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Open Auditions for the musical NEXT TO NORMAL

By WKTV News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

August 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Location: Players of Utica, State St, Utica

Phone: 315-724-8224

Email: info@playersofutica.org

Link: http://www.playersofutica.org

Event Description

Cast Needed: (18 years and older) 4 men & 2 women
DIANA: Sexy, Sharp, Delusional bipolar depressive
GABE (HER SON): Dashing, Gentle, Bright, Playful
DAN (HER HUSBAND): Handsome, Genuine, Constant, Tired
NATALIE (HER DAUGHTER): Trying to be perfect. It’s not going well.
HENRY: Musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosophe
DOCTOR MADDEN: Assured. A rock star.

Prior to your audition, familiarize yourself with the show and prepare 16 measures of a song from the score of Next To Normal for the audition. Please bring your own sheet music.

Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical 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. It tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect the illness has on her family. Next To Normal is an emotional powerhouse. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. It’s a deeply moving piece of theater that provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material to showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. The show opens the 2013-14 subscription season in October.
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