Audition Information for:

The Henry Players Production of

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Auditions:
Non-paying, Non-equity
Monday, January 12th & Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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.

Performance Dates:
April 9-12, 2015

With a possible Thursday (4/12/15) or Friday (4/13/15)
morning presentation for the schools.

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Cast Information:

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 a World

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 antics.

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 admires Henry.
Has parts of 14 songs. For auditions, prepare, # 3 Everything Else and #11 Superboy and The Invisible Girl

Henry: Male, Stage age 17 – Range: G#2-B4

Natalie's classmate. 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 Years

Synopsis:

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 thehenryplayers@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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