Audition Information for:
The Henry Players Production of
Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Monday, January 12th & Tuesday, January 13th,
Location to be determined
7pm to 9pm
No monologue required. All people auditioning should
prepare the song selections specified for each character
under cast information. Also be prepared for cold-reads
from the script.
Rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions.
April 9-12, 2015
With a possible Thursday (4/12/15) or Friday
morning presentation for the schools.
Diana: Female, Stage
Age 30s to 40s – Range: G3-F#5
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.
Has parts of 23 songs. For auditions,
prepare #14 I Dreamed A Dance and #17 Didn’t
I See this Movie
Gabe: Male, Stage Age
18, Range: B2-C5
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing,
athletic, and bright. He is playful and everything
a mother could imagine.
Has parts of 13 songs. For auditions
prepare #12 I’m Alive and #15 There’s
Dan: Male, Stage Age
30s to 40s – Range: Ab2-B4
Diana's husband. He
is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's
tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her
Has parts of 16 songs. For auditions,
prepare #8 He’s not Here and #10 I am the One
Natalie: Female, Stage
age 16 – Range: G3-C5
Diana & Dan's troubled daughter.
Prodigy, but life’s not going well. An accomplished
pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are
exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly
Has parts of 14 songs. For auditions, prepare, # 3
Everything Else and #11 Superboy and The Invisible
Henry: Male, Stage
age 17 – Range: G#2-B4
The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker.
He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Has parts of 6 songs. For auditions
prepare #5 Perfect for You
Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine: Male,
Stage age 30s to 40s – Range: A2-A4
Diana's handsome psychiatrist.
Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat
of a rock star.
Has parts of 7 songs. For auditions
prepare #13 Make Up Your Mind and #22 Seconds and
Next To Normal 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,
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
is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues
as grieving a loss, mental illness, and suburban life.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.