Auditions: Next to Normal

NEXT to NORMAL
By BRIAN YORKEY & TOM KITT

Marc C. Howard
, Director
D. Keith Stiver, Music Director

AUDITION Place, Dates & Times
AURORA COMMUNITY THEATRE
115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44202

Monday Feb. 19
6:30 to 10 pm
Tuesday Feb. 20
6:30 to 10 pm

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Go to:   www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549afac2caaf58-next   for signup information

CALLBACKS
Monday Feb. 26, 7 to 10 pm

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • Please bring a resume and headshot
  • Prepare 16-32 measures of TWO contrasting songs, e.g., a ballad and a soft or country rock NOT a song not from the show
  • Prepare your sheet music for an, accompanist
  • No acapella or taped music
  • If invited to callbacks, scene work, and further music will be given

Rehearsals
Begin Monday April 30

Performances
8 pm Friday & Saturdays June 29 to July 14  and 3 pm Sunday July 8

For questions or further information, contact the director at marc.c.howard@gmail.com

Character Descriptions

Diana – Female, 35-45, Vocal range: G3 – F#5, belt. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Attractive, quick-witted, and delusional bipolar depressive. She’s trying to hold it all together. Strong-willed and determined despite her depression.

Dan – Male 40-49, Vocal range: Ab2 – B4. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.  Diana’s husband. Patient, kind, but exhausted from issues within his family. Underneath it all there’s a sense that he’s passive-aggressive despite his humble surface.

Gabe – Male, 15-29, To play 18. Vocal range: B2 – C5, rock sound. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.  Diana’s son. Charming, fun, carefree, and everything a mother could want. Has a touch of darkness and manipulation to him.

Natalie – Female, 15-29, To play 16.  Vocal range: G3 – G5, belt. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.  Diana’s daughter. An over-achiever craving attention and getting none. Trying too hard to be perfect. Moody, sarcastic, and frustrated.

Henry – Male, 15-29, To play 17. Vocal range: G#2 – B4. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities Natalie’s love interest. Romantic, a stoner, lazy, but loveable with a bit of a philosopher to him. Supportive; probably the wisest and most grounded character in the show.

Dr. Madden / Dr. Fine – played by the same actor, 30-59, Vocal range: A2 – A4, should have a rock sound. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.  Dr. Fine is Diana’s psychopharmacologist; practical to the point of being cold. Dr. Madden is Diana’s psychiatrist; a “rock star”, savior, and confident.

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