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HMT: Open Auditions April 20 for “The Last Five Years”

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater will host open auditions for their June production of “The Last Five Years” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Home Made Theater’s headquarters at the Wilton Mall (near JC Penney). Callbacks, if necessary, will be April 21.

The book, music, and lyrics of “The Last Five Years” are by Jason Robert Brown. This production will be directed by Michael Gatzendorfer, with musical direction by Richard Cherry.

The cast consists of one man and one woman, aged approximately in their twenties. All ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to attend.

“The Last Five Years” is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy telling her story backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

For the audition: please prepare a song of your choice. Bring your own sheet music in your key; a pianist will be provided. No a cappella singing, please. Bring a current photo (cannot be returned) and a resume. Be prepared to list all potential conflicts from the first rehearsal through closing (with the exception of Tech Week and performances, conflicts can be worked around if known about in advance).

Rehearsals start on Monday, April 25 and will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays will be added closer to Tech Week.  Tech Week begins Sunday, May 29. Performances are weekends June 3 – 12. 

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