The Last Five Years

Breaking Through The Box
Robbinsville, NJ 08691


Justin Giachetti

Job Details


Seeking dynamic and versatile actors for Breaking Through The Box’s production of  Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” in Central 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. 

Submit headshot, resume, and musical theatre reel/performance clips (if available) to If the casting team is interested, they will request a video audition: 32 bars of a contemporary song that shows off your vocal and acting range. Just allow us to see “you”. All self-tapes must be in to by 11:59pm on Friday, November 1st. If called back, you will be informed by Sunday, November 3rd, at the latest. 

In person auditions will be scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, November 9th. Please prepare a 16-bar ballad and a 32-bar uptempo in the style of the show. Callbacks will be held the evening of November 9th. Conflicts with the in-person auditions and callbacks will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Bring hard copies of your headshots and resumes.

CATHY HIATT [Female, 18-30, any ethnicity] [vocal range: F3 – D#5] A Shiksa Goddess: an aspiring actress: 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  [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.


December 9, 2019 – February 16, 2020


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



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