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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.

 

PLEASE FILL OUT AUDITION FORM BELOW

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Bw2kX4Qg9CxnMVU13

 

 

 

 

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


NRACT ANNOUNCES cast FOR BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

 

 

CAST LIST FOR BY THE WAY... MEET VERA STARK

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"!

Rather than hold callbacks, the director has made the following casting decisions:

Vera Stark - Terra Hodge


Gloria Mitchell - Rebekah Holland


Leroy Barksdale/Herb Forrester - TBD


Lottie McBride/Carmen Levy-Green - April Christian


Anna Mae Simpkins/Afua Assata Ejobo - Jacquie Deas-Brown


Frederick Slasvick/Brad Donovan - David Klionsky


Maxmillan Von Oster/Peter Rhys-Davies - Stephen Carl

Please email Timothy Locklear (tim@nract.org) to indicate your acceptance of the role.

The first read-through for the cast will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 11 am at NRACT

 


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