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Immediate Replacement "Jamie" for NJ "Last Five Years"

Breaking Through The Box
Post Date: Dec 2, 2019

Seeking a dynamic and versatile actor for an immediate replacement in Breaking Through The Box’s production of  Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” in  Bordentown, New Jersey. This production will be performed February 14-16, 2020, a Valentine’s Day Experience. “The Last Five Years” is being presented as the second of three main stage productions in the company’s 2019-2020 season (The Power of Art), represent “The Dividing Power of the Art Form”. 

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.

Director states: "I see this as a true character study, and as a two person show, availability to attend rehearsals is a major factor in casting. I truly need actors who can check ‘ego’ at the door and really build a nurturing, safe, and most importantly, enjoyable dynamic. This show really calls for actors who can sing really well than singers who can kind of act.

Talent will be paid a cut of 20% of every show's ticket sales, to be equally split amongst the actors.

Rehearses on Mon. and Wed. nights starting December 9, 2019, with additional Saturday afternoon rehearsals beginning in January at Open Arts PAC (146 US-130) in Bordentown, NJ. A holiday break will take place from December 19, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

JAMIE WELLERSTEIN  [Male, 18-30, Caucasian/Jewish] [vocal range: A2 – Bb4] Marvelous Novelist Jew; an aspiring writer; 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 sabotages his own happiness.

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How to Apply

Submit headshot, resume, and musical theatre reel/performance clips (if available) to casting.bttb@gmail.com. If the casting team is interested, they will request a self tape audition of two songs from the show. All initial submissions must be in by noon on Wednesday, December 4th. All self-tapes must be in by noon on Thursday, December 5th to casting.bttb@gmail.com. Actors will be informed if cast or not by Friday evening, December 6th. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.