The Aurora Arts Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming production of Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt.
March 22-May 5, 2019
Sunday, January 27th @ 6:30 p.m.
Monday, January 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
Aurora Arts Theatre, 5635 Everhart Rd. Suite B, Corpus Christi, TX
Director: Debra Aguilar
Audition will include vocal and reading portions.
Gabe: 18 – 21 Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
Dan: 40 – 45 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.
Natalie- 16 Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry.
Henry: 17 Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
Dr. Madden/ Dr. Fine: 30-40 Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.
ABOUT THE MUSICAL
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 Normaltakes 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.
NEXT TO NORMAL
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.