NRACT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL

NEXT TO NORMAL WILL BE PRESENTED AT NORTH RALEIGH ARTS AND CREATIVE THEATRE

DIRECTED BY TIMOTHY E. LOCKLEAR
MUSIC DIRECTED BY: MICHAEL SANTANGELO

PERFORMANCE DATES:

OCTOBER 26, 2018 - NOVEMBER 11, 2018
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS

AUDITION DATES ARE:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 @ 7PM
MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 @ 7PM

CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD ON:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 @ 10AM

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

PREPARED 32 BARS OF MUSIC WITH SHEET MUSIC IN NOTEBOOK FOR ACCOMPANIST

ONE MINUTE PREPARED CONTEMPORARY MONOLOGUE

SHOW INFORMATION:

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, 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 Stone and The New York Times.

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.

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Character Breakdown

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