the last five years

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Jim Hormel
Musical Direction by Stephen Amundson

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties 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 backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.


CATHERINE HIATT | Female, 25-35, vocal range: F3 – D#5
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, 25-35, vocal range: A2 – Bb4
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.

To schedule an appointment on MONDAY, MARCH 27TH, please email CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com.

Appointments will be scheduled between 7 and 10 pm. If you have a preference, please let us know in the email and we will do our best to accommodate. 


16-32 Bars from a contemporary musical, with sheet music in appropriate key. Current resume and headshot.

Also, please bring your calendar, so that you can list any and all conflicts with the production calendar.

Mon-Thurs evenings 7-10 pm
Potential Saturday rehearsals 10 am - 2 pm
Beginning the week of April 3rd

May 13 - June 18, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Thursday, June 15 at 8 pm (With Q & A)
NO shows on Memorial Day weekend May, 26-28
There are shows on Mother's Day and Father's Day.


Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department. www.TorranceCA.Gov.Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company. www.TorranceTheatreCompany.

The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com



Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 


Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

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If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com