The Last 5 Years Auditions

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Director — Zack Kinsley-Greeley

Musical Director — Elizabeth Monte

Stage Manager — Devin Dumas

 

Where: Exit 7 Theater, 37 Chestnut Street, Ludlow, MA 01056 

When:  March 5 and 7 starting at 6:30 pm (schedule a time slot here)

Callbacks* - March 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (*by invite only) 

You must be at least 18 years of age by the first rehearsal in order to audition for this show. 

Prepare 1 song from the list below and a one-minute dramatic monologue of your choosing. You will need to reserve a 15-minute time slot on either the 5th or 7th (you do not need to attend both days). No dancing required. Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot (optional) with you.

Special Note:  The Last 5 Years has traditionally been cast with a heterosexual couple, but we’re looking to celebrate diversity in casting this production and provide more representation for the LGTBQ+ community. Our goal is to cast TWO leading couples to split the performances (4 each). We encourage all to audition, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

June 7, 8, 14, 21 and 22 at 8pm

June 9, 16 and 23 at 2pm. 

Performances will be split by the two casts, assigned at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO performance on June 15 due to the Town of Ludlow 250th Year Celebration Parade.

 

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Rehearsals will be 3 days a week. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 

Sunday will be from 4pm-8pm**

Tuesday and Thursday will be from 6:30pm-9:30pm**

Tech Week (June 2-6) is a full week of rehearsal before opening weekend.

There is a possibility of scheduling pick up rehearsals once a week during the run of the performance. 

**Please be aware that rehearsals may start running later toward the end of March and continue into April as the show gets closer. 

 

SYNOPSIS

Drama Desk award-winner The Last Five Years is Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. Since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002, Brown’s funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person production has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding and emotional score and libretto.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND AUDITION SONGS

 

Catherine/Casey Hiatt

A struggling actor trying to make it in NY over the course of the relationship.

Thoughtful and self-aware.

 

Any ethnicity, any gender identification, presents as late twenties/early thirties.

Strong actor and singer, able to sing 50% of the show.

Vocal range: F3 - D#5

 

*An actor who identifies as LGBTQ+ is preferred but not a requirement.

 

*Choose One*

 

A Summer in Ohio: From “He wants me…” to “I finally got something right.”

Watch on YouTube.

 

Audition Sequence (Climbing Uphill): From “I will not be the girl…” to “…who requires a man to get by.”

Watch on YouTube.

 

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Jamie/Jami Wellerstein

An author who’s career takes off over the course of the relationship.  

Ambitious and confident.

 

Any ethnicity, any gender identification, presents as late twenties/early thirties.

Strong actor and singer, able to sing 50% of the show.

Vocal range: A2 - Bb4

 

*An actor who identifies as LGBTQ+ is preferred but not a requirement. 

 

*Choose One*

 

Shiksa Goddess: From “If you had a pierced tongue…” to “I have to write.”

Watch on YouTube.

 

Moving Too Fast: From “Some people can’t find success with their art.” to “What else am I supposed to do?”

Watch on YouTube.

 
Download Audition-Sequence-(Climbing-Uphill)-(1).pdf
Download Moving-Too-Fast-(1).pdf
Download Shiksa-Goddess-(1).pdf
Download Summer-in-Ohio-(2)-2.pdf