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Next To Normal
Twelfth Night Productions

  • Next To Normal
  • Twelfth Night Productions
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan , 2018
  • Project Ends: Feb , 2018
  • Project Website


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  • Contact Person: Richard Buckley


  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

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    Email Richard Buckley for an audition time: richardebuckley@gmail.com

Twelfth Night Productions presents the Tony Award Winning show, Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. TNP’s winter production will be a small, intense production with a full pit orchestra. Rehearsals run from the beginning of January to the end of February with performances February 16-25 at Youngtown Cultural Arts Center.

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, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country including the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Sone and The New Yorker.

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wisecracking 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 provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry and suburban life.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Cast Size: Small 10
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None
Age Requirements for Actors: 18 years or older

Diana
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Gabe
Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Dan
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Natalie
Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 16
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Henry
Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 17
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Dr. Madden
Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Audition/Interview Dates:
November 29th 7pm - 10pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
December 3rd 7pm - 10:30pm

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare a contemporary short monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, and 32 bars of a ballad or song from an upbeat musical in the style of the show. Please bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions.

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