Announcing auditions for the February 2019 Empty Space Production…
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Kristina Saldaña
Musical Direction by Michael Crider
AUDITIONS: Saturday, November 17 from 11am-4pm. Auditions will be held in 1-hour slots. To schedule an audition time, please click the link above. We will email you back with a confirmation and preparation guidelines. If you are unable to make this time, please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be periodically between December 10-January 10, weekday evenings and weekend afternoons (no Fridays). Full time rehearsals will be January 13-31, Sundays-Thursdays 6-10pm.
PERFORMANCES: Fridays-Sundays Feb. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, &10, and Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23
CASTING: This show will feature a rotating cast; we’re looking to cast three women as Cathy, and two men and one woman as Jamie. Everyone will perform 4 of the 12 shows and will be paired with all three other partners at least once. Individual performance schedules will be determined later in the process.
(3) JAMIE, mid 20s-mid 30s. Vocal Range: strong tenor, A2 to Bb4.
(3) CATHY, mid 20s-mid 30s. Vocal Range: mezzo/belter, F3 to D#5.
ABOUT THE SHOW: The Last Five Years is a touching two-person show that follows two people through the arc of their failed five-year relationship. Jamie, a writer, moves forward in time from initial infatuation through love, supporting Cathy’s nascent career, their marriage, personal career success, temptation, infidelity, then ending the relationship. Cathy, an actress, moves backwards in time through pain, suspicion and jealousy, feelings of inadequacy due to her failure to realize her career, happiness in a new-found marriage, desire to be her own person, and a very promising beginning of a relationship. Their time-lines only overlap (and immediately diverge) at the “I do” of their marriage.
The musical is written in a pop/broadway style. It is a showcase piece for both actors, demanding strong acting and powerful vocals. Actors must have stamina and presence as they are onstage for most of the production, silently act opposite each other, and perform numerous solos each.
In addition to actors, The Empty Space is always looking for volunteers in all aspects of technical production: stage managing, lighting & sound design, set construction, costume creation, and more! Show up to auditions and let us know what you'd like to help out with!