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AUDITIONS - Next to Normal


Seeking 6 actors, ages 18+, for Next to Normal at Kith & Kin Theatre Collective.


Director: Kimberly Laberge

Music Director: Ashley Sprangers

Stage Manager: Brianna Cullen

When?

August 20th and 21st with callbacks on August 22nd.

Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday nights, starting September 18th.

Performs November 10th-12th, 17th-19th.


Where?

Auditions and rehearses at 5109 N 125th St, Butler.

Performas at Interchange Theater Co-op in Milwaukee.


What to prepare?

Please prepare a 32-bar cut of contemporary musical theatre.


What to bring?

- Sheet music for your audition piece, marked with your audition cut. Our live accompanist will use this to play for your audition.

- A headshot and resume, if you have one. (If you do not have one, your photo will be taken at the audition. Do not let this prevent you from auditioning!)

All roles will be paid a $150 stipend.

ROLES:

Please note - All ages listed are the ages presented by the characters. Due to the adult content of the show, we are interested in actors ages 18 and older for all roles. Character descriptions are provided by MTI Licensing. All roles are open to actors of all races, body types, and abilities.


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. Femme presenting.

Age: 40 to 45

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Gabe

Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine. Masc presenting.

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. Masc presenting.

Age: 40 to 45

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2


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. Femme presenting.

Age: 16 to 16

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Henry

Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Masc presenting.

Age: 17 to 17

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. Masc presenting.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2



ABOUT THE PLAY:

An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. 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 bipolar disorder 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.


Please reach out to kithandkintheatre@gmail.com with any questions.

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