Eight O’Clock Theatre is holding auditions for
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Audition dates: VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY
Accepted until August 24, 2020
Performance dates: October 30-November 8, 2020.
Rehearsals start September 13, 2020 (subject to change)
Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons
Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown
Director: Derek Baxter
Musical Director: Jason Tucker
Cathy Hiatt: (Age 20-30) A spunky actress trying to make it in her craft and stalling unsuccessfully at summer stock. She tries to be the supportive girlfriend but becomes a bit jealous of Jamie’s fast rise to celebrity status. Vocal range D#5/Eb5 – F3; Belting required
Jamie Wellerstein: (Age 25-35) Charming when he needs to be and intense when writing, he is surprised at how quickly his novel takes off. He wants to include Cathy in his new-found status but finds her growing distant and ends up looking for companionship elsewhere. Vocal range: A#4/Bb4 – A2
All roles are open and unpaid.
Pursuant to EOT’s Mission, actors with disabilities and actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to submit.
Submit a video of at least 32 bars each of 2 contrasting songs from contemporary musical theatre. Can be from the show, if desired. Attach completed Audition form (link above) along with a headshot and resume. On the audition form, replace the question “Will you accept another role” with “Are you willing to be an understudy” and answer accordingly. Be sure your rehearsal conflicts are listed on the audition form.
Named one of TIME Magazine’s ten best shows of 2001, The Last Five Years is 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, an actress, telling her story backwards while Jamie, a writer, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. Featuring a two-person cast, The Last Five Years is a completely socially (and at times, emotionally) distant production. By showing their storylines moving in opposite directions, this compelling musical shows what can happen when a relationship moves in opposite directions as well.