AUDITION FOR NEXT TO NORMAL!
Wednesday, February 21 from 7-8:30pm
Saturday February 24th from 2-3:30pm
CALLBACKS: Saturday February 24th from 3:30-5:30pm
Seeking: Actors who sing, ages 16 – 25, and ages 30 – 60
No experience necessary. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
Auditions will be held at the Durango Arts Center Studio.
Callbacks will be held on Saturday February 24th from 3:30-5:30pm
Performance dates are: August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & September 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Please prepare a 1-1.5 minute selection from a song.
An accompanist will be provided.
Next to Normal is a powerful rock musical that digs into the lives of a fragmented family grappling with crisis and loss. The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. This musical’s graceful, brutally honest, yet humorous handling of grief, mental illness, and ethics in modern psychiatry has expanded the scope of theatrical subject matter and transformed the possibilities of the American musical. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of three, including Best Musical Score, as well as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
View characters below:
Late 30s to early 50s – manic – depressive. Attractive, appealing, quick witted. Vocal range Mezzo Soprano- G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D
Must read 16 – Diana’s daughter, bright, she craves her mother’s affection and attention and gets none. Vocal range Mezzo Soprano- G below middle C to high G – strong mix to E flat.
Late 30s to early 50s – Diana’s husband – good looking patient and kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range Tenor- B below written middle C to high A full voice and to high D flat falsetto
Diana’s son, must read 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. Vocal range Tenor- C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.
Must read 17. Natalie’s boyfriend, romantic, a musician, solid, but lazy. A “stoner”. Vocal range Tenor- low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.
Played by the same actor. Age range 35-50. Dr. Fine is a psycho pharmacologist, practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden is Diana’s psychiatrist, confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges Tenor- low A below written middle C to high A flat full voice.