: Character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness.
Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: Bb4, Vocal range bottom: A2
Those auditioning must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to sing a gender specific 16 to 32 bar selection from The Last Five Years or another Jason Robert Brown song. Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist, but the score to the show will be on hand. No a capella - no karaoke tracks - all must sing with the accompanist. Those auditioning will also be asked to do a cold monologue reading from the script.
Rehearsals will begin soon after casting on the week of April 16. Please bring all rehearsal conflict dates to auditions. No performance conflicts will be allowed.
Production dates are May 18, 19, 20
For any questions about audition requirements, please message Director Alice Y. Lyons via Facebook: Aliceia Lyons or e-mail: email@example.com
Auditions will be held at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA 18704.