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Auditions: The Last Five Years with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra


Raleigh Little Theatre and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for The Last Five Years. The production will be conducted by Jim Waddelow, with Direction by Patrick Torres and Music Direction by Michael Santangelo. The show will open on April 10, 2021. It will be performed in the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre.

Important Dates & Information

Auditions: All auditions will be submitted via video, and are due by February 26th.

Callbacks: IF NEEDED, callbacks will be individually scheduled with those performers in order to maintain safety. 

Rehearsals: Rehearsals for this show will be determined by the availability of those cast to sing in the show. Please fill out the attached conflict calendar to indicate all your known conflicts in the months of March/April. Actors will be expected to learn their music prior to rehearsals.

Stipend: Due to the abbreviated rehearsal schedule and the expectation of self-guided work prior to rehearsal, all performers will be given a stipend of $100 for their participation in the production. 

Performances: April 9 – 11 and 16 – 18 with rain dates on April 24 – 25. 

About the Show

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. 

This show will be performed in the style of a concert, supported by 5 musicians from the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. We will adhere to all social distancing rules to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the production. For more information about the measures RLT is taking to prioritize safety, please click here to read our reopening guide. 

About the Roles

Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, Raleigh Little Theatre has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Catherine “Cathy” Hiatt (female identifying): Character arcs from an ambitious actress in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand. Female, appears to be age 25 to 35, vocal range top: D#5, vocal range bottom: F3

Jamie Wellerstein (male identifying): 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 sabotage his own happiness. Male, appears to be age 25 to 35, vocal range top: Bb4, vocal range bottom: A2

About the Auditions

To audition, please send in a video of yourself singing 16 to 32 bars from a song in the style of the show. Please use an accompaniment track (you can find these for most songs online) for your video. You may sing a song from the show if you wish. Callbacks, if needed, will require you to sing a song from the production.

Email your completed video audition to auditions@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with the subject line: NAME Audition for Last Five Years. Please attach the following forms to your email along with your video: 

* Click here to access the Audition Form 

* Click here to access the Conflict Calendar

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, to request what you need. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. 

If you do not have access to the internet, or recording equipment – or if this is your first audition – please call 919-821-4579 ext. 222 and leave a message. Someone will return your call to assist you in completing an audition. 

If you have any questions regarding these auditions, you can email Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org.