NEXT TO NORMALmusic by Tom Kittbook & lyrics by Brian Yorkey
directed by Kerry Youngmusical direction by Andy Pratt
Audition: Sunday, October 20 at 6 p.m.Callbacks: Monday, October 21 at 6 p.m.
Auditions are by appointment only
THE PROCESS:Rehearsals: beginning in mid-December through February 1, 2020Tech: February 2-6, 2020Show: February 7-9, 13-16, 20-23, 2020
PLEASE NOTE: There can be NO CONFLICTS during Tech Week. If you will be rehearsing/performing in another show during any part of the process, please email us at email@example.com prior to auditions. With the nature of this show and process, conflicts will be taken into high consideration when casting. Your availability for this process will need to be priority.
THE AUDITION:Please prepare two contrasting 32 bar selections. Contemporary, pop or classic musical theatre are appropriate. Material not from Next to Normal is preferred. Bring your headshot, resume and calendar with you to auditions. Accompanist will be provided, please bring music in the correct key. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED FOR AUDITIONS.
To request an audition slot, please call (585) 454-1260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, any questions or to request a perusal copy of the script, please email us at email@example.com.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (casting 2 women and 4 men; ages late teens–mid 40s) Blackfriars practices color-blind casting. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and ages.
Diana (late 30s-mid 40s) 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.
Gabe (late teens-early 20s) Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Dan (late 30s-mid 40s) 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.
Natalie (late teens-early 20s) Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Henry (late teens-early 20s) Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Dr. Madden (30s-early 40s) Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.