Casting: The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown (live performance)
New Muses Theatre Company
About the project and the company
New Muses Theatre Company is pleased to announce a non-union casting call for the role of Cathie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown. This production will play in front of a vaccinated-only live audience for 9 performances from September 3-19, 2021. Most rehearsals and all performances for THE LAST FIVE YEARS will be at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma. Some early music rehearsals may move to our alternate rehearsal space in Puyallup.
The production will also be filmed and released for on-demand streaming after the end of the live run.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown
First Rehearsal: August 12
Opening: September 3
Closing: September 19
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, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
CATHIE HYATT: Character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
*The role of JAMIE has been cast
ABOUT NEW MUSES:
Celebrating their thirteenth season, New Muses Theatre Company has produced works ranging from classics like THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HAMLET, and DOCTOR FAUSTUS to contemporary plays by Neil Labute, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Frayn. Dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience, New Muses balances their trademark re-interpretations of classic works with contemporary plays and challenging stories featured in the One-Night-Only staged reading series. New Muses is excited to continue residence in Tacoma’s Dukesbay Theater for the entirety of the 2021-22 season.
Location of Audition
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition for roles in New Muses Theatre Company productions. Information given on age, gender, etc. is specific to the character as originally written; actors need not personally match the character in age, gender-identity, etc. to submit or be considered. All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity.
Proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus is required to work on a New Muses Theatre Company production in any capacity through the end of the 2021-22 Season. To find a vaccination appointment in Washington State please visit https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.
"Vaccinated" is defined as an individual who has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual's final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Due to Covid restrictions, we are requesting that all actors interested in this production please submit a 1-2 minute audition via video in lieu of in-person auditions. Video auditions will be accepted until 7pm on Sunday, August 8th. In-person callbacks will be scheduled for Monday, August 9th in Tacoma. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on August 12th. To audition: 1. Film yourself performing a verse and chorus, approximately 32 bars, of a contemporary musical theatre song and upload to an online video service. (Unlisted YouTube videos are preferred.) Please no acapella submissions; if you do not have access to an accompaniment track PianoTrax is a good resource. TikTok duets also work great and will be accepted. 2. Email a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Fill out our digital audition form including a link to your video at https://forms.gle/zGDF13VqHke7pMmYA We will be looking at all the video submissions together in one sitting on August 8th and inviting actors to callbacks via email. Please add email@example.com to your address book to avoid missing a callback email due to spam filters.
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Submissions due by 7pm on August 8th
All actors and crew involved in this project will receive a percentage of net profit from ticket sales All actors and crew involved in this project will receive a percentage of net profit from ticket sales
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
By appointment on Monday, August 9th
Please submit via our digital audition form at https://forms.gle/zGDF13VqHke7pMmYA
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