Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Natalie Burkhart

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.

Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Audition Start:
Jun. 1, 2022 at 7:00am
Audition End:
Jul. 1, 2022 at 11:30pm
Audition Details:

Video submissions due by July 1, 2022.

Audition Location:

Upright Theatre Company
2501 N Main St Suite 210
Euless, TX 76039

Callback Dates:

July 6, 2022, 7-10 pm (as needed)

Rehearsal Dates:

Beginning July 25, 2022

Performance Dates:

Sep. 2-25, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

To Signup:
  • Performers are asked to fill out an online audition form and submit their headshot, resume, conflict calendar, and a video audition to of them singing 32 bars of a song in the style of the show with accompaniment by July 1, 2022. (No singing a cappella, please.)
Roles Available:
  • 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: G3-F#5
  • 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: B2-C5
  • 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. Still, he stands true to his promise to stay by her side, no matter the obstacles.
    Gender: Male | Age: 40 to 45 | Vocal range: Ab2-B4
  • 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, in spite of her fears that she will one day become her mother.
    Gender: Female | Age: 16 to 18 | Vocal range: G3-G5
  • Henry – Natalie’s classmate. An all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
    Gender: Male | Age: 17 to 19 | Vocal range: G#2-B4
  • 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: A2-A4
Originally Posted:
2022-05-14 06:11
Todd Barrow Music