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Beverly Arts Center

Next to Normal

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: $800

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.

A musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt.

-Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.
-Gender: Female
-Characters Age: 40 to 45
-Vocal range top: F#5
-Vocal range bottom: G3

-Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.
-Gender: Male
-Characters 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
-Characters Age: 40 to 45
-Vocal range top: B4
-Vocal range bottom: Ab2

-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
-Characters Age: 16 to 21
-Vocal range top: G5
-Vocal range bottom: G3

-Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.
-Gender: Male
-Characters Age: 17 to 21
-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
-Characters Age: 30 to 40
-Vocal range top: A4
-Vocal range bottom: A2

Time Commitment:
Performance dates will be April 16, 17, 18, 19, 2020 in The Baffes Theater at the Beverly Arts Center.
Rehearsals will be 3 days a week based on actor/director availability.

Material To Prepare:
Actors should prepare 16 bars of song in style of the show and be prepared to read from the script.

Contact Info:
Please submit headshot and resume to Director, Emily Nelson, at No phone calls please. Auditions are by invite only. If you cannot make the audition date, video submissions will be accepted.

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Audition Location:

Beverly Arts Center
2407 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL

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Audition Dates:

Jan 20 6-9pm
Jan 21 6-9pm
Posted Date: Nov 11, 2019