OCP Holding Auditions for ‘The Last Five Years’

Omaha, NE.–The Omaha Community Playhouse is holding auditions for the upcoming production of The Last Five Years on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at OCP, located at 6915 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132. Video auditions are being accepted now through Oct. 31. Those who wish to submit a video audition can send their video to Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Production: The Last Five Years

Written and Composed By: Jason Robert Brown

Director: Susan Baer Collins

Show Dates: Jan. 15–Feb. 7, 2021

Show Synopsis: A captivating, intimate musical that retraces the rise and fall of a five-year romantic relationship. The story is presented in chronological order by Jamie, the man, and in reverse by Cathy, the woman, with the two versions of the story meeting only once—at their wedding in the middle. Profoundly emotional with comedic moments sprinkled throughout, The Last Five Years is beautifully heartbreaking.

Roles

Catherine Hiatt; Age 25 to 35; Vocal range top D#5; Vocal range bottom F3; 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.

Jamie Wellerstein; Gender male; Age 25 to 35; Vocal range top Bb4; Vocal range bottom A2; 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 lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotage his own happiness.

To schedule an audition and to request paperwork, please email Becky Deiber at bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com.

Vocal auditions will be in the Hitchcock Rehearsal Hall. Those who cannot attend in person may submit a vocal audition video.

Auditioners must fill out paperwork in advance, not at the audition. They can return completed paperwork by email or bring it with them. Specific time slots will be set in advance for each auditioner. Tryouts will be in groups of no more than 15. Temperatures of auditioners will be taken upon arrival. Auditioners will be required to wear a facemask. Auditioners will be allowed to sing only 16 bars of a song of their choosing, for which they should bring sheet music. Provided seating will be plastic or metal chairs only, no fabric upholstery. The audition space will be sanitized between groups . When arriving to audition, please enter through the south entrance lobby doors.

Please Bring: All contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts with which to fill out an audition form. To expedite the check-in process, please bring a recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

Contact: For more information, contact Becky Deiber, bdeiber@omahaplayhouse.com, at(402) 661-8539.

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