BC Drama Department seeking actors for new musical

Last Five Years Auditions

BC Drama Department seeking actors for new musical

BC Drama Department seeking actors for new musical

Mon Feb 1, 2021

The Brazosport College Drama Department is holding auditions for its first musical of the Spring semester, “The Last Five Years.”

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Seidule Theatre on the Brazosport College campus. Invitation-only callbacks will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, “The Last Five Years” is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two people who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backward, while Jamie, the man, revealing his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Featuring a two-person cast, “The Last Five Years” is a good opportunity for actors with both range and stamina.

The show will be performed outside and will be streamed to a online audience. Helming the show will be BC Drama Director Michael McIntosh, whose award-winning work has been seen around the globe. Houston-based musical director Clayton Roberts will also contribute with piano and vocal coaching.

“Musical theater at Brazosport College is taking a leap forward with this production of ‘The Last Five Years,’” McIntosh said. “We’ll have a new creative team of current industry professionals, new instruments and lights, and the ability to stream the show to a world-wide audience.”

Both roles are available and anyone can audition.

Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, March 22 through April 15. Performances are scheduled April 16 through 18 at The Shakespeare in the Glen Theatre at Brazosport College.

Brazosport College’s safety protocols will be in effect during all auditions and rehearsals.

For specific audition instructions and material, visit brazosport.edu/programs/academics/drama/auditions/. For additional questions, e-mail onstage@brazosport.edu.