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AUDITION DATES: May 5 & 6, 2019 at 7pm with Callbacks on May 8, 2019

AUDITION LOCATION: Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, TX 76201  

Performance dates: July 12-14 & 19-21, 2019 at Point Bank Blackbox Theatre 

Auditioners should prepare a 32-bar/one-minute cut of music. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided; no backing tracks or a capella auditions, please.


Producer ... Micha Marie Stevens

Directors ... Sienna Riehle & Benjamin Brown

Music Direction ... Benjamin Brown

Choreography ... Kyle Christopher West

Costumes ... Hope Cox

Properties ... Sarah Nobles-Key

Set ... Paul Key

Lighting Design ... Xander Stubbs

Sound Design ... Pat Schaider

Next to Normal, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, was the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, as well as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 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. This deeply moving piece explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. The Goodmans appear to be a typical American family, but with a mother battling manic depression, their lives are anything but normal. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart. This emotional powerhouse addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Character Roles & Descriptions

**The directing team is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in casting. All roles are open and available to actors of any gender, gender identity or presentation, age, race, ethnicity, ability/disability, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.**

Diana - Bipolar depressive mother of two still coming to terms with a past traumatic event. Confident, sexy, and sharp. Thirties or forties. G3-F#5


Dan - Diana’s caring husband. Steadfast but growing weary. Thirties or forties. Ab2-B4


Natalie - Diana’s daughter. Sixteen and trying to be perfect. It’s not going well. G3-G5


Gabe - Diana’s perfect son. Dashing, bright, and supportive. Everything a mother could want. Almost eighteen. B2-C5


Henry - Natalie’s classmate and romantic interest. Musician. Stoner. Armchair philosopher. Seventeen. G#2-B4


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