Next to Normal Auditions in Two Weeks!

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Auditions for Next to Normal will be February 28th and March 1st from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please come prepared to sing at least 32 bars of music, preferably from the show or a song in the style of the show. We will also have you read from cuttings chosen by the director. Please reference the roles available, there are no children roles in this show. Auditioning ages 16+.

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Roles Available:

Diana

Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Gabe

Diana & Dan’s son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dan

Diana’s husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana’s tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Natalie

Diana & Dan’s troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother’s behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 16
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Henry

Natalie’s classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Dr. Madden

Diana’s handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male